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5 Day Classic Kruger National Park Safari provided by Viva Safaris

5 Day Classic Kruger National Park Safari

5 Day Classic Kruger National Park Safari
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 62517P6
Call 000-0800-100-6999
Important information
Inclusions
4 nights accommodation • Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • Lunch • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Dinner • Dinner • Breakfast • All taxes, fees and handling charges • Local taxes • National Park fees • Breakfast • Dinner • Lunch on non transfer days & days not in Kruger • All activities • Local guide • Hotel and/or Airport pickup and drop-off • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Entry/Admission - Hoedspruit • Entry/Admission - Hoedspruit • Entry/Admission - Kruger National Park • Entry/Admission - Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre • Entry/Admission - Tshukudu Game Lodge • Entry/Admission - Hoedspruit • Entry/Admission - Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Exclusions
Drinks • Lunch on transfer days and days in Kruger (we will stop at places where lunch can be purchased) • Gratuities • Flight to South Africa • Items of a personal nature
Duration
5 days
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Take note that transfers to the lodges are included in the package. All transfers that depart from the airport (O R Tambo Airport) depart no later than 9:30am and flights should be booked accordingly. Allowance needs to be made for disembarkment and customs to meet your driver on time. Drop offs at the airport are by 5:00pm on the last day. Again, allowance needs to be made for Check in and Boarding. Please bear this in mind when booking flights. We will collect you from your Johannesburg hotel (location dependant) or O.R. Tambo Airport on the day of departure as mentioned. We would recommend booking accommodation either at the airport, (O R Tambo Airport) or in Sandton City.
Airports:
Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
4 nights accommodation • Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • Lunch • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Dinner • Dinner • Breakfast • All taxes, fees and handling charges • Local taxes • National Park fees • Breakfast • Dinner • Lunch on non transfer days & days not in Kruger • All activities • Local guide • Hotel and/or Airport pickup and drop-off • Transport by air-conditioned minivan • Entry/Admission - Hoedspruit • Entry/Admission - Hoedspruit • Entry/Admission - Kruger National Park • Entry/Admission - Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre • Entry/Admission - Tshukudu Game Lodge • Entry/Admission - Hoedspruit • Entry/Admission - Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
Exclusions
Drinks • Lunch on transfer days and days in Kruger (we will stop at places where lunch can be purchased) • Gratuities • Flight to South Africa • Items of a personal nature
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Take note that transfers to the lodges are included in the package. All transfers that depart from the airport (O R Tambo Airport) depart no later than 9:30am and flights should be booked accordingly. Allowance needs to be made for disembarkment and customs to meet your driver on time. Drop offs at the airport are by 5:00pm on the last day. Again, allowance needs to be made for Check in and Boarding. Please bear this in mind when booking flights. We will collect you from your Johannesburg hotel (location dependant) or O.R. Tambo Airport on the day of departure as mentioned. We would recommend booking accommodation either at the airport, (O R Tambo Airport) or in Sandton City.
Airports:
Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5 days
Additional information
Most travellers can participate
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
8 stops
Day 1
Transfer from Johannesburg to...
Day 2
Game walk and game drive
Day 3
Kruger National Park
Day 4
Moholoholo and Game Drive
Day 5
Sunrise Drive and Transfer Back...
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Tyler P
Minneapolis, MN6 contributions
Unforgettable Experience!
May 2021
Viva Safaris was fantastic and this was an experience of a lifetime! When our South Africa trip was canceled last year due to covid, we didn't know when we would be able to go on this adventure again. Luckily, Viva Safaris made is super easy from the beginning, giving us the peace of mind to reschedule whenever it was convenient for our group. That happened to be exactly one year after we were originally scheduled to go, and we are so thankful it all worked out!

The staff was amazing.. starting with our driver that drove us from Joburg, to the greeting by management upon arrival, the cook/cleaning staff and all the fantastic guides. They all went above and beyond to make our experience unforgettable. I would HIGHLY recommend Viva Safaris to anyone looking for an authentic South African safari in Kruger National Park!
Written 21 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi there Thanks for a lovely response. We are thrilled that you availed yourself of our extremely generous cancellation policy and were able to reschedule at no additional costs. Thanks for your splendid assessment of ALL our staff and your unqualified endorsement of Viva Safaris !!! Be well Piero
Written 21 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Londa N
Cape Town, South Africa3 contributions
Best African tour so far
Apr 2021
I believe that one cannot separate human interactions from any activity. Sure, I signed up for a safari, but this tour reminded me of the importance of relationships. Good interactions make any experience so much richer. On this basis, I would really like to commend the team at Viva Safaris. Everyone - from management, to the office lady, to our field guides, to the ground & kitchen staff - engaged us and interacted with us at a very authentic and relational level. Having travelled a lot, I am seriously jaded by the gimmicky antics of many tourist establishments - there was not a HINT of that here, which was awesome. Many thanks to the team - I hope you folks survive covid!
Written 19 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Londa I very rarely receive a review that is clearly written after a lot of serious thought. Thank you for such an honest, incisive and well-intended assessment of Viva Safaris. We shall endeavour not only to survive this crisis, but also to maintain those "very authentic and relational" levels of engagement with future guests. Be well Piero
Written 21 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

julie v
1 contribution
Perfect 5 day Safari
Mar 2020
We are extremely satisfied with Viva Safari experience. All the staff was very friendly and helpful. The activities were well organized and they were fun, never a time to get bored but ensuring also some time to rest near the pool with nature! The food was healthy and delicious. The rooms were very clean. The guides are local, experienced and provide valuable Information. We especially want to thank s Elias, Mama, Delina, Charlie for their friendliness. So overall we would definitely recommend to go with Viva Safari !
Written 26 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Julie Thanks for a Perfect review. We are thrilled to read that you are "extremely satisfied" with Viva Safaris. Thanks for complimenting our "well-organised" activities, our "healthy and delicious" food, " very clean" rooms and "experienced" guides. Thanks for mentioning Elias, Delina and Charlie by name. Be well Piero
Written 29 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eric Li
Hong Kong, China5 contributions
Wonderful time in Kruger & Balule
Jan 2020
We spent 5 days in Tremisana Lodge inside the Balule Game Reserve at the end of January, organised by Viva Safaris. We mostly enjoyed the stay and were fascinated with the animals and birds encounters, but some of the drives/walks could be organised better. Collectively we were able to meet all the big 5 in Kruger and the various private game reserves (not in rehab centre).

Of the 5 days, we like most the morning and sundown drives in Balule. Our guide Italian Luke was very knowledgeable and clearly understood the various types of birds. He was able to locate the big and small animals, crocs and hippos for us. Our visit in the nearby Tshukudu Game Reserve was also exciting. We met a family of white rhinos at close distance there. Thanks to our guide Richard, who drove us round-and-round to find the rhinos.

We were most disappointed about the morning bush walk. The guide Raymond was only interested to tell us what he wanted us to know. He seemed not care about what were our interests and did not give any briefing about the walk. We were only allowed to walk on his footprints, and not went sideway to take a picture.

We only spent 1 day inside Kruger. Although Kruger was supposed to be the highlight, we were quite disappointed. Firstly, it was a long travel from Tremisana Lodge to Kruger Orpen Gate. Secondly, we (two of us) were grouped with a family of 5 adults who were quite noisy. The day we visited was hot (around 25C), most animals were hiding behind shades. Adding to that is Kruger’s restriction not allowing to drive off the paved roads. So you can expect to miss the exciting animals. If your focus is to see elephants, wildebeests, zebras, giraffes, then you will be very happy in Kruger.

Some suggestions to prospective visitors. If I ever to visit Kruger again, I will certainly stay closer to one of the entrance gates, or even inside, or stay more than 1 day, so that I could have morning and late afternoon drives. Also, I was picked up on Day 1 by Viva Safaris at Johannesburg airport at 9:30am and transferred to Tremisana Lodge. It was an 8-hour travel, with only lunch and toilet breaks. Not a very exciting start to my South African holiday. Perhaps you should consider flying to Kruger.

I also wish to commend the staff at Tremisana Lodge. We were there at the quiet time of the season. In a few evenings, we were the only customers having dinner there. The staff was helpful and gave us as much assistance as they could. The chef cooked very delicious African cuisines. A suggestion Viva Safaris as well: In most of the game drives, particularly in Kruger, the drivers served as guides. In order to speak to us, he had to turn his head round and gave up his steering wheel. Even so, the customers at the back row of the jeep could not hear his voice clearly. Could mic and speaker be used to help him, and to ensure safety?

Overall, Viva Safaris organised my trip excellently. The provided valuable and professional advices before the trip. I would recommend you to try.
Written 14 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Thanks for an equally wonderful review. We are pleased with your summary conclusion : Viva Safaris organised your trip excellently. Thanks for a detailed and comprehensive review. Be well Piero
Written 19 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Shekar C
Los Altos, CA48 contributions
Amazing Experience
Dec 2019
We took the 5-day Tremisana Lodge Safari with Viva Safaris and in summary we got what we expected in the safaris, and our expectations far exceeded in terms of people and Service at Viva Safaris. Here are the details:

We were picked up promptly by Viva Safaris (Dan) from Johannesburg Hotel, and the travel was very comfortable. It was helpful to have a restaurant menu ready in the car, and to order them ahead of our arrival to save time. Well planned. The food place was moderately priced and the food was very good. We found the food was more than what we expected, nevertheless, we too doggy-bags, so none was wasted. Dan was very helpful and a happy person to make the journey very comforable.

Instead of going through day-by-day, here is the summary of details of our safari. We had Bush Braai, Morning Bush walk, evening Sunset Drives, a day-long Kruger Park visit, and visitation to Moholoholo Rehabilitation center . All of them were very good, and was made exceptional by the Rangers from Viva Safaris. We were clear on the fact that seeing animals are not guaranteed, but the rangers made every effort to make sure we saw a good majority of animals, including 4 out of Big 5, and many others. Their continued explanations were very useful, stopped wherever we could, to see those animals near and crossing etc.
A sunset drive to Tshukudu Game Reserve, where they have the Big 5 in the reserve was included and it kind of guarantees to see more of Big 5 up close and personal too. These were all included in the package.
We were a group of 10 and we are all vegetarians. The extent to which the kitchen and staff went to make us feel at home was unbelievable. It is not an exaggeration to say, that we've had some of our best vegetarian dishes in Tremisana, considering the fact that we travel extensively around the world.

Even though we did not meet Piero in person, it is too obvious on the culture and hospitality he demands from his staff and it clearly showed. People were very customer focused and were willing to do whatever they could do.

I want to call out the names of the rangers, whom we got to know more and these were exceptional: Subusiso (Victor), Bongani (Fortune), Charl, Rex, Caiphus, and Cap; on the administrative side, Pretty and Rianna, and all the kitchen staff (didn't get their names). Without a doubt, these are the folks that keep the business running. Thank you all. Also, want to say our special thanks to RIchard from Tshukudu Game Reserver for patiently answering all questions, and doing a wonderful game drive.

This note won't be final,if we didn't express our thanks to Lucky (who droves us from Tremisana to Dullstroom) and Tabo from Dullstroom to Johannesburg. These people made all the difference.

It may sound like that this was a lob-sided review, and it is because, the issues that we encountered were minimal to nothing. Just for those who want to know what those issues are, here they are: (1) One of the chalet's door has gaps on the bottom, and it lets some bugs (ants) come inside the room. When we discovered this at 10:30 PM on a night, they readily responded, cleaned the place and provided a stop gap measure to prevent the problem happening again. Hopefully, the would fix this permanently. The other one is that not all rooms are made equal, so we requested for a change and when some other guests vacated mid-way during out stay, we got couple of our rooms readily changed. Small issues were there, but the way the staff responded to them, makes all the difference.

Overall, exceptional, and if I have to go back for a Kruger Safari, Viva Safaris has our business, 100% for sure.
Written 1 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Shekar What a wonderful review !!! It is equally AMAZING. Thanks for going into such splendid detail and advising how our operation "far exceeded" your expectations. There is really very little for me to say except a very, very big THANK YOU. Be well and hope to see you again. Kind regards Piero
Written 15 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

PEDRO L
2 contributions
5 Day Classic Kruger Park Safari
Oct 2019 • Couples
Lodge: the accommodation was great and meals included were really good (remember to take cash to pay for your drinks which are not included).
The rooms were very clean and they had air conditioning.

Game Drives: We went to Kruger Park only once but got to see many animals in the reserve where the lodge was located (outside Kruger). Anyway, we enjoyed our game drives in Balule and Tshukudu reserves more than in Kruger Park, where you never got off the tar road.
Our pack included a bush walk which we enjoyed until our guide (Raymond) started to ask for tips and complaining about the tipping system.
That same afternoon, we had a great sunset drive with Janneman. We got to ask millions of questions and chase the big 5 all over the place. Besides that, we enjoyed our snacks by the river at sunset while looking at over 30 hippos! After dark, we were really lucky and got to see plenty of lions.

Kitchen staff: we loved each and every one of our meals there. Apart from that, we liked the fact that they were always available for everything we needed.
Written 30 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Pedro Thanks for a good review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the accommodation and meals. It is also great that you enjoyed the game activities. I was annoyed when I read that Raymond had the temerity to discuss tipping with you - this is completely unprofessional and I have had a disciplinary hearing with him. Good that Janneman made up and that you enjoyed the sunset on the river while looking at hippos - classic African experience ! The chefs will be pleased to read that you loved each and every meal - great stuff ! Be well Piero
Written 12 November 2019
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Joan Osborne
3 contributions
Exceptional
Jun 2019 • Couples
This is our 3rd time visiting and we will visit again, despite another lodge trying to spoil it for us. This just proofs that using the tried and trusted is the way to go.
I would like to see variation on the menu, however the food was great and the “wors” sausage the make on open flame at the boma was exceptional. The guides are really good and professional and showed us the big 5 multiple times, not seeing them last time was a disappointment, but this time made up for it. We had the most amazing places where we had sundown snacks and hearing the African nightlife gave me goosebumbs at times. Having the owner of such an establishment see us off was a great touch and the fact that he knew who we were and its not our first time was impressive. Is is sad that not everyone is so tourist focussed and a lot of SA seem to be more aimed to get a once off buck out of tourists for a penny product that to make tourists fall in love with the country and get them to come back, the parable of the pipeline have not sunk in yet at most places, but Viva is one it did. The overall value for money is hard to beat and we will be back. Can recommend this anybody who really want to experience Africa. Game move around so you wont see all unless you are lucky as we saw only on our 3 rd visit, but already planning my fourth.
Written 28 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Joan Thanks for an equally EXCEPTIONAL review ! We are pleased you enjoyed your third trip with Viva Safaris and that your luck in finding animals was better this time. Good to read that the wors ( local sausage ) was also EXCEPTIONAL - a friend by the name of Jan Britz personally makes it and brings it all the way from Gauteng ! We are pleased that you praise Viva Safaris for being so " tourist-focussed " and that you rate our product "hard to beat" in terms of value for money. We look forward to your fourth visit - hopefully sooner rather than later ! Be well Piero
Written 4 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AAH
West Sussex, UK65 contributions
Amazing Holiday
Mar 2019
We stayed for four nights at the Ngala Lodge and had a brilliant time. Went out on safari early morning and watched the sunrise, came back to the lodge and relaxed and went out again every afternoon and watched the sunset. Saw all the animals, far beyond our expectations. Our driver and tracker were first class. Food in the lodge/hotel was excellent. Highly recommend this visit and would love to do it again
Written 4 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tamas
Urom, Hungary14 contributions
5 Days Safari with Viva Safari
Mar 2019 • Couples
It was an excellent 5 days safari in the big Kruger park and the nearby bush area.
It was organized by Viva safari with excellent way. We picked up at our Johannesburg hotel near the airport (Aviator at Tambo airport) in time.
We had different safaris in different places:
Big Kruger park, bush area near Kruger and private park with difference experience:
Sunset, Sunrise safaris and even a bush walk with two armed guides.
This was much better than a simple visit to Big Kruger park because it was less touristic and gave much more filling of the Wild Africa than a simple visit to the big Kruger park.
We had nice sit on open (non glass windowed) Toyota Land cruisers during our offroad trips with excellent drivers and guides. Guides were continuously communicating each other in the different vehicles to help finding the animals.
We could see the big five and even Leopard cub and Giraffes Kudus, Hippos, Crocs etc.
We stayed at Tremisana lodge which was ok for staying at a the safari.
It was excellent and I recommend this 5 day tour with Viva safaris if you want to smell the experience of wild Africa.
Written 31 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Tamas Thanks for a super review. We are pleased that you appreciated the excellent organisation of Viva Safaris. We are thrilled with your item by item description of your various wildlife experiences. Great fortune you had to see the Big Five as well as a Leopard cub - well done ! Thanks for your recommendation. Kind regards Piero
Written 2 April 2019
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Jimmy T
8 contributions
Amazing Trip, Had it All!
We did the 5 day Tremisana Lodge which was great and would recommend this as it has something new to offer each day. While there we saw all the Big 5! Plus so much more and the trip ended so well seeing a pack of wild dogs which are vary rare eating an Impala followed by tracking a lioness which then ended up us seeing 2 Rhinos and then stumbling across her partner the male Lion which walked 2 metres from the back of our car. This all in 2 hours plus we saw loads more throughout. It was so amazing!!!!
Written 28 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Jimmy Thanks for an amazing review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the varied safari experiences we offer and that you saw the Big Five. You had a fantastic 2 hours : Wild Dogs on a kill; lioness tracking; rhinos and a male lion walking 2 metres behind your open vehicle - almost a dream !! Truly amazing !! Kind regards Piero
Written 6 March 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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5 day fly in kruger safari
We took a 5 day fly in Safari and stayed in Tremisana e katekani lodges. The lodges were very confortable especiall
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African Budget Safaris is a great company!
Great company! We had our trip scheduled for July 2020 and had to reschedule due to Covid. So many issues came up d
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Great safari with really nice staff
I had a really great time on this safari. The guides were really knowledgeable, and I learned a lot. We saw so many
holliebates13
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Can we come back please?
My partner and I did the 6-day Tremisana Safari in December 2020, mid-pandemic. Firstly, Viva followed every COVID
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Best tour ever.
Tremisana we met the most wonderful and knowledgeable people. Boat ride at Pumusa..Friends for life.
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If you do one thing for yourself following the fallout of 2020, book this right now!
If you do one thing for yourself following the fallout of 2020, book this right now! I don’t even know where to sta
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Memorable experience on Safari
Our experience with Viva Safaris met all our expectations and more. FANTASTIC!!!! The booking and communic
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This was Fantastic!
This was my first visit to South Africa and I am so glad we used this service! We were a family of 6 and ages range
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Absolutely AMAZING!
Absolutely loved my trip with VIVA SAFARIS! This was an absolute highlight of my trip to South Africa! After being
Håvard V
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A wonderful tour
I spent 4 days with Viva Safaris on the lodge/tent package, and my only regret is not staying for 5 or 6 days inste
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Guides are very knowledgable
We were pick up from our AirBNB in Johannesburg on time. Few pickup and 2-4 stop on the way with an hour lunch brea
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Everything
This place is fantastic my wife and I had a holiday off a lifetime and it’s going to take that long to get over it
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what an adventure
spent six glorious days with these folks, it was amazing. top notch operation all around, they have this down to a
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Not really what was advertised.
A disappointing four day safari. Only one day spent in Kruger National Park where there is an abundance of animals
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