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3 Day Classic Kruger National Park Safari provided by Viva Safaris

3 Day Classic Kruger National Park Safari

3 Day Classic Kruger National Park Safari
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About
For wildlife enthusiasts, a safari may just be the vacation of a lifetime, but it's often a pricey trip. Get more for your money with this 3-day safari at South Africa’s Kruger National Park, where you can enjoy an adventure in the bush, with lots of great inclusions. Beyond the guarantee that you'll spot all Big Five animals along the way, you get comfy lodge and chalet accommodation, access to the pool, and a traditional bush braai dinner—all included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 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
Highlights
  • Enjoy a classic safari experience with a 3-day tour in Kruger National Park
  • Drive at sunrise and sunset—the best times for spotting the Big Five animals
  • Get a great value, with game drives, meals, activities, and lodging included
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from Johannesburg—or the airport—is included
What to expect
  • DAY ONE : We collect our clients from all JHB hotels, guesthouses or Johannesburg Airport. We drive in an air-conditioned vehicle via the Highveld farmlands to the picturesque Lowveld and Tremisana Lodge. You may rest in your air-conditioned chalet, have a quick refreshing dip in the pool, unwind at the bar or relax in the beautiful gardens. At around 17h00 we board the open Landcruiser for an exciting Big Five Sunset Drive. Your qualified guide will facilitate your first thrilling opportunity to experience the varied African fauna and flora. Watch the magnificent African sunset, and after darkness falls, use powerful spotlights to locate nocturnal animals. Dinner will be a BUSH BRAAI at the Marula Tree Boma deep in the bush. Overnight in comfortable, air-conditioned en suite thatch-roofed chalets. DAY TWO : Drive to the Orpen Gate of Kruger Park. Your custom built open-sided vehicle allows for a total wildlife experience – you will not only have time to view game, but also to listen to and smell the African bush and its denizens. The absence of windows and elevated position allow for excellent photographic opportunities. The Orpen/Satara region has the greatest concentration of animals in the whole of Kruger Park. Sightings of the Big Five are guaranteed. You will have a great day of game-viewing and bird-watching in this truly outstanding wildlife paradise. DAY THREE : Enjoy an early morning Sunrise Drive on the open Landcruiser. After a hearty breakfast, there is an opportunity to purchase some memorabilia from our shop and take your last photos of the lush luxuriant gardens at Tremisana. We then drive to the awesome Blyde River Canyon and view the Three Rondawels. We return to Gauteng in the late afternoon. Airport dropoff by arrangement.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 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.
Highlights
  • Enjoy a classic safari experience with a 3-day tour in Kruger National Park
  • Drive at sunrise and sunset—the best times for spotting the Big Five animals
  • Get a great value, with game drives, meals, activities, and lodging included
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from Johannesburg—or the airport—is included
What to expect
  • DAY ONE : We collect our clients from all JHB hotels, guesthouses or Johannesburg Airport. We drive in an air-conditioned vehicle via the Highveld farmlands to the picturesque Lowveld and Tremisana Lodge. You may rest in your air-conditioned chalet, have a quick refreshing dip in the pool, unwind at the bar or relax in the beautiful gardens. At around 17h00 we board the open Landcruiser for an exciting Big Five Sunset Drive. Your qualified guide will facilitate your first thrilling opportunity to experience the varied African fauna and flora. Watch the magnificent African sunset, and after darkness falls, use powerful spotlights to locate nocturnal animals. Dinner will be a BUSH BRAAI at the Marula Tree Boma deep in the bush. Overnight in comfortable, air-conditioned en suite thatch-roofed chalets. DAY TWO : Drive to the Orpen Gate of Kruger Park. Your custom built open-sided vehicle allows for a total wildlife experience – you will not only have time to view game, but also to listen to and smell the African bush and its denizens. The absence of windows and elevated position allow for excellent photographic opportunities. The Orpen/Satara region has the greatest concentration of animals in the whole of Kruger Park. Sightings of the Big Five are guaranteed. You will have a great day of game-viewing and bird-watching in this truly outstanding wildlife paradise. DAY THREE : Enjoy an early morning Sunrise Drive on the open Landcruiser. After a hearty breakfast, there is an opportunity to purchase some memorabilia from our shop and take your last photos of the lush luxuriant gardens at Tremisana. We then drive to the awesome Blyde River Canyon and view the Three Rondawels. We return to Gauteng in the late afternoon. Airport dropoff by arrangement.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 62517P8
Call 000-0800-100-6999
Important information
Inclusions
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • All activities
  • Local guide
  • Hotel and/or Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
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
3 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.
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
Inclusions
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • All activities
  • Local guide
  • Hotel and/or Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
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
3 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
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
Travel safe during COVID-19
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
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4.5
10 reviews
Excellent
9
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Debbie Knight
6 contributions
Wonderful...amazing
Aug 2021 • Couples
We took a 7 day safaria and didn't Want to leave. It was so amazing. Everything about it was fantastic...the people the food and the animals. We stayed at Marcs tree house and loved every minute of it. Or guides were awesome...one morning we saw the big 5 before 11:30. Thanks Victor for that. A amazing day..
Written 18 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Duncan
1 contribution
Viva Termasana 3day safari
Jan 2020 • Couples
Collection from Joburg 7 hour journey there and 9 back in a small Toyota van. Very crampt and uncomfortable. Lunches not included as detailed in some descriptions. Accomodation very basic, dated with little upkeep. Meals also very basic with little choice. Kitchen hygiene standards were poor. Drinks including water availability was limited at the camp to when bar open from 7pm to 10pm only. We did the 3day safari. Only one good Krougar safari day out of the 3 days. 2 days effectively traveling but you start 9am first day, finish 9pm. Day 2, 7am to 5pm, Day 3 5.30am till 7pm. We did, however, see the big 5. Next time it will be with more basic comforts and not with Viva which would appear not to have invested or give much consideration to the guests experience.
Written 20 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Duncan I have been involved with tourists for over 40 years and from time to time, have had to deal with the odd miserable guest, who, despite having the good fortune of seeing the Big Five, sees fit to write a lot of nonsense. The distance from JNB to Tremisana is over 500 km when we add the extra distance covered in fetching you from your home/hotel/hostel so as to ensure your safety. That distance requires 7 h if we drive so as to adhere to the speed limits. We have a 1h lunch break as required by law. The vehicle is an airconditioned Toyota Quantum that is standard in the trade. Lunches are NOT included in the 3 day safari packages so I am not sure where you get the idea that this is not the case "as detailed in some descriptions ". Which descriptions ? Absolute nonsense, (again) ! Our Camp Managers are appalled with your lies about "dated accommodation, with little upkeep" and " meals also very basic with little choice" . You stayed in chalet 4 with air conditioning and its own fridge and tea/coffee facility. There is ample choice of food - read the previous 100 reviews !!!! Water is available all day. Our hostess attends to all requests for drinks from 07h00 to 22h00. Our kitchen staff have been with Viva for 25 years and know how to run a hygienic place. It is clear to me that you had another issue that prompted you to write such a false review. Piero
Written 21 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michael Drager
Montpellier, France33 contributions
Top notch safari without breaking the bank!
Sep 2019
I booked the three day package with Johannesburg return, staying at Masango camp. In general, I highly recommend to anyone pressed for time or on a tight schedule. In the three days I was with Viva Safaris, I experienced so much-they really keep you moving! The drivers pick you up from your JNB hotel or JNB airport for the six hour drive out to the camps. Although a bit of a drive, the scenery is stunning, so it goes by quickly. I stayed at Masango camp, which is on the same reserve as Marc's Treehouse camp. When I stayed, there were no other bookings for Masango, so Viva arranged transport and meals for me up at Marc's Treehouse camp, so I could socialize with the other guests. On my first night, we did a sunset drive on the reserve, where I saw giraffe, buffalo, ostrich, and plenty of impala and nyala. The second day we left early for the drive into Kruger and were gone until sunset. We saw so much wildlife and it was definitely the highlight of my trip. Our driver knew Kruger well, and we saw countless elephants, giraffe, lions, zebra, crocodiles, impala, wildebeest, ostrich, kudu, warthogs, and many other antelope. Unfortunately I didn't see rhinos or leopards at Kruger or on the reserve, but they seem to be more elusive and of course can never guarantee a sighting. You can hear the animals, including the leopard at Masango camp at night, which created an unforgettable experience.The third morning we had a morning walk throughout the reserve, and saw some interesting leopard kills and wildlife. Cornee took amazing care of me at Masango and I had a lovely stay. Masango camp has chalets centered around a pool and a dining hall/bar. The beds were comfortable and I had my own shower and bathroom which was a welcome addition to my accommodation. The chalets give you a good balance of comfortable accommodation, while still being close to wildlife that wander the reserve. The roof and walls are a bit drafty so recommend warm gear in the cooler months. Meals were excellent and, next to the fire at Marc's camp, were a great way to meet other safari guests. Monkeys and Nyala are common visitors, so was yet another reminder of how close you are to the wildlife. On the way back, our driver stopped at Blyde River Canyon where we got an amazing look at this South African landmark. I was back in Johannesburg by early evening on the third day. All an all an amazing experience. Knowledgeable guides, great food, comfortable accommodations, amazing wildlife- all in the span of three days without breaking the bank.
Written 5 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi there Thanks for a top-notch review ! We are pleased that you had a good safari and that Masango Camp was suitable for all your needs. We are pleased that you found the chalet comfortable, the meals excellent and our staff accommodating. It is really quite unforgettable to hear the leopards calling at night. We are pleased that you found this 3 day package amazing and that it was affordable. Be well Piero
Written 10 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mjwang23
Chicago7 contributions
Best way to do a Safari
Jul 2019
I'm not an animal person per se, but I'm so glad we went! Kruger National Park is the best place to go for Safari and Viva Safaris has an excellently run tour. Staff are friendly and knowledgable and that's what it takes to make sure you go to the right spots to see the Big Five and other animals.

Dusty (aka Shannon) was great at answering all our questions and driving like a maniac to try to get us to sightings as others reported them. I love how they work as a team. Be sure to sit towards the front for a smoother ride.

Our tour guide in Kruger National Park itself was Rexson and he is REALLY GOOD! This was the best day, of course as it was a full day (pics below). The last day is kind of a wash, a one hour 5:45am tour, and then the rest of the day is traveling back to the airport. So if you want more than one full-day, consider the 4-day or 5-day package. But, for me, the 3-day sufficed.

Also, I lost my iphone wallet during the BBQ the first evening and they were able to find it before I left! Amazing staff. Appreciate you all!
Written 9 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi there Thanks for a fantastic review ! We are pleased that you regard our packages as excellently run. Thanks for mentioning rangers Shannon and Rex by name - they are extremely good at what they do. It was great that your lost iPhone wallet was retrieved. Kind regards Piero
Written 10 August 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TinaLB1975
Goulburn, Australia140 contributions
Bucket list destination
We have just spent 3 days owing this safari. Within the first hour of the sunset game drive, we had seen 4 of the big 5. The only one that eluded us was lion, which we soon found on the Kruger safari on day 2, when we saw 3 cubs from a distance.
Day 3 sunrise drive almost ended in disappointment, but thankfully we found a pride of lions within a few kilometres of tremisana lodge. We counted 21 lions in this pride.
The staff were friendly and know their stuff, the rooms were clean and kept warm. The grounds are lovely, and the food was nice too.
I would highly recommend this company if you want to see the big 5!
Written 18 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Tina Thanks for a great review ! You were super-lucky : Four of Big Five within first hour - must be some kind of record !!!!! And then a mega-pride of 21 lions !!!! WOW !!!!! Thanks for your kind words about the staff, accommodation and food and for your great recommendation. Kind regards Piero Piero
Written 19 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Andrew S
Seal Beach, CA7 contributions
What a pleasant surprise
My husband and I, with relatively little planning (long story), made the decision to go to South Africa for vacation. The majority of that trip was going to be on a Seabourn Cruise. But if we were flying that far we needed to go on safari, right? So where do we find a three day Safari? Viator. The description and lack of pics made it tough to decipher what we were committing to but the price was good and time to book was short. We went for it. What a great surprise and great value. Viva tours did a great job from start to finish. From airport pick up to the compound was timely and polite. Once we arrived it was clean, albeit simple, and totally adequate. Cabins aren’t fancy but totally acceptable. Safari rides had terrific, trained and educated guides. Really worked hard to deliver the best safari experience they could. The three days went fast. Loved every minute. These guys are totally legit but need a way better way to present their product. Don’t hesitate to book if your budget isn’t set up for full on “glamping”. It’s the real deal.
Written 9 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Andrea We are thrilled that you were pleasantly surprised with your experience with Viva Safaris. We are happy that you found the safari "great value" and that you believe Viva did a great job ! Our guides are to be commended for the manner in which they treated you. Perhaps your review will help to enhance the presentation of our product - thank you ! Kind regards Piero
Written 20 March 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

606hawaa
Durban, South Africa10 contributions
One of our best hoilday ventures
Dec 2018
Well organised punctual and the guides know the park very well and do everything possible to ensure you achieve your objectives of your visit. very obliging
Written 17 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Thanks for a short and sweet review ! We are pleased that you appreciate Viva's organisation and punctuality and that the objectives of your visit were fulfilled. We are obliged to you. Thanks Piero
Written 22 February 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tony A
20 contributions
Excellent Big 5 Adventure that deserves 5 stars
Dec 2018 • Family
For a first-timer safari goer that likes comfort in the bush this was beyond pleasant. We chose the Tremisana Lodge which has A/C in the rooms. The staff were excellent and helpful and at everypoint they ran on time. It is amazing to see how they orchestrate this with many guest arriving at different times and signing up for different plans. Super organized! The trip to the campsite is a 6 hour drive from Johannesburg which includes three rest stops and a one hour lunch stop at Dullstroom. Upon arrival, our guides took us into the bush at Balule Nature Reserve where the Tremisana campsite is location. It was a hot day and didn't get a chance to see many animals except for the ubiquitous impalas. Though other guest told us that saw hippos and the rare leopard the following day. It is a matter of luck! Then we had a campout dinner in the bush with candle lights under clear skies with millions of stars. We were visited by a hyena that got everyone excited. The highlight of the trip was the one-day visit to Kruger National Park (2nd Day). It was a 12-hour adventure. Our driver/guide made sure we saw as many of the big 5. We saw herds of elephants, zebras, giraffes, wildebeest, 3 sitings of buffalo and 2 sitings of lions and many other species. The most surprisingly pleasant aspect is that all the preparation we did for mosquitos was not needed. Not a single bite for any (4) of us. It could be the time of year but we had no issues at all. Great experience.
Written 25 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Tony Thanks for an excellent review ! Good that you enjoyed the air con in the room at Tremisana - it gets extremely hot in mid-summer. We are pleased that you found Viva Safaris organisation super and that you had a good wildlife viewing experience. I am pleased that the mozzies kept away - let's hope they take their time in returning. Lad that you reckon your great experience deserves 5 stars - thank you !! Be well Piero
Written 16 January 2019
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ZHerrmann
Washington DC, DC1 contribution
Amazing experience!
Feb 2018 • Friends
We loved Viva Safaris! We were matched with them through the Kruger Park Tours company and could not have been happier. We saw lions, leopards, hyenas, giraffes, elephants, zebras, buffalo, wild dogs, a porcupine, honey badger, and so much more. All the guides were incredibly knowledgeable and spotted things very easily. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. All the staff at Tremisana were great too. Viva really catered to our needs, even taking us on a drive on our last morning even though we were the only group at the lodge at that time. We especially loved getting to know Eva!
Written 6 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Thanks for an amazing review ! We are so pleased to read that you "could not have been happier" - wow ! You were indeed very fortunate to see so many animals, especially Leopards and Wild Dogs. I shall personally see to it that Eva is congratulated for contributing to your amazing experience. Kind regards Piero
Written 8 March 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Viva Safaris
Cghupoi
Cghupoi
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Best trip ever
Yuri and Tolly we're the best ever. Very knowledgeable and super friendly. We saw all of the big 5 as well as man
Lori A
Lori A
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Wonderful Experience
We recently stayed at both Treminsana and and Katekani camps. Yuri and Tolly were our very knowledgeable guides. Fo
Lori A
Lori A
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Best time ever!
We recently went on safari with Viva Safaris. Tolly and Yuri were our guides along with Margaret the cook.Due to Co
Climber177778
Climber177778
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Trip of a Lifetime!!!
My husband and I just returned from our 6 Day Luxury Lodge Safari . Our son, daughter in law, and her sister from
Anasscm
Anasscm
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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
51gretchenb
51gretchenb
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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
984tylerp
984tylerp
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Unforgettable Experience!
Viva Safaris was fantastic and this was an experience of a lifetime! When our South Africa trip was canceled last y
vagabondamaledetta
vagabondamaledetta
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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
londanxumalo
londanxumalo
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Best African tour so far
I believe that one cannot separate human interactions from any activity. Sure, I signed up for a safari, but this t
holliebates13
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
SusanF3112
SusanF3112
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Best tour ever.
Tremisana we met the most wonderful and knowledgeable people. Boat ride at Pumusa..Friends for life.
TararaakTravels
TararaakTravels
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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
saltravel123
saltravel123
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Memorable experience on Safari
Our experience with Viva Safaris met all our expectations and more. FANTASTIC!!!! The booking and communic
jj_v2222
jj_v2222
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Perfect 5 day Safari
We are extremely satisfied with Viva Safari experience. All the staff was very friendly and helpful. The activities
Mav_Mi
Mav_Mi
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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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