6 Day Kruger Treehouse Safari

The 5-night/6-day Kruger safari tour offers a different and exciting trip to guests who don’t mind roughing it slightly to enjoy the privilege of a unique African bushveld experience. Guests stay in rustic but comfortable treehouses at a bushveld lodge.

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  • Duration: 6 Days
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Description

 The treehouses are nestled in a riverine forest with views of the Klaserie River and a busy waterhole. Game viewing at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge is 24/7. The tour is a combination of guided sunrise bush walks, Big Five safari tours with a professional safari guide in an open safari vehicle and the opportunity to interact with injured and orphaned animals in the care of a wildlife rehabilitation centre. Evenings are spent under the stars enjoying an authentic African bushveld braai (barbeque). The 6-day Treehouse Kruger safari ends with a tour of the Panorama Route which includes the worldrenowned Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels. Transfers to and from Johannesburg and Pretoria in an air-conditioned luxury Quantum.

Highlight include:

  • 1-night at Tremisana Game Lodge 
  • 4-nights in a treehouse at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge in Balule Big Five Reserve in the Greater KNP
  • 3-hour sunset game drive in Balule Big Five Reserve
  • Bush barbeque under the stars at Marula Tree Boma
  • 4-hour morning guided Big Five bush walk
  • 2 full day safari tours of Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle with a professional guide
  • Visit to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Hoedspruit
  • 3-hour game drive at Tshukudu Game Reserve 
  • 1-hour sunrise walk around Marc’s Treehouse Lodge with a professional guide
  • Scenic highlights of the Panorama Route, including Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels

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Itinerary

Day 1

Travel in an air-conditioned luxury Quantum to Tremisana Game Lodge in the Balule Section of the Greater Kruger National Park. At 17h00, board a luxury Toyota Landcruiser open safari vehicle for a 4-hour sunset game drive. Enjoy an exciting night safari and return after dark. Dinner is served under the stars at the lodge lapa, situated deep in the bush. Enjoy an authentic bushveld braai (barbeque) and relax around a roaring fire lulled by the distant call of hyenas and lions.

Day 2

Early morning wake-up for tea/coffee and rusks before setting off to the Olifants River for a 4-hour guided bush walk with an armed professional safari ranger. Learn more about the flora and fauna of the Kruger National Park while keeping an eye on the thick bush for the Big 5. Your private safari guide will teach you to identify wildlife tracks and spoor and you’ll tick off many of the Kruger’s birds. Return to Tremisana Game Lodge for a late breakfast and refreshments. After tea and a light snack at 15h30, depart on an afternoon game drive taking the scenic route through Balule Big Five Reserve to Marc’s Treehouse Lodge.
Your accommodation is a rustic but comfortable treehouse, nestled in an indigenous riverine forest. There are twelve reed and thatch treehouses; three of which are built around a floodlit waterhole and the other nine treehouses overlook the Klaserie River. Game viewing at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge is 24/7.

Enjoy an authentic bushveld braai under the stars at Marc’s reed boma, lulled by the call of the wild and a roaring campfire.

Day 3

Wake up early for a hearty breakfast. Enjoy the early-morning sound of the bushveld and birds waking up. Freshen up with a dip in the pool or relax on the lodge patio before it’s time to depart to Orpen gate at the Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle. Enjoy a full day in the Kruger in the Orpen-Satara-Nwanedzi region of the central-west belt; game viewing and bird watching and picking up tips on tracking and spoor identification from your professional safari guide.
Lunch break at a popular Kruger National Park rest camp. Return to Marc’s Treehouse Lodge as the sun sets low over the spectacular private game lodge. Dinner is served at the lodge lapa.

Day 4

After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely drive to Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre; located at the base of the majestic ‘Mariepskop’ mountain range in Hoedspruit. Interact with the injured and orphaned wildlife ambassadors and learn more about the incredible conservation efforts of the Moholoholo team.
At 15h00, depart for Tshukudu Game Reserve for a 3-hour afternoon game drive and cheetah interaction. This is a Big Five game reserve so be on the lookout for lion, rhino, buffalo, elephant and leopard. Return to Marc’s Treehouse Lodge after the night safari for a much-needed drink and a delicious meal at Marc’s reed boma.

Day 5

Enjoy a second full day safari tour of the Kruger National Park, exploring the central-western belt of the reserve.

Day 6

Wake up early and join your professional safari guide for a 1-hour bush walk in the private game reserve. Enjoy a hearty breakfast before departing for the Blyde River Canyon and popular attractions on the Panorama Route, which includes a stop at the spectacular Three Rondavels.
Return to Johannesburg by 17h00; drop-off by arrangement at OR Tambo International Airport or any hotel/guest lodge in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

What’s included

  • Collection and drop off at OR Tambo International Airport or any hotel in Johannesburg or Pretoria in a luxury air-conditioned Quantum
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary 
  • FGASA- and DEAT-registered professional field guide
  • Kruger National Park and Motlala Game Reserve entrance fee and conservation levy
  • Free Wi-Fi at all safari lodges

What’s excluded

  • International and domestic flights\personal items and purchases, including toiletries, snacks, drinks and curios
  • Cash bar for alcoholic beverages and extra soft-drinks at safari lodges and on game drives
  • Gratuities for lodge staff and professional guides
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