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5 Day Kruger Park Camping Safari

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A game viewing extravaganza on a budget! During two full days of game drives in the world renowned Kruger National Park your qualified guide will use their expert and intimate knowledge of the park and the wildlife to provide excellent photographic opportunities. Not one but two sunset game drives in the Big 5 Balule Game Reserve will add to your safari experience and offer a chance to view and hear the parks nocturnal and diurnal wildlife. A visit to the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre and a game walk with armed rangers provide this safari with an educational element which will enhance your overall Kruger Wildlife Safari experience.

Safari Highlights

  • Open Game Vehicle Sunset Drives on Balule Big 5 Game Reserve
  • Two Full days In Kruger National Park on open vehicle game drives
  • Moholoholo Rhabilitation Centre visit
  • Morning Bush Walk
  • Blyde River Canyon

Safari At A Glance

2013:           R5495 per person sharing
2014:           R6195 per person sharing
Email for single occupancy & child rates.
Departure Dates::Every Day from Johannesburg
Departure Time: 07:30 / 09:00 hotel / airport
Return Time: approx 17:00
Accommodation: Walk-in Safari Tents with shared ablutions
Group Size: Maximum 12
Vehicles: Closed Air-conditioned vehicle on transfers / Open game vehicle on safari game drives.

5 Day Budget Kruger National Park & Private Game Reserve Campibng Safari Itinerary

Elephants Bathing -Kruger Camping Safari

Day One: Johannesburg to Greater Kruger Park

After being collected from your accommodation in Johannesburg you will be transported by air-conditioned vehicle to Tremisana Game Lodge on the Balule Big 5 Game Reserve.
After a short break ( swim / early Sundowner at the bar ) you board the open game vehicle for a 3 hour sunset drive around the Balule Reserve which part of the Greater Kruger Park. Your qualified safari guide will facilitate your first sightings of Africa's varied wildlife. We stop for photos of the magnificent African sunset. After dark, your guide will use a powerful spotlight to locate nocturnal animals. Dinner is a Bush Braai served out in the reserve during the sunset drive. After the drive we return to Tremisana Game Lodge where you will overnight in a thatched chalet.

Safari Tents at the Treehouse Camp, Motlala Game Reserve

The rustic walk in safari tents are situated on the Motlala Game Reserve, close to the Orpen entrance to Kruger National Park, along with Marc's treehouse camp.

Each tent is walk-in a safari tent, currently there are 4 double tents and 4 tents each with 4 single beds. Each tent has real beds, electric light, electric fans, all bedding (duvets) and towels are provided. Nearby are two separate ablution blocks each with showers and toilets, and plenty of hot running water.

Big 5 Game Walk on Balule Reserve

Days Two: Balule Game Reserve Big 5 Walk and game drive

Wake up early and drive to the Olifants River where armed rangers will conduct a Bush Walk. They will try to track and approach the Big Five on foot. Return to Tremisana for Brunch. At 15h00 board the open Landcruiser for a 2 hour afternoon game drive. Transfer to Marc’s Treehouse Lodge where you have dinner and overnight.

Safari Tents on Kruger Camping safari

Day Three: Kruger National Park

 After breakfast you travel on the open-sided Gameviewer to the Orpen Gate of Kruger. The added elevation and absence of windows allow for excellent viewing and photographic opportunities. Your qualified guide will show you various animals, large and small, that frequent this outstanding wildlife paradise. The zone of Kruger you visit has the highest percentage population of giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and impala that attract numerous lions and other predators. Dinner and overnight in well-appointed tents with bed and bedding, soap and towels, electric light and fan.


Day Four: Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre & Balule Game Reserve

After breakfast, we travel to the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre for injured and orphaned animals and birds. You will have an opportunity to get close and personal to some of the residents, including lions and leopards. After lunch, you drive to Tremisana game Lodge on the Balule Game Reserve. At around 17h00, we enjoy an open vehicle game drive with your safari guide, home to numerous animals including all the Big 5 and the elusive Black Rhino.

Sunrise on safari

Day Five : Bush Walk, Blyde River Cayon to Johannesburg

We have an early morning Bush Walk accompanied by an armed ranger. You will be shown various interesting details of the bush, including insects, spoor and scats. You have an excellent chance of encountering buffalo, nyala and other game on foot. After breakfast, we drive to the Three Rondawels of the Blyde River Canyon before returning to Johannesburg. We return you to your hostel or airport at around 17h00

Balule Game Reserve

Balule Game Reserve shares an unfenced border with Kruger National Park and so forms oart of the Greater Kruger Park. Running through the reserve is the perennial Olifants River. The dam at Tremisana Game Lodge is also a year round water source with the water level maintained by boerhole water.
Balule is the Shangaan word for Buffalo and the plains in the park are famed for huge herds of these animals. All of the Big 5 can be found within the 35,000 hectares of the reserve, the area also has large herds of grazers and antelope, which in turn attract predators to the reserve.

Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is one of Africa's wildlife reserves. Parts of the park became protected areas in 1898, and it became South Africa's first National park in 1926. Now the park encompasses over 19,000 square kilometres with ecosystems ranging from woodland, to savanna to arid. Kruger has the widest diversity of any African game reserve and has 147 species of mammal, 114 reptiles, 33 amphibians, 50 fish and up 517 species of bird, 253 of which are resident to the park. The park also has archaeological sites ans areas of special scientific importance within it's borders.

Motlala Game Reserve

The tented camp and treehouse camp accommodation is situated within Motlala Game Reserve. The reserve is short drive from Kruger Park's Orpen entrance gate. Motlala is not a big 5 reserve but is home to rhino, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, nyala, and many other smaller mammals and antelope species.

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• All Transfers
• All Entry Fees
• All Game Drives, walks and activities
• Accommodation on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis


• Drinks
• Personal Items
• Gratuities

Extra Information

•Children are Welcome
• Children under 6 are only permitted on closed vehicle drives
•Children under 12 are permitted on game walks, an alternative activity can be arranged.

Kruger Park Tented Camp & Safari Reviews

The tented camp is a part of Marc's treehouse camp, the staff, chefs and safari drives are all shared, some of these reviews mention the treehouses rather than the tents.

“Would do it all again given the chance!”
Lydia B
Review February 2014
A friend and I stayed at Marc's Treehouse Lodge and we both thoroughly enjoyed our time there. It went far too quickly. The atmosphere, the staff, the hostess, the wildlife and more, were all wonderful. Beds were comfortable. Tents were clean and there were plugs in the tents to charge up camera's and phones. It was too cold in May to be using the swimming pool, but it looked lovely for those hot summers days. All in all, we had a wonderful experience.

“Excellent bush camp with amazing staff”
Reviewed 14 July 2013
We stayed in the Treehouse lodge as part of our honeymoon. We had a fantastic stay in our treehouse and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. The food was delicious and the entire experience of sharing our environment with buffalo, impala and monkeys was fantastic. We'd highly recommend this camp as it is so unique.
Nick, Ireland


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