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4 Day Lodge/Tented Safari - Marcs Tree House Lodge
Kruger National Park
Balule Nature Reserve
Imagine……………….. inhale the fresh balmy air of African Bushveld. Fall asleep to the gurgling of the river, interrupted by the eerie whoops of hyena, spine-chilling wails of jackals and the plaintive cry of the thick-tailed bushbaby. Awaken to the melodious chorus of birdsong and watch the activity of wildlife drinking at the river or at our spotlit waterhole. Walk along the pristine banks of the perennial Klaserie River amongst huge Sycamore Figs and giant Matumi trees……….this is Marc’s Treehouse Lodge.
Accommodation consists of three double-bedded and two four-bedded tents supplied with beds, bedding, towels and soap, electric lights and electric fan. Ablutions include two separate showers and two separate toilets. We offer 3, 4 and 5-day packages.
FOUR DAY TENTED EXPERIENCE
Day One : We collect you from your hostel or Johannesburg Airport and travel via Dullstroom or Nelspruit to TREMISANA LODGE in the Big Five Balule Game Reserve. Transfer to an open Landcruiser for a Sunset Drive. After dark, spotlights are used to locate nocturnal animals. Dinner will be a Bush Braai at the new Marula Tree Boma. Overnight in en suite chalets at Tremisana.
Day Two : Awaken at sunrise for an exhilarating day of unforgettable bush life. Drive to a remote part of the Balule Game Reserve, where you enjoy a 4h Bush Walk. Your experienced field guide will lead you through the bush. The thrill of following Africa’s large animals until you can take a photo will remain with you forever. Adrenalin surges will be acute, notwithstanding the presence of your armed ranger. Return to Tremisana for brunch. At 14h00 we offer high tea. At around 15h00 we go on an afternoon game drive. Transfer to Marc’s Camp where accommodation is in tents equipped with beds and bedding, soap and towels, electric light and fan. Dinner and overnight at Marc’s Camp.
Day Three : After breakfast you travel on the open-sided Game Viewer 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 at Marc’s Camp.
Day Four : We enjoy 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. We return you to your hostel or airport at around 17h00.
Inclusions & Exclusions
TARIFFS INCLUDE: all transfers, all entry fees, all game drives and game walks and accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
Excluded: lunches, drinks, gratuities and personal items
HIGHLIGHTS: 1 night TREMISANA LODGE and 2 nights TENTS at MARC’S CAMP 3h SUNSET BIG FIVE GAME DRIVE in BIG FIVE RESERVE BUSH BRAAI 4h BIG FIVE WALK with ARMED RANGER 2h Afternoon GAME DRIVE ON BALULE RESERVE FULL DAY KRUGER PARK on OPEN VEHICLE SUNRISE BUSH WALK with ARMED RANGER BLYDE RIVER CANYON and THREE RONDAWELS PLEASE NOTE: Transfers from Gauteng are in an air-conditioned Toyota Quantums. Secure door-to-door collection from your hotel/hostel/airport ensures peace of mind re your safety concerns. We can collect clients from Dullstroom or Nelspruit.
SAFARIS VEHICLES: Conducted on open Gameviewers. Your elevated vantage point ensures enhanced game viewing and photos.
BUSH WALKS: Conducted by qualified armed rangers.
INDEMNITY FORMS: Must be signed at the start of your safari.
What to bring? - casual neutral-coloured clothes by day and a coat for sunset drive. - sunhat, sunglasses, swimming gear, walking shoes. - Sunscreen and insect repellent. - Flashlight, binoculars and photographic equipment. - Money for lunches, drinks and personal expenses. - A keen pair of eyes to help us spot all the animals!