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6 Day Lodge/Treehouse Safari - Marcs Tree House Lodge
Kruger National Park
Balule Nature Reserve
Blyde River Canyon
A Microbus Safari to the Kruger Park Marc’s Treehouse Lodge offers rustic but comfortable accommodation geared to put one in close contact with the sights, sounds and scents of the wild. The tree houses are made of wood and reeds under thatch and blend harmoniously into the dense riverine vegetation. Creature comforts include electric fans, mosquito nets and comfortable beds, with linen, towels and soap provied. Each tree house has its own private ablutions and features a viewing deck overlooking the perennial Klaserie River or the "Breakfast Dam", where animals often come to drink.
The tree houses are unobtrusively located on the elevated banks of the river, providing excellent views of the terrain. Marc’s Treehouse Lodge forms part of the Motlala Game Reserve which boasts well-watered grazing for its varied fauna. White and black rhino, buffalo, giraffe, zebra and numerous antelope have made the Motlala Game Reserve a real wildlife paradise. Among the predators, leopard and hyena are more often heard than seen. The nights at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge are enriched by the calls of its denizens; the eerie whoops of hyena, the spine-tingling wail of jackals, the distant roar of lions, and the plaintive cry of the thick-tailed bush baby add an unforgettable aural dimension to one’s appreciation of the bush.
Birds tend to be more vocal than most other creatures. In the thick canopy of the treetops at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge, probably due to restricted visibility, the avifauna are particularly noisy as they warn of predators, call their mates or proclaim the boundaries of their territories. Among the feathered fraternity at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge, colourful specials include narina trogon, purple-crested touraco, trumpeter hornbill, natal francolin and natal robinchat. The early morning cacophony of birdsong is a stark reminder that one is deep in the riverine bush.
1 night accommodation in a chalet at Tremisana and 4 nights in a Treehouse 3 h Sunset Drive on Balule Big Five reserve Bush Braai at Marula Tree Boma Big Five Bush Walk with armed rangers TWO full days in Kruger Park on Open Vehicle Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Tshukudu Big Five Game Reserve drive Morning walk at Marc’s Camp with armed ranger Three Rondawels and Blyde River canyon
Day One : Home/Hotel/Hostel or JNB airport pickup and drive to Tremisana Game Lodge where you have time to have a swim or quick rest in your airconditioned chalet. Board the open Landcruiser for an exciting Sunset Drive. After dark, use spotlights to locate nocturnal animals. Dinner will be an unforgettable BUSH BRAAI deep in the African bush. After dinner continue with the Night Drive and overnight in an en suite air-conditioned chalet.
Day Two : Early morning departure for the Olifants River where your armed ranger will conduct an exciting 4 h walk in the wild. Enjoy this prolonged opportunity to discover savour the Bushveld’s secrets on foot. You will get a fantastic opportunity to track Africa’s big animals and approach close enough to take a good photo. Return to Tremisana for brunch. After high tea, board the open Landcruiser for a 2 h Game Drive. Dinner and overnight at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge.
Day Three : Drive to Orpen in Kruger where you transfer to an open Gameviewer. Your guide will show you the varied fauna and flora of this magnificent wildlife paradise. Enjoy a full day of bird-watching and game-viewing. Transfer to Marc’s Treehouse Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day Four : After breakfast, we drive to Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre for orphaned and injured animals. You will get an opportunity to get up close and personal to lions, leopards, cheetah and hyena. Afternoon game drive at TSHUKUDU Big Five Game Reserve.
Day Five : Another day to experience the wonders and marvels in Kruger. Your guide will take time to assist you in spotting that elusive special that you have not yet seen. Every day in Kruger is a novel experience with the element of suspense and anticipation always exciting.
Day Six : Early morning game walk with an armed guard to explore the many animals that inhabit Marc’s Treehouse Lodge. After breakfast, we travel to the Three Rondawels of the Blyde River Canyon. We return you to your home/hotel/hostel or JNB airport at around 17h00.
Inclusions & Exclusions
Tariffs exclude lunches, drinks and personal items