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6 Day Lodge/Tent Safari- Marcs Tree House Lodge
Kruger National Park
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 at Marc’s is secure, comfortable and relaxed. We offer 12 treehouses : four original units built in the trees with designated private ablutions on the ground below and eight en suite units built on stilts within the tree canopy. Three treehouses overlook an illuminated waterhole, often frequented by our resident buffalo herd while nine treehouses are discreetly nestled in gallery forest along the river.
Each treehouse is equipped with beds and linen, soap and towels, overhead fan, mosquito nets and wooden viewing deck. In addition we have added two brick and mortar guest houses as well as four equipped canvas tents for those of our clients that prefer these types of accommodation.
Marc’s Treehouse Lodge has a swimming pool, a bush bar and a rustic boma where 3 course meals are served. After your evening meal, which always has a typical African flavour, you can relax around the crackling campfire and share your impressions of the day’s wildlife highlights and adventures.
DAY ONE : Pick up from your hostel in Johannesburg or Pretoria or O R Tambo airport and drive to Tremisana Game Lodge in the Balule Section of Kruger. There is time for a rest in your air-conditioned chalet or a swim or a drink at the bar. Board our open Landcruiser for a 3h game drive on Balule Plains. After stopping to watch the magnificent African sunset, we use spotlights to identify nocturnal species. Dinner and overnight at Tremisana Game Lodge.
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 visit to the Big Five TSHUKUDU 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. 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 INCLUDE: all transfers, all entry fees, all game drives and game walks and accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
EXCLUDE: lunches, drinks, gratuities and personal items
HIGHLIGHTS: - 3 hour Sunset Drive at Balule Plains Big 5 Reserve - 4 hour Big 5 Bush walk - 2 hour Game Drive on Balulue - Full Day in Kruger on Open Gameviewer - Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre - Additional Game Drive on Balule - 1 hour Morning Bush Walk - Blyde Canyon Highlights
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!