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3 Day Lodge/TreeHouse Safari - Marcs Tree House Lodge

Route:

Kruger National Park - Johannesburg

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.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.

 

Itinerary:

DAY ONE : Pick up from your hostel or Johannesburg Airport and travel in an airconditioned vehicle via Dullstroom or Nelspruit to Tremisana Lodge. After a short break ( swim/ early Sundowner at the bar ) you board the open Landcruiser for a 3 hour sunset drive. Your qualified guide will facilitate your first sightings of Africa's varied fauna. We stop for photos of the magnificent African sunset. After dark, your guide will use a powerful spotlight to locate nocturnal animals. Dinner in the Boma around a crackling fire will be a typical South African meal. An exciting highlight to all our packages in 2014 : the Bush Braai. The guests will enjoy a braai at a remote spot in Balule. Stay over at tremisana.

DAY TWO : After breakfast we board our open Gameviewer that provides unbeatable opportunities for a total sensual wildlife experience. These vehicles offer superior viewing and the absence of windows allows you to hear and smell the African bush and its denizens. Your experienced guide will show you many animals and birds that frequent this wildlife paradise. The Orpen/ Satara region has open plains with numerous herds of giraffe, zebra and antelope that attract the big cats. Dinner and overnight at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge.

DAY THREE : Early morning game walk accompanied by your armed ranger. You will attempt to get close to the numerous animals that have made their home at Marc’s, especially nyala, buffalo and rhino. After breakfast, you drive via the Blyde River Canyon on your return to Johannesburg where you arrive in the late afternoon. Airport dropoff by arrangement.

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

 

Extra information

HIGHLIGHTS:
- 3 hour Sunset Drive at Balule Plains Big 5 Reserve
- Full day in Kruger on open Gameviewer
- 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!