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BACKPACKER SAFARIS

This tours offers an awesome wildlife adventure to the Kruger National Park with fascinating accommodation in uniquely stunning treehouses.
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Marc’s Treehouse Camp is situated along the elevated banks of the pristine perennial Klaserie River and is home to a wide variety of animals including buffalo, rhino and leopard. At night , the eerie wails of hyena and the distant roars of lion enhance a truly African aura. The treehouses are electrified and are made of reeds and canvas and have thatched roofs. All are en-suite apart from 4 original treehouses built right on the river. These have separate and private ablutions on the ground nearby. All the treehouses have fans, mosquito nets and wooden decks overlooking the river, where animals often come to drink.

Tour Features:

  • Three Rondawels and Blyde River Canyon
  • Sunset/ Night drive
  • 2 full days in Kruger Park on open Gameviewers
  • Afternoon game hike in Kruger
  • Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
  • Kapama Endangered Species Project
  • Bush Walk with armed ranger .

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ITINERARY:
DAY 1: Pickup from your guesthouse/hostel or Johannesburg Airport or Nelspruit and drive in air-conditioned vehicle to Tremisana Game Lodge in the Balule section of the Kruger National Park. After a short break, during which you can unwind at the bar or enjoy a quick swim, we board an open Landcruiser for a Sunset Drive. Toast the magnificent African sunset with your favourite liquid “sundowner” . After dark, your ranger will use a powerful spotlight to identify nocturnal animals. Drive to Marc’s Treehouse Lodge where you will be accommodated in fascinating treehouses. Dinner will be held in our boma, around a crackling open fire.

DAY 2: After breakfast, we depart for the Orpen Gate of Kruger Park. From your open Gameviewer you are afforded an outstanding opportunity to fully experience Africa’s wild animals. The elevated vantage position and absence of glass windows allow for truly unforgettable sight, sound and scent experiences and brilliant photographic opportunities. Spend the full day game-viewing and bird-watching in the company of a knowledgeable guide. Overnight in your romantic treehouse with the sounds of the African night to lull you to sleep.

DAY 3: After breakfast visit the Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre, where orphaned and injured animals and birds are cared for . After lunch, we go on a 3-4 hour hike in the Kruger Park. Your armed Kruger Park rangers lead you into the African bush on foot following the spoor of big game. They will interpret spoor, scats and signs left by passing animals. The thrill of walking, tracking and eventually getting close enough to photograph big animals is an unforgettable experience.

DAY 4: Another full day of gameviewing and birdwatching from the open Gameviewer. Your guide will use his intimate knowledge of the Park and travel along different roads in an attempt to show you the Big Five. From your open Gameviewer, your chances of seeing the Big Five are greatly enhanced. Dinner and overnight at Marc’s Camp.

DAY 5: Visit the Endangered Wildlife Project at Kapama, where a guided tour gets you close to cheetah, wild dogs and other endangered species. After lunch drive to Balule private Big Five Game Reserve for a late afternoon game drive on an open Landcruiser. After dark, your ranger will use a powerful spotlight to locate nocturnal animals. Return to Marc’s Camp for dinner and overnight.

DAY 6: Early morning game walk accompanied by your ranger, who will attempt to get close to the multitude of animals that have made their home at Marc’s Treehouse Lodge. After breakfast, we drive to the Blyde Canyon where you view the breathtaking Three Rondawels. We return to Gauteng, arriving by 16h00. Airport dropoff by arrangement.