Mauritius Extension

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Mauritius is an island nation off the coast of the African continent in the southwest Indian Ocean, about 900 kilometres (560 mi) east of Madagascar. In addition to the island of Mauritius, the Republic includes the islands of St. Brandon, Rodrigues and the Agalega Islands. Known for deep sea fishing and renown golf courses, escape to its pristine beaches or set out for a more adventurous stay exploring the deep sea and all its riches. The contrast of a multitude of colours and tastes, the turquoise sea, and friendly atmosphere create an oasis of peace and tranquillity. Mauritius offers an essential beauty that will make you want to return to its shores time and time again. Show More »

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Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Port Louis to Northern Mauritius
    Port Louis to Northern Mauritius
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Club Executive
    Angsana Balaclava
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 2 Northern Mauritius
    Northern Mauritius
    • Private - Exotic Insights - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Angsana Balaclava
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 Northern Mauritius
    Northern Mauritius
    • Private - Wild Colours - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Angsana Balaclava
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 Northern Mauritius
    Northern Mauritius
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Club Executive
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Day 1: Port Louis - Northern Mauritius

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer to the airport. 

Accommodation: Angsana Balaclava

Set in the North West coast of Mauritius, facing spectacular sunsets every evening, Angsana Balaclava is an oasis of relaxation and privacy designed ideally for couples and honeymooners.  Nestled in the secluded area of Turtle Bay,  Angsana Balaclava offers a hideaway ideal for travellers looking for privacy and relaxation. Angsana Balaclava is the island’s premier boutique resort – the latest 5-star resort on the Mauritian landscape. Angsana Balaclava presents a romantic and exclusive hideaway with its 52 suite and villa resort haven setting in Turtle Bay, Mauritius. Luxurious accommodation infused with modern in-room facilities, various dining venues, award-winning Angsana Spa, panoply of watersports activities, and unique Conservation Laboratory, all weaved into one for that fantasy dream holiday.

Beach Umbrella
Beach Umbrella
Angsana Balaclava
Angsana Balaclava

Day 2: Northern Mauritius

Begin this tour by taking the road through the green Bois Chéri tea plantation to the factory that produces this drink inherited from the nation's British colonial past. In the chalet choose from a variety of different teas; taste them while gazing out onto the spectacular panoramas directly in front of you. Next experience the peace of life long ago at St Aubin where there is an original plantation estate – an unforgettable visit imbued with the scent of anthurium flowers, vanilla and rum.  Work up an appetite with the invigorating sea air which blows across the Andrea Lodges. After lunch, take the road to La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes – a wonderful place for those who love animals, birds and nature. The climax of this excursion is a walk along the marvellous Gris-Gris cliffs fashioned by the pounding of the wind and the ocean waves.

Accommodation: Angsana Balaclava
La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes
La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes

Day 3: Northern Mauritius

Prepare for an outing where spectacular changes of scenery are guaranteed: contrast the views looking down onto the high plateaus on the edges of the extinct volcano of Trou-aux-Cerfs with the mysticism of the sacred Hindu lake of Grand-Bassin. Your adventure into nature continues in the Black River Gorges National Park, a marvellous reserve full of wildlife and native flora.  At La Rhumerie de Chamarel be initiated into the secrets of the manufacture of agricultural rum, with a chance to taste it at the end of the guided tour. Following which enjoy a delicious lunch at L’Alchimiste restaurant. With its earths of the seven colours – a spectacular geological phenomenon – and a waterfall more than 100m high Chamarel is a must-see location!

Accommodation: Angsana Balaclava
Black Gorges National Park
Black Gorges National Park

Day 4: Northern Mauritius

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer to the airport. 

Accommodation:

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Angsana Balaclava: Northern Mauritius

Set in the North West coast of Mauritius, facing spectacular sunsets every evening, Angsana Balaclava is an oasis of relaxation and privacy designed ideally for couples and honeymooners.  Nestled in the secluded area of Turtle Bay,  Angsana Balaclava offers a hideaway ideal for travellers looking for privacy and relaxation. Angsana Balaclava is the island’s premier boutique resort – the latest 5-star resort on the Mauritian landscape. Angsana Balaclava presents a romantic and exclusive hideaway with its 52 suite and villa resort haven setting in Turtle Bay, Mauritius. Luxurious accommodation infused with modern in-room facilities, various dining venues, award-winning Angsana Spa, panoply of watersports activities, and unique Conservation Laboratory, all weaved into one for that fantasy dream holiday.

Angsana Balaclava
Angsana Balaclava
Guestroom
Guestroom
  • TiaRazon — May 11, 2015 — Africa

    We were a group of 5 to Morocco. We were impressed at how seamless our private guided tour went. Accommodations were five star, the choice of family run hotels, beautifully appointed with Moroccan furnishings and large breakfasts, contributed to our experience. Our guide, Ishmail and driver, Abdul, made us feel like family. Ishmail showed off his country with pride, listened to our needs and was flexible to our style and speed of travel. We couldn't be happier with our Kensington experience beginning with the pre-planning in the US with Lily Baffour. Thank you very much for a memorable experience!

  • JamesSmith — May 12, 2015 — Africa

    Our guide, Chakim, was fantastic, and our driver was excellent. We were very pleased with our accommodations. Only negative comments would be the villa in Essaouira (room, food, service not good although people very nice), and, while probably not an issue for other travelers, we were disappointed that we could not relax over a glass of wine at the end of our journey because Hotel Le Doge did not offer alcoholic beverages. We are currently scheduled with Kensington Tours for India in November and we are now planning on scheduling with Kensington for all our trips - right now that would be Thailand to Mynamar, and Egypt with Dubai extension. We are extremely happy with Kensington Tours and their travel agents. We would recommend Lily Balfour to anyone.

  • EarleBarnwell — April 08, 2015 — Africa

    Kensington and its partners did not miss a single deadline, appointment or function to our total satisfaction. The result, no stress and total enjoyment.

  • StephenReeves — April 08, 2015 — Africa

    Christine was absolutely superb both in helping us frame and develop a custom tour as well as in constant follow up until we left. Inevitably things will change on the ground when trips are planned in advance and Christine was consistently on top of the changes and advised us accordingly. As first time travelers to Kenya and Tanzania Christine's advice and guidance was simply excellent. Rose, in Kensington's Nairobi office was likewise superb. Totally responsive to our needs, she helped make a few final adjustments while we were there. Once again, an exceptional experience made possible by Kensington.

  • Sachi Gowda — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    We are extremely happy with your service from beginning to end and we had very a memorable trip.

  • Ronald Jones — December 12, 2014 — Africa

    I cannot express how fabulous our trip was!! I know it was made that way thanks to ALL the kind, knowledgable, and helpful people that you all placed in our path. Many went above and beyond to make our experience even more positive. From drivers, to guides, to hotel staff---we met some wonderful people that we can now call friends. Thank you Christine and Kensington tours for this once in a lifetime African adventure!

  • RonJones — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    Christine, our family trip was ALL we wanted it to be. The hotel accommodations in the cities were GREAT. We needed to make some room assignment adjustments but that's to be expected with a large family with children and same names.

    I don't know where/how ya'll got those guides but...KEEP'EM! In both Cape Town and Joberg the guys knew their cities and environs excellently. Their English was very good...so good in fact that several got the sarcasm and even joked some. I do apologize if we over-tipped. I relied on each family to tip their own driver but, I wasn't sure of their "sense of what was right" so I followed up with something for each.

    Simbavati was "PERFECT". As much as Glenda and I really liked Ngala, I do not think they could have handled a family as well...UNLESS, they had accommodations we did not see.

    Please rest assured when ever I plan to travel on a multi-dimensional trip in the future, for sure with a group, or maybe just Glenda and I, I'll be calling Kensington... Christine and Donna specifically. And most definitely, anytime I can recommend a travel professional, your company and you two will be mentioned by name!

    Thank you again Christine...you presented us the exact trip we dreamed about for our family and your folks on the ground made it happen! I sincerely hope you, Donna and everyone else involved have a most Blessed Christmas and a wonderful, successful New Year!

  • Bruce Lundstrom — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    Morocco has a lot to offer. Food, historic sites, craftsmen (rugs, jewelry, ceramics, furniture, etc.), natural beauty, roads and infrastructure, and a reasonably safe environment. Both Guide (Abdel) and Driver were excellent. Service-oriented, timely and easy going. Abdel was not afraid to speak his mind, offer suggestions and give us feedback on ideas. We enjoyed their company.

  • AlbertLind — December 09, 2014 — Africa

    A truly wonderful trip......first class accommodations and service in each venue....the guides were knowledgable and went out of their way to insure that we could see and understand Africa. Capetown is a fascinating city, Sabi Sands an extraordinary private game preserve, and Zimbabwe with Victoria Falls and the Victoria Falls Hotel a once in a lifetime experience. For those who want to visit Africa we enthusiastically recommend Kensington Tours. And Jolene Plant stayed with us in every step during the planning of our trip and itinerary. We saw as much of Africa as much as anyone can during our two weeks vacation.

  • Belinda Skelton — December 12, 2014 — Africa

    This was one of the most amazing trips that I have ever had. The custom tours and activities exceeded my expectations. I was traveling alone but felt safe and in good hands. The process of booking the trip with Lily Baffour was so easy and personal, especially with the constant communications from her up to my departure. Thank you Kensington Tours for an awesome experience. I will definitely use you for my next adventure!


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