8 days from $3,712 per person*
  • Six consecutive days of safari, tracking the impressive wildlife of Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands and Kapama on daily game drives.
  • Visit an endangered species rehabilitation center, including close-range viewing of cheetahs.
  • Private transfers throughout, with VIP arrival assistance in Johannesburg.
  • Expertly selected hotels.
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As the sun sets behind the distant Drakensberg Mountains and darkness descends, Kruger Game Reserve comes alive with a wild symphony of nocturnal calls.

You’ll experience this from the safety of your safari vehicle as your highly trained tracker expertly scans the landscape with his spotlight in search of nocturnal prowlers on an exciting night safari. You’ll also spot the animals who roam the savannah by day during several game drives through the Kapama Private Reserve, Kruger Game Reserve and the Sabi Sands Private Reserve, whilst your skilled ranger provides insight regarding the wildlife and their environment.

This tour is for those serious about safari. Experienced trackers guide you through three of South Africa’s most famous game reserves in a range of daily game drives expertly designed to reveal the many faces of wild Africa. Your accommodation is in traditional African safari camps where antelope and vervet monkeys roam freely around the grounds and the sounds of the wild African savannah lull you to sleep under a blanket of stars.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Johannesburg
    Johannesburg
    • Document Package - Documents
    • Meet & Greet & Assist - VIP service(4)
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Johannesburg to Hoedspruit to Kapama Private Game Reserve
    Johannesburg to Hoedspruit to Kapama Private Game Reserve
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Johannesburg - Hoedspruit [Direct (1hr) ] - Economy
    • Hoedspruit - Kapama Private Game Reserve [30 mins] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Afternoon/Night Game Drive
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3 Kapama Private Game Reserve
    Kapama Private Game Reserve
    • Morning Game Drive
    • Tour - Shared - Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre Visit - Kapama Shared Tour
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Kapama Private Game Reserve to Kruger
    Kapama Private Game Reserve to Kruger
    • Game Drives
    • Kapama Private Game Reserve - Kruger [2 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Afternoon Game Drive
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Inclusive
  • Day 5 Kruger
    Kruger
    • Early Morning Game Drive
    • Afternoon Game Drive 1
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Inclusive
  • Day 6 Kruger to Sabi Sands
    Kruger to Sabi Sands
    • Kruger - Sabi Sands [2 - 3 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver (3)
    • Afternoon Game Drive
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 Sabi Sands
    Sabi Sands
    • Morning Game Drive
    • Afternoon Game Drive
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 Sabi Sands to Hoedspruit
    Sabi Sands to Hoedspruit
    • Sabi Sands - Hoedspruit [Airport Transfer - Northern Sabi Lodges] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Hoedspruit - Johannesburg [Direct (1hr)] - Scheduled
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Day 1: Johannesburg

Upon arrival you will receive all of your necessary documents for your trip which contains a detailed personalized itinerary with pick up and drop of times. This includes a Kensington Tours branded envelope with summary itinerary, e-tickets and map.

Upon arrival into Johannesburg, South Africa, you will be met at the door of your aircraft with your name on a paging board. You will be assisted through immigration, baggage collection and customs. You will then be shown to your onward flight, or to your awaiting transfer vehicle.

A privately driven vehicle will provide you with a transfer between the Airport and your hotel, or vice versa, today.

Accommodation: The Peech Hotel

The Peech Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg boasts elegantly designed bedrooms and suites located in the main house and garden annexes.  A private residence built in the 1950’s The Peech was conceived, built, and is now ran and owned by James Peech. His attention to detail paired, wealth of experience and team of dedicated staff create a one of a kind stay. The Boutique Bistro overlook's the hotel's pool and landscaped gardens, and features sandstone floors, deep leather couches and a walk-in wine cellar, and most importantly, culinary masterpieces.

Johannesburg
Johannesburg
The Peech Hotel
The Peech Hotel

Day 2: Johannesburg - Hoedspruit - Kapama Private Game Reserve

A privately driven vehicle will provide you with a transfer between the Airport and your hotel, or vice versa, today.

Take your flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit today. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour.

Luggage restrictions applicable to this flight: 1 piece at a maximum of 23 kg (50 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece.

Hand luggage: One bag allowed in addition to one slimline laptop bag. No bag should exceed 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (total dimensions of 115 cm including handles and wheels) weighing not more than 8Kgs.

At no time may a bag be accepted heavier than 32kg, this must either be repacked or be shipped as Cargo.

Enjoy your transfer today from Hoedspruit to Kapama. The approximate travel time is 30 minutes.

This afternoon you will meet up with your ranger at the lodge to embark on your afternoon game drive.  As a part of the Greater Kruger Area, the Kapama Private Game Reserve is home to herds of buffalo, elephants, antelopes and a variety of predators. After spotting various species on the reserve, you will admire the beauty of South Africa as you watch the sun descend behind the distant Drakensberg Mountains. You will be out exploring for a few hours before returning to your lodge for dinner.

Accommodation: Kapama Buffalo Camp

Reminiscent of a traditional African safari camp, Kapama Buffalo Camp offers a unique and luxurious tented accommodation experience in Kapama Private Game Reserve. Built from natural stone and wood, this luxury game lodge has an old world atmosphere, while being completely contemporary. Set on stilted wooden decks overlooking an elevated riverbank, the 10 spacious suites that comprise Buffalo Camp are set among tall shady trees, with a seasonal river below.  Raised wooden walkways connect the tented safari rooms and lead to the main lodge on the riverbank, where during the dry season, antelope can be found using the river course as a natural pathway to search for grazing. Breakfast and lunch are served under a canopy of thatch, while dinner is usually enjoyed in the rustic outdoor boma around a roaring open fire (weather permitting). To cool off at Buffalo Camp, slip into the sleek, elevated rim-flow pool with views directly into the forest canopy. Afterward your dip, you can sun-dry on the loungers before taking a lazy nap in the shade, under a wide canvas umbrella.

Kapama Private Game Reserve
Kapama Private Game Reserve
Buffalo Camp
Buffalo Camp

Day 3: Kapama Private Game Reserve

Before sunrise, you will meet up with other guests at the lodge and start an early morning game drive. The coolest hours provide the greatest opportunity to view the wildlife in their most active state. Kapama is home to not only the Big 5 but also many other species both large and small. There are over 40 other species of mammal and approximately 350 species of birds. You will be out exploring for a few hours before returning to the lodge for breakfast.

Today, you will be accompanied by an experienced guide to the Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species facility where cheetah and some other rehabilitated animals, where at close range these animals can be admired safely. An educational video is shown to explain the projects undertaken by this unique establishment.  The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre focuses on the conservation of rare, vulnerable, or endangered animals. Cheetah Conservation is one of their core disciplines.

Accommodation: Kapama Buffalo Camp
Morning Game Drive - Zebras
Morning Game Drive - Zebras
Cheetah
Cheetah

Day 4: Kapama Private Game Reserve - Kruger

Kapama offers two game drives daily during the early morning and late afternoon hours.  These timings are selected to avoid the hottest, sunniest hours of the day, of which are the least active times for local wildlife.  Each game drive features an expert Ranger and Tracker team to guide and share their knowledge of the reserve with you. Even when back at the lodge, you are likely to see wildlife like nyala antelope and vervet monkeys roaming the grounds.

 

Sit back and relax during this private transfer traveling from the Kapama Private Game Reserve to your destination within the Greater Kruger Area.  The duration of this transfer will vary based on the location of your lodge but generally takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete. 

This afternoon you will meet up with other guests at the lodge and embark on your afternoon game drive. Sunrise and sunset are when the animals are most active. The Greater Kruger Area feature some of the largest Private Game Reserves in Africa.  Although in proximity to the Kruger National Park, game drives do not take place within the confines of the National Park grounds. Spanning across the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga, the Greater Kruger Area covers nearly 2 million hectares of land. Today, you will be escorted out into the Private Game Reserves for a few hours before returning to the lodge to freshen up for dinner.

Accommodation: Garonga Safari Camp

Garonga Safari Camp is an exclusive 12 bed camp in the 22,000 hectare greater Makalali Conservancy, situated west of the Kruger National Park. This unassuming sanctuary promises an intimate wildlife encounter in an unhurried environment where you can unwind, sleep deeply, and be yourself. The accommodation reflects the surroundings of the bush's textured earthy colours. Clean lines have been incorporated with fine linen to ensure pure comfort and tempting place to lie and meditate for hours. Garonga's holistic philosophy is to offer a safari for the soul, an unhurried and intimate wildlife encounter, a time to reflect and find inspiration in nature. You can either try your hand at every activity offered, or you can simply do nothing at all, lazing in a hammock with a good book while watching the grazing impala.

Kruger
Kruger
Garonga Guest Room
Garonga Guest Room

Day 5: Kruger

Before first light, you will meet up with other guests at the lodge and begin your early morning game drive. Enjoy the tranquility of a stunning sunrise over the unspoiled bush. Many species are still active in the early morning before the heat of the day sets in. With any luck, you will spot some of the resident predators enjoying the spoils from their hunt the night before. You will be out in the Private Game Reserve for a few hours before returning to the lodge for breakfast.

After lunch, you will continue your day with an afternoon game drive in one of the Greater Kruger Area Private Game Reserves. The late afternoon hours are productive times for game viewing as the day begins to cool, ensuring further animal movement. Watch as a massive, lumbering hippo emerges from the water to snack on nearby grasses. Observe the predators begin their nightly hunt as grazers peacefully occupy the plains. You will be out on the reserve for a few hours before returning to the lodge to refresh before dinner.

Accommodation: Garonga Safari Camp
Game Viewing - Leopards
Game Viewing - Leopards
Family of Lions
Family of Lions

Day 6: Kruger - Sabi Sands

Private transfer from your Kruger Lodge to your Sabi Sands Lodge. Driving time will vary depending on the lodges location from 1.5 to 3 hrs approximately.

This afternoon you'll meet up with other guests at the lodge and embark on your afternoon game drive. At 65,000 hectares the expansive Sabi Sands is one of the best in South Africa for viewing the ‘Big 5’. Sharing an unfenced border with the National Park, all of the animals in the Greater Kruger Area roam freely through the private reserves. You'll be out in the sanctuary for a few hours before returning to the lodge to freshen up for dinner.

Accommodation: Notten`s Bush Camp

Notten’s Bush Camp is a jewel within the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, which means “the land of the rising sun” in the local language, Shangaan.  Notten’s is an exclusive and private safari lodge personally run by the Notten family.  This beautiful, intimate safari lodge is situated within one of South Africa’s finest natural sanctuaries; a destination that will truly touch your heart and soul.  Each private suite is elegantly styled, spacious and cooled by ceiling fans.  A magical atmosphere is created with the purposeful absence of electric lighting; the ambient candlelight and lanterns capture an enchanting spirit of romance.  With splendid panoramic views, this private game lodge is the perfect place for peace and relaxation while watching animals meander past.

Sabi Sands
Sabi Sands
Nottens Bush Camp
Nottens Bush Camp

Day 7: Sabi Sands

Before first light, you will meet up with other guests at the lodge and begin your early morning game drive. Sunrise and sunset are when the animals are most active. Many herds of elephants roam the expanses of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. While being very social creatures and the largest living mammal, there is nothing quite like seeing a herd of up to a hundred individuals out on the plains. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning to the lodge for breakfast.

This afternoon you'll meet up with other guests at the lodge and embark on your afternoon game drive. At 65,000 hectares the expansive Sabi Sands is one of the best in South Africa for viewing the ‘Big 5’. Sharing an unfenced border with the National Park, all of the animals in the Greater Kruger Area roam freely through the private reserves. You'll be out in the sanctuary for a few hours before returning to the lodge to freshen up for dinner.

Accommodation: Notten`s Bush Camp
Lion Love
Lion Love
Sabi Sands Rhinoceros
Sabi Sands Rhinoceros

Day 8: Sabi Sands - Hoedspruit

Enjoy your private transfer between Hoedspruit Airport and your lodge.

Take your flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg today. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour.

Luggage restrictions applicable to this flight: 1 piece at a maximum of 23 kg (50 lb) per piece and maximum dimension of 158cm (62inches) per piece.

Hand luggage: One bag allowed in addition to one slimline laptop bag. No bag should exceed 56cm x 36cm x 23cm (total dimensions of 115 cm including handles and wheels) weighing not more than 8Kgs.

At no time may a bag be accepted heavier than 32kg, this must either be repacked or be shipped as Cargo.

Accommodation:
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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.

The Peech Hotel: Johannesburg

The Peech Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg boasts elegantly designed bedrooms and suites located in the main house and garden annexes.  A private residence built in the 1950’s The Peech was conceived, built, and is now ran and owned by James Peech. His attention to detail paired, wealth of experience and team of dedicated staff create a one of a kind stay. The Boutique Bistro overlook's the hotel's pool and landscaped gardens, and features sandstone floors, deep leather couches and a walk-in wine cellar, and most importantly, culinary masterpieces.

The Peech Hotel
The Peech Hotel

Kapama Buffalo Camp: Kapama Private Game Reserve

Reminiscent of a traditional African safari camp, Kapama Buffalo Camp offers a unique and luxurious tented accommodation experience in Kapama Private Game Reserve. Built from natural stone and wood, this luxury game lodge has an old world atmosphere, while being completely contemporary. Set on stilted wooden decks overlooking an elevated riverbank, the 10 spacious suites that comprise Buffalo Camp are set among tall shady trees, with a seasonal river below.  Raised wooden walkways connect the tented safari rooms and lead to the main lodge on the riverbank, where during the dry season, antelope can be found using the river course as a natural pathway to search for grazing. Breakfast and lunch are served under a canopy of thatch, while dinner is usually enjoyed in the rustic outdoor boma around a roaring open fire (weather permitting). To cool off at Buffalo Camp, slip into the sleek, elevated rim-flow pool with views directly into the forest canopy. Afterward your dip, you can sun-dry on the loungers before taking a lazy nap in the shade, under a wide canvas umbrella.

Buffalo Camp
Buffalo Camp
pool
pool

Garonga Safari Camp: Kruger

Garonga Safari Camp is an exclusive 12 bed camp in the 22,000 hectare greater Makalali Conservancy, situated west of the Kruger National Park. This unassuming sanctuary promises an intimate wildlife encounter in an unhurried environment where you can unwind, sleep deeply, and be yourself. The accommodation reflects the surroundings of the bush's textured earthy colours. Clean lines have been incorporated with fine linen to ensure pure comfort and tempting place to lie and meditate for hours. Garonga's holistic philosophy is to offer a safari for the soul, an unhurried and intimate wildlife encounter, a time to reflect and find inspiration in nature. You can either try your hand at every activity offered, or you can simply do nothing at all, lazing in a hammock with a good book while watching the grazing impala.

Garonga Guest Room
Garonga Guest Room
Garonga Dining
Garonga Dining

Notten`s Bush Camp: Sabi Sands

Notten’s Bush Camp is a jewel within the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve in Mpumalanga, which means “the land of the rising sun” in the local language, Shangaan.  Notten’s is an exclusive and private safari lodge personally run by the Notten family.  This beautiful, intimate safari lodge is situated within one of South Africa’s finest natural sanctuaries; a destination that will truly touch your heart and soul.  Each private suite is elegantly styled, spacious and cooled by ceiling fans.  A magical atmosphere is created with the purposeful absence of electric lighting; the ambient candlelight and lanterns capture an enchanting spirit of romance.  With splendid panoramic views, this private game lodge is the perfect place for peace and relaxation while watching animals meander past.

Nottens Bush Camp
Nottens Bush Camp
Nottens Indoor Dining
Nottens Indoor Dining
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Katie M. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Our Kensington Tour to Tanzania was excellent. All of our accommodations were top-notch, our flights were fantastic, and every single detail was taken care of. We were extremely impressed with how welcoming and knowledgeable our guides were.

  • Neal F. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Best trip ever. Sarah was a delight to work with and answered all of our questions and concerns professionally and courteously. It was a trip of a lifetime and everything was fantastic. Thank u Sarah and thank you Kensington

  • Rachel F. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Kensington Tours gave us a wonderful trip with the best guide and accommodations. They helped us book flights to avoid long drives and answered all of our questions going above and beyond. Thank you for all your help giving my family and I a trip of a lifetime! We cannot wait to go back to Africa and do it again using Kensington!

  • Jeffrey L. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    We wanted the full safari experience and Kensington was able to deliver it. We had the perfect mix of tents and lodges and honestly can say we saw about everything we could have in our time there. Our Kensington guide Elijah was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was basically a member of the family by the end of the trip. The entire trip was planned out perfectly. Thanks to Kensington and we hope to travel with them again in the future.

  • Sarah M. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    We had such a tremendous trip! We covered a lot of geography, plants and animals - both aquatic and land based. Every guide we had was knowledgeable and very personable. When Grootbos and then Madikwe found out it was my husband's birthday - our guide at Grootbos "Nita" arranged a private party for him (and us) and our chef and butler at Little Madikwe, Violet and Patience, baked cupcakes and got a small group together to sing happy birthday - in English and Afrikaans! We could never have seen so much on our own. The knowledge we gained about South African people, places, animals and history made this our trip of a lifetime! Thank you!

  • Sasha T. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    We had the most amazing time on our trip. Very grateful to Kensington for organizing all the pick ups and details so we didn't have to think or worry - we could just enjoy ourselves. Will absolutely recommend this trip to family and friends and hope to use Kensington again in the future for our next adventure. Thanks so much!

  • Kristin C. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    From the minute we landed, everything was taken care of. Every driver and guide we had were very friendly and efficient. The highlight of our trip was our stay at Kapama Southern Camp, everything about this place was amazing. We were all sad to leave and would love to return there in the future. Would highly recommend booking as many people there as possible.

  • Eric W. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Madagascar is a very poor country with spotty infrastructure. We used Kensington for their knowledge of the area and their resources and we are very pleased. Our driver for the trip was very professional and knowledgeable of the area and the guide that we used for the rainforest walks was equally knowledgeable and professional. Bari, our guide, had a passion for the area and wanted to make sure we were able to get the best picture of each sighting. Franco, our driver, had a passion for his country and the sights and he was a definite asset on our trip.

  • Tom B. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Guides were incredibly well-informed and taught my wife and I about the environment, animals, and culture. Our tour would have just been commonplace, without them.

  • Mary R. — July 20, 2016 — Africa

    Going with Kensington Tours was a great decision. The transfers between resorts was handled very professionally and extremely smooth. I will plan my next trip to South Africa with Kensington. Money well spent!

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