8 days from $3,208 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)] - Economy
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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: The general free allowance is 20kg in Economy Class. 90cm x 72cm x 45cm (including handle, wheels and pockets) total dimensions 207cm.

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 7kg.

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, Kapama is home to herds of buffalo, elephants, antelopes and a variety of predators. After spotting various species on the reserve, you’ll wonder at the beauty of South Africa as you watch the sun descend behind the distant Drakensberg Mountains. You’ll be out on the reserve 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 first light you'll meet up with other guests at the lodge and embark on your early morning game drive. Sunrise and sunset are when the animals are most active. Kapama is home to not only the Big 5 but to many other species both large and small. There are over 40 other species of mammal and approximately 350 species of birds. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge for breakfast.

A guide will take you to the Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species facility where cheetah and a number of other rehabilitated animals can be viewed at close range. An educational video is shown to explain the projects undertaken by this unique establishment. A guided tour will follow to view the cheetah and other animals. 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
Sights on a morning game drive - Zebras
Sights on a morning game drive - Zebras
Cheetah
Cheetah

Day 4: Kapama Private Game Reserve - Kruger

Two game drives are run daily in Kapama. To avoid the mid-day heat, game drives run once in the early morning and once in the afternoon. Each game drive features an experienced 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.

Private transfer from Kapama to Kruger. Transfer time will vary depending on the location of your lodge. This transfer generally takes 1.5 hrs.

This afternoon you'll 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. Kruger is one of the largest game reserves in Africa, and was named the first National Park of South Africa in 1926. Spanning across the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga, Kruger covers nearly 2 million hectares of land. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back 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'll meet up with other guests at the lodge and embark on your early morning game drive. Enjoy the tranquility of a beautiful 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’ll spot some of the resident predators enjoying the spoils from their hunt the night before. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge for breakfast.

After lunch you will continue your day with an afternoon game drive. Late afternoon is another productive time 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’ll be out on the reserve for a few hours before returning to the lodge to refresh before dinner.

Accommodation: Garonga Safari Camp
Kruger
Kruger
Lion
Lion

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 Kruger National Park, all of the animals roam freely through the reserves. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back 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'll meet up with other guests at the lodge and embark on 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 back 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 Kruger National Park, all of the animals roam freely through the reserves. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge to freshen up for dinner.

Accommodation: Notten`s Bush Camp
Morning Game Drive
Morning Game Drive
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: The general free allowance is 20Kg in Economy Class. 90cm x 72cm x 45cm (including handle, wheels and pockets) total dimensions 207cm.

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 7Kgs.

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.
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    We were very pleased with the accommodation, our tour guide, the tour bus and all other aspects of Kensington's tour in Morocco. Well done!

  • Kristin S. — May 19, 2016 — Africa

    It was an awesome trip to Africa! Seamless! Lovely people from the moment of booking until I arrive home. Have recommended you to everyone I know. Thank you for two back to back vacations to South America & Africa ??

  • George L. — May 19, 2016 — Africa

    The service at Kanana Camp was outstanding, in fact the best I've received anywhere. What a wonderful group of warm, friendly and helpful people. Staff at Islands of Siankoba, Ngoma Safari Lodge, and Kirkman's Kamp were all excellent.

  • Jenny V. — May 19, 2016 — Africa

    Our trip to Africa was FABULOUS!! I don't often use travel consultants when traveling, but am so happy I did for a trip of this magnitude. Dervla was helpful, prompt and patient while planning. I'm terrible as responding to things, and she was always so nice even though I always took a long time to respond. The hotels were amazing - especially Ngoma Safari Lodge in Botswana. Our private guides and transfers were all on time, friendly and knowledgeable. Every single detail was perfect. I also must say that after our trip, I feel that the cost was very reasonable for the service we received and what was included in the trip. Great value! I would certainly use Kensington Travel again for other special or remote trips! Just amazing!

  • Lynne G. — May 19, 2016 — Africa

    We had an exceptional experience & felt safe every step of the way.

  • Jeri E. — May 19, 2016 — Africa

    The expertise, helpfulness and friendliness of our guide Daniel was beyond what we expected; as well as Sarah, the person who helped us make our arrangements and the staff in the Nairobi office. Top notch. We would travel with Kensington anytime.

  • Elliot J. — May 19, 2016 — Africa

    I can't say enough great things about the travel experience with Kensington. From initial contact, planning, departure and the entire tour/vacation we were 110% pleased. Obviously you guys do your homework as the in-country contacts, driver/transfers, lodges and itinerary were all beyond our expectations. Every detail was attended to, had not one glitch which I know when traveling is not always the case and sometimes unavoidable. I can strongly recommend Kensington after my experience and also the Wildlife Tracker tour they planned for us. Amazing!

  • Jeremy C. — May 19, 2016 — Africa

    This was my trip of a lifetime. I've used Kensington for all my travels around the world as a single traveler and they constantly know how to cater to my fine tastes and pay attention to the details.

  • Jane C. — May 19, 2016 — Africa

    We loved our trip, the guides, and the total experience. We loved all of the individual attention we received and felt the guide and driver were informed, helpful and professional.

  • Jackie U. — May 19, 2016 — Africa

    Awesome experience! Amazing accommodations! The tour guides are extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture of their country. Most of them had a PhD degree.

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.

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