9 days from $4,059 per person*
  • Search for leaping lemurs in the Madagascar wild with private guide.
  • Daily game drives in search of the Big 5 in Kruger National Park.
  • Visit the island of Vakona to see crocodiles, fosa, and more.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring a selection of hand picked premium accommodations.
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The loud, distinctive song of the Indri lemur echoes throughout the tropical Madagascan rainforest as you tread an ancient path that time forgot.

Stop to rest at a remote waterfall as you continue your rainforest trek where you’ll spot the many breeds of lemur that are endemic to the island ecosystem of Madagascar. You’ll also explore the colonial history of Madagascar’s ancient capital city and encounter the island’s other iconic native resident at the Chameleon Sanctuary. On the mainland, a safari adventure awaits at Kruger National Park where you’ll spot the ‘Big Five’ as the sun sets behind the Drakensberg Mountains, and meet rescued animals up close at a local rehabilitation centre. In Johannesburg, you’ll take part in a guided tour of the Soweto township for a confronting but joyous view of the Rainbow Nation.

This remarkable tour places a firm focus on authenticity. From traditional African safari camps to forest lodges in Madagascar, your accommodation places you in the centre of the action. And experienced local rangers and trackers use their extensive knowledge and instinct to reveal all the sights and secrets of the wild as you get up-close to Africa’s most elusive wildlife. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Antananarivo
    Antananarivo
    • Welcome Package - Welcome Pack
    • Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Antananarivo to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
    Antananarivo to Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
    • Antananarivo - Andasibe-Mantadia National Park [3.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Private - Tidbits on Chameleons - Guide/Park Fees
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
    Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
    • Vehicle & Driver at Disposal - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Private - Exploring the Andasibe-Mantadia National Park - Guide/Park Fees
    • More Lemur Facts
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
    Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
    • Vehicle & Driver at Disposal - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Private - Lemurs and Crocodiles - Guide/Park Fees
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 Andasibe-Mantadia National Park to Antananarivo to Johannesburg
    Andasibe-Mantadia National Park to Antananarivo to Johannesburg
    • Andasibe-Mantadia National Park - Antananarivo [3 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Antananarivo - Johannesburg [3 hours] - Economy
    • Meet & Greet & Assist - VIP service(4)
    • Document Package - Documents
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(3)
  • Day 6 Johannesburg to Hoedspruit to Kruger
    Johannesburg to Hoedspruit to Kruger
    • Transfer - Airport Shuttle - Shuttle
    • Johannesburg - Hoedspruit [Direct (1hr) ] - Economy
    • Hoedspruit - Kruger [Airport to Garonga 1.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Afternoon Game Drive
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Inclusive
  • Day 7 Kruger
    Kruger
    • Early Morning Game Drive
    • Afternoon Game Drive 2
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Inclusive
  • Day 8 Kruger
    Kruger
    • Morning Game Drive 2
    • Optional Activities
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Inclusive
  • Day 9 Kruger to Hoedspruit
    Kruger to Hoedspruit
    • Kruger - Hoedspruit [Garonga to Airport 1.5 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Hoedspruit - Johannesburg [Direct (1hr)] - Economy
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Day 1: Antananarivo

Meet your in-country representative at the airport before setting out on this unique Malagasy adventure.

Please be aware that your driver will be waiting for you at the International Arrival gate. An airport sign with your name should be seen and you may have to look for the Kensington Tours logo if the airport gets overcrowded. If you cannot locate your driver please remain calm and approach the Airport Welcome Service. An announcement intended for your driver can be broadcasted there, and this will then become the rally point. In the case of an emergency or you cannot locate your driver, the emergency contact details are on your documents and you should call the mentioned numbers before attempting to leave the airport. 

Enjoy a private vehicle transfer to/from the Antananarivo International Airport.

Accommodation: Tamboho Hotel

The Tamboho Hotel boasts an exceptional setting created by a combination of traditional African authenticity and modern upscale amenities. The hotel is located near a lot of Antananarivo Tana city area highlights including the Zoma, the Independence Avenue, the Queen's Palace Ranavalona, Tsimbazaza Zoo, the riches of nature and the Malagasy lemurs, Ambohimanga and his palace, and a variety of marketplaces boasting crafts, basketry, wood carvings, semi precious and precious stones.  This 30 roomed hotel offers a restaurant boasting European cuisine and flavors of the islands, heated swimming pool and a la carte spa treatments. Enjoy the reception area design, its cozy atmosphere and quality services in an atmosphere Malagasy. With free WIFI connection, available throughout the building, Tamboho is one of the best hotels in Antananarivo Madagascar.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
Tamboho Hotel
Tamboho Hotel

Day 2: Antananarivo - Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

Enjoy your private vehicle transfer from Antananarivo to Andasibe Mantadia National Park. The drive will take approximately three and a half hours.

Today enjoy an exploratory, private guided tour through Andasibe-Mantadia National Park. This island nation is home to almost half of the world’s chameleon’s population, which consists of some 60 different species that can only be found in the many National Parks throughout Madagascar. Chameleons are best known for their ability to change color, and often alter their appearance in response to changes in temperature, light, and mood. By rotating each eye independently, chameleons are able to see in all directions without moving their heads, making meals out of flies instantaneously!

Accommodation: Vakona Forest Lodge

The Vakona Forest Lodge has been designed in an authentic, traditional Malagasy manner, boasting the architectural characteristics on the local buildings. Each of the 28 bungalows which have been built in a Madagascan style and has its own terrace. The dining room also offers a spectacular view of the forest as wells a cozy, warming fireplace. There is a pool and sun deck and a number of paths and sign-posted trails lead you to the middle of the primary forest.

Lemur
Lemur
Vakona Forest Lodge
Vakona Forest Lodge

Day 3: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

A private vehicle with driver will be at your disposal for the day.

Begin the day with a hike through the rainforest to discover the natural Malagasy flora and fauna, as well as the famous Indri lemurs. The Indri lemur is one of the largest in size and has a lovey thick black and white coat. The Indri is well known for its loud, distinctive songs, which will help you to locate them within the thick forest vegetation. Other lemurs which can be seen in this area include the red-bellied lemur, brown lemur, and the lesser bamboo lemur. The park is also a place of habitat for some nocturnal lemur species including the brown mouse lemur, greater dwarf lemur, eastern woolly lemur, sportive lemur and if you lucky, the elusive nocturnal Aye Aye. During your rainforest exploration enjoy a stop for some relaxation at a picturesque waterfall. This day tour is filled with beautiful landscapes and a variety of habitual wildlife.

Ranging in size from 30gm (1.1 oz) to 9 kg (20 lb), lemurs share many of the common primate traits, such as divergent digits on their hands and feet and nails instead of claws. However, their brain-to-body size ratio is smaller than that of anthropoid primates, and among many other traits they share with other primates, they have a "wet nose" (rhinarium). Lemurs are generally social and communicate more with scents and vocalizations than with visual signals. Many lemur adaptations are in response to Madagascar's highly seasonal environment.

Accommodation: Vakona Forest Lodge
Ring Tailed Lemur Family
Ring Tailed Lemur Family
Indri Lemur
Indri Lemur

Day 4: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

A private vehicle with driver will be at your disposal for the day.

Enjoy your private guided tour in the Mantadia National Park. You will search for the largest lemur of Madagascar : the famous "Indri Indri" aka "Babakoto" in Malagasy. This lemur is endemic to the site and is its icon. Through a 3-hour easy hike, you'll discover at least two groups of Indri Indri. You will also find various species of lemurs, birds, chameleons and the endemic flora including orchids, medicinal plants, etc..After lunch, you will visit the island of Vakona to see other species of lemurs, crocodiles, fosa and birds.

Accommodation: Vakona Forest Lodge
Crocodiles
Crocodiles

Day 5: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park - Antananarivo - Johannesburg

Enjoy your private vehicle transfer from Andasibe-Mantadia National Park and Antananarivo. The drive will take approximately 3 hours.

Fly from Antananarivo to Johannesburg. Flying time is approximately 3 hours.

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.

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. Includes a Kensington Tours branded envelope with summary itinerary, e-tickets and map.

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

Accommodation: Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International

A unique experience awaits you at Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport. This hotel has a superb location, and is a mere 500 meter’s from South Africa’s busiest airport, making it an ideal choice for business and leisure travelers. It is a landmark hotel in the area and as a Southern Sun hotel, has garnered an excellent reputation over the years, making it a firm favourite amongst local businesses. While this may be a bustling area, the hotel offers a relaxed setting but with all the modern technology that business travelers require.  The 366 guest rooms are spacious and offer a haven of comfort for travelers. The popular Bernoulli’s Restaurant is renowned for its good food and diners have a choice of a delicious buffet and a la carte menu, while the attractive wine bar with its 24-hour buzz is the perfect setting for a pre-dinner drink.

Johannesburg
Johannesburg
Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International
Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International

Day 6: Johannesburg - Hoedspruit - Kruger

Today you will take the courtesy airport shuttle that runs to/from your hotel. Please note that the Courtesy Shuttle runs between the hours of 06h00 and 00h00 daily, every 15 minutes or half hour.

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 7Kgs.

Enjoy your private vehicle transfer from Hoedspruit Airport to Garonga in Kruger. The approximate travel time is 1.5 hours.

This afternoon you'll meet up with others at the lodge and embark on your afternoon game drive. Sunrise and sunset are when the animals are most active. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge to freshen up for dinner. A private vehicle can be booked at an additional cost dependent on availability.

Accommodation: Garonga Safari Camp

Garonga Safari Camp is an exclusive 12 bed camp in the 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.

Kruger
Kruger
Garonga Guest Room
Garonga Guest Room

Day 7: Kruger

Before first light you'll meet up with others at the lodge and embark on your early morning game drive. Sunrise and sunset are when the animals are most active. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge for breakfast. A private vehicle can be booked at an additional cost depending on availability.

After lunch you may wish to stay at camp and siesta instead of continuing on with the game viewing drive into the afternoon. Although the heat minimises animal movement it is always worth going on a game viewing drive after lunch. Sometimes it's nice to park up at a waterhole and wait patiently to see what animals come to drink. You never know what you might see! Late afternoon is another productive time for game viewing as the day starts to cool down ensuring further animal movement.

Accommodation: Garonga Safari Camp
Lion
Lion
Kruger
Kruger

Day 8: Kruger

One of the more productive times to enjoy game viewing is first thing in the morning before the heat of the day kicks in. After a few hours of early morning game viewing, you will head back to your lodge for breakfast.

Enjoy game viewing, including a “sun downer” and another evening game drive, sign up for additional activities or simply relax today.

Accommodation: Garonga Safari Camp
Kruger Game Drive
Kruger Game Drive
Morning Game Viewing
Morning Game Viewing

Day 9: Kruger - Hoedspruit

Enjoy your private vehicle transfer from Garonga in Kruger to Hoedspruit Airport. The approximate travel time is 1.5 hours.

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.

Tamboho Hotel : Antananarivo

The Tamboho Hotel boasts an exceptional setting created by a combination of traditional African authenticity and modern upscale amenities. The hotel is located near a lot of Antananarivo Tana city area highlights including the Zoma, the Independence Avenue, the Queen's Palace Ranavalona, Tsimbazaza Zoo, the riches of nature and the Malagasy lemurs, Ambohimanga and his palace, and a variety of marketplaces boasting crafts, basketry, wood carvings, semi precious and precious stones.  This 30 roomed hotel offers a restaurant boasting European cuisine and flavors of the islands, heated swimming pool and a la carte spa treatments. Enjoy the reception area design, its cozy atmosphere and quality services in an atmosphere Malagasy. With free WIFI connection, available throughout the building, Tamboho is one of the best hotels in Antananarivo Madagascar.

Tamboho Hotel
Tamboho Hotel
Guest Room
Guest Room

Vakona Forest Lodge: Andasibe-Mantadia National Park

The Vakona Forest Lodge has been designed in an authentic, traditional Malagasy manner, boasting the architectural characteristics on the local buildings. Each of the 28 bungalows which have been built in a Madagascan style and has its own terrace. The dining room also offers a spectacular view of the forest as wells a cozy, warming fireplace. There is a pool and sun deck and a number of paths and sign-posted trails lead you to the middle of the primary forest.

Vakona Forest Lodge
Vakona Forest Lodge

Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International: Johannesburg

A unique experience awaits you at Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport. This hotel has a superb location, and is a mere 500 meter’s from South Africa’s busiest airport, making it an ideal choice for business and leisure travelers. It is a landmark hotel in the area and as a Southern Sun hotel, has garnered an excellent reputation over the years, making it a firm favourite amongst local businesses. While this may be a bustling area, the hotel offers a relaxed setting but with all the modern technology that business travelers require.  The 366 guest rooms are spacious and offer a haven of comfort for travelers. The popular Bernoulli’s Restaurant is renowned for its good food and diners have a choice of a delicious buffet and a la carte menu, while the attractive wine bar with its 24-hour buzz is the perfect setting for a pre-dinner drink.

Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International
Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International
Lounge
Lounge

Garonga Safari Camp: Kruger

Garonga Safari Camp is an exclusive 12 bed camp in the 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.

Garonga Guest Room
Garonga Guest Room
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.
  • 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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