Best of Tanzania in Luxury

12 days from 15 750 pp*
  • Hike into the Mahale Mountains and visit families of chimps.
  • Embark on daily game drives in search of the Big 5.
  • Get up close with wildlife during bush walks with expert guides.
  • Enjoy mountain biking, tennis, spas, and more during down time.
  • Featuring stylish safari lodges.
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For the discerning traveler in search of unmatched exploration, unabated adventure and unrivaled beauty, this luxury tour through mesmerizing Tanzania promises to be unforgettable.

Experience some of the most remote corners of Tanzania in stylish camps and through a variety of “lesser-travelled” Game Reserves and National Parks. Explore the endless plains and vast open skies of Katavi National Park where, on a bush walking tour, you may find yourself up close to majestic elephants as they quietly slide through the tall, bending grasses. Wander in the secluded valleys of the Mahale Mountain Ranges and along the shorelines of the picturesque Lake Tanganyika where the largest known population of chimpanzees frolic, and vibrant birds flutter from tree limb to tree limb. Your stay at the luxurious Greystoke camp offers additional activities such as kayaking, swimming in crystal pools under shimmering waterfalls, or simply relaxing on the warm sands of the beach with a drink in hand. From the idyllic and pristine beaches of Lake Tanganyika it’s off to the famed savannah area of the Serengeti, home to the African Big 5 and location of the Great Migration, where over two-million wildebeest graze these grassy plains. ... Show More »

Game viewing at its finest, dynamically isolated parks and reserves, unbelievably luxurious accommodations and expert local guides create a Tanzanian adventure that will surely remain etched in your memory for the rest of your life..

Kensington Tours offers local support in each region you visit, another reason we deliver unbeatable value. Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance. « Show Less

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Arusha
    Arusha
    • Welcome to East Africa
    • Transfer - Private - Kilimanjaro Int'l Airport (JRO) - Vehicle/Guide(6)
    • Emergency Evacuation Insurance - Plane
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 2 Arusha to Katavi
    Arusha to Katavi
    • Transfer - Domestic Airport (ARK) - Vehicle/Guide(6)
    • Arusha - Katavi [Flight (4hrs, Monday & Thursday)] - Charter
    • Afternoon Game Drive - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Inclusive
  • Day 3 Katavi
    Katavi
    • Chada Katavi Activities - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Afternoon Game Drive - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Inclusive
  • Day 4 Katavi
    Katavi
    • Morning Game Drive - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Afternoon Game Drive - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Inclusive
  • Day 5 Katavi
    Katavi
    • Chada Katavi Optional Activities - Optional Activities
    • Afternoon Game Drive - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Inclusive
  • Day 6 Katavi to Mahale Mountains
    Katavi to Mahale Mountains
    • Katavi - Mahale Mountains [Flight (45 min, Monday-Thursday)] - Charter
    • Mahale - Park Fees - Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 Mahale Mountains
    Mahale Mountains
    • Chimpanzee Experience
    • Mahale - Park Fees - Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 Mahale Mountains
    Mahale Mountains
    • Greystoke Mahale Camp Optional Activities - Optional Activities
    • Mahale - Park Fees - Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9 Mahale Mountains to Arusha to Serengeti
    Mahale Mountains to Arusha to Serengeti
    • Mahale Mountains - Arusha [Flight (6 hrs, Monday & Thursday)] - Charter
    • Arusha - Serengeti [Scheduled Charter (2hrs)] - S Class - Standard - Northern (Lobo, Singita)
    • Singita Arrival
    • Park Fees - Park Fees
  • Day 10 Serengeti
    Serengeti
    • Singita Activities
    • Afternoon Game Drive - Impala
    • Park Fees - Park Fees
  • Day 11 Serengeti
    Serengeti
    • Singita Grumeti Reserve
    • Afternoon Game Drive - Migration
    • Park Fees - Park Fees
  • Day 12 Serengeti to Arusha
    Serengeti to Arusha
    • Transfer - Lodge Airport Transfer
    • Serengeti - Arusha [Scheduled Charter (2 hrs)] - S Class - Standard - Northern (Singita)
    • Transfer - Private - Kilimanjaro Int'l Airport (JRO) - Vehicle/Guide(6)
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Day 1: Arusha

Airport transfer between your Arusha hotel and Kilimanjaro International airport with private vehicle and english speaking driver.

While you are in the care of Kensington Tours, your safety and security are our number one priority. As such, in the unlikely event of serious illness or injury, all Kensington Tours clients are covered by “Flying Doctors” Insurance policy. This emergency evacuation insurance covers the cost of the evacuation flight back to Nairobi for treatment.  This insurance policy however DOES NOT cover the cost of any medical treatment received. We highly recommend travel insurance for full coverage.

Accommodation: Legendary Lodge

Located in the tropical gardens of a working coffee farm just outside Arusha, Legendary Lodge is an escape to paradise. With impeccable views over Mount Meru, this boutique lodge boasts luxurious private rooms, gourmet dining, relaxing spa treatments, and top-notch hospitality. Each of the six garden cottages are individually decorated with a unique blend of African art and old colonial-style furnishings. Enjoy the gorgeous Mount Meru views from a private veranda and lounge. Elegant cuisine is prepared fresh daily in The Old Farmhouse, where guests can savour mouth-watering gourmet meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can also experience a rejuvenation spa treatment in the elegant therapy room or in the privacy of their own guest cottage.

Elephant
Elephant
Legendary Lodge
Legendary Lodge

Day 2: Arusha - Katavi

Airport transfer with private vehicle and guide.

Relax during this charter flight departing Arusha, and arriving in Katavi, Tanzania.  This flight will make multiple stops during the approximate 4 hour travel period. 

Luggage restriction applicable to this flight: 15kg (32 lb) per person, for both carry-on and checked luggage. Your checked luggage needs to be soft-sided - no wheels / no spine, a duffel bag is recommended. A small purse/backpack, is recommended as a carry-on, to keep your camera, passport, hat, sunblock or other items you need within easy reach.

This afternoon you'll head out on a game drive alongside a local expert guide aboard a 4x4 Safari-game vehicle.  Your guide will take you the local wildlife hotspots, keeping in mind that the wildlife may be trying to avoid the scorching hot African sun.  You'll visit local water-holes and shady tree patches where a variety of resident big cats, migratory herds and colorful birdlife frequent.

Accommodation: Chada Katavi

Chada Katavi is in one of the best safari locations in Tanzania in Katavi National Park. The camp includes six spacious East African safari tents with wide-open fronts giving you panoramic views of the plain and animal life that constantly comes and goes. Elephant are frequent visitors, attracted to the shady fruit around the camp, and vast herds of buffalo graze on the flood plain. You'll find the dining tent and library are comfortable little spaces to relax in when you're not out in the midst of a safari adventure. Activities include game drives in open 4WD vehicles, fly camping, outstanding birding, viewing of big game and walking safaris.

Katavi
Katavi
Chada Katavi
Chada Katavi

Day 3: Katavi

Game drives in open 4 wheel drive vehicles; walking safaris & birding are including with your overnight rate at the Chada Katavi.

This afternoon you'll head out on a game drive alongside a local expert guide aboard a 4x4 Safari-game vehicle.  Your guide will take you the local wildlife hotspots, keeping in mind that the wildlife may be trying to avoid the scorching hot African sun.  You'll visit local water-holes and shady tree patches where a variety of resident big cats, migratory herds and colorful birdlife frequent.

Accommodation: Chada Katavi
Game Vehicle
Game Vehicle

Day 4: Katavi

This morning you'll board your dedicated Safari vehicle, accompanied by your expert driver/guide for the day’s first game drive.  Your guides knowledge of this area is utilized as they will take you to the locations which are most frequented by local wildlife.  Keep your camera handy as you explore this beautiful African landscape to snap some photos of the elusive big cats, migratory herds, and colorful birdlife.

This afternoon you'll head out on a game drive alongside a local expert guide aboard a 4x4 Safari-game vehicle.  Your guide will take you the local wildlife hotspots, keeping in mind that the wildlife may be trying to avoid the scorching hot African sun.  You'll visit local water-holes and shady tree patches where a variety of resident big cats, migratory herds and colorful birdlife frequent.

Accommodation: Chada Katavi
Leopard
Leopard

Day 5: Katavi

A variety of activities are made available for guests staying at the Chada Katavi.  There's walking and then there's real walking; bush walking in a good pair of boots where you want to keep going on and on. Katavi makes you feel like this, it might be something to do with the endless plains around you and vast open skies. Not to mention what you might see whilst you're out there.  With your guide, and an armed scout, you could find yourself watching elephants from up close marveling at how, despite their size, they can move so quietly.  Travel along the river line seeing all the different birds around the pools, and crocs and hippos who are a big feature of Katavi life. Animals who would often take flight at the sound of a vehicle, won't even know you're there and that's what makes walking out here such an incredible experience. 

This afternoon you'll head out on a game drive alongside a local expert guide aboard a 4x4 Safari-game vehicle.  Your guide will take you the local wildlife hotspots, keeping in mind that the wildlife may be trying to avoid the scorching hot African sun.  You'll visit local water-holes and shady tree patches where a variety of resident big cats, migratory herds and colorful birdlife frequent.

Accommodation: Chada Katavi
Rhino Family
Rhino Family

Day 6: Katavi - Mahale Mountains

Relax during this charter flight departing Katavi, and arriving in Mahale, Tanzania.  This flight may make multiple stops during the approximate 45 min travel period. 

Luggage restriction applicable to this flight: 15kg (32 lb) per person, for both carry-on and checked luggage. Your checked luggage needs to be soft-sided - no wheels / no spine, a duffel bag is recommended. A small purse/backpack, is recommended as a carry-on, to keep your camera, passport, hat, sunblock or other items you need within easy reach.

Enjoy optional activities at your camp, including swimming in Lake Tanganika, snorkelling, kayaking, or relaxing on the beach. Other activities may be booked at the camp (not included in tour price) include fishing or a boat safari along the shore. Park fees included.

Accommodation: Greystoke Mahale

On a far-flung beach along the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika , below a huge story-book tropical forest, lies the tiny sanctuary of Greystoke Mahale. The water is as clear as gin, the air scented and the living is very easy indeed. The forested slopes of the Mahale Mountains rise behind camp, home to the world’s largest known population of chimpanzees, with approximately 1000 individuals inhabiting the national park. Each day you can venture out into the forest, to observe and commune with these, our closest relatives, as they groom , wrestle and forage across the leafy floor.

Chimpanzee in the Mahale Mountain National Park
Chimpanzee in the Mahale Mountain National Park
Tents
Tents

Day 7: Mahale Mountains

A morning hike into the mountains to visit a chimpanzee family. There is only 1 chimp trek per full day, and time spent with the chimps is 1 hour only - but the trekking time is variable depending whether the chimps are close to camp or are up in the mountains. Most guests will see the chimps at least once but a sighting is not always guaranteed. Each group has a maximum of 6 people per group. Any guest showing symptoms of any contagious disease (viral or bacterial) will NOT be able to go into the forest in order to protect the health of the chimps.

Please Note: The chimps come down off the mountain or cross the river in August & September. Please note that this can be a strenuous hike.

Enjoy optional activities at your camp, including swimming in Lake Tanganika, snorkelling, kayaking, or relaxing on the beach. Other activities may be booked at the camp (not included in tour price) include fishing or a boat safari along the shore. Park fees included.

Accommodation: Greystoke Mahale
Lake Tanganika
Lake Tanganika
Mahale Mountains Chimp
Mahale Mountains Chimp

Day 8: Mahale Mountains

Every priviledged guest staying at the marvelous Greystoke Mahale Camp is provided with a variety of activities to choose from.  Guests can hike the forest paths looking for birds and butterflies, as well as the other shy mammals who quietly live here. Swim in ice-cold pools up in the mountain waterfalls, take a kayak out for a dawn paddle towards the middle of the lake.  Go for sundowners on the old wooden dhow, lazily following the shoreline and stopping to fish along the way, or just relax on the warm sands of the beach with a drink in hand.

Enjoy optional activities at your camp, including swimming in Lake Tanganika, snorkelling, kayaking, or relaxing on the beach. Other activities may be booked at the camp (not included in tour price) include fishing or a boat safari along the shore. Park fees included.

Accommodation: Greystoke Mahale
Fishing
Fishing

Day 9: Mahale Mountains - Arusha - Serengeti

Relax during this charter flight departing Mahale, and arriving in Arusha, Tanzania.  This flight will make multiple stops during the approximate 6 hour travel period. 

Luggage restriction applicable to this flight: 15kg (32 lb) per person, for both carry-on and checked luggage. Your checked luggage needs to be soft-sided - no wheels / no spine, a duffel bag is recommended. A small purse/backpack, is recommended as a carry-on, to keep your camera, passport, hat, sunblock or other items you need within easy reach.

Take your flight from Arusha (ARK) to Serengeti today with multiple stops along the way. The flight duration is approximately 2 hrs.

Luggage restriction applicable to this flight: S Class - Standard: 15kg (32lb) OR P Class - Premium +: 30kg (64lb) per person, for both carry-on and checked luggage. Your checked luggage needs to be soft-sided - no wheels / no spine, a duffel bag is recommended. A small purse/backpack, is recommended as a carry-on, to keep your camera, passport, hat, sunblock or other items you need within easy reach.

While at Singita, your luxurious all-suite accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner, teas and coffees are all included. Along with this, you'll also enjoy two game drives per day in an open Land Rover, accompanied by an experienced game ranger. Other activities include mountain biking, walking, tennis and archery. Laundry and valet services are also included but subject to certain conditions and restrictions. Also included are all of your drinks while on the Land Rover safaris, including premium wines, spirits and liqueurs (excluding vintage champagne and vintage wines on the connoisseurs wine list).

Accommodation: Singita Faru Faru River Lodge

Singita Faru Faru Lodge is set in Grumeti in northern Tanzania, forming part of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem. Built on a gently sloping hill, this riverine lodge, positioned on the renowned migratory route, is a place where you can quite literally expect the unexpected. Informal, unconventional and surprising at every turn, Singita Faru Faru Lodge is a mix of contemporary, organic style and the quirky practicality of a traditional botanist’s camp. With such close proximity to the river and plains, guests have the unique opportunity to experience a very close connection with the wilderness. Dining is special, with elegant touches and tasteful choices made by the chef to ensure an experience that lingers on one’s palate. Activities at the lodge include game drives for adventurers, while others can stay back and take advantage of the heated plunge pool, spa and gym facilities, or pay a visit to Singita’s Equestrian Centre.

Serengeti
Serengeti
Lodge deck & pool
Lodge deck & pool

Day 10: Serengeti

While at Singita, you'll have access to a wide range of activities including daily game drives and walks with professional guides. Other activities include archery, lawn croquet, badminton, star-gazing safaris and mountain biking.

There are tennis courts at Sabora Tented Camp and Sasakwa Lodge. Fully equipped gyms are available for guests’ convenience. Each facility provides picturesque views of the plains, allowing you to keep an eye on the action outside while you work out. Yoga and gym facilities are available at Sasakwa Lodge and Faru Faru, while guests at these properties can also enjoy horseback safaris. Or for something more relaxing, Singita Sasakwa Lodge offers an expansive swimming pool next to the main house in addition to private infinity pools at each cottage and at the private villa. Wireless internet access and satellite television at all three lodges.

SINGITA BOUTIQUE & GALLERY - Not your regular curio shop, you will find original treasures that have been gathered from all corners of the African continent. A range of collectable sculptures, home-ware and furnishings will allow you to recreate ‘the safari dream’ within your own home. Artefacts, as well as authentic carvings and jewellery created by local craftsmen are just a few of the treasures you may find to take home as gifts. Amongst beautiful museum quality, fine-art prints and works by some of the most respected artists on the continent, there are many pieces especially designed for Singita. Here too you can find a range of quality branded Singita safari wear. We offer a worldwide shipping service so you may make your purchases at the lodges with the option to send them straight home.

PREMIER WINE - As one of Africa’s most influential buyers of wine, Singita’s cellars are home to some of the most sought-after private reserves and vintage wines the continent has to offer. Whether you are a connoisseur or just enjoy the occasional glass of wine, our experienced sommeliers delight in introducing guests to a vast selection of varietals from all over the world. Through Singita Premier Wine Direct guests may purchase wines from our cellars: either to be taken home at the end of their trip or conveniently delivered to their door. As an addition to cellar purchases, we have secured allocations of highly limited, sought-after wines, including ‘Icons’, ‘Single Vineyard’ and ‘Limited Release’ wines, directly from leading wineries in South Africa. Stored in temperature-controlled cellars, these wines are unlikely to be available anywhere else.

SPA - The Singita wellness philosophy takes personal rejuvenation to a level well beyond any pampering you’ve previously experienced. All of our peaceful lodge spas, where nature provides its own special calm, present the ultimate escape, sure to restore equilibrium and peace to body and mind.

Spend today searching out Impala, one of Africa's most beautiful and graceful animals. Previously thought to be part of the gazelle tribe, Impalas have been found to be so different that they are now classified as their own sub-family status. When frightened or startled the whole impala herd starts randomly leaping to confuse their predator. They can jump distances more than 10 meters (33 ft.) and 3 meters (9 ft.) high. Leopards, cheetah, lions and wild dogs prey on impala. Impala can reach running speeds of approximately 50 to 55 mph (80 to 90 km/h) to escape its predators. See if you can track these incredible animals!

Accommodation: Singita Faru Faru River Lodge
Impala
Impala
Singita Game Drives
Singita Game Drives

Day 11: Serengeti

The untouched wilderness of Singita Grumeti Reserves is located in northern Tanzania and forms part of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, on the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park – Africa’s No. 1 World Heritage Site. The famous Great Migration, an annual trek of 2 million animals through the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, bisects this reserve annually. Called “The Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth” it has, since time immemorial, been the dramatic backbone of this enormous wilderness. The successes of conservation as well as diverse habitats have ensured that, since its inception in 2003, Singita Grumeti Reserves has a well-established resident game population that inhabit the area throughout the year. In addition to the annual wildebeest migration, some notable highlights include large mixed herds of impala, zebra, topi, eland, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelle. Good numbers of reedbuck, waterbuck, dik dik, klipspinger, oribi and Coke’s hartebeest are to be found and large breeding herds of buffalo, up to 400 strong, compliment the abundant small bachelor groups of bulls. Herds of elephants number up to 450 – concentrations seldom seen elsewhere in Africa.

Spend the day taking in the spectacle of the famous wildebeest migration.  This annual migration through the Serengeti and Masai Mara is one of the safari highlights of Africa.  The wildebeest migration moves in a basic clockwise direction throughout the year in the Serengeti eco-system and moves north into the Masai Mara in Kenya from June/July through to Sep/October.  Sightings cannot be guaranteed as the herds move according to the availability of food sources and migration movements can be erratic. The herds are accompanied by zebras and Thomson's gazelles and are stealthily hunted by local predators such as leopards, lions and hyenas.

Accommodation: Singita Faru Faru River Lodge
Buffalo
Buffalo
Singita Grumeti Reserve
Singita Grumeti Reserve

Day 12: Serengeti - Arusha

A representative from your lodge will pick you up and transfer you between the lodge and airstrip. Depending on time, they will fit in a quick game drive to/from the lodge.

Take your flight from Serengeti to Arusha today. The flight will do more than one stop on the way. The flight duration is approximately 2 hours.

Luggage restriction applicable to this flight: 15kg (32 lb) per person, for both carry-on and checked luggage. Your checked luggage needs to be soft-sided - no wheels / no spine, a duffel bag is recommended. A small purse/backpack, is recommended as a carry-on, to keep your camera, passport, hat, sunblock or other items you need within easy reach.

Airport transfer between your Arusha hotel and Kilimanjaro International airport with private vehicle and english speaking driver.

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.

Legendary Lodge: Arusha

Located in the tropical gardens of a working coffee farm just outside Arusha, Legendary Lodge is an escape to paradise. With impeccable views over Mount Meru, this boutique lodge boasts luxurious private rooms, gourmet dining, relaxing spa treatments, and top-notch hospitality. Each of the six garden cottages are individually decorated with a unique blend of African art and old colonial-style furnishings. Enjoy the gorgeous Mount Meru views from a private veranda and lounge. Elegant cuisine is prepared fresh daily in The Old Farmhouse, where guests can savour mouth-watering gourmet meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can also experience a rejuvenation spa treatment in the elegant therapy room or in the privacy of their own guest cottage.

Legendary Lodge
Legendary Lodge
Lounge Area
Lounge Area

Chada Katavi: Katavi

Chada Katavi is in one of the best safari locations in Tanzania in Katavi National Park. The camp includes six spacious East African safari tents with wide-open fronts giving you panoramic views of the plain and animal life that constantly comes and goes. Elephant are frequent visitors, attracted to the shady fruit around the camp, and vast herds of buffalo graze on the flood plain. You'll find the dining tent and library are comfortable little spaces to relax in when you're not out in the midst of a safari adventure. Activities include game drives in open 4WD vehicles, fly camping, outstanding birding, viewing of big game and walking safaris.

Chada Katavi
Chada Katavi

Greystoke Mahale: Mahale Mountains

On a far-flung beach along the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika , below a huge story-book tropical forest, lies the tiny sanctuary of Greystoke Mahale. The water is as clear as gin, the air scented and the living is very easy indeed. The forested slopes of the Mahale Mountains rise behind camp, home to the world’s largest known population of chimpanzees, with approximately 1000 individuals inhabiting the national park. Each day you can venture out into the forest, to observe and commune with these, our closest relatives, as they groom , wrestle and forage across the leafy floor.

Tents
Tents

Singita Faru Faru River Lodge: Serengeti

Singita Faru Faru Lodge is set in Grumeti in northern Tanzania, forming part of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem. Built on a gently sloping hill, this riverine lodge, positioned on the renowned migratory route, is a place where you can quite literally expect the unexpected. Informal, unconventional and surprising at every turn, Singita Faru Faru Lodge is a mix of contemporary, organic style and the quirky practicality of a traditional botanist’s camp. With such close proximity to the river and plains, guests have the unique opportunity to experience a very close connection with the wilderness. Dining is special, with elegant touches and tasteful choices made by the chef to ensure an experience that lingers on one’s palate. Activities at the lodge include game drives for adventurers, while others can stay back and take advantage of the heated plunge pool, spa and gym facilities, or pay a visit to Singita’s Equestrian Centre.

Lodge deck & pool
Lodge deck & pool
Main Lounge
Main Lounge
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.
  • Cathleen Werblin — July 07, 2015 — Africa

    The entire trip went without a flaw. Everything lived up to my dreams and Kensington did an outstanding job in arranging tours and guides to exceed our expectations.

  • 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.

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