Best of Southern Africa - Premium

12 days from $7,956 per person*
  • Track incredible wildlife on daily game drives.
  • Private guided tour of Cape Town, including the alluring Table Mountain.
  • Visit the impressive Victoria Falls with private guide.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Expert selection of hotels.
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A silence falls over your safari group as you creep closer towards a family of elephants and watch them interact in complete peace and harmony.

You’ll take in sites just like this from open 4x4 safari vehicles as your experienced trackers reveal the secluded places where elephant families congregate on morning and afternoon game drives that will leave you speechless. You’ll meet all the wild residents of Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve and tour the Okavango Delta that teems with wildlife. Come eye-to-eye with water buffalo, sunbathing crocodiles and lolling hippos as you silently glide through lily ponds in local dug-out canoes. You’ll also discover the majesty of the imposing Victoria Falls and cruise the mighty Zambezi River at sunset. Of course, a trip to South Africa is incomplete without a visit to vibrant Cape Town and the stunning costal vistas of the Cape of Good Hope where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. ... Show More »

This immersive tour combines the best of the city, coast, savannah and delta. You’ll stay in historic hotels that nod to South Africa’s colonial past, riverside forest retreats, and sprawling savannah homesteads that serve up picture-perfect views from every direction. And your team of experienced trackers and private tour guides are always at hand to ensure you spot all the wild sights.

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 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • VIP Meet & Greet - Assistant(4)
    • Document Package - Documents
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Tour - Private - 1/2 Day City & Table Mountain - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Tour - Private - Cape Point and Peninsula - Vehicle/Guide/Driver(2)
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Optional activities
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Cape Town to Nelspruit (KMIA) to Sabi Sands
    Cape Town to Nelspruit (KMIA) to Sabi Sands
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Vehicle/Driver(2)
    • Cape Town - Nelspruit (KMIA) [Direct (1.5 hrs)] - Economy
    • Nelspruit (KMIA) - Sabi Sands [KMIA Airport - Southern Lodges (1.5-3hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide(3)
    • Afternoon Game Drive
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Sabi Sands
    Sabi Sands
    • Morning Game Drive
    • Afternoon Game Drive 2
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 Sabi Sands
    Sabi Sands
    • Morning Game Drive 2
    • Afternoon Game Drive 3
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 Sabi Sands to Nelspruit (KMIA) to Livingstone
    Sabi Sands to Nelspruit (KMIA) to Livingstone
    • Sabi Sands - Nelspruit (KMIA) [KMIA Airport - Southern Lodges (2 hours)] - Vehicle/Driver(3)
    • Nelspruit (KMIA) - Livingstone [Direct 2 hours (Mon, Wed, Fri)] - Economy
    • Transfer - Private - Airport - Siankaba
    • Island of Siankaba Activities
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9 Livingstone
    Livingstone
    • Island of Siankaba Activities +
    • Optional Activities
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10 Livingstone to Chobe to Okavango
    Livingstone to Chobe to Okavango
    • Livingstone - Chobe [2 hours] - Private
    • Chobe - Okavango [Charter Hop] - Economy
    • Transfer - Shared - Camp
    • Shared - Shinde - Activities - Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11 Okavango
    Okavango
    • Shared - Shinde - Activities - Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 12 Okavango to Maun
    Okavango to Maun
    • Transfer - Shared - Airstrip
    • Okavango - Maun [Charter Hop] - Economy
    • Maun - Johannesburg [Direct (1h 40min)] - Economy
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Day 1: Cape Town

Upon arrival into Cape Town, 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. Should you be collecting a rental car, you will be shown to the vehicle rental collection office.

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.

Enjoy a private transfer between the airport and your hotel.

Accommodation: More Quarters

Experience the comfort of independent, luxury apartment living with the renowned Capetonian hospitality of the exclusive More Quarters property in a quintessential corner of Cape Town.  More Quarters boasts luxuriously refined apartments featuring modern and traditional South African furnishings placed elegantly throughout each room ever so settling color scheme and style. More Quarters is ideally located just off the renowned Kloof Street - which is often referred to as being the "heart of Cape Town."  This excellent positioning allows guests to easily explore nearby bars, beaches, great little shops, local eateries and boutiques providing guests with an authentic experience of Capetonian living.

Cape Town
Cape Town
More Quarters
More Quarters

Day 2: Cape Town

Today you will be met by your guide for an exploration of Cape Town, known affectionately as the Mother City. On your tour you will take in the Houses of Parliament, the Castle (built between 1666 and 1679, this is South Africa’s oldest building), lively Greenmarket Square with its daily market, the Company Gardens and of course Table Mountain which will give you spectacular views over the city and Peninsula (cable car fee is not included as it is weather dependent). On your descent, you stop at the Bo Kaap, home to the Cape Malay community, with its cobbled streets and brightly coloured houses. From here you have the choice of being dropped off at the Waterfront to experience this vibrant location at your own pace, with its many shops, restaurants and pubs - or at your hotel to end the tour.


*Table Mountain Cable Car will be closed from 27 July until 10 August for annual maintenance.

Accommodation: More Quarters
Cape Town
Cape Town

Day 3: Cape Town

Today you embark on a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. You take in the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, before crossing over to Hout Bay, where you may choose to join an optional boat cruise to Seal Island. From here you drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives, where you will board a funicular to the top of the Peninsula. Here you will witness the symbolic meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans with spectacular views over False Bay. You enjoy lunch near here (not included – own account) before continuing to Simonstown, the naval base, and visiting the African Penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach. En route back you stop at the world renowned Kirstenbosch Gardens before returning back to your hotel.

Accommodation: More Quarters
Penguins
Penguins

Day 4: Cape Town

Sign up for optional activities (not included in tour price); diving to see Great White sharks, whale watching, visit to Robben Island to see Mandela's prison, visit to local townships, walking tours, visit winelands, cycling, cultural tours and more.

Accommodation: More Quarters
Robben Island
Robben Island

Day 5: Cape Town - Nelspruit (KMIA) - Sabi Sands

Enjoy a private transfer between the airport and your hotel.

Take a flight from Cape Town to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport today. The flight duration is approximately 1.5 hrs.

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 transfer between your Sabi Lodge and the KMIA Airport. This drive should take approx. 1.5 to 3hrs. Delays may occur in rainy seasons and drive time will vary depending on the location of your lodge.

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: Lion Sands River Lodge

Located in the Southern Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Lion Sands is the only Reserve in South Africa to offer a safari in both the Sabie and Sand River ecosystems. The Reserve is family owned and managed by the 4th generation More Family. Their grandfather was one of the founding members of the Sabi Sand Wildtuin in 1948 instilling a long history of community and conservation. Due to the ideal dynamic location, the River Lodge boasts a view of the Sabie River, which cannot be wasted, and is evident through the luxuriously thatched bedrooms featuring private wooden viewing deck. With the quietly rambling river outside your room, you won't have to go far to see wildlife or to drink in the surrounding Sabi Sand Reserve whilst overlooking the world- famous Kruger National Park, all in one glance.

Sabi Sands
Sabi Sands
Lion Sands River Lodge - Superior Luxury Suite
Lion Sands River Lodge - Superior Luxury Suite

Day 6: 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 embark after lunch on a game drive in an open 4x4 vehicle. You’ll be accompanied by an experienced ranger who will share their extensive knowledge of the reserve. A tracker sits in front and follows the animals, often off road to secure sightings that are up close and personal. As the sun sets, you might spot some of the nocturnal animals as they awaken for their nighttime feeding. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge to freshen up for dinner.

Accommodation: Lion Sands River Lodge
Early Evening Game Drive
Early Evening Game Drive
Morning Game Drive
Morning Game Drive

Day 7: Sabi Sands

Before first light, you’ll meet up with other guests at the lodge to head out for another exciting game drive. Sabi Sands is the oldest game reserve in South Africa. Named for the Sand and Sabie rivers that run through the reserve, it is home to many endangered species such as the Wild Dog, the Honey Badger, the Ground Hornbill and the Oxpecker. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge for breakfast.

After lunch, you will venture back into the bush for another exciting game drive. Late afternoon is another productive time for game viewing as the day begins to cool. Both the rare Black (hook-lipped) and White (square-lipped) rhinos wander the reserve. If you’re lucky enough, you’ll spot a ‘crash’ of rhinos grazing as the sun dips below the horizon. After a few hours you will return to the lodge to refresh before dinner.

Accommodation: Lion Sands River Lodge
The Colorful Lilac Breasted Roller
The Colorful Lilac Breasted Roller
Leopard Spots...
Leopard Spots...

Day 8: Sabi Sands - Nelspruit (KMIA) - Livingstone

Transfer between your Sabi Lodge and the KMIA Airport. This drive should take approximately 1.5 to 3 hours. Delays may occur in rainy seasons and drive time will vary depending on the location of your lodge.

Take your flight from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to Livingstone today.

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.

Airport transfer with private vehicle.

A host of exciting activities are available both at the lodge and in nearby Livingstone Town. The following activities are included during your stay, but may be subject to seasonal variations: Tour of Victoria Falls (choice of Zambian or Zimbabwe side, passport conditions apply), Sunset cruise, Makoro trips, Nature trail, Cultural Tour of Siankaba village, or visit Mandia School by foot or mountain bike. One trip per stay to either the Zambian or the Zimbabwean side of the Falls per stay – excludes Zimbabwe visa fee. Also included in your stay are all meals, local brand drinks, scheduled lodge activities, and laundry.

Other activities that are available at extra cost and are subject to availability and seasonal variations. These include: Helicopter flights over Victoria Falls, massages and beauty treatments, White Water Rafting, Elephant Back Safaris, trips to Livingstone Island, trips to Livingstone Museum, micro light flights, fishing, abseiling, bungee jumping, tours of Mosi O Tunya National Park and Chobe National Park. Speak to the lodge directly for more details.

Accommodation: Islands of Siankaba Lodge

The Islands of Siankaba Lodge is the most classic of forested retreats. 25 miles from Victoria Falls, and just 30 miles from the magnificent Chobe National Park, lie two densely forested islands in the mighty Zambezi River. A place of spectacular natural beauty and a haven for an astonishing variety of plant and birdlife. Siankaba's seven secluded chalets, each with its unique and individually different view of the mighty Zambezi River, are linked by a foot bridge to a haute cuisine restaurant. All of this is located on two untouched islands in the middle of the mighty Zambezi River situated between the 'Seventh Wonder of the Natural World', the magnificent Victoria Falls, and the world famous Chobe National Park.

Livingstone
Livingstone
Islands of Siankaba
Islands of Siankaba

Day 9: Livingstone

Today you can enjoy two of the included activities offered by Island of Siankaba, or sign up for extra activities on location. You can sign up for massage treatments, a helicopter flight over the falls, white water rafting, elephant back safari or the Livingstone Island visit. These extras are not included in the hotel cost.

Sign up for optional activities at your hotel (not included in tour price); helicopter, ultra-light, Gypsy Moth flights, elephant-back or horseback safari, white-water rafting, bungee jumping, Chobe game park day trip, jet boat, cultural tours, and more.

Accommodation: Islands of Siankaba Lodge
micro flight Vic Falls
micro flight Vic Falls
Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls

Day 10: Livingstone - Chobe - Okavango

Transfer between Livingstone and Chobe lodges. 

Take your flight from Chobe (light aircraft from Kasane) to Okavango on Mack Air today. Includes departure tax.

Passengers weighing over 110kg will need to purchase an additional seat. Passengers travelling on a seat in plane basis with Mack Air may have up to 2 stops en route to their camp.
Luggage restriction applicable to this flight: 20kg (44lb) per person, for both carry-on and checked luggage. Luggage dimensions must not exceed 25cm (10 inches) wide, 30 cm (12 inches) high and 62 cm (24 inches) long.  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.

To ensure a safe and comfortable ride, a representative from your lodge will meet you at the airstrip and provide you with a transfer to your camp.

Shinde offers a diverse range of activities, courtesy of its location which affords both water and land activities year round. Motorboats or Mokoro provide a chance to experience the incredible bird, plant and reptile species found in the aquatic habitat of the Okavango Delta. Game drives are conducted by a personal guide in comfortable, specially designed game drive vehicles. For the more adventurous, guided walks are also available while fishing enthusiasts will enjoy fishing for a variety of species such as tilapia and tigerfish.

Following is a summary of the included activities at Shinde:

•Fishing and Fly-fishing. Permanent waters of the Okavango Delta allow year round fishing

•Game drives, the area's wet and dry habitat ensures a wide variety of wildlife is consistently found in the area, including regular sightings of the rarely spotted Sitatunga antelope

•Delightful guided walks

•Birding

•Boat excursions including exclusive motorboat access to the Gadikwe Heronry

•Mokoro trails

Accommodation: Shinde

Nestled on a lush palm island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta, Shinde is an intimate, classic camp located on the edge of Shinde Lagoon, which simply teems with animal and birdlife. The camps unique main area comprises a multi-tiered dining room and lounge which is set under canvas under the shade of ebony and mangosteen trees. Shinde was refurbished in 2015. The elegance and historical charm of the iconic Shinde camp has been enhanced by enlarging the eight classic safari guest tents to incorporate a spacious bathroom with a large walk in shower and luxurious fittings. The larger bedroom with new linen and furniture in tasteful colours provide the perfect retreat. Wide sliding doors leading onto the extended front decks afford breath-taking views over the open floodplains or the mysterious waterways of the Delta.

Lilac Breasted Roller
Lilac Breasted Roller
Shinde Camp
Shinde Camp

Day 11: Okavango

Shinde offers a diverse range of activities, courtesy of its location which affords both water and land activities year round. Motorboats or Mokoro provide a chance to experience the incredible bird, plant and reptile species found in the aquatic habitat of the Okavango Delta. Game drives are conducted by a personal guide in comfortable, specially designed game drive vehicles. For the more adventurous, guided walks are also available while fishing enthusiasts will enjoy fishing for a variety of species such as tilapia and tigerfish.

Following is a summary of the included activities at Shinde:

•Fishing and Fly-fishing. Permanent waters of the Okavango Delta allow year round fishing

•Game drives, the area's wet and dry habitat ensures a wide variety of wildlife is consistently found in the area, including regular sightings of the rarely spotted Sitatunga antelope

•Delightful guided walks

•Birding

•Boat excursions including exclusive motorboat access to the Gadikwe Heronry

•Mokoro trails

Accommodation: Shinde
Boat Excursion
Boat Excursion

Day 12: Okavango - Maun

A representative from your lodge will provide a shared transfer to the airstrip today.

Sit back and relax during this short hopper flight that departs the airstrip in Okavango and arrives at the airstrip in Maun.

Passengers weighing over 120kg will need to purchase an additional seat.
Luggage restriction applicable to this flight: 20kg (44lb) per person, for both carry-on and checked luggage. Luggage dimensions must not exceed 25cm (10 inches) wide, 30 cm (12 inches) high and 62 cm (24 inches) long.  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 a direct flight today between Maun and Johannesburg. Flight time is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. Flight scheduled to depart Maun at 1h45pm and arrive into Johannesburg at 330 pm. Please Note: Flight times may vary.

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.

More Quarters: Cape Town

Experience the comfort of independent, luxury apartment living with the renowned Capetonian hospitality of the exclusive More Quarters property in a quintessential corner of Cape Town.  More Quarters boasts luxuriously refined apartments featuring modern and traditional South African furnishings placed elegantly throughout each room ever so settling color scheme and style. More Quarters is ideally located just off the renowned Kloof Street - which is often referred to as being the "heart of Cape Town."  This excellent positioning allows guests to easily explore nearby bars, beaches, great little shops, local eateries and boutiques providing guests with an authentic experience of Capetonian living.

More Quarters
More Quarters

Lion Sands River Lodge: Sabi Sands

Located in the Southern Sabi Sand Game Reserve, Lion Sands is the only Reserve in South Africa to offer a safari in both the Sabie and Sand River ecosystems. The Reserve is family owned and managed by the 4th generation More Family. Their grandfather was one of the founding members of the Sabi Sand Wildtuin in 1948 instilling a long history of community and conservation. Due to the ideal dynamic location, the River Lodge boasts a view of the Sabie River, which cannot be wasted, and is evident through the luxuriously thatched bedrooms featuring private wooden viewing deck. With the quietly rambling river outside your room, you won't have to go far to see wildlife or to drink in the surrounding Sabi Sand Reserve whilst overlooking the world- famous Kruger National Park, all in one glance.

Lion Sands River Lodge - Superior Luxury Suite
Lion Sands River Lodge - Superior Luxury Suite
Bush Dining
Bush Dining

Islands of Siankaba Lodge : Livingstone

The Islands of Siankaba Lodge is the most classic of forested retreats. 25 miles from Victoria Falls, and just 30 miles from the magnificent Chobe National Park, lie two densely forested islands in the mighty Zambezi River. A place of spectacular natural beauty and a haven for an astonishing variety of plant and birdlife. Siankaba's seven secluded chalets, each with its unique and individually different view of the mighty Zambezi River, are linked by a foot bridge to a haute cuisine restaurant. All of this is located on two untouched islands in the middle of the mighty Zambezi River situated between the 'Seventh Wonder of the Natural World', the magnificent Victoria Falls, and the world famous Chobe National Park.

Islands of Siankaba
Islands of Siankaba

Shinde: Okavango

Nestled on a lush palm island in the heart of the northern Okavango Delta, Shinde is an intimate, classic camp located on the edge of Shinde Lagoon, which simply teems with animal and birdlife. The camps unique main area comprises a multi-tiered dining room and lounge which is set under canvas under the shade of ebony and mangosteen trees. Shinde was refurbished in 2015. The elegance and historical charm of the iconic Shinde camp has been enhanced by enlarging the eight classic safari guest tents to incorporate a spacious bathroom with a large walk in shower and luxurious fittings. The larger bedroom with new linen and furniture in tasteful colours provide the perfect retreat. Wide sliding doors leading onto the extended front decks afford breath-taking views over the open floodplains or the mysterious waterways of the Delta.

Shinde Camp
Shinde Camp
Lounge Area
Lounge Area
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.

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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