South Africa Family Safari

9 days from $5,391 per person*
  • Explore the Madikwe Game Reserve, a safari lodge that puts families first.
  • Track the Big Five and other beasts on guided game drives.
  • Visit the Cape Point Peninsula and spot African penguins waddling along the beach.
  • Discover the wonders of Cape Town and the Cape Winelands together with the kids.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of premium family-friendly accommodations and safari lodges.
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If you asked any child to imagine their dream destination, they’d probably end up describing South Africa. A busy, bustling city with plenty to see and do with a great big mountain right in the middle? Check. Up-close access to lions, elephants, and other zoo animals, without the zoo? Check. The chance to make new friends far away from home? Check and mate. Building an adventure that gives every member of the family exactly what they want can be a difficult task. South Africa makes it as easy as (bobotie) pie.

This family-focused adventure combines the cosmopolitan delights of Cape Town with ample time among South Africa’s wild creatures. Start things off at Table Mountain, the city’s iconic landmark, on a private tour that introduces you to its endemic plant and animal life as well as Bo-Kaap, the city’s vibrant Cape Malay community, before whiling away the afternoon at the museums and shops of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Later, get a personal perspective on life in the townships on a visit to several social development projects funded by Uthando, a responsible-tourism non-profit. After going penguin-spotting at Cape Point Peninsula, discover the bucolic pleasures of the Cape Winelands with a privately guided treasure hunt through the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve and a special family picnic. Last stop: the Madikwe Game Reserve. Here, you’ll have the chance to head out into the park on numerous guided game drives to track the Big Five and more than 8,000 animals representing 28 species, as well as take part in all sorts of kid-centric activities geared for any and all ages. The wild lands of South Africa beckon. Bring the whole pack. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Activity - VIP Meet & Greet - Assistant
    • Activity - Documents Package - Documents
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 2 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day City & Table Mountain - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Self-Guided - Victoria & Alfred Waterfront At Leisure
  • Day 3 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Shared Tour - 1/2 Day Uthando Community Involvement (3.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Private Tour - Cape Point Peninsula Active Adventure (8-9 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Tour - Specialty Lunch - Local Eats - Lunch
  • Day 5 Cape Town
    Cape Town
    • Private Tour - Family Winelands Escape (8-9 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Tour - Specialty Lunch - Local Eats - Lunch
  • Day 6 Cape Town to Johannesburg to Madikwe Game Reserve
    Cape Town to Johannesburg to Madikwe Game Reserve
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Cape Town - Johannesburg [Direct, 2 hrs] - Scheduled Flight
    • Air - Johannesburg - Madikwe Game Reserve [Direct, 1 hr] - Charter Flight
    • Fly in Fee - Included
    • Lelapa Lodge Kid's Activities
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Inclusive
  • Day 7 Madikwe Game Reserve
    Madikwe Game Reserve
    • Activity - Morning Game Drive
    • Activity - Afternoon Game Drive 2
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Inclusive
  • Day 8 Madikwe Game Reserve
    Madikwe Game Reserve
    • Activity - Morning Game Drive
    • Activity - Afternoon Game Drive 2
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Inclusive
  • Day 9 Madikwe Game Reserve
    Madikwe Game Reserve
    • Air - Madikwe Game Reserve - Johannesburg [Direct, 1 hr] - Charter Flight
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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Day 1: Cape Town

Upon arrival to Cape Town, you will be welcomed at the door of your aircraft by a local representative holding a sign with your name on it. Alongside your assistant, you will be directed through immigration, baggage collection and customs before being directed to your onward flight, airport hotel, or to your awaiting driver and vehicle.

To ensure a seamless experience, a documents package containing useful information including a detailed itinerary with pick­-up and drop­-off times, emergency contact information and relevant e­-tickets will be provided to you.

Enjoy a private transfer between your hotel and Cape Town airport. 

Accommodation: More Quarters Hotel

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.

South Africa Family Safari Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Welcome to the More Quarters
Welcome to the More Quarters
South Africa Family Safari Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Snack by the Pool
Snack by the Pool

Day 2: Cape Town

Beat the crowds and start the day early with your private guide by visiting Cape Town’s most iconic landmark, Table Mountain. One of the most spectacularly bio-diverse places on Earth, an estimated 1,500 unique species of plant-life are found on Table Mountain alone, many of which are endemic and found nowhere else on the planet. Ascend by cable car as the mist from the clouds open up to the main plateau while striking views of Cape Town come into crystal-clear focus. Now with a better understanding of the city’s layout, walk past Cape Town’s storied past as your guide recounts the colorful histories of the Houses of Parliament, the Castle of Good Hope (South Africa’s oldest building) and the well-tended Company Gardens. Bargain your way through the lively Greenmarket Square in search of souvenir while meeting local artisans along the way. As you enter another one of Cape Town’s famed stop at Bo-Kaap, learn how the Cape Malay community, with its cobbled streets and brightly colored houses became one of city’ most vibrant neighborhoods. There’s no better way of understanding local history than through your Capetonian guide. From here you have the choice of being dropped off at the V&A Waterfront to experience this landmark at your own pace, with its many shops, restaurants and pubs - or at your hotel to end the tour. Should you choose to visit the waterfront, please speak to your Destination Expert for a range of recommendations for lunch.

The V&A Waterfront is surely one of the top attractions in Cape Town no matter your age, interests or group dynamic. To name a few highlights, the Two Oceans Aquarium is home is an incredible array of exotic, seemingly other-worldly creatures from the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Behind the aquarium, a small colony of Cape fur seals are almost always found on the docks, ready and waiting to pose for your camera. Chavonnes Battery, Cape Town’s first fortification, is now a museum with artifacts from centuries past. At the heart of the waterfront lies the Clock Tower of Cape Town and for those wanting to learn more about the harbor's history, a stop at the SA Maritime Museum is a must. For your shopping needs, a visit to the Victoria Wharf Shopping Center is the perfect stopover for designer items and authentic Cape souvenirs.

Accommodation: More Quarters Hotel
South Africa Family Safari Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Cape Town's Bo-Kaap District
Cape Town's Bo-Kaap District
South Africa Family Safari Tours 2020 - 2021 -  The V&A Waterfront
The V&A Waterfront

Day 3: Cape Town

Uthando South Africa is a charity that supports a wide range of highly effective community projects across the country. In an effort to showcase their initiatives and to offer a glimpse into the work being done to uplift disadvantaged communities, Uthando offers daily excursions to visit the sprawling townships around Cape Town where their programs are underway. On this outing, you will visit at least three of the social development projects being funded through Uthando. These visits offer a unique and authentic introduction to the social problems confronting so many South Africans while also illustrating the innovative and inspirational ways in which these issues are being overcome. Importantly, the projects are not treated as tourist attractions and the tours are designed to educate, inform and inspire while also respecting the dignity and privacy of the people affected. The projects are, after all, places where people work and live. At the end of your community experience, you will be dropped off at your hotel. It is worth noting that a portion of your tour price goes directly to Uthando charities.

Accommodation: More Quarters Hotel
South Africa Family Safari Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Uthando Community
Uthando Community

Day 4: Cape Town

The Cape Peninsula is a complete contrast to cosmopolitan Cape Town. With its wild national parks, artistic bohemian seaside villages and working fishing harbors, this day is focused on embracing the locals and spending as much time out of the vehicle as possible. With your specialist guide, head to your first stop – Cape Town’s coolest coffee at Muizenberg’s Surfers Corner, the epicenter of South Africa’s surf culture. From here it’s off to Kalk Bay to explore the harbor and meet the jovial, often entertaining members of the fishing community. Browse bohemian art shops and perhaps take a short hike through the fairy-like Milkwood forests; the day will be curated to your wishes as it progresses with the help of your guide. Head to Simon’s Town to find our rogue penguins on a secret beach that’s typically only accessible to locals. Weather permitting, you’ll be invited to snorkel or use stand-up paddle-boards to gain a unique perspective of the penguins. After visiting Cape Point, venture deeper into the Peninsula and explore deserted wild beaches, secret coves, rock pools and shipwreck-strewn hiking trails away from the tourist crowds. This part of the Table Mountain National Park is home to ostrich, baboons, tortoises and mountain zebra, so be sure to have your camera ready to capture photos of these often elusive animals. The return journey along the Atlantic coast offers countless lookouts, hidden cafes and watering holes that are chock full of character. You’ll experience this firsthand when you stop for a beer tasting at a local surfer hang-out, the final stop before being returned to your hotel after an active day in the Cape Peninsula.

No tour of Cape Town is complete without trying the city's local eats and treats. Today, enjoy a casual lunch option where the food-quality is high and the vibe is relaxed. Cafes, fish & chips, market stalls and artisanal food offerings with seasonal produce are to be expected, served with unpolished but genuine service. Please note: local drinks are included during your lunch experiences however anything over and above the local soft drinks, house wines and beer will be at additional cost. For alternative lunch options, please speak to your Destination Expert to learn more.

Accommodation: More Quarters Hotel
South Africa Family Safari Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Hiking in the Cape Peninsula
Hiking in the Cape Peninsula
South Africa Family Safari Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Market Fresh Produce in Cape Town
Market Fresh Produce in Cape Town

Day 5: Cape Town

Bond as a family with the brilliant Cape Winelands as a backdrop on this private and tailor-made outing. Designed to create memories your kids will talk about to for years to come while also providing you with the full Winelands experience, begin the day with a treasure hunt through the scenic Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve, situated in the Franschhoek Mountains. Affording spectacular views over the Franschhoek Valley, the reserve is home to small animals, fynbos and a diversity of plant life. The quest leads to Breakfast Rock (less than a leisurely mile into the reserve) where juice and delicious home-baked treats are served. The next stop is a charming boutique estate renowned for its sparkling wines. From here, the resident winemaker travels to Champagne every year, and - glass of bubbles in hand - it is clear that his time is well spent. While parents enjoy a wine-tasting, kids have their own, specialized iced-tea tasting, never left out for a moment. You will also explore the charming town of Franschhoek with its French Hugenot origins – and will have the option to participate in active hiking and biking which is ideal for older kids. Then it’s on to a family-friendly wine estate where family is at the heart of all things, and where little explorers are not only warmly welcomed but are invited to treat their farms as a playground. This is a world where fountains have been specially designed for cooling off after a run through the vines, and milk and cookie tastings are done in a cellar courtyard. In the afternoon, old wine estate with ancient cobweb-filled cellars reveal their secrets to wine aficionados and young imaginations alike. Taste the flavors and vintages of the region while kids are entertained by ghost stories, play in magical surrounds and wander through charmed gardens.

No tour of Cape Town is complete without trying the city's local eats and treats. Today, enjoy a casual lunch option where the food-quality is high and the vibe is relaxed. Cafes, fish & chips, market stalls and artisanal food offerings with seasonal produce are to be expected, served with unpolished but genuine service. Please note: local drinks are included during your lunch experiences however anything over and above the local soft drinks, house wines and beer will be at additional cost. For alternative lunch options, please speak to your Destination Expert to learn more.

Accommodation: More Quarters Hotel
South Africa Family Safari Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Family on the Vineyard
Family on the Vineyard

Day 6: Cape Town - Johannesburg - Madikwe Game Reserve

Enjoy a private transfer between your hotel and Cape Town airport. 

Board a flight in Cape Town with direct service to Johannesburg. Approximately flight time is two hours.

Please note, luggage restrictions apply to this regional flight: 1) Maximum of one checked bag, weighing up to 50 lbs (23 kg); Checked baggage cannot be larger than 62 linear inches (158cm). 2) Guests can also bring one piece of carry-on luggage with a maximum weight of 17lbs (8kg). Guests may also bring one slimline laptop bag.

 

Board a scheduled charter flight in Johannesburg with direct service to Madikwe. Approximate flight time is one hour. 

Please note, strict luggage restrictions apply to this charter flight: 1) Maximum of one soft-shell checked bag, weighing up to 44 lbs (20 kg). 2) Guests can also bring one piece of carry-on luggage with a maximum weight of 11lbs (5kg); carry-on luggage cannot be larger than 24”x16”x12” (60cm x 40cm x 30cm). Guests may also bring one slimline laptop bag. Hard-case luggage will not be permitted on the charter plane. Space for extra luggage can be provided by purchasing an additional seat on the plane (allowing for up to 132 lbs of extra luggage).

Children of all ages are welcome at Madikwe Safari Lodge's Lelapa Lodge. There are many activities available for children including: Family safari drives, bush orientation, bug CSI, dung tracking, track pack with plaster of Paris, baking in the kitchen, making pizzas in the boma, star gazing, games night and much more. There are a whole array of activities for you and your family to choose from. You can opt for as many or few as you feel like; the choice is yours. These are some of the activities we offer:

  • Bush orientation entails a number of fun and interesting bush skill activities, for example learning which tree to use to make a toothbrush or which trees have edible properties. Kids will also learn how to find their direction in the bush, make fire and find water.
  • Painting/drawing/coloring in, a range of options that we try and make relevant to what was seen on the drives during your stay. These can be included in the notebook so that the memories the kids take home can be enjoyed by everyone.
  • Baking in the kitchen gets the kids into the kitchen to try out their culinary prowess. They'll get to decorate their own chef's hat with colored crayons, make and cut cookies and then decorate them with all sorts of exciting goodies. The cookies are enjoyed at lunch/tea time.
  • Making pizzas in the new pizza oven in the boma. The process starts with making the dough and ends with a lovely hot pizza being served for lunch/tea. Note that the oven is only operated by the Lodge staff so as to ensure the safety of the little chefs.

All of the above activities will be hosted by our managers, so if you wish to slip away for a little R&R you can do this knowing you won't be missed because your little ones are in excellent hands!

Eco House: The center is managed by our Field Ranging team so there is continuity between the activities done outdoors to what we continue with as experiential learning done inside the ECO-HOUSE. The relationship is also continued so the kids don't need to meet a new team of the staff and have the ranger taking them on safari and doing the learning.

Rules: 

For everyone's safety and best interests, there are a few rules that you need to be aware of, and comply with. But we are confident that these will not take anything away from an incredible safari experience for the entire family.

  • No walks for kids under 16 years of age;
  • Unfortunately no safari drives for kids under the age of two years and kids between two and six are only allowed on the late morning family safari drives;
  • The family safari drives for ages two and older depart at 11:00 in winter and 10:00 in summer with duration of approximately two hours; (same as the above)

Notes from the Lodge: 
- Unfortunately no game drives are allowed for children under the age of two years and children between the ages of two and five are only allowed on the late morning family safari drive. The family safari drive for children aged two to five departs at 11:00 in winter and 10:00 in summer and lasts approximately two hours. We can't determine how long bumbles are, they're usually about an hour depending on the age of the kids and how well they behave on the vehicle. We generally tell parents it's an hour bumble so that there aren't any problems if we can't keep them entertained for longer than an hour, if they are happy and behave well we keep them out a bit longer.
- Kids don't bake in the kitchen. 
We don't teach kids how to make fire because they tend to want to set everything alight after that. 
The arts and crafts can't be put in the activity books but are sent home with the kids.
We don't have chefs hats that they can decorate but they do get a hat and apron while baking.
Kids don't make their own pizza dough because we use the ready made bases, pizza baking only happens on boma nights and not during the day.
Kids activities are hosted by our children's liaison and the rangers, not the managers.

Accommodation: Madikwe Safari Lodge

The name Madikwe translates as ‘place of blood’, ‘the crocodile’ and ‘wealth’ in the indigenous languages of the area, and as such is synonymous with wilderness. Madikwe has a rich heritage, being first home to the ancient San people, and then to Nguni tribes migrating south. Later, missionaries and cattle farmers settled in the area and eked out an existence in the rugged terrain. In the 19th century, Madikwe was part of the Bechuanaland protectorate, and the land, which now forms the reserve, saw action during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899 – 1902. All these myriad histories and experiences linger at Madikwe, making it a unique space in the Southern African landscape. Today, the reserve is an abundant habitat for flora and fauna, which thrive in this wilderness. The rich red timbres of the African earth are reflected in the warm tones of Madikwe Safari Lodge. Cradled between rolling hills, the suites are clustered in three intimate camps. What has been created is a Lodge which blends and flows with the natural landscape.

South Africa Family Safari Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Madikwe Cubs
Madikwe Cubs
South Africa Family Safari Tours 2020 - 2021 -  South Africa Madikwe Game Reserve
South Africa Madikwe Game Reserve

Day 7: Madikwe Game Reserve

Embark on an early morning game drive with your expert ranger. Madikwe is known for its diverse wildlife species as a result from the effort put forth in the 90's to encourage conservation with a program named "Operation Phoenix". This epic project is to this day one of the largest game translocation exercises ever undertaken in the world. More than 8,000 animals of 28 species have been released into the Madikwe Game Reserve including elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, cheetah, wild dog, spotted hyena, giraffe, antelope and other various herbivores. You’ll be out on the reserve for a few hours before returning to the lodge before lunch.

During this afternoon game drive you’ll understand why the Madikwe Game Reserve is a testimony to an enlightened conservation plan which has created an exceptional environment for wildlife to thrive. To enter Madikwe is to stand at the very threshold of African wilderness. This is a near-perfect ecological environment where every plant, animal, and insect forms an essential part of an intricate web of survival, the epitome of the phrase “Circle of Life.”  Here, life and death are one and a necessity for the continued existence of this naturally occurring phenomenon that has been unchanged in Africa for millions of years.

Accommodation: Madikwe Safari Lodge
South Africa Family Safari Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Zebra in the Madikwe Game Reserve
Zebra in the Madikwe Game Reserve
South Africa Family Safari Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Young and Old Elephants Alike...
Young and Old Elephants Alike...

Day 8: Madikwe Game Reserve

Embark on an early morning game drive with your expert ranger. Madikwe is known for its diverse wildlife species as a result from the effort put forth in the 90's to encourage conservation with a program named "Operation Phoenix". This epic project is to this day one of the largest game translocation exercises ever undertaken in the world. More than 8,000 animals of 28 species have been released into the Madikwe Game Reserve including elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, cheetah, wild dog, spotted hyena, giraffe, antelope and other various herbivores. You’ll be out on the reserve for a few hours before returning to the lodge before lunch.

During this afternoon game drive you’ll understand why the Madikwe Game Reserve is a testimony to an enlightened conservation plan which has created an exceptional environment for wildlife to thrive. To enter Madikwe is to stand at the very threshold of African wilderness. This is a near-perfect ecological environment where every plant, animal, and insect forms an essential part of an intricate web of survival, the epitome of the phrase “Circle of Life.”  Here, life and death are one and a necessity for the continued existence of this naturally occurring phenomenon that has been unchanged in Africa for millions of years.

Accommodation: Madikwe Safari Lodge
South Africa Family Safari Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Lions
Lions

Day 9: Madikwe Game Reserve

Board a scheduled charter flight departing from the airstrip near your lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve with direct service to Johannesburg. Approximate flight time is one hour.

Please note, strict luggage restrictions apply to this charter flight: 1) Maximum of one soft-shell checked bag, weighing up to 44 lbs (20 kg). 2) Guests can also bring one piece of carry-on luggage with a maximum weight of 11 lbs (5 kg); carry-on luggage cannot be larger than 24”x16”x12” (60cm x 40cm x 30cm). Guests may also bring one slimline laptop bag. Hard-case luggage will not be permitted on the charter plane. Space for extra luggage can be provided by purchasing an additional seat on the plane (allowing for up to 132 lbs of extra luggage).

 

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 Hotel: 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.

South Africa Family Safari Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Welcome to the More Quarters
Welcome to the More Quarters

Madikwe Safari Lodge: Madikwe Game Reserve

The name Madikwe translates as ‘place of blood’, ‘the crocodile’ and ‘wealth’ in the indigenous languages of the area, and as such is synonymous with wilderness. Madikwe has a rich heritage, being first home to the ancient San people, and then to Nguni tribes migrating south. Later, missionaries and cattle farmers settled in the area and eked out an existence in the rugged terrain. In the 19th century, Madikwe was part of the Bechuanaland protectorate, and the land, which now forms the reserve, saw action during the Anglo-Boer War of 1899 – 1902. All these myriad histories and experiences linger at Madikwe, making it a unique space in the Southern African landscape. Today, the reserve is an abundant habitat for flora and fauna, which thrive in this wilderness. The rich red timbres of the African earth are reflected in the warm tones of Madikwe Safari Lodge. Cradled between rolling hills, the suites are clustered in three intimate camps. What has been created is a Lodge which blends and flows with the natural landscape.

South Africa Family Safari Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Madikwe Safari Lodge Vistas
Madikwe Safari Lodge Vistas
South Africa Family Safari Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Madikwe Safari Lodge Private Dining
Madikwe Safari Lodge Private 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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    My Kenya trip was seriously the best trip of my life, and I absolutely loved every second of it! It was my dream vacation and the reality far exceeded the dream. Catherine, my trip consultant, answered all of my many questions and made sure everything went super smoothly. Daniel, my guide, was so fun, interesting, and informative. He went out of his way to make sure my trip was special. I really can't put into words how much I loved it other than I'm already thinking about another trip to Africa. I will definitely be using Kensington Tours again!

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    Our guide Elisha was absolutely incredible! He was friendly, helpful, funny, and remarkably knowledgeable about the area, the animals, and especially the birds! The accommodations were excellent and the staff at those places was wonderful. The Kubu Kubu tent camp in Serengeti was particularly special, and we felt truly appreciated and pampered by the staff. With their smiling help, we even learned some Swahili! Thank you for the trip of a lifetime.

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    We had no idea what to expect on this trip but exceeded even our wildest imagination. Daniel, with Kensington, laid out a wonderful plan. The upfront quality and detail on the proposal really sold us. The guides and local support crews on the trip, were on time, personable, and knowledgeable. Special shout out to Shamiel with Ilios Travel in Cape Town. He was joy and clearly loved sharing Cape Town with us.

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    The trip was the best thing we have ever done. The people we dealt with were professional and made sure every part of our trip was trouble free.

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    The guides were friendly and very accommodating throughout my trip. One of the guides took me to the oldest tea house as a bonus on my tour. It was great being with the people and enjoying a cup of tea. My driver invited me to have Turkish coffee which was a very nice touch to my trip. The accommodations were phenomenal, being near the pyramids was outside of this world. The Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo was a wonderful hotel as well. Gesa was great to work with! She was so nice and accommodating throughout the whole planning process. Especially during for the first part of my trip which had nothing to do with my tours with Kensington Tours. She planned everything out perfectly on my trip.

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    The Kensington Kenya and Tanzania African Safari itinerary and experience exceeded all expectations. From the moment we were met at the airport, we were completely cared for. Our Destination Expert, Erin Cotton, even checked in on us during the trip. Our guides were excellent; Albert and Steve were exceptionally knowledgeable, organized and considerate. The accommodations were all fantastic with friendly staff, comfortable rooms for the family, and great food. Although the balloon trip over the Mara River was a highlight, each game drive was a memorable adventure as or guides toured Amboseli, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and the Masai Mara. We got to spend some time in the local villages and dine with some of the other tourists in the middle of the bush and on a spectacular cliff overlooking the plains of Kenya and Tanzania. Most of all, every morning we looked forward to spending time with our guides searching for animals and learning more about the whole ecosystem.

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    Our trip was amazing! The accommodations were lovely. Our safari guide made the experience memorable! Our only job was to relax and enjoy. The guide for our day in Sawato and to visit the Apartheid museum was extremely knowledgeable. This is our second trip with Kensington Tours. We will definitely use again.

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    We left everything to our tour rep, Louise Baer. She did a fantastic job. We had no expectations at all but were absolutely overwhelmed with our accommodations. We were treated so well by everyone. It was an unbelievable trip of a lifetime. Our drivers were fantastic. I felt so safe. Brilliant holiday. Thank you, Kensington!

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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