www.Kensington Tours .com Customized Private Tours to the most extraordinary places in the world ngadventure.com/ratings Awarded 2008 Best Travel Companies on Earth by the editors of National Geographic Adventure Magazine Travel has been my life 9s passion. And what I have learned along the way is that there are thousands of extraordinary places around the world that can only be unlocked with the freedom of private travel. Experienced local guides, finely attuned to your personal expectations and connected to the people and culture, deliver breathtaking moments.
This is the Kensington experience -- private, guided travel built on an exceptional depth of local knowledge and attention to detail that is only possible when your trip is customized. On behalf of Kensington Tours, our destination experts and our guides, I invite you to experience unforgettable moments and extraordinary destinations. Jeff Willner Founder, Kensington Tours Fellow, Royal Geographic Society ICA " EGYPT & ANCIENT LANDS " SOUTH AMERICA " CENTRAL AMERICA " SOUTH EAST ASIA " CHINA " INDIA " EASTERN EUROPE " AUSTRALIA & PACIFIC " AFRICA " EGYPT & ANCIENT LANDS " SOUTH A MERICA " CENTRAL AMERICA " SOUTH EAST ASIA " CHIN the most extraordinary places in the world Experience ... more. less.
the world 9s most extraordinary destinations with the luxury of a private guide, vehicle and driver 3 for as much as 40% less than leading group tours.<br><br> cWe just returned from the best trip our family has ever taken... not a trip, a life altering experience! d Cindy and Jim Shorris You catch that first glimpse of the pyramids, indulge in the bright colors of India or marvel at the magnificence of a leopard, and then suddenly you realize these moments of splendor are yours to savor for as long as you wish. After all, this is your private luxury tour.<br><br> Customized Itineraries and Expert Destination Consultants Put You in Control: We use the experience of our in-house destination consultants and the local knowledge of our on-the-ground staff to give you customized itinerary suggestions to more than 60 of the most extraordinary countries around the globe. Our itineraries combine the best sites and experiences with best-in-class properties to suit your pocketbook. Value adventure tours, signature premium tours, right up to the most exclusive properties in a class all their own, our expert consultants will tailor a tour that is perfect for you.<br><br> Luxury without the High Price Tag -- The Kensington Advantage: Compare and see: Our private tours are 30-40% less expensive than group tours with other quality travel companies. But don 9t take our word for it; here 9s what the editors of National Geographic Adventure Magazine said: cLuxury without the high price tag is the guiding principle on Kensington 9s East and North Africa tours. d Kensington Tours Advantage Private Enjoy your own personal guide and vehicle, set your own pace and priorities. Flexible No pre-set itineraries.<br><br> Start when you want. Change what you want. Peace of mind In-country offices provide 24/7 emergency support.<br><br> Trusted Over 10,000 satisfied clients. Value Private tours for as much as 40% less than leading group tours. the most extraordinary places in the world ICA " EGYPT & ANCIENT LANDS " SOUTH AMERICA " CENTRAL AMERICA " SOUTH EAST ASIA " CHINA " INDIA " EASTERN EUROPE " AUSTRALIA & PACIFIC " AFRICA " EGYPT & ANCIENT LANDS " SOUTH A MERICA " CENTRAL AMERICA " SOUTH EAST ASIA " CHIN expert support Relax and enjoy every moment of your trip, with expert private guides and in-country office support Experienced Local Guides and 24/7 Support: With an exceptional depth of cultural knowledge and an average of 15 years experience our local guides, together with our on-the-ground staff, will give you personal, expert attention to make your trip the experience of a lifetime.<br><br> Bringing You the World: The Kensington Tours team can help you build unique and inspired itineraries to more than 60 of the most extraordinary countries around the globe including destinations in: In the pages ahead you 9ll read about these extraordinary destinations and some of the things that make them special. For up-to-the-moment itinerary recommendations and to start planning your vacation visit us at: www.Kensington Tours .com call 1 888 903-2001 or contact your travel professional. Please note: All prices in this brochure are per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to change based on availability, seasonality and customization.<br><br> cThe attention to detail was unbelievable and the availability of all of the representatives throughout Egypt and Canada was fantastic. d Lisa Hahn-Cordes South America Central America Africa Egypt & Ancient Lands India China South East Asia Australia & Pacific Eastern Europe the most extraordinary places in the world FRICA " EGYPT & ANCIENT LANDS " SOUTH AMERICA " CENTRAL AMERICA " SOUTH EAST ASIA " CHINA " INDIA " EASTERN EUROPE " AUSTRALIA & PACIFIC " AFRICA " EGYPT & ANCIENT LANDS " SOUTH Africa C.A.R. CAMEROON GABON G H A N A LIBERIA IVORY COAST NIGER CHAD LIBYA MALI ALGERIA SENEGAL GAMBIA SIERRA LEONE MOROCCO MAURITANIA EGYPT SUDAN ERITREA SOMALIA ATLANTIC OCEAN INDIAN OCEAN CONGO ANGOLA MOZAMBIQUE MADAGASCAR ETHIOPIA KENYA TANZANIA ZAMBIA BOTSWANA NAMIBIA SOUTH AFRICA UGANDA RWANDA Home of the quintessential safari experience, East Africa features the finest game parks in the world - Masai Mara, Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater. Juxtaposed with the icy heights of Kilimanjaro, and the balmy coast of Zanzibar and Mombasa, this rugged land is a life changing experience for almost all who visit.<br><br> Southern Africa is awe striking in its own right. from thundering Victoria Falls and the Okavango Delta in Botswana to favourites Kruger Park and Cape Town, travellers are dazzled. Masai Mara: Africa 9s Greatest Wildlife Reserve The northernmost portion of the larger Serengeti ecosystem, Masai Mara features the best game viewing in the region.<br><br> The park 9s small size funnels animals into a tight space, and rules allowing off-road driving mean visitors can venture into plains covered with hundreds or even thousands of animals. Serengeti: Witness the Great Migration Tanzania 9s oldest national park, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as hundreds of thousands of zebra and Thomson 9s gazelle join the wildebeest 9s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers the most expansive game-viewing in Africa.<br><br> the most extraordinary places in the world cAs Bob and I approached our 40th Wedding Anniversary, we wanted to plan a trip that we would always remember!!! Our trip to Kenya was everything we thought it could be and so much more! William our guide and soon to be friend, was the BEST OF THE BEST!!! d 4 Bob & Sue Pattison ICA " EGYPT & ANCIENT LANDS " SOUTH AMERICA " CENTRAL AMERICA " SOUTH EAST ASIA " CHINA " INDIA " EASTERN EUROPE " AUSTRALIA & PACIFIC " AFRICA " EGYPT & ANCIENT LANDS " SOUT Africa Ngorongoro Crater: The 8th Wonder of the World Often called 8Africa 9s Eden 9 and the 88th Natural Wonder of the World 9, Ngorongoro is an experience not to be missed.<br><br> A massive extinct volcano, its sheet walls drop thousands of feet to a cNoah 9s Ark d of animals on the verdant floor below. Large herds of zebra, buffalo, antelope and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun and the endangered black rhino grazes in the morning mist. Northern Kenya: Contrast of Kenya 9s Desert, Savannah & Mountain Parks In the arid North, the waters of the great Ewaso Nyiro River in Samburu draw wildlife in great numbers to its banks, providing high quality game viewing.<br><br> Laikipia National Reserve has become a sanctuary for elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and a wealth of plains game. Mt Kenya, Africa 9s second highest peak, is an awe-inspiring sight. Its ragged series of peaks are crowned with snow, and its slopes are thick with forest.<br><br> To complement the most sought-after parks and sites of Kenya and Tanzania, there are a wide variety of other breathtaking parks and lakes that offer alternative experiences, ask your travel consultant or visit our website to find out more. Zanzibar, Mombasa & Lamu: Luxurious Beaches of the Indian Ocean Tanzania 9s island paradise of Zanzibar is the ultimate relaxation destination with history, culture, architecture, spice plantations and dazzling sand beaches. In Kenya, the spectacular and economical beaches of Mombasa are also a terrific way to relax after a safari.<br><br> Or, explore the less travelled beaches of Lamu. The narrow streets, markets and squares on this picturesque island move at the same pace they always have. There are no vehicles on this island, and the donkey and the dhow remain the dominant form of transport.<br><br> AMERICA " CENTRAL AMERICA " SOUTH EAST ASIA " CHINA " INDIA " CHINA " INDIA " EASTERN EUROPE " AUSTRALIA & PACIFIC " CENTRAL AMERICA & MEXICO " SOUTH EAST ASIA " CHINA " INDIA Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro: A feat you 9ll remember forever A unique life experience, Kilimanjaro is challenging both for the fittest climber, yet still accessible for amateur enthusiasts. The highest peak on the African continent, it is also the tallest freestanding mountain in the world rising in breathtaking isolation from the surrounding coastal scrubland. A beacon for visitors from around the world, most climbers reach the crater rim with little more than a walking stick, proper clothing and determination.<br><br> And those who reach Uhuru Point, the actual summit, or Gillman 9s Point on the lip of the crater, will have earned their climbing certificates and their memories. Gorilla Trekking, Rwanda & Uganda: Endangered Giants in Tropical Beauty Travelling to Rwanda 9s Parc des Volcans or Uganda 9s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to see these endangered giants is one of the most exciting and poignant wildlife encounters possible. Experience man 9s closest relative as a standalone Africa vacation or as an addition to a safari.<br><br> Victoria Falls & Zambia: Nature at Her Most Powerful and Awe-Inspiring A breathtaking site, the world 9s largest falls crash across a sheet rock face over 1km wide, mere meters away from visitors. From Livingstone, Zambia, also experience adrenaline activities including ultralight, helicopter flights, white water rafting, river cruises, bungee, elephant-back safaris, and more. Botswana: Intrepid Travellers are drawn to Chobe National Park and the Okavango Desert A favourite destination for intrepid travellers, Botswana 9s wilderness of savannas, deserts, wetlands and salt pans impresses.<br><br> Experience Chobe National Park in northwest Botswana, which has one of the largest and most diverse game concentrations in Africa - including a spectacular elephant population. The Okavango Delta is a labyrinth of lagoons, lakes and hidden channels covering an area of over 17,000 square km. Trapped in the parched Kalahari sands it is a magnet for the wildlife who depend on the permanent waters of this unique feature.<br><br> ICA " EGYPT & ANCIENT LANDS " SOUTH AMERICA " CENTRAL AMERICA " SOUTH EAST ASIA " CHINA " INDIA " EASTERN EUROPE " AUSTRALIA & PACIFIC " AFRICA " EGYPT & ANCIENT LANDS " SOUT Africa AMERICA " CENTRAL AMERICA " SOUTH EAST ASIA " CHINA " INDIA " CHINA " INDIA " EASTERN EUROPE " AUSTRALIA & PACIFIC " CENTRAL AMERICA & MEXICO " SOUTH EAST ASIA " CHINA " INDIA South Africa: Perfect blend of cosmopolitan sophistication, African culture and breathtaking wildlife Cape Town has rightfully earned its reputation as one of the world 9s most beautiful cities. Transfixed between Table Mountain and seven spectacular ocean beaches, and with a myriad of activities including wine tasting in nearby Stellenbosch, it is a 8must see 9. Experience a city tour of Johannesburg including Soweto before setting off for Kruger National Park, home to the Big Five of Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant as well as 360 species of bird life.<br><br> Kensington Insider Tip: In East Africa, Kensington is the only company that uses the Lake Victoria border crossing between Masai Mara and Serengeti. This cuts over $1,000 from the cost of a safari, and saves you seven hours in small planes and airports. A Few of our Favourite Tours 3 Let us customize one for you Kenya Discovery - 6 days from $1,684 Game Tracker (Kenya and Tanzania) - 10 days from $4,559 Kilimanjaro Ascent - 7 days from $1,508 Zanzibar Extension - 4 days from $1,997 Victoria Falls, Botswana & Cape Town - 9 days from $4,572 For private tours to Africa contact our destination experts at 1 888 903-2001, visit www.KensingtonTours.com or call your travel professional.<br><br> ICA " EGYPT & ANCIENT LANDS " SOUTH AMERICA " CENTRAL AMERICA " SOUTH EAST ASIA " CHINA " INDIA " EASTERN EUROPE " AUSTRALIA & PACIFIC " AFRICA " EGYPT & ANCIENT LANDS " SOUTH A MERICA " CENTRAL AMERICA " SOUTH EAST ASIA " CHIN the most extraordinary places in the world cJust want to thank you all very, very much for organizing our dream honeymoon. We really did have the most fantastic time in Africa and everything was more amazing than we could ever have imagined... c Sherridan & Olaf Morgan certified quality Peace of Mind from Start to Finish: When you travel with Kensington Tours you benefit from the confidence and convenience that comes with a fully-certified and web-optimized North American tour company.<br><br> This, combined with our local expertise and personalized attention, gives you dramatically better value for your vacation experience and peace of mind the whole way through. Proven Track Record and Certified Quality: We have been leading tours since 1999 and have grown rapidly to become one of the leading FIT (customized) luxury tour operators. We have thousands of satisfied clients to prove it.<br><br> Kensington Tours is a member of American Society of Travel Agents, Better Business Bureau Online, National Tour Association, Association of Canadian Travel Agencies, Adventure Travel Trade Association and Africa Travel and Tourism Association. In 2008 Kensington Tours was awarded Best Travel Companies on Earth by the editors of National Geographic Adventure Magazine. Responsible Tourism: By employing one guide for every two travelers (compared to one guide for 10-12 people at other companies), Kensington Tours has been committed, from inception, to investing in the local people and economy.<br><br> Today, Kensington Tours has taken this commitment one big step further and created Kensington Cares, our charitable foundation that encourages travelers to 8leave a footprint 9 by supporting education for disadvantaged children in the communities we visit For more information, visit www.KensingtonCares.org . www.Kensington Tours .com Toll-Free (866) 445-8978 National Geographic Adventure Best Travel Companies on Earth 2008 For current itinerary recommendations from our experienced destination consultants, visit www.KensingtonTours.com , call toll free 1 (888) 903-2001 or call your travel professional. National Geographic Adventure Best Travel Companies on Earth 2008 www.Kensington Tours .com Toll-Free 1 (888) 903-2001<br><br>