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Introducing Explorer in Residence, Travis Steffens

Locations: Africa, Madagascar

Travis Steffens, Kensington's newest Explorer in Residence, is a primatologist with a passion for conservation who has dedicated his life and research to community development efforts, environmental education, eco-tourism projects, and international awareness in Madagascar. Considered an expert in the field, Steffens' current research is on the impact of habitat loss and threat of extinction posed to lemurs, a primate with 100 different species (many of which are endangered) endemic to the isolated African country.

In addition, this 21st century explorer founded Lambas for Lemurs, a conservation education program seeking to inform local Malagasy people of the dangers lemurs face, promote the protection of these primates, encourage sustainable living and help locals understand how conservation efforts can help attract tourism. While not living in Madagascar, Travis brings travelers to remote wilds in Africa, Central America, and the Canadian Rockies. Travis holds a BSc and MA in Primatology and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto.

Kensington Tours is proud to have Steffens leading one of our riveting Madagascar tours. Click here for more information.

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Madagascar Eco & Culture Adventure with Travis Steffens

15 days from $9150 to join our explorer-led, special group departure: Oct 30th, 2014*
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Embark on an epic journey through an exotic land of leaping lemurs, neon chameleons, carnivorous plants, tropical rainforests, and beyond perfect beaches. Discover Madagascar’s incredible biodiversity which has earned it the nickname of “The Eighth Continent” with this in-depth exploration of the country. Tour departs October 30th 2014.
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