Compass Blog

Compass is a collection of blogs based on the imaginative research the Kensington team undertakes to ensure we find new and better ways to transform travel into a more meaningful and personal experience. In other words, we are always on the lookout for a secret café in Paris, the best spot to find the black rhino, a favorite local dish, a superb hike out of Buenos Aires and the next great hidden lodge. To accomplish this we've enlisted our team of destination specialists. When they are not designing custom trips that wow our clients, they are traveling the world for inspiration. In addition, we have pulled together a team of 'Explorers-In-Residence' - Royal Geographic Society Fellows, Explorer's Club Fellows and leading adventurers with fascinating stories. Follow these explorers and gain a unique perspective from their awe-inducing expeditions.

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100 Miles of Wild: Madagascar's Limestone Labyrinth

Located over 1000 miles east of Africa, Madagascar (4th largest island in the world) is as exotic a destination as you could imagine. Formerly a French colony, the island famous for its unique plant and animal species (particularly lemurs, a threatened primate found only on the island) - having evolved over its 200 million years of isolation from the mainland. Read More »

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The Truth Behind The Movie, Madagascar

A few weekends ago, I held a conservation education event for my organization, Planet Madagascar, at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. I spoke to over 400 parents and children about issues facing Madagascar biodiversity. About halfway through this event, it struck me that almost everyone had heard of Madagascar. Read More »

African Safaris, Nature's Splendor, Tailor-made Private Tours

South Africa On Sale!

Save $250 Per Person When You Book South AfricaCape Town, Kruger, Sabi Sands, Hermanus, Victoria Falls, Madikwe, Garden Route & More Now is the time to explore Kensington's portfolio of award-winning private guided South Africa tours and adventures tailored to suit your personal travel style schedule and budget. Read More »

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Explorer in Residence, Travis Steffens: Planet Madagascar

Travis Steffens is a primatologist by trade, but his travels - stretching from Australia to tours of Africa to Central America and beyond - have led him to a broader calling of conservation education, sustainable living practices and overall improvement and preservation of the life that calls Madagascar home. Lambas for Lemurs is just one of Travis' exemplary conservation efforts, and is actually one part of a broader project called Planet Madagascar. Read More »

African Safari, Family, Family Fun

Escape Magazine Features Kensington's Family Safaris In Kenya

Escape Magazine (a journal from American Express travel) features Kensington Tours' Kenya safaris in its summer 2013 issue of Family Escapes. The author of the article, Heidi Mitchell, picked seven exciting destinations for parents traveling with children which included Kensington's safaris in Kenya's Masaai Mara. She spoke to our East Africa destination specialist, Pieter Boerma, who shared a few great insights and recommendations for going on safari as a family. Read More »

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