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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Kensington Cares Spearheading New Vision for Education Masai Mara Kenya

Kensington Cares has been supporting education projects in Kenya’s Masai Mara for as long as we’ve existed. It is in our DNA. Recent projects have included a new Kindergarten and two dorms (one for girls and one for boys) to help students who often live far from school stay in school longer. Past projects have included lunch programs, school supplies funding and classroom construction. Our next project is our biggest and most exciting by far. Read More »


Kensington Cares: Twins Thrive Thanks To New Incubator

Kensington Cares has been working to support a medical and surgery centre in the Trans Mara district near Kensington’s Mara West Camp. The facility has had a huge impact on the community, making it possible to easily perform emergency operations that weren’t possible before, saving many lives. Recently, Kensington donated an incubator for the clinic to help with premature births. Read More »


Kensington Cares: Kindergarten Project is Underway!

Kensington Cares is currently funding the construction of a kindergarten in Trans Mara District (just outside Masai Mara National Reserve) to replace the much too small and crumbling room that once served as a not such a welcoming or effective learning environment.  The local building crew is working on plastering up the inside and outside of the building and other final touches. We recently received these images of the progress of our kindergarten project as well as some of the children. Read More »


Kensington Cares: Supporting Educational & Health Initiatives in Masai Mara

Kensington Cares is currently funding the construction of a girls’ dorm in the Mara community near our Mara West Camp. This dorm will allow the 7th and 8th graders who currently live too far from the school to walk both ways every day and continue their education at the high school level. Without this opportunity most of these girls would not complete high school and have no hope of furthering their education. Read More »

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