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.

Postings for May, 2010


The Ultimate Adventure - Gorilla Trekking in the Congo

Deep in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, close to the Rwandan border lies Kahuzi-Biéga National Park, one of the last refuges of the Eastern Lowland Gorilla.  The park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is the last places on earth where these majestic creatures can be seen in the wild.  It’s the ultimate adrenaline adventure and these photos and video were taken during a recent private guided tour with Kensington through the wilds of the Congo and Rwanda. Read More »


Meerkat Madness

Just interacting with the locals - Taken during a private guided Kensington safari though Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, Botswana. Read More »


That Awful & Sometimes Unavoidable Thing Called Jet Lag & How To Beat It!

• Drink lots and lots of water before, after and during your flight. • Try to get some sleep on the plane. Bring your pillow, wear an eye mask or earplugs if you have to. • Don’t eat too much before or during flying – but also don’t eat too little! • Avoid caffeine... cut out the coffee, tea and soda. • Avoid drinking alcohol beforehand or during – this one is important! • Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate... Read More »

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