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 February, 2013

African Safari

Where To Sleep: Jack's Camp, Botswana

As our Africa expert extraordinaire, Gabrille Nijdam is a catalogue of intricate safari details and secluded luxury lodges. Carefully researched and personally experienced, her list of luxury safari camps is impressive. Making Gaby’s list of picks is no easy feat as her expectations for opulence, comforts and jaw-dropping moments are extremely demanding. If you’re considering a Botswana tour, our Africa specialist will undoubtedly direct you to Jack’s Camp. Read More »

African Safari

The Gentlemen's Expedition - Chilling in Zanzibar

Mikael Strandberg’s A Gentlemen’s Expedition Through East Africa shares his return to Kenya and Tanzania with Kensington Founder Jeff Willner in a soulful 5 part series. His insights on the rhythm, people and life in East Africa invite readers to go far beyond the surface of this popular safari destination. Read More »

Nature's Splendor

Madagascar Surprises

I'll be the first to admit that I'm in a serious and committed relationship with Africa. I've traveled to over 11 countries and been on more than a 100 game-drives in various parks. The affair is exciting, terrifying, inspiring and unwavering. The best part? No matter how comfortable or familiar I become, there's always more opportunities to learn, discover and be swept off my feet time and time again. Read More »

Food & Wine

Snapshots of the Easy Life in Sicily

After spending a week in Sicily I decided that two things are required to visit this extraordinary island - a desire for diverse experiences and a ferocious appetite. Sicily is an island best explored without a stiff itinerary, allowing ample time to wander and explore its sometimes hidden treasures. Here’s another thing I learned – a private guide and driver are essential assets to help learn and discover the varietal gems of this island. Read More »

Active Adventures, African Safari

Where To Sleep: Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, South Africa

Andrew Drummond, Africa specialist, thrives on exquisite tastes and has done extensive research on the most opulent properties featured in South Africa. Drawing from his conquest for breathtaking destinations and luxury properties, Andrew’s latest pick is the stunningly beautiful Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. “Grootbos is an idyllic blend of extravagance and nature. Read More »

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