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 March, 2013


Between Hanoi and Angkor Wat

Kerstin Sowden, Asia Specialist, had grand expectations of Angkor Wat. Delving deep in to research and reveling in countless pictures she romanticized about standing amidst the ancient ruins, lit by the soft hues of day break. She transformed her imaginations to reality last month on her private-guided Vietnam and Cambodia tour and she's returned more enraptured than when she left. Read More »

Exclusive Access

Introducing New Elite Collection of European Tours

Kensington is proud to now offer an Elite Collection of European tours for travelers looking for rare experiences, one of a kind moments, and exclusive access. Experience the grandeur of the Sistine Chapel afterhours alone with expert private guide or walk through Voltaire's private library or tour St. Petersburg on a private excursion led by Dostoevsky's great grandson. These are just a few examples of our extraordinary portfolio, hand-crafted by our team of Senior European Specialists. Read More »


Brett On The Water: Ganges River, Conclusion

In his blog, Brett on the Water – Ganges India, Brett Rogers shares his adventure of paddling the Ganges River as an intrepid explorer and story teller. From his arrival to the bustling city of Delhi and travels to the foothills of the Himalayas to his introduction to the Ganges, Brett brings this holy river to life with the enriching experiences and new friends he gained along the way. Read More »


Mark Terry Wins Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal

Explorer in Residence and filmmaker, Mark Terry, was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for his international humanitarian service on Mar 6, 2013. The award acknowledges Mark's work with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and their partnership on his documentary feature films The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning and The Polar Explorer. "It is a great honour to be selected for this award," said Mark. Read More »

Tailor-made Private Tours

Town & Country Magazine Features Alaska By Private Plane Tour

Town & Country Magazine features Kensinton Tours' Alaska by private plane tour in its April 2013 issue; "Explore Alaska's rugged terrain with Kensington Tours. On the group's safari, you'll stay in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and fly into the wildnerness each day on private plane for guided safaris, kayaking, and rafting". Travelers experience the best of this Alaska Tour by traveling on a private plane. 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 »

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