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See penguins on a tour of Antarctica

Adventurers dreaming of Antarctica and penguin colonies can experience the untouched wilderness like never before: Kensington Antarctica Experiences take you to the heart of Antarctica.

Penguins are one of Antarctica's most iconic creatures - comical on land yet graceful in the water, they are an endearing sight for travelers of all ages. Four different species of the bird are found on the southern continent, including the Adelie, the Emperor, the Chinstrap and the Gentoo penguins.

Each of these species is known for its distinctive appearance. Adelie penguins have small white circles around their eyes, while the massive Emperors are famous for their height and the yellow coloring on their heads and necks. Chinstrap penguins have a signature band of black feathers under their chins, and the Gentoo have bright reddish-orange bills.

Travelers have long been experiencing these fantastic birds on the good selection of Antarctic cruises available. According to Gabrielle Njidam, Regional Manager for Africa at Kensington Tours, there is now an alternative way for intrepid adventurers to experience both the penguins and the vast natural land of Antarctica. "For several months a year (November- January) an exclusive luxury eco-camp comes to Antarctica. Accessed by private jet from Cape Town, guests are hosted by expert polar guides and spend 8 days exploring the continent, visiting isolated penguin colonies and participating in a host of activities from hiking and kite skiing to 4x4 explorations and visits to science stations. Unlike the cruises that navigate the icy shores, clients of Kensington Antarctica explore the heart of Antarctica and go where few people – only explorers and scientists - have ever been."

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