Custom Tailored Itineraries

The first step in creating your itinerary is to find out more about you! Do you have an idea of where you want to go? What are your specific interests (wildlife, culture, birds) and what activities (horseback riding, hiking, cooking lesson) do you want to include? Let’s talk about your travel preferences for accommodations (luxury, rustic or a nice mix), activity level (easy, moderate or adrenaline rush) and any fears (flying in small planes) we need to know about? As you can see, there are no wrong answers! And the more we know about our travelers, the better we can design your adventure.

Hosted Journeys

We offer exclusive safaris and cultural journeys for groups of four to twelve adventurers. Over the years we’ve found these trips to be popular with first-time Africa travelers, solo travelers and those who prefer to travel with a small group. These itineraries are designed with a specific focus and set departure dates and are hosted by Duffle & Compass founder Carol Oken or guest escorts with expertise that provides added value for our clients.


Kenya Flying Safari

June 4 - 15, 2017

This escorted journey is the perfect way to see three vastly different wildlife areas in Kenya.  We begin at the famous Giraffe Manor where you can breakfast with these beauties poking their heads in for treats.  Up in the high plains of Laikipia where conservation is king, we’ll spend time at a private reserve with a very successful rhino breeding program.  Visit a local Samburu market, ride camels and quad bikes, and sleep under the stars if you like.  Our last stop is the Masai Mara’s wildlife-rich savanna where we may see the front line of the great wildebeest migration and the predators they attract. 

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Photo: Carol Oken

Best of Southern Africa Safari

April 25 – May 10, 2017

This “bucket list” safari has been designed to include some of the best destinations in Southern Africa.  Join us to discover Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Botswana’s first-rate wildlife viewing areas, and Victoria Falls, the largest curtain of water on the planet.  Three countries in 16 days on a private, escorted safari for a maximum of six lucky travelers.  Luxury accommodations, private guides and vehicles, a wide variety of activities and a big dose of Southern Africa hospitality await you!

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Responsible Tourism and Philanthropy

Travelers have an effect on the places they visit. Tourism dollars can have a positive social, economic, cultural and environmental impact. We limit our portfolio to working with safari outfitters and destination specialists who have environmentally and socially responsible operations that minimize impact on wilderness areas, employ local citizens and provide financial benefits for local communities.

Your professional guides will share their expertise on current conservation and community struggles as well as the political and cultural issues of the area. Knowing more about the lands you travel and the people who live there builds mutual respect and fosters cultural understanding. We can arrange visits to local communities, schools, clinics and homes. Duffle & Compass can also provide information about philanthropic opportunities that are specific to the areas you will be visiting.