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.


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.