Kensington Tours is pleased to announce that celebrated explorer Mikael Strandberg has joined the company as the first member of its Explorers-In-Residence-Program, as support for the company’s new Expedition Series. The Expedition Series will feature a collection of itineraries to remote places and destinations thought to be inaccessible to most travelers.
“It’s the places that people believe that they cannot go, these are the places where the hidden wonders of the world and breathtaking experiences await,” said Strandberg.
A professional explorer for the past quarter century, Mikael Strandberg has garnered accolades and support from groups all over the world. The Royal Geographical Society in London considers him one of the 50 most important explorers on earth and The Explorers Club has called him “the best contemporary explorer in the world.”
Strandberg will collaborate with Kensington founder and CEO Jeff Willner to design and develop new adventure tours for intrepid travelers. Strandberg will also be available to guide these expeditions as well as draw up customized expeditions, upon request.
Willner and Strandberg recently undertook a scouting mission to The Democratic Republic of the Congo to assess its potential for intrepid travelers. Congo itineraries – featuring endangered Eastern Lowland Gorillas, Pygmy tribes and the Nyiragongo volcano – are the first in the Expedition Series.
Other itineraries are still under development, including Antarctica exploration with polar explorers, motorcycle safaris in Kenya, Tanzania and Russia, deep dive submarine into the Cayman Trench and cultural discoveries in Yemen, Oman and North Korea.
And Strandberg is confident in his partnership, “I am indeed honored to be an Explorer-in-Residence for this brave company. Brave makes a difference, helps a country, builds bridges and creates trips that open people’s minds. With a visionary and a lover of humanity like Jeff Willner at its helm, Kensington Tours is really in the forefront of what good tourism should be today.”