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Kate & Darren Humphrys with Henry, Olive and Hume

Kate & Darren Humphrys with Henry, Olive and Hume

Compass Odyssey

(200 Reviews)
Offices In:
South Africa South Africa
Australia Australia
1-5 employees (Founded in 2006)
Member Of:
Southern Africa Tourism Services Association
Tour Types:
Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
Botswana BW
Mozambique MZ
Namibia NA
South Africa ZA
Swaziland SZ
Zambia ZM
Zimbabwe ZW
Kate & Darren Humphrys with Henry, Olive and Hume

Kate & Darren Humphrys with Henry, Olive and Hume

Compass Odyssey prides itself as being a small and personable travel planner and is owner-managed by Kate and Darren Humphrys, who live in the bush on the edge of South Africa's Greater Kruger region along with their three children Henry, Olive and Hume. Compass Odyssey offers quality travel experiences that provide their travelers with a journey that is both informative and inspiring.


I would give then 100 stars if I could!!

We actually didn't get to go in June 2020 but I needed to write this review anyway!!

In 2019, I began planning an Africa trip with Darren at Compass Odyssey for 7 people in June 2020. He was amazing from the very beginning. Always available to answer any questions we had, patient with us when we changed our minds about exactly what we wanted to do, and planning a great trip that would fit into our budget. Over the planning time, we had people drop out, people who wanted to extend their trip, concerns about what "shots" we might need and a myriad of other concerns. Through all of that, Darren was a champ. He handled every change we wanted made, answered all of our questions and allayed all of our concerns.

Then comes COVID! We had to postpone our trip, which Darren handled brilliantly. He made sure that all of our deposits would hold until June 2021 and took care of all the legwork involved in moving our trip out a year.

Here we are approaching June, 2021, and we are now having to postpone again, as some of our travelers are still uncomfortable with going. I assumed we were going to have to just cancel and try to get reimbursed by our travel insurance for nonrefundable expenses already paid.

Well, that didn't happen. Darren stepped up to the plate and all of our deposits, etc, have been extended until at least the end of 2022. So our trip of a lifetime isn't gone, just on hold!

I'm pretty positive that we will go in 2022, but I know for a fact that if we can't, Darren will make it right for us. I'm sure that, eventually, I will be back here writing another glowing review after we get back from our trip.

If you ever want to go to Africa, you could not find a better company than Compass Odyssey or a better person than Darren, to plan YOUR trip of a lifetime!!

Amazing Experience

Compass Odyssey was wonderful! They worked with us on an itinerary ensuring we had an exclusive adventure.

From the moment of our arrival until departure everything was top notch. Our accommodations were beautiful, our guide Mortimer was spectacular.

We went with another couple and we were all impressed with entire organization. We have traveled together to numerous countries and by far our best experience.

Compass Odyssey will not disappoint, we are looking forward to returning.

The best tour we have ever been on with great people, service and lots of African animals seen!

Everything on our tour went exactly as planned from itinerary planning with Darren to each stop on our adventure. There are so many great choices of activities and we were able to choose the ones that fit our interests well. Very attentive to our needs and travel was made easy with no worries. We saw plenty of animals and birds on each leg of the tour. I am a photographer and got many great images. The guides were very knowledgeable about all the wildlife and birds - felt as though they were biologist/ornithologist/botanist combined. We felt very safe as well. It was our first trip to Africa and had some fears that were completely allayed by the staff and accomodations. People could not have been more friendly. We want to go back again!

Excellent operator that I have never experienced before

I was planning to visit South Africa in December 2020 and ask 4 agencies to quote and give me a itinerary plan through Safaribooking. Mr. Darren in Compass Odyssey gave me the most quick response and appropriate plan to suit my request. Especially, I am searching to see the wild dog and he kindly investigate where has more possibility to see them at that timing and made me a plan.

Finally, very unfortunate situation coming from COVID situation and have to cancel the trip but even this cancellation he made me very detailed support without any complain or fee to pay. I'm surely recommend them as agency to go to Safari in South Africa and of course I'll come with them to see wild dog in the future. Thank you again Darren and see you in the future.

Another Fantastic trip with Compass Odyssey!!

"It is not death man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live" -Marcus Aurelius This is my second trip with Compass Odyssey and I don't see how you could get better service. Darren and Kate take care of every little detail so you can enjoy every second of your trip. Especially during the current time, they made sure I was aware of every Covid requirement such as forms and details regarding testing requirements, etc.. They as usual kept me updated on every aspect of the trip as well. This is a great time to travel, airports are extremely less crowded, flights were about 1/2 full giving you ample room to relax(I had an entire row to myself on each flight from Ft Lauderdale-Joburg to and from), airports and airplanes are the cleanest they have ever been with frequent sanitization. I had prepared for the journey to be somewhat tedious with Covid protocols etc. and I was very wrong the journey was fairly easy and customs was extremely quick also(no large crowds!!). Once again they selected top notch lodges with amazing food and even better staff (Nottons in Sabi Sands and Senalala in Klaserie). Some of the most friendly people you will ever meet and will have a fantastic time!! You won't be disappointed with Compass Odyssey!! And now is a great time to travel with lower prices(airlines,etc) and less crowds.

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