Having been big admirers of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for many years, we are grateful and humbled to have consolidated our charitable donations to this one medical humanitarian organization over the past three years. Since 1971, MSF has had an unswerving commitment to independence, impartiality and neutrality in providing lifesaving medical assistance to people who need it most worldwide. Singular in their effort to reach communities that are not being assisted, even in the most dangerous areas of the world, MSF cares for over 10 million people every year by operating over 160 projects in more than 50 countries experiencing armed conflict, epidemics, natural and man-made disasters, and weak health systems. Over 80% of its financial resources are allocated to fulfill its social mission, 4.5% to administrative services and 15% to fundraising. Being a global private travel provider, we cannot imagine supporting a more effective NGO with such a worldwide reach. Similar to recent years, we respectfully support MSF through our commitment to donate 1% of the price of each Kipling & Clark private tour sold through 2024.
By the very nature of what we do as a luxury travel agency, each Kipling and Clark private tour is custom and unique unto itself, based on your specific interests and wishes. Our services are singular, high-touch and personal. In contrast to a more ostentatious style, our sense of luxury is subtle, understated, aesthetically pleasing and experiential.
We are grateful for the long-standing relationships and personal trust we have established with our many global luxury travel suppliers in serving our noteworthy, engaging clients. Our worldwide “guanxi” has been a critical resource in providing our high-touch and fun private travel services.
Kipling & Clark was initially founded upon our love for exploring distant lands within the context of private, independent travel. As the founder and CEO, I have thoroughly enjoyed exploring the globe’s many compelling cultures and lively landscapes with my wife, Bev, and daughter, Zen. After visiting Burma as her first overseas trip at age 4, Zen has become a truly intrepid traveler! Since then, our extended Lynch Family has embarked on more than 30 global private tours, creating rich, deep memories that we hold dear.