The Portal offers luxury travel experiences with carefully curated itineraries customized to your wants and needs to unique and special destinations in Kenya and southern France. Whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, or have organized your own group of family and friends, your journey will be tailored to suit your specific needs and preferences. From thrill-seekers to those with limited mobility, it is our privilege and joy to handle with care your precious holiday time and travel investment.
At The Portal, we believe deeply in the power of travel to expand minds, open hearts, and deepen human consciousness. Let us help you discover, journey, adventure, go, fly, roam, travel, voyage, explore, learn, expand!
The Portal Team
The Portal’s extraordinary JOURNEYS collection is the lovechild of seasoned luxury safari operator, Christine; marrying her passions for wandering the world and organizing life to the finest detail. With more than 25 years of experience and, more importantly, established relationships both on the ground and in the field, Christine is passionate about the heart of travel.
After pausing for a child-rearing hiatus, Christine was launched organically back into her role of stewarding customized African travel. Now back in full swing, her reach has extended into the deepest corners of Australia and France. In addition to safaris, she organizes and facilitates destination workshops with internationally celebrated artists and photographers at breathtaking locations far and wide. She can even provide you with a travel assistant to accompany you on your journey from departure to arrival home if desired.
How it all started
In my mid 20’s I found myself in East Africa alongside the amazing Phil Osborne – travel guru, conservationist and philanthropist. Phil mentored me on many levels while sharing the world of Africa – his lifelong mistress. With Phil’s vision, we co-founded a new safari model - custom designed, intimate, and off the chart safaris to private homes and tented camps in the bush.
This was eco tourism on steroids (before we even knew to call it that.) We hit a travel nerve and the company grew, from East Africa to Southern Africa, then to Stations in the Outback, and Estancias of Argentina.
After many years of extraordinary adventures, marriage and babies entered my world. With this new focus of energies, we elected to sell the travel group. Now with our two beautiful adults in college, I realized how much I missed this part of my soul. Welcome you to The Portal, my new boutique travel company where we create extraordinary journeys.
Our goal is to deliver expansive and intentional experiences, custom crafted that to exceed expectations (with some surprises), while honoring your investment of time and travel dollars. Our offerings also include unique “work shop” or “explore & expand” trips with some very talented folks!
The Portal is open. Let the journeys begin!