Herding cattle at dusk, South Sudan


For those who’ve just joined a team, welcome aboard! Here are the ways to get your deposit or payment to Secret Compass. In making your payment, you agree to our standard Terms and Conditions.

Card payments

Our Card Payments page is here. We accept all major credit cards (Am Ex is an exception but will be possibly from early 2017). Please ensure that the full amount due in £GBP is received by Secret Compass with your being responsible for any charges. Expeditions require a deposit to secure the spot with the rest due 90 days before departure (Expedition deposits are £400, UK Weekend deposits are £125 and AMECA deposits are £250).

Bank transfers

Please ensure that the full amount due in £GBP is received by Secret Compass with your being responsible for any bank charges. Expeditions require a £400 deposit (UK weekends £125) to secure the spot with the rest due 90 days before departure. Email Secret Compass to let us know that a transfer is en route so we can hold your spot as transfers can take several days. Please put your surname against the transfer.

  • Account name: Secret Compass
  • Account number: 81485881
  • Sort code: 403021

Payment protection and Ts and Cs

In paying via any method to confirm your spot on a team or project, you agree to Secret Compass’s standard Terms and Conditions. Your booking is insured by International Passenger Protection (IPP) and its panel of insurers. This insurance is only valid for passengers who book and pay directly with Secret Compass.

International payments

For deposits made into the Secret Compass account in £GBP the details are as follows. Ensure that you cover all charges and kindly email Secret Compass to let us know that a transfer is en route so we can hold your team spot as international transfers can take several days to arrive. Please put your surname against the transfer.

  • Swift code: MIDLGB2157F
  • IBAN number: GB73MIDL40302181485881
  • Bank address: HSBC PLC, 25 Market Street, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST3 1BH, UK


Secret Compass does not accept cheques.

What next? Get ready!

Team spots are only confirmed once payment has been received by Secret Compass. Our Get Ready section will help you prepare for all aspects of this expedition. As soon as you have them, send us a passport scan (if not already attached to your Booking Form) and your flight and travel insurance details. Wait to hear that your expedition is a confirmed departure before booking your flights; see our standard Terms and Conditions for more information around this.

  • Your balance will be due 90 days in advance of departure.
  • Your leader will send an introductory email in the lead up to departure.
  • Study your Expedition Handbook: get fit, get kit, go forth and adventure!

The Journal

Terms and Conditions
  1. One entry per person.
  2. Closing date for entries is 12:00 AUG 3.
  3. Entrants must be at least 18 years old.
  4. The prize includes: two weekend tickets to attend The Adventure Travel Film Festival in North London The prize does not include: meals, paying workshops, camping equipment or travel expenses.
  5. Getting to the venue in London is the responsibility of the winner.
  6. The prize is only available from 11th – 13th August 2017.
  7. The prize cannot be exchanged for a cash alternative.
  8. The prize cannot be sold or used by anyone other than the winner.
  9. The prize winner can choose who they will give the second ticket to and all of the terms and conditions here apply to that person.
  10. The promoter reserves the right to provide an alternative prize of similar value should the specified prize become unavailable for any reason.
  11. Neither the Promoter nor any other person or party associated with this promotion shall be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever suffered (including, but not limited to, indirect or consequential loss or damage) or personal injury or death suffered or sustained in connection with either participation in this promotion or with any prizes offered.
  12. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the terms of this prize and without notice in the unlikely event of a major catastrophe, war, earthquake or any anticipated or alleged breach of any applicable law or regulation or any similar event or if circumstances arise outside of its control.
  13. The winner will be selected randomly by Secret Compass on 04 AUG 2017.
  14. Attempts will be made to notify the winner using the email address provided at the time of entry. If the promoter, having used reasonable efforts, is unable to contact the winner, then the prize is forfeited and further draw(s) may be conducted.
  15. The winner may be required to take part in reasonable publicity as specified by the Promoter.
  16. The Promoter cannot be held liable for IT system failures or delays or loss of entries.
  17. The organiser reserves the right to cancel this competition, or to change any condition of this competition, without notice.
  18. Acceptance of these terms and conditions is a condition of entry.
  19. No purchase necessary.