A&K Philanthropy & Responsible Tourism
The goal of Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP) is to provide long-term support for existing natural ecosystems to ensure that human populations, flora and fauna continue to survive and coexist successfully.
A&K and AKP have pioneered a new form of community development assistance by forging informal partnerships with grassroots initiatives and compassionate travellers.
"A decade ago, Abercrombie & Kent introduced wood-saving stoves to the Masai. Total rejection," says A&K co-owner Jorie Butler Kent. "Only when the Masai learned that the stoves would conserve resources and reduce wood collection by 70% did they become interested. Moral: Education is the key to alleviating poverty."
AKP traces its beginnings back to 1982 when funds were first raised for conservation efforts within the Masai Mara National Reserve. Today, AKP carries on our commitments on a global scale, sponsoring projects that address pressing environmental, educational and public health needs in all the regions we operate.
• Reduce the impact of climate change
• Take a proactive role in protecting endangered species
• Educate local people to protect the environment for their benefit and future generations
• Help travellers understand fragile ecosystems so they continue to thrive
AKP has once again been recognized in the World Savers Awards, earning top honours in the 2011 Doing It All category for our contribution to Poverty Relief, Environmental and Cultural Preservation, Education Programs, Wildlife Conservation and Health Initiatives.
has awarded A&K the prestigious 2010 Global Vision Award for its pioneering work in harnessing the power of travel to protect the environment, preserve cultures and transform communities.
Click here to visit the Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP) website
The Galapagos. After Mashpi we were somewhat apprehensive and hoping that the luxury and diversity of the Lodge would not deter from the different experience that was awaiting us on the MV Eclipse. Wow! The whole job lot with the crew, the guides, the food, the other guests and the islands and wildlife . . . . just blew us away. An American lady and her husband that we teamed up with on some trips said to us "How are we going to explain to friends and family back home about this place?" We all agreed that you couldn't!
Thanks for organising the holiday Eleanor and thanks to A&K
- RY, Berkshire
Save the Florentine Monuments
Is restoring the monuments that are the cultural heritage of Florence and a world treasure. We are the sole benefactors in the restoration of the bust of Benvenuto Cellini on the Ponte Vecchio, one of the most important monuments in Florence.
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