Holidays to Africa 2016, Luxury Africa Holidays with A&K

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In a world of cultural variety and intense contrasts, there's nowhere quite like Africa to take your breath away. Across this expansive land, 54 diverse countries vie for attention: from the barren deserts of the Kalahari and Sahara to the dark, impenetrable forests of Uganda, and the fertile grasslands of the savannah in between. Wild, untamed and profoundly uplifting, everything from its natural beauty to its deeply troubled history is tangible. The canvas upon which Africa is painted is an invigorating blend of history and colour: on this continent where humans first came into existence you'll find customs and traditions so far removed from our western existence they could be from another planet, seen in the incredible rock-hewn churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia and the sacred burial sites in Madagascar. But this is all part of Africa's soul-lifting, life-enriching charm. 

Not forgetting, of course, the animal kingdom. From Zambia to Zimbabwe, safari vehicle to traditional mokoro, the wildlife of Africa brings the beauty of its natural landscapes to life. The heart-pounding energy of the wildebeest as it plunges through rivers and savannahs during the Great Migration contrasts wildly with the lumbering, sun-scorched elephants that roam the arid deserts of Namibia. Off its 26,000km coastline you'll find beasts of the deep: South Africa's quaintly unusual Hermanus is one of the most prolific whale watching regions in the world. Whether it's your first visit or your fiftieth, Africa never fails to get under your skin.

Africa with A&K
Africa is often associated with safari - for which Abercrombie & Kent has unrivalled credentials and expertise. Yet the immense expanse of the African continent and its complement of paradise islands offers a great deal more besides.

With offices throughout Africa and our own people on the ground, A&K's knowledge and experience in African holidays and Safaris is unsurpassed.

People return from Kenya full of admiration for the friendly people, colourful tribes and unbeatable game viewing - notably the spectacular annual migration of wildebeest and zebra between the Serengeti to the Mara. The 'Big Five', the high point of many a safari, are resident in higher concentrations here than perhaps anywhere else. Safaris in Tanzania are also amongst the most celebrated in the world. There is simply so much wildlife in the country's many national parks, which include the Serengeti, famed for the annual migration of prolific amounts of game, and the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which cocoons an array of wildlife that roams the crater floor.


South Africa, with its melting pot of cultures, easy-going atmosphere, sophisticated lodges, superb wines and cuisine, wonderful scenery and excellent safari is arguably the most all-encompassing destination in the world. The Western Cape vineyards carpet the rolling landscapes of Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch, and the celebrated Garden Route follows Africa's southern coast along windswept cliffs, sandy bays, sheltered forests and mountains - perfect for nature lovers.

If you subscribe to the belief that the world has become all too familiar, then consider Namibia and prepare to be amazed by its rugged coastline and ever-changing colours; or the island of Madagascar, renowned for its rich flora, fauna and golden sands. Further north, Ethiopia's rich religious history, archaeological treasures, unspoiled mountain scenery and desert valleys make it one of Africa's most fascinating countries.

Zanzibar, with its fascinating Arabic roots, superb diving and stunning white beaches is the perfect complement a safari or a destination in its own right - as is fashionable Mozambique whilst a tropical paradise awaits in the islands of the Indian Ocean.

Whatever you want from your journey to this region of extreme beauty, intense soul and heart-stopping contrasts - whether its cultural insight, pure relaxation, gourmet cuisine, wildlife or adventure - or a combination of everything - our Africa and Indian Ocean specialists will create an itinerary that delivers exactly what you want.

Pricing
At A&K all of our African Safaris & Holidays 2016, 2017 are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. However, as a guide, a 8 day safari in Africa will cost from £3,625 per person based on two adults sharing with flights from the UK and subject to availability.



Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Classic Botswana

Nights: 8 | from £4,745

There is nowhere like Botswana. The wilderness experience here is second to none, with vast swathes of pristine savannah, flood plains, rivers and lagoons bursting with life. Combine three different areas for a dazzlingly diverse safari. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made Private set departure

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Classic Ethiopia

Nights: 10 | from £3,845

The dream holiday for anthropology and archaeology lovers alike, Ethiopia breathes history from every beautiful pore; the world’s ‘first human’ has been discovered here and rock-hewn churches, ancient monasteries and the source of the Blue Nile await your explorations. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Adventure & Culture

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Classic Kenya

Nights: 8 | from £4,745

Get the most out of the Kenyan wilderness: combine two intimate lodges in two diverse areas – Lewa and the Masai Mara – where you can search for wildlife on foot, by air and even by camel. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made Private set departure

Safari & Wildlife | Honeymoons

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Classic Rwanda

Nights: 8 | from £4,995

Compact Rwanda delivers a mighty punch. This is one of the only places in the world in which you can experience intimate encounters with wild mountain gorillas – as well as a wealth of other primates, and a bounty of birds. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Classic South Africa

Nights: 13 | from £5,695

The Rainbow Nation has it all: mountain highs, wild (and wildlife rich) seas, endless savannah filled with game and an easy-going atmosphere. In two weeks you can combine the magnificent city of Cape Town, with a classic road trip and a first-class safari. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made Private set departure

Safari & Wildlife | Honeymoons

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Classic Northern Tanzania

Nights: 12 | from £6,170

Classic Tanzania has everything you could ask for from a trip to East Africa. Visit a trio of great game parks – staying in classic camps and ticking off the Big 5 (and more) – before retreating to the beguiling, culture-rich island of Zanzibar. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made Private set departure

Safari & Wildlife | Honeymoons

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Classic Uganda

Nights: 10 | from £5,215

Uganda is one of Africa’s best-kept secrets. While most people visit just for gorilla trekking – which is a must – this mountainous, lake-flecked, wildlife-rich country has plenty more to offer. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Classic Zambia

Nights: 10 | from £5,795

With huge reserves, relatively few tourists, excellent guides and varied activity options, Zambia offers an extremely special safari experience, plus the chance to marvel at one of the world’s greatest cascades. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Classic Zimbabwe

Nights: 12 | from £5,425

Zimbabwe offers authentic Africa on an enormous rugged scale. Experience its mighty waterfall, its expansive national parks, its huge herds of animals and its vast night skies. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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One&Only Cape Town

Cape Town

On entering the One&Only Cape Town be greeted by the majestic Table Mountain framed by the high atrium windows. A contemporary hotel with modern facilities...Find out more

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Singita Ebony Lodge

Singita Private Game Reserve  

The main order of the day at Singita Ebony is silence and solitude: surrounded by vast plains, shaded by enormous trees and hemmed in by a meandering...Find out more

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Offer Sanctuary Baines' Camp, Botswana with Abercrombie & Kent

Sanctuary Baines' Camp

Okavango Delta

Effortlessly romantic and set amongst shady trees and huge termite mounds nestles the small and intimate Sanctuary Baines' Camp. Poised between the plains...Find out more

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Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma

Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma lodge is named after David Livingstone's faithful friends, Sussi and Chuma who carried his body all way back to England from...Find out more

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Offer Luxury Kenya with Abercrombie & Kent

Angama Mara

Masai Mara

Angama Mara is a brand new camp set across three kopjes in the Rift Valley, overlooking the Mara below. The tented suites are strung out across two of...Find out more

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Botswana Belmond Camps Offer

Botswana

Free inter-camp flights - save up to £1,200 per couple
Stay a minimum of 4 consecutive nights at any of the Belmond camps in Botswana, Khwai River Lodge, Eagle Island Camp or Savute Elephant Camp and receive complimentary inter-camp flights to and from Maun. Subject to availability. Valid for travel from 15th November to 23rd December 2016. Terms and conditions apply.

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Free flights and 1 free night

Kenya

Prices from £1,640p saving up to £925pp for 4 nights
Stay at Angama Mara for 4 nights and receive complimentary return internal flights from Nairobi  and 1 free night. Price includes, 4 nights accommodation, park fees, private transfers in Nairobi and internal flights to and from the Masai Mara. Price excludes international flights.Valid for travel from 12th January to 31st May and 01st November to 21st December 2016. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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Luxury Small Group Journey - Botswana: Safari in Style

Botswana

Save up to £860pp
Save up to £860 per person on our Luxury Small Group Journey Botswana Safari in Style on the following departure dates 5th October and 21st December 2016. Price excludes international flights, and includes all accommodation and tours as the itinerary. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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Sanctuary Olonana, Masai Mara, Kenya

Kenya

Stay 3 nights and pay for 2 nights
Expereince the magical Masai Mara, staying at Sanctuary Olonana. Stay for three nights and only pay for 2 nights. Saving up to £400 per person based on 2 adults sharing a double or twin room. Park fees are payable on the free night. Valid for travel between now and the 20th June 2016. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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Kay, Ben Harrison, Ben Oxley-Brown, Robin, Sara, Chris, Charlotte and Jo - are experts in designing the perfect holiday to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every African hotel and resort featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout Africa, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

Read about our lastest experiences in Africa in our Travel Blog pages.

To find out more about our Africa team, click on the consultants' names below, call them on 01242 547 701  or enquire online

 

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