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Geoffrey Kent founded A&K in Africa 1962 with little more than a refrigerated ex-Army truck and the best tents money could buy. Then, the company went by the motto ‘off-the-beaten-track safaris’. A lot has changed in the intervening years, but we still want to take you down the road less travelled. We devise unique, meticulously planned journeys into hard-to-reach wildernesses and authentic cultures. We win awards not only for our bespoke luxury holidays and unparalleled escorted tours, but also our philanthropic efforts to protect and preserve the places we travel to… because sometimes it’s the how as well as the where.

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London, 5 May 2019.

Abercrombie & Kent’s Antarctica Special Offers

- Upgrade to business class with British Airway from £300pp one way
- 50% off single supplements

The frozen wilderness of Antarctica is one of the planet’s last remaining natural frontiers. Its hostility, isolation and sweeping beauty command respect - over 14 million square kilometres of harsh, snowy expanse and towering sheets of ice ringed with ocean and providing a wondrous natural habitat for a wide array of wildlife.

 

As you follow in the footsteps of Shackleton and the Endurance, you’ll encounter immense, deafeningly loud colonies of penguin on the pack ice, seabirds clinging precariously to the edges of cliffs, elephant seal and orca doing battle in the freezing waters, and you’ll discover just how brilliant white can be.

 

We have over 25 years of experience in organising successful Antarctic expeditions, negotiating these barren polar wastelands and glacier-carved coves. There’s no better way to explore this ridiculously photogenic and endlessly fascinating landscape than one of our unique Antarctica cruise holidays - the perfect blend of luxury, adventure and epic scenery.

 

Special offers on Antarctica cruising

  • Early booking savings on certain sailings, outlined below
  • Save 50% on the single supplement on stateroom categories 1-3 for new bookings on 7 Dec and 17 Dec 2019
  • Upgrade to business class one way for £300pp when buying economy flights on British Airways. Savings valid for new bookings only on 7, 17 Dec 2019 and 1 Jan 2020.

 

A&K expedition – Classic Antarctica

7 December 2019 - 19 December 2019

12 nights | From £10,685pp, saving up to £2,310pp

Discover some of the most dramatic and unforgiving landscapes from the supreme comfort of our all-balcony Antarctic expedition vessel. This unforgettable Antarctica itinerary cruises in style and comfort through the Drake Passage in the company of award-winning experts including leading scientists and professional photographers. You’ll gain a deep understanding of the region’s unique geology, history and wildlife through a series of fascinating discussions and exciting shore excursions. There will be the opportunity to see elephant seal, orca and an astonishing variety of birdlife in their habitat. Discover some of the most dramatic and unforgiving landscapes from the supreme comfort of our all-balcony Antarctic expedition vessel.

 

A&K expedition – Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

17 December 2019 – 3 January 2020 and 1 January 2019 – 18 January 2020

17 nights | From £16,070pp, saving up to £3,075pp

Travel to the Falkland Islands and explore the vast White Continent of Antarctica with this unforgettable cruise aboard the expedition ship Le Lyrial. The incredible scenery during the voyage is complemented by thrilling guided shore excursions. A fascinating series of lectures and casual talks led by onboard experts brings to life the history and geology of the region. You’ll follow in the tracks of Ernest Shackleton and Sir Francis Drake, learn valuable tips to help you photograph glaciers, penguin colonies and even the occasional whale, while gaining a deep understanding of scientific efforts to protect this unique habitat.

 

A&K expedition – Antarctic Discovery: Palmer’s Bicentennial Expedition 

16- 30 January 2020

14 nights | From £13,380pp, saving up to £2,695pp

Cruise on a once-in-a-lifetime, 15-day voyage commemorating the 200th anniversary of the discovery of Antarctica. This trip features a unique itinerary exploring historic areas and wildlife-rich islands, as well as the chance to travel within the Antarctic Circle. Celebrating Nathaniel Palmer’s historic discovery on 18 November, 1820, this is a special, one-time only expedition to some of the most poignant of Antarctic sights. Your lecture program, led by a team of A&K experts and guest lecturers, discusses Palmer's voyages and his discovery. It sets the stage for your Peninsula landings, all of which are carefully designed by your captain and expedition team.

 

James Treacy | PR & Communications Manager UK | 01242 546686 | [email protected]  

Hi-resolution images available to download here.

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About Abercrombie & Kent:

Geoffrey Kent founded A&K in Africa in 1962 with little more than a refrigerated ex-Army truck and the best tents money could buy. Then, the company went by the motto ‘off-the-beaten-track safaris. A lot has changed in the intervening years, but we still want to take you down the road less travelled. We devise unique, meticulously planned journeys into hard-to-reach wildernesses and authentic cultures. We win awards for not only our bespoke luxury holidays and unparalleled escorted tours, but also our philanthropic efforts to protect and preserve the places we travel to… because sometimes it’s the how as well as the where. Nearly six decades later, with Geoffrey Kent still at the helm and leading our expedition team, we have grown into a family of over 2,500 travel specialists. These experts have all turned their passion for travel into a vocation and between them visited nearly every country on Earth. They continue to go off-the-beaten track every day. They are passionate about helping you find authentic experiences and pushing your boundaries, wherever they might lie. Our long-standing networks allow us to uncover local secrets beyond the reach of most. We can open doors to private palaces; arrange out-of-hours tours of museums and galleries; take you to monuments when not another soul is there. Not much is truly impossible we ensure that your time away is the time of your life. www.abercrombiekent.co.uk

London, 1 May 2019.

Abercrombie & Kent’s Autumn Travel Planner

Autumn is a picture-perfect time to travel, whether you’re embracing the season – or escaping it.

You may be looking for an ideal place to bring the family, an itinerary packed full of adventure or simply after a little rest and recuperation.

 

Choose to chase the changing colours, either in the leafy suburbs or the great outdoors. You could head to Japan and join the locals for momijigari– the traditional pursuit of the most vivid red leaves around. Or why not visit beautiful New England for its cultural counterpart, leaf peeping season?

 

Along with colourful leaves, autumn also ushers in cooler temperatures and longer nights. This is when many of us dream of sunnier climes. For a never-ending summer, take an autumn holiday in the Maldives, spending days soaking up the sun on powder-soft beaches. Or whisk the whole family off to a peaceful Caribbean retreat. At this time of year, much of Southern Africa is still in the dry season, meaning you’ll not only have warm, dry weather, but fantastic wildlife watching opportunities, too.

 

The below are just a selection of what A&K can do. For more information on any of our destinations, please contact our PR Manager.

 

James Treacy | PR & Communications Manager UK | 01242 546686 | [email protected]  

 

Adventure

Immersive Grand Canyon and the South West | 16 Nights from £6,750pp

Self-drive through magnificent Arizona and Utah and enjoy a private guided exploration of the Grand Canyon on this classic Grand Canyon itinerary. Spending two nights on the canyon rim, you'll enjoy a half-day float trip through the canyon and hike less-visited trails. You'll make the most of the area's spectacular National Parks with your own SUV and driver-guide for three days in Utah. And there's more to this itinerary than sculptural rock formations and sweeping views. Your holiday starts amid the serenity of Scottsdale, Arizona, and closes with the vigour and vim of sparkling Las Vegas.

 

Indochina Adventures | 22 nights from £5,355pp

Visiting Vietnam’s cities, Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Hue and Hoi An as well as Ho Chi Minh. Unwind in Phu Quoc Island before time in the Mekong Delta. You’ll travel to Cambodia’s Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, ending at the colonial city of Luang Prabang in Laos. Explore Indochina’s beautiful beaches, ancient streets and tropical jungles. Take a sampan cruise through the Mekong Delta and explore phenomenal monuments on foot, by bicycle and even by cyclo (pedicab). Witness market-life in Vietnam and see Cambodia’s forgotten jungle temples. Afterwards, head north to experience the welcoming tribal cultures of Laos.

 

Culture

The Colours of Japan | 10 nights from £4,895pp

Japan is a kaleidoscope of natural beauty, elegant architecture and cultural wonders. Drink in the colours of Japan on this tailor-made tour. Guided visits to botanical gardens include the masterpieces of Shinjuku Gyoen and Kenroku-en. Here you’ll learn Japanese gardening secrets from those who consider it a classical art. The manicured perfection transforms into the sublime, wild majesty of Japan’s mountains. At Nikko National Park the peaks are graced by the formal brilliance of Toshogu Shrine. Cherry blossom provides the atmospheric background colours of Japan’s history-rich Kyoto. In the foreground a staggering 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites paint a very pretty picture indeed.

 

Life along the Mekong | 15 nights from £6,445pp

The Mekong flows through the heart of Southeast Asia, from the Tibetan Plateau to the sea. Your tour follows this majestic river’s journey through Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Gilded temples, ancient monuments, thrilling cities and all the fascinating life on the Mekong are yours to experience. Starting amid the temples of Luang Prabang you’ll drift in pampered comfort through the dramatic landscapes of the Four Thousand Islands. Angkor Wat will loom into view and the infectious energy of Phnom Penh will charm you. Relax on our luxury cruise ship as the life on the Mekong spills into Vietnam’s exciting metropolis, Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Explore Kolkata, North Bengal & Sikkim | 13 nights with £3,380pp

This tour introduces you to India’s beautiful facets. Take time with nature when you cruise along the holy River Ganges as the sun sets. Darjeeling’s forest, valley and mountain landscapes never look better than from the iconic toy train. The natural world comes to life at Kanchenjunga Falls and Khecheopalri Lake. But we can’t forget the culture and bustle of India – a visit to the Gangtok market introduces you to daily life while the Buddhist scriptures and ancient art on show in the Zang Dhok Palri Phodang Monastery reveals its religious past.

 

Family

Family Cape Adventure, Meerkats & Madikwe | 13 nights from £6,995pp

Your South Africa itinerary ticks off the best of the country’s cities and natural wonders. Start your adventure in cosmopolitan Cape Town, and enjoy the panoramic views from Table Mountain. After two days exploring the city, depart for the bewitching Kalahari Desert. In one of the largest reserves in Africa you can go in search of meerkat, dine on the dunes or simply visit the world's oldest rock art. End your holiday in style with an African safari in the Madikwe. Here you’ll see the Big Five on game drives from your lavish lodge.

 

Family Adventure Down Under | 13 nights from £4,995pp

This family holiday in Australia explores the beautiful coast and fascinating culture of the great Down Under. While driving through some of the most dramatic terrain on the planet, you’ll learn about the traditions of the Aboriginal people. You can also experience a slice of rural life at the sustainable Keeyuga Farm, with the Thomson family and their farm dog, Fergie. Grab your snorkels to explore the underwater paradise of the Great Barrier Reef before you head for four fun-filled days in Sydney, exploring its world-famous city’s landmarks, beaches and getting up close and personal with Australian wildlife at Taronga Zoo.

 

Family California | 14 nights from £6,495pp

Experience the wonders of the Golden State with this family-focused itinerary. Starting off in San Francisco, your road trip includes a huge variety of experiences. Visit Alcatraz Island, soar over the Golden Gate Bridge by seaplane and set sail on the America’s Cup yacht. Natural beauty comes with a guided tour of Yosemite National Park and a self-drive adventure on the Pacific Coast Highway. Other highlights include a VIP tour of Universal Studios, a visit to off-exhibit areas of San Diego Zoo and opportunities to learn how to kayak, paddle board and surf.

 

Food and Drink

Home dining with a Chilean chef | Santiago

Sample traditional cuisine and sparkling wines with an intimate visit to the home of a renowned chef and art lover. The charismatic Almendra Santibañez will delight you with her contemporary Chilean dishes based on local, seasonal ingredients. She loves preparing seafood and creating exquisite dishes inspired from living in a country with a very long coastline. During this authentic experience you will have the chance to engage in conversation with Chileans and other travellers. Discover all there is to know about good food, wine and the arts. Discover the secrets of Chilean cuisine from this celebrity chef who was born in the beautiful city of Viña del Mar and appeared on the MasterChef Chile competition, taking third place in 2016. Almendra has always been involved in the art theme, working in advertising, photography and film. Her passion for art has now led her to sell and buy art in Chile and around the world.

 

Discover Florence & Tuscany’s food & wine | 7 nights from £2,030pp

Italy’s stunning countryside, coastline and culture are second only to its food, which is adored the world over. Tuscany’s regional specialities are no exception, famed for their simplicity and use of seasonal produce. Chianti Classico, produced in the hill vineyards between Florence and Siena, is the perfect accompaniment to the region’s distinctive flavours. Explore the architectural and gastronomic delights of renaissance Florence and Pisa. Learn some culinary secrets with your own private cookery lessons. Enjoy guided vineyards tours and exclusive wine tastings. Sample some of Tuscany’s finest extra virgin olive oils – on an Italian gourmet adventure to remember.

 

Gourmet California | 7 nights from £6,095pp

Visit some of the Golden State’s most inspiring culinary destinations on this Gourmet California adventure. Take a VIP tour of San Francisco’s thriving food scene and meet some of the hottest chefs in the city. You’ll also explore the hippest San Fran neighbourhoods on a bespoke guided tour. The Sonoma and Napa valleys are dotted with world-renowned wineries. Taste the best vintages on exclusive visits and explore the surroundings on a guided bike tour. Top things off with a sunrise hot air balloon trip over the Napa Valley.

 

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About Abercrombie & Kent:

Geoffrey Kent founded A&K in Africa in 1962 with little more than a refrigerated ex-Army truck and the best tents money could buy. Then, the company went by the motto ‘off-the-beaten-track safaris. A lot has changed in the intervening years, but we still want to take you down the road less travelled. We devise unique, meticulously planned journeys into hard-to-reach wildernesses and authentic cultures. We win awards for not only our bespoke luxury holidays and unparalleled escorted tours, but also our philanthropic efforts to protect and preserve the places we travel to… because sometimes it’s the how as well as the where. Nearly six decades later, with Geoffrey Kent still at the helm and leading our expedition team, we have grown into a family of over 2,500 travel specialists. These experts have all turned their passion for travel into a vocation and between them visited nearly every country on Earth. They continue to go off-the-beaten track every day. They are passionate about helping you find authentic experiences and pushing your boundaries, wherever they might lie. Our long-standing networks allow us to uncover local secrets beyond the reach of most. We can open doors to private palaces; arrange out-of-hours tours of museums and galleries; take you to monuments when not another soul is there. Not much is truly impossible we ensure that your time away is the time of your life. www.abercrombiekent.co.uk

London, 29 April 2019.

Seven of our top family-friendly villas for 2019

At A&K Villas we know what it takes to turn a family holiday into a family-friendly experience which will live in your memory forever. Our experts have handpicked seven of the best villas from across Europe where you can enjoy the freedom and flexibility to kick back and relax together. 

 

From the Algarve to Tuscany, take your pick from private playgrounds, saltwater swimming pools, games rooms, tennis courts and safe, tree-lined gardens. We know your needs change as your children grow from toddlers to teenagers. So, whether it’s a landmark birthday, anniversary or family reunion, we have the right villa waiting for you.

 

James Treacy | PR & Communications Manager UK | 01242 546686 | [email protected]  

 

Vineyard picnics

Luxury is space when it comes to Podere le Colline a nine-bedroom Tuscan villa with spectacular views of Pienza. A football field, heated pool and lure of the fragrant garden will ensure fun for all the family – whatever your age.

Youngsters can let off steam playing hide and seek in the rolling grounds dotted with gnarled olive trees while grandparents can retreat to the rose-tined pergola. Enjoy a family picnic in your own vineyard and sample a wedge of pecorino cheese complemented by the estate’s fine wine. 

This 18th-century villa offers country pleasures fused with modern luxury. Your personal chef will ensure your family time lasts from sunrise to sunset. Enjoy Italian-inspired meals from pizza to tiramisu around the vast dining table which seats 18. Cin cin!

When two become one

 Why not lead your flock to Villa Flamingo, which can easily be a paired with Villa Famenco Rosa for an unforgettable family holiday? This is the perfect combination for anyone planning a landmark birthday or anniversary in Sardinia.

Step onto the terrace of Villa Flamenco Rosa and you’ll be bowled over by the stunning views of shimmering Med. This five-bedroom villa connects with the six-bedroom villa next door to create space for your closest family or friends. Come together by day and enjoy your privacy by night.

A discreet gate in the garden allows easy access between the bright and breezy family homes. Both are a short stroll from the beach. The aptly named villas are close to the marine resort of Capo Coda Cavallo, a popular spot with snorkelers, divers and the star attractions – a flock of pink flamingo.


Haven for foodie families
Enjoy hearty family meals cooked in the homely Provençal kitchen of the beautifully-restored farmhouse of Le Mas des trois Platanes, which has the added benefit of a guest annex.  

Children will love browsing the local food market in the historic town of St-Rémy-de-Provence for ripe peaches and succulent tomatoes to bring to the table. This delightful 10-bedroom villa is made for socialising with its communal living, heated pool and outdoor dining area on the terrace.

After a day exploring the Les Alpilles mountains relax in the grounds with a family game of boule before tucking into a fresh plate of Daube Provençale complemented with a chilled glass of rosé. 


Play paradise for kids – big and small
There are not many French bastide’s that offer a luxury retreat for parents and outdoor adventure area for children. La Cigale is one of them with the lure of outdoors never far away. 

You won’t be able to resist hiding in the tree house with your kids, attempting somersaults on the trampoline or challenging them to a game of table tennis before cooling off in the swimming pool. 

The four-bedroom villa in the hills of the Cote d’Azur, near Pegomas, offers a play paradise, whatever your age. With the glamour of Cannes beach and the Gallic charm of nearby villages to visit you’ll have plenty of stunning sights and action shots to share with friends.

Pure escapism 
Escape to one of the best beaches along the Costa del Sol when you stay in the bright and breezy Villa Margarita. If a holiday home right on the beach features on your bucket list, this is for you.

Lying only 100 metres from the soft golden sand this is sure to be a hit with all the family who yearn a bit of sea air and swim in the azure waters of the Mediterranean. Located in the grounds of Puente Romano Marbella, you have access to all the five-star facilities from 11 restaurants to water sports and tennis club. 

A stay at Villa Margarita offers pure escapism from the moment you arrive. Start by relaxing on your sun terrace around the private pool and head to the tranquil Six Senses spa where you can enjoy a signature treatment. Staying in the heart of a lively resort ensures you will find the best restaurant for your fussy eaters along with complimentary kids’ club and a green fee for the Marbella Golf Club.

Sample Cretan culture

Enjoy a glimpse of local Cretan life when you stay among the olive groves in the spacious stone Villa Iranai near the former fishing hamlet of Kolymbari. This is the perfect base to mingle with the locals, explore the Moni Gonias monastery and sample the Greek cuisine within the traditional seafood tavernas. 

Those seeking some R&R can retreat to the four-bedroom villa and relax with a cool glass of wine from your expertly-stocked cellar looking out over the countryside towards the shimmering waters of the Med. A shallow swimming pool allows youngsters to enjoy a refreshing dip while you look on.

This newly built Villa Iranai neighbours its sister property Villa Valomia allowing you the flexibility to share your holiday with extended family and friends. 

Golf and games for all

A games room for them, tick. A golf course for you, tick. Stay in the beautiful Villa Azul on the Algarve and you’ll keep everyone happy. Where else could you sit in your own outdoor Jacuzzi and view one of Portugal’s best golf courses?

This contemporary five-bedroom villa flows naturally onto the large terrace with spacious barbecue topped off with a dramatic waterfall-effect pool and a choice of four nearby golf courses.  If you don't want to stray too far, you can challenge the kids to a game of pool, table tennis or Wii in the well-equipped games room.

Keep trim in the basement gym, complete with cross trainer and rowing machine, or head outside for a family bike ride. Enjoy the sunshine and beautiful scenery as you head to the local deli in the nearby town of Vilamoura or down to the sandy beach at Quarteira.for an unforgettable family holiday? This is the perfect combination for anyone planning a landmark birthday or anniversary in Sardinia.

Step onto the terrace of Villa Flamenco Rosa and you’ll be bowled over by the stunning views of shimmering Med. This five-bedroom villa connects with the six-bedroom villa next door to create space for your closest family or friends. Come together by day and enjoy your privacy by night.

A discreet gate in the garden allows easy access between the bright and breezy family homes. Both are a short stroll from the beach. The aptly named villas are close to the marine resort of Capo Coda Cavallo, a popular spot with snorkelers, divers and the star attractions – a flock of pink flamingo.

 

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About Abercrombie & Kent:

Geoffrey Kent founded A&K in Africa in 1962 with little more than a refrigerated ex-Army truck and the best tents money could buy. Then, the company went by the motto ‘off-the-beaten-track safaris. A lot has changed in the intervening years, but we still want to take you down the road less travelled. We devise unique, meticulously planned journeys into hard-to-reach wildernesses and authentic cultures. We win awards for not only our bespoke luxury holidays and unparalleled escorted tours, but also our philanthropic efforts to protect and preserve the places we travel to… because sometimes it’s the how as well as the where. Nearly six decades later, with Geoffrey Kent still at the helm and leading our expedition team, we have grown into a family of over 2,500 travel specialists. These experts have all turned their passion for travel into a vocation and between them visited nearly every country on Earth. They continue to go off-the-beaten track every day. They are passionate about helping you find authentic experiences and pushing your boundaries, wherever they might lie. Our long-standing networks allow us to uncover local secrets beyond the reach of most. We can open doors to private palaces; arrange out-of-hours tours of museums and galleries; take you to monuments when not another soul is there. Not much is truly impossible we ensure that your time away is the time of your life. www.abercrombiekent.co.uk

London, 28 February 2019.

A&K’s LUXURY AFRICA HOLIDAYS IN 2019

Luxury tour operator Abercrombie & Kent was born in Kenya and has been internationally recognized as the first name in luxury adventure travel for more than 55 years. Founded by Geoffrey Kent, A&K has always strived to deliver experiences, not just ‘humble holidays. With ground-breaking mobile refrigeration and the first luxurious tented camps in Africa, we revolutionised the travel industry in the early 1960s. Today, our outstanding travel and tour operations explore 100 countries on all seven continents.

We’ve curated some of our favourite experiences and itineraries below. From cheetah conservation to private jet journeys, we’ve got Africa covered.

James Treacy | PR & Communications Manager UK | 01242 546686 | [email protected]  

 

Southern Africa

Cape Adventure, Meerkats & Madikwe

Your South Africa itinerary ticks off the best of the country’s cities and natural wonders. Start your adventure in cosmopolitan Cape Town and enjoy the panoramic views from Table Mountain. After two days exploring the city, depart for the bewitching Kalahari Desert. In one of the largest reserves in Africa you can go in search of meerkat, dine on the dunes or simply visit the world's oldest rock art. End your holiday in style with an African safari in the Madikwe. Here you’ll see the Big Five on game drives from your lavish lodge.

 

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 702) offers 13-nights from £6,995pp Includes flights, transfers, accommodation and some guiding

 

Discover South Africa

South Africa shines bright. Its outstanding beauty balanced by cool creative endeavours. Experience it all on this holiday in the Rainbow Nation’s west. Fall for cool Cape Town’s many charms. Wander the winelands from a base in Stellenbosch, where you’ll go on a Foodies by Foot experience. Jump on a Wine Tram for a hop on/hop off tour of some of the most revered wine estates in the Franschhoek Valley. Take to the open road on the Garden Route, cradled between the winding coast and the mountains. Your final stop is Knysna, perched on a forest-enclosed lagoon, with its cafés, bars and micro-breweries.

 

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 702) offers 12-nights from £2,750pp Includes flights, transfers, accommodation and some guiding

 

Classic Zambia

Our tailor-made itineraries and personal Zambia travel guides will ensure your safari is packed with adventure, romance and thrilling wildlife encounters. We’ll also make sure you enjoy it in comfort and style. Walking safaris will take you to the heart of the renowned South Luangwa National Park. There will be canoe trips along the mighty Zambezi River in search of hippo and elephant. Wherever you are our experienced Zambia travel guides know precisely where to find the best viewing spots. You’ll stay in luxurious bush camps and idyllic riverside treehouses for a memorably authentic holiday in Zambia. And capping the trip in the best way possible will be the iconic Victoria Falls.

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 702) offers 11-nights from £5,790pp Includes flights, transfers, accommodation and some guiding

Skeleton Coast Flying Safari

Namibia’s Skeleton Coast is one of the most remarkable natural landscapes on Earth. Our Skeleton Coast flying safari immerses you in its stunning geological formations and unique wildlife. Towering red sand dunes rise from the desert sheltering animals who have adapted over time to survive here. Moving among wildlife, such as the desert elephant, are the nomadic Himba people. Combining flights in light aircraft with land-based 4x4 excursions, you’ll witness all the staggering landscapes of the Skeleton Coast and the remarkable life it contains. From the Eduard Bohlen shipwreck at Conception Bay to the surreal, marooned whalebones, a visit here is utterly unique.

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 702) offers 3-nights from £5,465pp Includes flights, transfers, accommodation and guiding

Iconic South Africa to Mozambique

Visit South Africa’s Cape Town and the rural Winelands. Then fly to Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Cross over the border to Zambia and Victoria Falls before journeying to Mozambique’s coastline.

Get swept up in Cape Town’s cosmopolitan scene and sip superlative shiraz in the Winelands’s rolling vineyards. For prime predator viewing, there’s nowhere better than Botswana’s emerald Okavango Delta from where you can explore rich wildlife in a dugout canoe. Experience the awesome sight of Victoria Falls and its thundering sheets of water and unwind on Mozambique’s sun-drenched beaches lapped by azure waters.

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 702) offers 17-nights from £9,995pp Includes flights, transfers, accommodation and guiding

Private Jet Journey - Wings Over Southern Africa

Experience the best of Southern Africa on this epic adventure: Victoria Falls, the Okavango Delta, Sossusvlei and Cape Town. Enjoy luxurious accommodations throughout your journey, tree houses, bush pavilions, elegant private villas and chic hotels. Catch some of the region’s finest game viewing in the Okavango Delta’s Moremi Game Reserve, the predator capital of Africa. Explore Sossusvlei, where the terracotta-coloured sand dunes rise 1,000 feet or more, and visit Nakatindi Village’s school and clinic, supported by A&K Philanthropy. Customise your travel experience in Cape Town with our Design Your Day® options. See full tour details.

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 702) offers 13-nights from £30,765pp Includes private jet, transfers, accommodation and guiding

East Africa

Go on A Cheetah Conservation Watch – Tanzania

Sanctuary Kusini and its southern plains are famous for their high cheetah population. But partly because of habitat loss and partly because of human conflict, cheetahs are now designated as Vulnerable to Extinction. Today there are very few of these sleek, majestic animals still roaming free in the wild. The Serengeti Cheetah Project compiles vital information in the fight to protect the species. When a cheetah is seen, it is photographed and identified by its unique spot patterns. Its location, condition and reproductive status are entered into a database to map, monitor and protect the movement of cheetah populations. Guests can go cheetah-spotting on safari at Sanctuary Kusini, or another of our Serengeti camps. You can submit your photographs of cheetah, along with information about where and when they were seen, to the Serengeti Cheetah Project. They will be entered into the database and provide valuable information to researchers.

 

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 702) offers 12-nights from £6,500pp. Includes flights, transfers, accommodation and some guiding

 

Ultimate East Africa safari

Visit Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, and the Masai Mara. Then journey to the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti in Tanzania. Experience a safari-trip like no other, combining Africa’s iconic wildlife destinations. Drive through Kenya’s picture-perfect savannahs with a roster of big game. Explore the famed Masai Mara where you can witness the great migration and its mass movement of wildebeest. The three-million-year old Ngorongoro Crater is a wildlife utopia full of silvery-cheeked hornbills, spotted hyena and huge herds of Grant’s gazelles. Then head to Tanzania’s Serengeti grasslands, teeming with legendary creatures. You’ll camp in classic safari-style.

 

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 702) offers 12- nights from £6,650pp

 

Classic Ethiopia

Ethiopia offers rich history, fascinating culture and many dramatic landscapes. In the atmospheric markets of Ethiopia's eccentric capital, Addis Ababa, you can bargain for baskets before meeting Lucy, one of our earliest human ancestors. A guided cruise across Lake Tana brings you to the hallowed source of the Blue Nile. The UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Axum and Lalibela contain pilgrims trailing through the labyrinthine passages of rock-hewn churches. And there’s always going to be some exquisite buna to sip, Ethiopia’s famously strong coffee.

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 702) offers 10-nights from £5,785pp Includes flights, transfers, accommodation and guiding

Classic Kenya

Our tailor made Kenya tours offer the opportunity to experience classic Kenyan sights on safari, on foot, by helicopter, and on a camel trek. The striking Lewa Downs guarantee an exciting safari experience and we’ll make sure there are as many ways to enjoy exploring the landscapes as there is wildlife to encounter. Having mastered the bush, you’ll be whisked off to the verdant plains of the magnificent Masai Mara. Here you can discover the culture and traditions of the Maasai people and experience thrilling dawn and dusk game drives on the search for Africa’s Big Five.

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 702) offers 11-nights from £5,575pp Includes flights, transfers, accommodation and guiding

Kilimanjaro - The Machame Route

The Machame route is the most popular way to climb Mt Kilimanjaro. You can climb in confidence with A&K, we have a 97 per cent summit success rate. Benefit from additional acclimatisation days – a key component to reaching the roof of Africa. You’ll trek the Machame route alongside our attentive and experienced guides, all of whom are certified Wilderness First Responders. Staying in comfortable igloo tents, your epic ascent of Uhuru Peak will see you scale the highest point on the African continent. Your safety on the mountain is as important to us as successfully reaching the summit, which is why we are proud to support the Kilimanjaro Porter Association Project (KPAP).

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 702) offers 9-nights from £6,350pp Includes flights, transfers, accommodation and guiding

Gorilla Tracking Holidays & Tours

Our gorilla tour offers one of the most dramatic wildlife encounters you could ever hope to experience. Flying first to the Rwandan capital Kigali, you’ll be whisked to the lush forests of Volcanoes National Park. Following an expert guide, you’ll seek out a family of habituad mountain gorilla, a gentle and sadly endangered species. One of the most rewarding wildlife experiences on Earth, meeting these rare and beautiful beasts in their natural habitat is both humbling and ennobling. Prepare for a moving encounter that will lift your soul.

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 702) offers 3-nights from £3,995pp based on two adults sharing, excluding international flights from the UK. Price includes one gorilla-tracking permit per person

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

You may be a fan of Gorillas in the Mist, but nothing can live up to the real thing. A visit to Rwanda means you can get close to this highly endangered species and observe gorilla in the wild. Venture to Volcanoes National Park accompanied by an expert guide who can lead you to one of the resident gorilla families. Follow in Dian Fossey’s footsteps studying entertaining infants and charismatic silverbacks, some weighing in at more than 150 kilograms. It’s a soul-stirring encounter. With only eight travellers per group, you’ll be one of the rare few to experience these creatures completely undisturbed.

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 702) offers a Classic Rwanda itinerary from £6,695 including flights, transfers, accommodation and some experiences

We’re excited about…

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Relaunches | Botswana

Dramatically perched on a hill above the Chobe River in Botswana, this refined retreat is relaunching with 15 stunning, breezy suites, scattered across lush green lawns, and gorgeous reception spaces. On the edge of Chobe National Park, home to the world’s largest population of elephants, Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero offers unparalleled views across the floodplains.

 

The large, exceptional suites flaunt clean lines and natural materials, the perfect blend of modern design and distinct traditional African finishes, and feature heavenly beds, generous freestanding baths, and rain showers. Outside, each suite’s large terrace is the splendid spot to sip cocktails or enjoy a romantic private dinner served under the African sky. Images available here.

 

Singita Unveils New-Look For Singita Faru Lodge | Tanzania

In February 2019, Singita Faru Faru Lodge, located in a private 350,000-acre reserve, unveiled its new look, taking

inspiration from the surrounding wilderness and aiming to bring the Serengeti to guests’ fingertips. The lodge is situated on a riverside slope with direct, panoramic views over the Serengeti and draws on cues from traditional African craft, combined with inspiration from Scandinavian simplicity. Apart from the twice-daily game drives, alternative activities on offer to guests at Singita Faru Faru include visiting an anti-poaching observation post to learn more from the scouts about the vital conservation efforts that are in place in the reserve to protect the wildlife. Guests can also partake in guided safari walks, relax at the spa, visit the boutique and gallery or enjoy wine tastings of some South Africa’s best labels with a private wine sommelier. Images available here.

 

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About Abercrombie & Kent:

Geoffrey Kent founded A&K in Africa in 1962 with little more than a refrigerated ex-Army truck and the best tents money could buy. Then, the company went by the motto ‘off-the-beaten-track safaris. A lot has changed in the intervening years, but we still want to take you down the road less travelled. We devise unique, meticulously planned journeys into hard-to-reach wildernesses and authentic cultures. We win awards for not only our bespoke luxury holidays and unparalleled escorted tours, but also our philanthropic efforts to protect and preserve the places we travel to… because sometimes it’s the how as well as the where. Nearly six decades later, with Geoffrey Kent still at the helm and leading our expedition team, we have grown into a family of over 2,500 travel specialists. These experts have all turned their passion for travel into a vocation and between them visited nearly every country on Earth. They continue to go off-the-beaten track every day. They are passionate about helping you find authentic experiences and pushing your boundaries, wherever they might lie. Our long-standing networks allow us to uncover local secrets beyond the reach of most. We can open doors to private palaces; arrange out-of-hours tours of museums and galleries; take you to monuments when not another soul is there. Not much is truly impossible we ensure that your time away is the time of your life. www.abercrombiekent.co.uk

London, 27 February 2019.

A&K Launches Summer Travel Planner

Luxury tour operator Abercrombie & Kent has launched its Summer Travel Planner, a curation of incredible holidays themed across adventure, culture and food and wine. When thoughts turn to a summer holiday and something that will revive your body, rejuvenate your soul and refresh your mind, everyone’s needs are different. Are you looking to please the whole family? Do you need to stop, go off-grid and laze in ultimate luxury? Do you need to fire up your adrenalin and find an adventure? Or do you need to expand your mind and experience some marvellous cultural moments? And if there are kids to satisfy over those summer holidays as well, that’s a whole new ballgame (we can arrange a visit to one of those).

James Treacy | PR & Communications Manager UK | 01242 546686 | [email protected]  

Summer Adventure

The Treasures of Russia Escorted Tour

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 760) offers a 7-night trip from £2,675pp and includes transfers, accommodation, touring and some meals

 

The perfect itinerary for those wanting to explore the highlights of Russia’s two iconic cities, Moscow and St Petersburg. Featuring the country’s finest sights – diamond regalia, onion-domed cathedrals, and palatial museums. Hop from Moscow to St Petersburg on a high-speed train. Take a ride on the palatial Moscow Metro to discover enormous royal art collections in the Hermitage Museum while staying in opulent hotels close to Russia’s famous landmarks.

Highlights of Turkey

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 703) offers a 6-night trip from £3,190pp based on two people sharing including flights, transfers, accommodation and some guiding

Journey from the intriguing city of Istanbul to the shimmering shores of the Aegean Coast. View the mosques and monuments in Turkey’s historic city bisected by the mighty Bosphorous. After a day of discovery and meeting local artisans, relax with the ultimate cup of Turkish coffee before embarking on a sunset river cruise. En Route to Bodrum experience the ancient city of Ephesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in Bordrum enjoy a private tour of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology. Relax on the beaches and browse the upmarket boutiques of this cool seaside town.

Meet the Kayapo tribe

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 701) offers a nine-night trip from £4,945pp based on two people sharing including flights, transfers, accommodation and some experiences

Veer off the beaten track to explore an untouched part of the Brazilian Amazon and gain access to one of the country’s most powerful tribes. Start with a hike through the Central Brazilian Plateau keeping an eye out for river otter and deer as well as elusive creatures such as puma and jaguar. You’ll meet members of the important Kayapo tribe and immerse yourself in their way of life untainted by the modern world. Learn how the women and children apply their body paint and decorate your face with the richly coloured designs. You also have the chance to explore the Iriri River, a large tributary of the giant Xingu.

Hawaii – Iconic Islands

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 717) offers a 15-night trip to Hawaii from £4,950pp based on two people sharing and includes flights, transfers and accommodation

This 15-day Hawaii itinerary explores the four main islands; Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island. Flying between the islands, you’ll witness the black volcanic landscape of Haleakala National Park, Waikiki’s white-sand beaches and the Jurassic cliffs of the Na Pali coast. Visit the historic Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial on Oahu, or try zip-wiring or mountain tubing on Kauai. Thrill-seekers also have the chance to cycle down a volcano or swim with manta rays. End your Polynesian adventure on the Big Island, watching the glow of molten lava flow from Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano.

Summer Culture

Adventurous Australia & New Zealand

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 895) offers a 15-night trip from £4,750pp based on two people sharing and includes flights, transfers, accommodation and some guiding

Explore the ends of the earth in the most extraordinary ways. Dive into Australia’s culture capital, Melbourne, before admiring Sydney’s iconic landmarks. Relax in Noosa, Queensland’s sunshine coast with top-notch cuisine and barefoot beach bliss. In New Zealand, you can experience one of the great train journeys of the world and enjoy a bird’s eye view on a heli-ride over translucent glaciers. Lap up lakeside beauty in Wanaka before exploring the Milford Sound on both a cruise and scenic flight.

Classic China

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 704) offers a 13-night trip from £4,925pp based on two people sharing and includes flights, transfers and accommodation

Among the natural, historical and cultural wonders of this ancient land you’ll encounter are gazing out over the iconic Great Wall and making friends with the adorable but endangered giant panda. Cruise the Yangtze in five-star style and then meet 8,000 life-size Terracotta Warriors with their horses and chariots. You’ll dine at the dazzling Waldorf Astoria, with a view over Shanghai's historic Bund. That’s classic China with a touch of class.

The Inca Empire & The Enchanted Islands

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 701) offers a 14-night trip from £7,170pp based on two people sharing and includes flights, transfers, accommodation and some guiding

Visiting the Peruvian capital of Lima, the Sacred Valley and Cuzco. Then fly to Ecuador’s Quito, the Galapagos Islands and Guayaquil. 

Led by your very own Peru guide, this trip covers a lot of incredible ground. Relax in the tranquil Sacred Valley of the Incas or marvel at mind-boggling Machu Picchu. Spend a few days in Quito with its colourfully dressed village women bustling around its characterful central plaza. Then you’ll move on to one of the world’s true natural wonders, the Galapagos. Swim with frolicking sea lions and snorkel through the crystal waters around these unique volcanic outcrops.

Summer Family

Croatia Family Yacht Cruises

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 703) offers a 6-night trip for a family of four from £2,235. Additional hotels and tours at extra price

On our yacht charter holidays in Croatia, you can get back to nature swimming in secluded coves with only starfish for company. After arriving in Dubrovnik, you’ll board your private skippered yacht and cruise along the Adriatic coast to the alluring islands of Korcula, Hvar and Vis. We will also kit you out with everything you need to fish right from the deck of your boat.

Family Iceland

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 703) offers 7-nights from £7,520 based on a family of four and includes flights, transfers, accommodation and guiding at your disposal throughout

Iceland is a place of extreme contrasts. On this trip, you’ll experience them all, from powerful geysers, to waterfalls and volcanic craters. There’s something for everybody, and that’s what makes Iceland family holidays so special. Take the Golden Circle tour and see Iceland’s Big Three including the geological phenomenon that is Thingvellir National Park, the site of Iceland's historic parliament. Go on a super-jeep safari in the Thorsmork Valley and tour the Westman Islands to see the puffin colonies. There’s also whale watching, horse riding, kayaking and a soak in the thermal waters of the Blue Lagoon to relax and rejuvenate you. A tour guide will be entirely at your disposal for the duration of the trip.

Family Cape Adventure, Meerkats & Madikwe

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 702) offers a 13-night trip from £6,995 per adult and £2,965 per child based on a family of four travelling together. Includes flights, transfers, accommodation and guiding

Start your adventure in cosmopolitan Cape Town and enjoy the panoramic views from Table Mountain. After two days exploring the city, depart for the bewitching Kalahari Desert. In one of the largest reserves in Africa you can go in search of meerkat, dine on the dunes or simply visit the world's oldest rock art. End your holiday in style with an African safari in the Madikwe. Here you’ll see the Big Five on game drives from your lavish lodge.

Family California

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 717) offers a 14-night trip from £6,495 per adult and £6,250 per child including flights, car hire, accommodation and guiding

Experience the wonders of the Golden State with this family-focused itinerary. Starting off in San Francisco, your road trip includes a huge variety of experiences. Visit Alcatraz Island, soar over the Golden Gate Bridge by seaplane and set sail on the America’s Cup yacht. Natural beauty comes with a guided tour of Yosemite National Park and a self-drive adventure on the Pacific Coast Highway. Other highlights include a VIP tour of Universal Studios, a visit to off-exhibit areas of San Diego Zoo and opportunities to learn how to kayak, paddle board and surf.

Wings Over the Mediterranean

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 892) offers a 13 night trip on this private jet tour from £24,995pp

On this private jet journey of Europe, you’ll discover the wonders of Portuguese royalty during a day at Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and explore the works of Dalí on a day trip to Figueres. Enjoy an exclusive visit to the Prince’s Palace in Monaco, Roam the ancient ruins of Pompeii, witnessing a moment frozen in time by a volcanic eruption. Tour Dubrovnik, visit a traditional silk weaver and cruise the verdant Elafiti Islands. The innovative, Design Your DaySM concept allows guests to choose the experience best suited to them on select days, across a variety of interests and activities along the sun-splashed Amalfi Coast.

See full tour details.

Summer Food & Drink

A Wine Infused Tour of Bordeaux

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 703) offers a 4-night trip from £2,425 including flights, transfers, accommodation and tours

Roam the streets of World Heritage-listed Bordeaux, discovering its medieval and 18th-century masterpieces. On our Bordeaux itinerary, you can explore the ancient fortified hilltop town of St Emilion, sampling the finest of its wines at nearby vineyards. Trace the Route du Medoc, stopping for a cellar tour and tastings. Enjoy traditional Bordelaise cuisine and wines. For an unusual experience, indulge in a vinotherapy spa at your chic hotel amid the vineyards of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte.

Sushi & Sashimi

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 704) offers an 11-night trip from £5,175pp based on two people sharing including flights, transfers, accommodation and tours

Let us reveal the secrets of sushi and sashimi as you learn to make soba noodles, sushi rolls and miso soup in Tokyo and Kyoto. In the world’s biggest fish market, Tokyo's Tsukiji, the frenetic fish auctions are as captivating as the delicious seafood snacks. You can sample local sake in the delightful mountain town of Takayama and soothe any hangover in the peace and tranquillity at the historic shrines and monasteries of Kyoto and Koya-San. Then it’s back into the bustle once more at Osaka, where you can discover the gastronomic delights of one of Japan's most renowned foodie hubs.   

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About Abercrombie & Kent:

Geoffrey Kent founded A&K in Africa in 1962 with little more than a refrigerated ex-Army truck and the best tents money could buy. Then, the company went by the motto ‘off-the-beaten-track safaris’. A lot has changed in the intervening years, but we still want to take you down the road less travelled. We devise unique, meticulously planned journeys into hard-to-reach wildernesses and authentic cultures. We win awards for not only our bespoke luxury holidays and unparalleled escorted tours, but also our philanthropic efforts to protect and preserve the places we travel to… because sometimes it’s the how as well as the where. Nearly six decades later, with Geoffrey Kent still at the helm and leading our expedition team, we have grown into a family of over 2,500 travel specialists. These experts have all turned their passion for travel into a vocation and between them visited nearly every country on Earth. They continue to go off-the-beaten track every day. They are passionate about helping you find authentic experiences and pushing your boundaries, wherever they might lie. Our long-standing networks allow us to uncover local secrets beyond the reach of most. We can open doors to private palaces; arrange out-of-hours tours of museums and galleries; take you to monuments when not another soul is there. Not much is truly impossible we ensure that your time away is the time of your life. www.abercrombiekent.co.uk

Monaco, 12 February 2019.

GEOFFREY J.W. KENT AND MANFREDI LEFEBVRE D’OVIDIO REACH AN AGREEMENT TO PURCHASE 100 PERCENT OF SHARES IN ABERCROMBIE & KENT

Geoffrey J.W. Kent, Founder, Chairman and CEO of luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent has formed a strategic partnership with Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio, Chairman of Heritage group, to jointly acquire 100% of the Abercrombie & Kent Group of Companies S.A. (Abercrombie & Kent). This union brings together two visionaries in luxury travel to further develop Abercrombie & Kent as the premier brand in luxury and experiential travel.

Geoffrey Kent is a true pioneer and visionary in the travel industry. He created the first luxury tented photographic safaris in 1962 in Kenya and has built A&K into the world’s leading luxury and adventure travel company.

Manfredi Lefebvre built Silversea Cruises, created by his father in 1994 with the purchase of two ships, Silver Cloud and Silver Wind, into the leading luxury and expedition cruise line. Recently Royal Caribbean Group (RCL) acquired a 66% stake in Silversea Cruises. A&K is a separate and unique investment by Heritage group, led by Manfredi Lefebvre, and does not involve Silversea.

Since their humble beginnings, both companies have grown to become the dominant players in their respective fields, offering a discerning clientele the ultimate in luxury travel.

Geoffrey Kent and Manfredi Lefebvre have known each other for more than twenty years and also been business partners, having acquired the MV Explorer in 1992.

“Abercrombie & Kent is the finest luxury travel company in the world, and I am honored to be able to partner with Geoffrey Kent to help this remarkable company continue its record growth,” said Manfredi Lefebvre, Chairman of Heritage group. Kent added: “I am very excited to be working with Manfredi. I cannot think of a better or more experienced partner for the next phase of A&K’s growth.”

Heritage group will own 85% of Abercrombie & Kent and Geoffrey Kent 15%. Geoffrey Kent will continue to be Chairman and CEO of the operating company, while Manfredi Lefebvre will become Chairman of Abercrombie & Kent Holding.

The closing is expected to be completed later in the year, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.

Barclays Bank Plc served as financial advisor to Heritage group.

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About Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio de Cluniere di Balsorano

Chairman, Heritage group

 

Manfredi Lefebvre is Chairman of Heritage group as well as Executive Chairman of Silversea Cruises. The Lefebvre family conceived Silversea in the early ‘90s as a pioneering cruise line offering a personal style of ultra-luxury travel, unrivalled in the world. Silversea is now partially owned by Royal Caribbean Limited (RCCL). Mr. Lefebvre is also President of the Monegasque Chamber of Shipping, a Member of the Executive Committee of the World Travel & Tourism Council and a Member of the Board of Skuld. He was honoured with the Chevalier de l’Ordre de Saint Charles and Grimaldi by SAS Prince Albert of Monaco. www.heritagemonaco.com

 

About Geoffrey JW Kent

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Abercrombie & Kent

 

Geoffrey Kent’s life began much as he lives it today – amid excitement and adventure in an exotic location. He was born while his parents, Colonel John and Valerie Kent, were on safari in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). He grew up on the family farm in the Aberdare Highlands of Kenya and attended the then-new Duke of York School in Nairobi, which produced many of Kenya’s business and science leaders, including Richard Leakey. With the innate skill of an entrepreneur and the relentless curiosity of a born explorer, he built a company that enables travellers to discover the world around them – and to do it in a uniquely stylish manner. Geoffrey Kent was inducted into the UK’s Travel Hall of Fame and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the US travel industry for creating “experiential travel” by bringing the same sense of adventure found on safari to destinations around the world. He recently published a book, Safari: A Memoir of a Worldwide Travel Pioneer.

 

About Abercrombie & Kent

Abercrombie & Kent pioneered luxury adventure travel with our first African safaris in 1962, and today A&K’s award-winning travel services extend around the globe to more than one hundred countries on all seven continents. A&K has more people in more places than any other travel company with more than 55 on-site offices in over 30 countries. www.abercrombiekent.co.uk

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Media: Lisa Warner | Director of Marketing | 01242 546636 | [email protected] 

London, 5 February 2019.

Abercrombie & Kent adds to Wings Over the World Portfolio

  • New private jet itineraries in Europe, Southern Africa, China, the Middle East, Israel, Jordan & Egypt.
  • New Design Your Day concept invites guests to personalise their trip with a choice of activities.

 

Abercrombie & Kent is expanding its’ Wings Over the World portfolio, a collection of intimate private jet journeys which allow guests to travel in luxury small groups across a variety of destinations.

The four new regional journeys offer all the advantages of luxury small group travel with the comfort and convenience of privately-chartered flights, designed exclusively by A&K. Each uses privately-chartered air to reach far flung destinations with much less travel time. Hassle-free flight departures means no layovers and includes expedited check-in and immigration procedures.

 

NEW: Wings Over Southern Africa

Limited to 15 guests; 14 days from £30,765pp | £7,690 single supp

Experience the best of Southern Africa on an epic adventure from mighty Victoria Falls to the game rich Okavango Delta, the towering sand dunes of Namibia and cosmopolitan Cape Town. Luxurious accommodation include a treehouse on the Zambezi River, a private bush pavilion at Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, an elegant private villa in the vast desert of Sossusvlei and a chic Cape Town hotel with Table Mountain views. Includes a chance to visit a local school and clinic. AKP project?

Dates: 17 October 2019 and 20 February 2020

 

NEW: Wings Over Israel, Jordan & Egypt

Limited to 12 guests; 13 days from £26,150pp | £7,690 single supp

Explore the cradle of civilisation and gain a new perspective on Israel’s varied cultural influences when you see biblical and historical sites firsthand. Marvel at Petra, the city “half as old as time,” and the desert outpost of “Lawrence of Arabia.” Saddle up for a camel ride and savour a traditional Bedouin dinner under the stars in Wadi Rum, an experience that brings the desert to life. A four-night cruise aboard the intimate 12-passenger ‘Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau’ reveals the influence of the Nile on ancient Egyptian life. Includes exclusive access to the final resting place of Seti I and the tomb of Nefertari, two of the best-preserved tombs in the Valley of the Kings and Queens.

Dates: 11 and 22 March 2020

 

NEW: Wings Over China featuring The Peninsula Hotels

Limited to 18 guests; 12 days from £26,920pp | £3,610 single supp

Experience the Forbidden City just as the Emperor did with private access to a hall usually off limits to visitors. Visit the Great Wall of China, ascending to the top of the well-preserved Mutianyu section, before sitting down to a champagne brunch served atop the wall. Marvel at the remarkably individual face of each Terracotta Warrior with an on-site specialist. Enjoy “Pen Moments” such as drinks overlooking Shanghai at Sir Elly’s Terrace; Classic High Tea in Hong Kong; and a ride in a Rolls-Royce, all courtesy of The Peninsula Hotels.

Date: 14 October 2019

 

NEW: Wings Over Northern Europe

Limited to 13 guests; 14 days from £26,920pp | £3,535 single supp

Explore the historic and cultural links between England, Iceland, Norway, Germany and Russia on one comprehensive itinerary. Start your journey in London. Then on to learn about Icelandic horses with the chance to ride one. Take a cooking class at a farm on a Norwegian fjord. Early entry to the Hermitage Museum affords a rare opportunity to view its spectacular collection with fewer crowds. The journey ends with a private farewell concert at the Isaak Brodsky House Museum on Arts Square in the center of St. Petersburg, followed by a caviar tasting with champagne.

Date: 06 September 2019

 

The addition of these four journeys brings the portfolio to nine different adventures in 2019 and 2020, Abercrombie & Kent’s Wings Over the World journeys explore East and Southern AfricaAustraliaNorthern Europethe MediterraneanSpain & Moroccothe Middle East,India and China featuring The Peninsula Hotels.

New for 2019, A&K is introducing a choice of Design Your Day® options on each journey. Guests are invited to personalise their travel experience with a choice of three to five options, selecting the activity that best suits their interests. Depending on the destination, possibilities include a scenic hike, a round of golf, a culinary experience with a local chef or a relaxing spa treatment.

      “We are continuing to grow our Wings Over the World portfolio with four new regional journeys, designed for culturally-curious travellers who want to make the most of their time in each destination” explains Abercrombie & Kent Managing Director, Kerry Golds. “The Middle East in particular has generated phenomenal interest – so much so that several of our departures have already sold out.”

Itineraries are designed with more time to explore alongside an A&K Resident Tour Director®, who has lived for decades, if not their entire lives, in the region and offers personal insights that can only come from being a local. With several journeys limited to just 12 or 13 guests – and none more than 18 – A&K offers exclusive experiences only possible for intimate groups. This might be a private tour of London’s Parliament, Champagne brunch atop the Great Wall of China or lunch at a Christian woman’s home in Bethlehem.   

By linking each stop on the itinerary with private charter flights, A&K’s Wings Over the World journeys offer an immersive travel experience, saving many hours of land-based transfers and capturing the sense of enriching, unhurried discovery that is an Abercrombie & Kent hallmark.

LUXURIES THAT MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE

Every Wings journey features luxurious accommodation that reflect the distinctive character of each destination. There is time to savour the authentic taste of local cuisine during a Chef’s Table experience featuring a culinary demonstration. In most places there is a balanced mix of planned group meals — including celebratory welcome and farewell dinners —and mealtimes left unscheduled to enjoy à la carte dinners on A&K. On two leisurely mornings, guests may choose Breakfast in Beda continental breakfast served in the comfort of their hotel room. Traveller’s Valet®, complimentary mid-journey laundry service, as well as A&K’s Travelling Bell Boy® service to transfer luggage from hotel to hotel. Private arrival and departure transfers are included, regardless of date of arrival.

 

London, 5 February 2019.

10 travel offers for 10 years of roaring success
Enjoy exclusive savings and double points to celebrate A&K’s 10th year in Harrods

Luxury tour operator Abercrombie & Kent is proudly celebrating 10 years since the opening of its flagship store in Harrods. For the past decade, A&K, the only travel company inhouse at Harrods, have been providing clients with the finest service at their boutique bureau, crafting tailor-made holidays for Harrod’s most discerning shoppers.

 

To mark the special occasion, they’re offering a selection of travel offers available during the month of February. With up to 45 per cent off their 10 most popular destinations, including safari to South Africa and beach favourite the Maldives. Clients will also earn double Harrods Rewards points with every February booking or enquiry, either in store or online.

 

Media: James Treacy | PR & Communications Manager | 01242 546686 | [email protected]  

High res imagery can be downloaded here.

 

Iceland

Iceland has never been more popular. This northerly island is a dramatic contrast of fire and ice, where volcanoes and hot springs neighbour alpine tundra and frozen fjords. Situated in the heart of the Reykanes UNESCO Geopark, The Retreat at Blue Lagoon is the perfect place to unwind amidst the country’s natural wonders.

Where: The Retreat at Blue Lagoon

Offer: For reservations of two nights or more, clients will be welcomed with a range of tempting extras: two small bottles of champagne, a Blue Lagoon rejuvenating face mask set worth approx. £190 (one per room), and a complimentary upgrade upon check in (subject to availability).

 

Abercrombie & Kent at Harrods (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 0207 173 6440) offers a 6-night trip to Iceland from £6,740pp with all the above special offers

 

Ts&Cs: Valid on bookings made between 1-28 February 2019, for travel between 1 February - 20 December 2019. The following black-out dates apply: 18-22 April 2019

 

Maldives

For the ultimate romantic beach escape, the Maldives ticks every box. Bathe in sunshine, dine under swaying palms and explore coral reefs shoulder-to-fin with exotic fish. Set within the UNESCO biosphere reserve of Baa Atoll, Milaidhoo resort is a honeymoon favourite offering light, spacious villas with ocean views.

Where: Milaidhoo

Offer: Enjoy a free additional night’s stay at Milaidhoo, on top of the existing discount of 35% on your resort booking. You’ll also receive a complimentary romantic package: a candle-lit bath, champagne, chocolates, and your bed decorated with flowers

 

Abercrombie & Kent at Harrods (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 0207 173 6440) offers 7-nights in a Water Pool Villa, on Half Board basis, with transfers and international flights- £5005 pp, saving £2856 pp

 

Ts&Cs: Valid on bookings made between 1-28 February 2019, for travel between 1 March - 31 December, 2019

 

Botswana

Botswana is the perfect introduction to Africa and its animals. Game drives here promise views of the Big Five, as well as perennial favourites such as meerkat, zebra, and the rare African wild dog. Sanctuary camps in Botswana provide an immersive safari experience, putting you in the heart of wildlife hotspots including the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve.

Where: Sanctuary

Offer: The first five clients to book any combination of Sanctuary Botswana camps in February will receive £1,000 off.

 

Abercrombie & Kent at Harrods (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 0207 173 6440) offers an 8-night trip to Botswana from £4,695pp, a saving of £1,000pp

 

Ts&Cs: Valid on bookings of six nights or more. Not valid for travel between 21 December - 5 January 2020

 

India

India is a dazzling destination which deserves to be top of your travel list. See the Taj Mahal at sunrise, go on a culinary journey around Agra, watch tiger prowl in the land of Jungle Book, or witness the city of Mumbai awaken during a dawn tour. Let us show you the best of this fascinating country.

Where: India

Offer: Book this February to save 10% on all hotels, excursions and road transport during your trip

 

Abercrombie & Kent at Harrods (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 0207 173 6440) offers an 8-night Classic Northern India trip from £2,520, a saving of £220

 

Ts&Cs: Valid on new bookings only. Discount does not apply to Internal air travel, cruises or train journeys. Not valid for travel on 4 - 12 November 2019; 20 December 2019; 6 January 2020

 

South Africa

South Africa is more than just a safari star. It’s a country of sublime wine, fascinating history and beautiful beaches. With Table Mountain as its iconic backdrop, Cape Town is a must. One&Only’s property here puts you in the heart of the fashionable Victoria & Alfred Waterfront district.

Where: One&Only Cape Town

Offer: Book this February to receive 10% off your stay at One&Only Cape Town, in addition to our existing offer of staying for four nights, paying for three

 

Abercrombie & Kent at Harrods (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 0207 173 6440)  offers a three-night stay at One&Only Cape Town – two Bedroom Island Family Suite from £7,171 – a saving of £3,356 or two Marina Mountain View Double Queen Rooms

£4,094 – a saving of £1,208

 

Ts&Cs: Valid on bookings made between 1-28 February 2019. Combinable with our ‘stay four nights, pay for three’ offer, but cannot be combined with any other special offer. Not applicable to group bookings (10 rooms or more). All rates include breakfast daily for a maximum of two adults and two children per room at Reuben’s. All rates include tax and service, but do not include the ZAR R40.00 tourism levy per room, per night. All rates also include complimentary access to the KidsOnly Club for children. Discount not applicable to meal plans, transfer pricing or any other supplement. Cannot be used in conjunction with A&K Favourites. One&Only Cape Town reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time. Subject to availability.

 

Galápagos

The Galápagos islands famously inspired Charles Darwin during his voyage across the world. To follow in Darwin’s footsteps – with a little more comfort and style – visit this volcanic archipelago aboard the luxury catamaran Endemic. The new yacht features an al fresco dining area, sun deck with Jacuzzi and eight spacious suites – each with an outdoor balcony.

Where to stay: Endemic

Offer: Book in February to save up to £780 per person on your expedition

 

Abercrombie & Kent at Harrods (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 0207 173 6440) offers a 6-night trip from £1,990pp including a 3 night cruise, a saving of £780pp

 

Ts&Cs: Valid on bookings made between 1-28 February 2019, for travel in July, August and September 2019

 

South Australia

For a wild adventure down under, head to Kangaroo Island. This lesser-travelled spot off the mainland is a bastion of Australia’s endemic wildlife, especially – as the name suggests – the kangaroo. Stay at its only world-class wilderness property, Southern Ocean Lodge, to enjoy spectacular views out to sea.

Where: Southern Ocean Lodge

Offer: Stay four nights, pay for three. Enjoy a complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability). Receive a Southern Spa credit and Bespoke Experience credit, each worth AUD $50

Ts&Cs: Valid for bookings made between 1-28 February 2019, for travel between 1 May -30 September, 2019. Available for stays of four nights or more

 

Barossa Valley in South Australia is a viticultural hub. Picture rolling hills, charming villages and countless independent wineries, and you’ll understand why tourists flock to this region. Sat at the top of a hill overlooking vineyards, The Louise Barossa Valley retreat places you at the heart of this bucolic region.

Where: The Louise Barossa Valley

Offer: Save AUD $1,950 per couple on a three-night Best of Barossa Package in the premium Seppeltsfield suite. Includes breakfast with kangaroos, dinner for two at in-house restaurant Appellation, private chauffeured tour of wineries and more

 

Abercrombie & Kent at Harrods (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 0207 173 6440) offers a 7-night trip to South Australia from £4,790pp

 

Ts&Cs: Valid for stays beginning 1 April, 2019-31 March, 2020; excludes 19-22 April, 2019; 30 June-1 August, 2019; 19 December, 2019-2 January, 2020. Breakfast with kangaroos not available May-September

 

St Lucia

St Lucia showcases the best of the Caribbean: beautiful beaches, warm weather and a rich Creole culture. Sugar Beach resort lies amidst the natural beauty of the Pitons, the island’s acclaimed UNESCO World Heritage Site. The property’s landscaped grounds slope down to the pristine Sugar Beach and the Caribbean Sea beyond. 

Where: Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

Offer: Enjoy a complimentary room upgrade for all bookings made in February, worth up to £278 per night

 

Abercrombie & Kent at Harrods (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 0207 173 6440) offers 7-nights in a Superior Luxury Cottage on bed and breakfast basis, with transfers and international flights from £2080 pp, a saving £666.50 pp

 

Ts&Cs: Valid for bookings of a minimum stay of seven nights. Combinable with all current offers except for free upgrade offers. Valid for new bookings only. Bookings must be made more than 28 hours in advance of stay

 

Peru

Sat stop misty mountains, Machu Picchu lures a million travellers to Peru’s Sacred Valley every year. But there’s more to see in this South American country than relics of Incan civilisation; sample revolutionary gastronomy in the capital city of Lima, and witness wonderful wildlife in the Amazon rainforest.

Where: Peru

Offer: Enjoy a discount of 10% on ground costs including hotels, road transport and excursions

 

Abercrombie & Kent at Harrods (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 0207 173 6440) offers a 9-night trip to Peru from £2,965 a saving of £329pp

 

Ts&Cs: Valid on travel in 2019 only. Discount excludes internal airfares, Amazon Cruises and Mountain Lodges programmes

 

China

China is a land of ancient history, modern metropolises and astounding natural beauty. This is where the Great Wall weaves its way over emerald mountains, where pandas chew bamboo in Chengdu, and where the Terracotta Warriors have stood guard for more than two thousand years.

Where: China

Offer: Enjoy 10% discount on China and Hong Kong land arrangements

 

Abercrombie & Kent at Harrods (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 0207 173 6440) offers a 13 night ‘Classic China’ trip from £3,865pp, a saving of £429

 

Ts&Cs: Valid for travel in June-August 2019 onlyExcludes hotels and internal airfares

 

London, 23 January 2019.

Abercrombie & Kent’s 2019 Multi Centre Trip Itineraries

Too many holidays ideas, too little time. So why settle for just one dream destination when you could have it all? Whether it’s a country you’ve never been to before or one that you’ve visited countless times, shake it up by combining your favourites and see the world in new, extraordinary ways. You could marry high-octane adventure, like heli-riding over Alaska’s hanging glaciers, with quality downtime on Hawaii’s idyllic beaches. Or choose a multi-city slicking adventure from Las Vegas to Miami.

 

Media: James Treacy | PR & Communications Manager | 01242 546686 | [email protected]  

High res imagery can be downloaded here.

 

Unforgettable Bhutan and the Desert of India

Start in Bhutan, one of the most alluring Himalayan countries where prosperity is uniquely measured by gross national happiness. Beyond ancient Punakha and the capital of Thimphu, you can discover the lesser-travelled Tang Valley with some of the most romantic grassy valleys perfect for hiking. Fly over the Himalayas’ highest peaks to Delhi where you can explore the old city on a rickshaw ride and then the blue-washed city that is Jodhpur, ancient and mirage-like. End in Jaisalmer’s desert kingdom enjoying romantic Arabian nights. 

 

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 760) offers an 18-night trip from £9,200pp based on two sharing

 

Jordan & Israel's Holy Lands

Follow the legacies of Moses, Saladin and Lawrence of Arabia on a sweep through Jordan’s ancient cities. You’ll journey through the highly scenic King’s Highway, the country’s main artery, all the way to the rose city of Petra. Cross over to Israel in VIP style, skipping the main queues at customs. You will see holy landmarks such as Bethlehem and its Church of Nativity as well as the age-old city of Jerusalem.

 

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 760) offers a 7-night trip from £3,040pp based on two sharing

 

Alaska and Hawaii's Extreme Landscapes

This trip visits Alaska’s pine valleys of Anchorage and the western edge of the Alaska Range. Then Hawaii’s tropical islands of Oahu and Big Island. Sweep over the earth’s extremes. In Alaska, take to the slopes for world-class skiing and fly around the Chugach Mountains’ hanging glaciers. Then admire sky-high views in Hawaii on a heli-ride over prehistoric volcanoes as well as at sunrise on Mauna Kea’s summit. There’s plenty of time to lap up a post-card worthy island paradise in Oahu’s North Shore and the rugged beauty of Big Island.

 

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 760) offers a 12-night trip from £11,175pp based on two sharing

 

Japan & Hawaii 

Hit the ground running when you arrive in the giddy metropolis of Tokyo. After exploring the tranquil gardens of the Imperial Palace, board the bullet train to Mount Fuji, or perhaps venture off the beaten track and head to the cultural jewel Kanazawa. Afterwards, soak up the sun in Hawaii on the never-ending white-sand beaches, easing yourself into the laid-back pace of Polynesian life.

 

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 760) offers a 12-night trip from £11,175pp based on two sharing

 

Peru & Brazil’s iconic landmarks

Visit Peru’s Lima, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco. Then onto Brazil to see Iguazu Falls and Rio de Janeiro. Set off to Lima, South America’s culinary capital brimming with innovative restaurants. Explore the Sacred Valley where ancient mountains reveal remnants of a once glorious Inca civilisation. A visit to Machu Picchu is must, before history-rich Cusco to see colonial architecture brush up against Incan palaces. And it doesn’t end there. Head to Brazil’s mighty Iguazu Falls, one of the world’s natural wonders. Then lap up Rio’s iconic landmarks, all the more picturesque from a sailing boat.

 

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 760) offers a 17-night trip from £7,195pp based on two sharing

Iconic South Africa to Mozambique

Visit South Africa’s Cape Town and the rural Winelands. Then fly to Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Cross over the border to Zambia and Victoria Falls before journeying to Mozambique’s coastline. Get swept up in Cape Town’s cosmopolitan scene and sip superlative shiraz in the Winelands’s rolling vineyards. For prime predator viewing, there’s nowhere better than Botswana’s emerald Okavango Delta from where you can explore rich wildlife in a dugout canoe. Experience the awesome sight of Victoria Falls and its thundering sheets of water and unwind on Mozambique’s sun-drenched beaches lapped by azure waters.

 

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 760) offers a 17-night trip from £9,995pp based on two sharing

 

Adventurous Australia & New Zealand

Explore the ends of the earth in the most extraordinary ways. Dive into Australia’s culture capital, Melbourne, before admiring Sydney’s iconic landmarks. Relax in Noosa, Queensland’s sunshine coast with top-notch cuisine and barefoot beach bliss. In New Zealand, you can experience one of the great train journeys of the world and enjoy a bird’s eye view on a heli-ride over translucent glaciers. Lap up lakeside beauty in Wanaka before exploring the Milford Sound on both a cruise and scenic flight.

 

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 760) offers a 15-night trip from £4,750pp based on two sharing

 

Patagonia Explored

Visit Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires and Ushaia. Then cross into Chile’s Patagonian fjords and explore Puerto Natales, Puerto Varas and Bariloche.  Discover the vast and varied region of Argentina and Chile starting at Buenos Aires to soak up the city’s landmarks and tango scenes. Then head to Patagonia and cruise the dazzling fjords from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas. Explore Torres del Paine National Park and surrounding landscape on foot, horseback, bike or kayak. Tour Chile’s beautiful Lake District, crossing back into Argentina by catamaran, before finishing in Bariloche’s alpine-clad Llao Llao peninsula.

 

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 760) offers a 12-night trip from £6,300pp based on two sharing

 

City lights of the USA

Visit four of the USA’s major cities; Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York City and Miami. Those infatuated with bright lights and big cities should look no further. Hike the Hollywood hills, a quintessential LA activity and soar over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter before hitting Las Vegas and its dazzling nightlife. It’s easy to start a love affair with New York, strolling down the cinematic avenues and taking on some of the best sightseeing opportunities in the word. Then onto Miami to hang with the art set, all while staying in iconic hotels.

 

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 760) offers a 14-night trip from £9,850pp based on two sharing

 

Tanzania & Rwanda ultimate safari

In this 7-day itinerary, visit Volcanoes National Park and Kigali in Rwanda before Tanzania’s Serengeti. For nature lovers, this is a safari-of-a-lifetime experiencing two of the planet’s most wildlife-rich destinations. In Rwanda, follow in the steps of Dian Fossey who dedicated her life to researching mountain gorillas in the Virunga Mountains. You’ll get close to magnificent silverbacks and their families with the help of expert trackers. For even more soul-stirring encounters, immerse yourself in the wide-open plains of Tanzania’s Serengeti to witness legendary game in the African bush. Scan for bucket-list Big 5 and camp under canvas in ultimate style.

 

Abercrombie & Kent (www.abercrombiekent.co.uk; 01242 547 760) offers an 8-night trip from £8,995pp based on two sharing

London, 2 January 2019.

Abercrombie & Kent Opens Office in Japan

Expansion comes on the back of huge demand in the country
Opening expands the global reach of the company to 56 offices 

Luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent is opening a dedicated office in Japan, the company’s 15th office in Asia. 

“We have seen explosive growth in luxury small group travel and tailor made private travel to Japan over the past two years,” explains Abercrombie & Kent UK Managing Director and Global Board Member, Kerry Golds. 

“We felt it was important to have our own dedicated office in Tokyo to manage the complex logistics of travel throughout the country and guarantee the insider access and personalized service that consultants expect from Abercrombie & Kent.”

Every A&K journey in Japan is orchestrated by expert local guides: lifelong residents who know the ins and outs of every stop on the itinerary and share their beyond-the-guidebook insights. A portfolio of immersive experiences reveals different aspects of the traditional culture. These might include a private tea ceremony in a family garden in Kanazawa, a private dinner in a 400-year-old home in Kyoto, or a tour of Tsukiji with a sushi chef, followed by a hands-on cooking class. 

“Abercrombie & Kent is committed to expanding our network of local offices to provide the highest level of personalized service and attention to detail,” explains Executive Vice-President - Destination Management Jonathan White. “Our local presence is what makes it possible to deliver the kind of insider access that has built our reputation, and which continues to earn A&K recognition as the gold standard of luxury travel.”