Annual travel planner
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The adage ‘timing is everything’ is especially true in luxury travel. When you want a front-row seat to the world’s greatest spectacles, you need to book early with a company you can trust. We’ve designed this annual travel planner to be your go-to for the must-see events – both perennial favourites and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Our selection below is conveniently separated by season and theme, giving you the perfect chance to plan ahead. We also refresh the content monthly, so you’ll always be in the know.
Enjoy access to the greatest celebrations around the globe, from Hollywood’s star-studded soirees to Brazil’s sequin-studded Carnival. Jet off to Japan for cherry blossom viewing, watch Canada’s grizzly bear from a wilderness lodge or witness the Great Migration from a five-star safari camp.
Whichever big-ticket event tempts you abroad, our travel specialists’ extensive know-how and worldwide connections can get you where you want to be in style.
What to book now
Start planning your luxury family holiday to South Africa now – with opportunities to spot the Big Five and sleep under the stars, South Africa will always be one of our most popular destinations for the whole family. Discover luxury lodges, malaria-free camps and cosmopolitan Cape Town. Most of our top accommodation provide a range of activities for children and adults alike.
Antarctica & Arctic
Book your place on our once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse cruise as spaces are limited, or if you can’t wait until 2021, enjoy one of our top expedition cruises to the Antarctic or Arctic in 2020. Our exclusively chartered fleet are some of the most advanced mega-yachts, however we limit their capacity to ensure an intimate on-board experience for our clients.
With our current offer on 2020 Sri Lanka holidays at 2019 prices, this year is the ideal time to travel to this tropical luxury paradise. From spectacular wildlife watching to immersing yourself into the local culture, Sri Lanka provides a feast for all the senses. The whole year is ahead of you, so discover the best time to visit for 2020 and start planning.
British Columbia, Canada
In the vast forests of British Columbia lives one of the highest concentrations of grizzly bear in the world. The best time to go is undoubtedly autumn, when the salmon-rich rivers draw grizzlies out into the open. As this is a bear watching mecca, stand-out lodges get booked up well in advance, so we advise booking now.
Where to go now
This year, visit the last paradise on earth, swapping the winter blues for the winter sun. Many of our favourite properties in the Maldives are still available for a luxurious winter break, from the boutique to the resort. Perfect for a romantic escape or a water sport adventure for the whole family, the Maldives is captivating and thrilling in equal measure. Feed the sting rays at Huvafen Fushi or enjoy a sublime astronomical dinner cruise at Soneva Fushi.
The Great Migration sees millions of zebra, wildebeest and other grazing animals move steadily across the Serengeti in Tanzania towards the Masai Mara in Kenya – and back again. The annual spectacle is a brilliant opportunity for nature enthusiasts to see the circle of life unfold on the plains of Africa. We recommend heading to Tanzania early in 2020 for calving season – though key moments throughout the migration offer other fantastic reasons to visit.
Vietnam is enchanting at any time of year, but its popularity for winter escapes is on the up. Close to the equator, this South-east Asian destination is perennially warm. Foodies are particularly spoilt for choice thanks to the country’s many markets, street-food stalls and fine restaurants. Why not go on a craft beer tour of Vietnam?
Visit India to enjoy the many festivals on offer: witness the Kochi-Muziris Biennale – India’s largest contemporary art exhibition; Lohri folk festival in the Punjab; the International Kite Festival of Gujarat and the Mamallapuram Dance Festival in Tamil Nadu. January also marks the harvest season in the beautiful vineyards of Nashik – India’s most famous wine-making region.
Top flight savings with British Airways
- Central America
- Indian Ocean
- South America
Enjoy savings during the British Airways sale as part of a tailor-made holiday with A&K to Africa
Travel by 11 December 2020. Book by 30 January 2020
Fly to: Cape Town, Durban, Nairobi and Johannesburg
In addition, A&K is currently offering various accommodation offers
A Family Cape Adventure: 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. 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.
Discover South Africa: Experience it all on this exciting adventure in the Rainbow Nation. Fall for cool Cape Town’s many charms. Wander the winelands and jump on a tram for a hop-on-hop-off tour of some of the most revered wine estates in the Franschhoek Valley. Hit the open road on the Garden Route on your way to Knysna, perched in a forest-enclosed lagoon. Round off this incredible journey with a three-day safari on the Eastern Cape.
A Family Safari to Kenya: Your family will experience the African wilderness on trips to the semi-arid Laikipia Plateau and the Masai Mara National Reserve. You’ll be tucking into breakfast with the long-necked residents of Giraffe Manor and meeting orphaned elephant and cheeky chimpanzee at nearby sanctuaries. A visit to a traditional Maasai village helps the appreciation of Kenyan tribal life and, of course, no safari trip is complete without African game drives, and everyone will have the chance to see Africa’s Big Five.
Ultimate Kenya Adventure: Explore the 14,000-hectare Borana Conservancy – a safe haven for Kenya’s endangered wildlife – by foot, by horse and by 4x4. Experience life among the Maasai in Kenya’s famous Masai Mara reserve, where you can dine in the bush, enjoy private game drives and meet the people who call this place home. Then head for Kenya’s eastern shores to take the safari underwater, into the tropical depths of the Indian Ocean; and overwater, on a dhow excursion to the Kisite Marine Park.
- Central America
- Indian Ocean
- South America