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Seeking inspiration before booking your next holiday? There is no better-placed person to highlight where to go in 2023 than Geoffrey Kent, A&K’s Founder

“When was the last time you did something for the first time?” This is the first question A&K’s Founder Geoffrey Kent asks friends when they come to him for advice on where to go next. Geoffrey has dedicated his life to travel and sharing his recommendations for under-the-radar destinations, along with the most rewarding ways to experience places few people can find on a map.

Up & Coming

Three of Geoffrey’s up-and-coming recommendations for 2023 are Namibia, known for its red dunes and skeleton coast, along with Colombia and the mysterious desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

"With strong post-pandemic demand, east and southern Africa continue to be our most-requested destinations,” he said.

“These are the places where people dreamed of travelling during the pandemic, so it has become essential to book well in advance. There are already many sold-out dates at the small boutique camps and lodges I recommend, especially in places like Namibia, a destination that is just beginning to attract international attention.”


For those searching for incredible landscapes, this conservation-oriented African country is a must-see. From its rolling coastal dunes to rugged rocky terrain, you have the chance to spot desert-adapted lion and elephant — plus the largest concentration of cheetah in the world.

You can travel far off the beaten path to meet the indigenous Himba tribe and stay in our new lodges Sanctuary Okahirongo River Camp and Sanctuary Okahirongo Elephant Lodge. Take an epic flying safari from the towering dunes of Sossusvlei to Victoria Falls, the game-rich Okavango Delta and cosmopolitan Cape Town, all in two weeks using privately chartered air on Wings Over Southern Africa.


"On one of my private jet trips around the world, I was so impressed with what Colombia had to offer that I made many personal trips back — and finally decided to set up an A&K office there,” said Geoffrey.

One of the world’s most biodiverse countries, Colombia extends from the sun-soaked Caribbean coast over the snow-tipped Andes and into the Amazon jungle. Colombia's equatorial position gives it this diversity which allows you to dive, trek and explore.

Start your journey in Bogotá, the third-highest capital in the world. The city's cultural centre is La Candelaria – along the cobbled streets you will find museums, restaurants, and hotels, slotted among historic churches. Travel north and you will find the coastal city of Cartagena, which has one of the greatest fortresses ever built by the Spaniards, the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Saudi Arabia

“Another thing that hasn’t changed over the years is many travellers are looking to go where few have gone before. I’m excited about Saudi Arabia opening its doors; a mysterious desert kingdom closed to much of the outside world until recently, Saudi Arabia is the next go-to destination for pioneering adventure travellers.”

Join our Classic Saudi Arabia itinerary and navigate between ancient and modern wonders on this privately guided journey. Your exploration begins in the capital, Riyadh, where you dine atop the iconic Kingdom Tower — one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers. Then it’s on to AlUla, a trove of archaeological treasures comparable to Petra. Jeddah’s famous Red Sea waterfront rolls out before you like a red carpet, as you visit the floating mosque.

Expertly revealed

Join our knowledgeable local guides who bring history to life each of these exciting destinations.


As the country begins to welcome international visitors again, discover the incredible breadth of culture, history, and food, from the flair of Tokyo to the charms of Kyoto. You can visit historic temples and stay in a sought-after ryokan on The Colours of Japan suggested itinerary.


Luxury Expedition Cruises

Luxury Expedition Cruise: French Polynesia to Easter Island Expedition

The backbone of all our small ships is the expertise of the award-winning expedition leaders and world-class lecturers, whose knowledge extends from marine biology to photography. On this expedition, you will hear Commander Susan Kilrain, who was one of the first three women to pilot the space shuttle for NASA, and how her first mission was tied to Easter Island.

During the cruise, you will explore spectacular marine environments. This will include snorkelling the sapphire waters of the Tuamotu archipelago — the largest chain of atolls in the world — and experiencing the Pitcairn Islands and their shared HMS Bounty legacy.

Antarctica Discovery: Beyond the Antarctic Circle

Onboard lectures from historians to polar experts provides an enriching experience on this LEC cruise. Witness the beauty of Antarctica’s towering icebergs, blue glaciers, and spectacular wildlife aboard Le Lyrial. Enjoy expert-led excursions by Zodiac. Venture beyond the Antarctic Circle to the rarely explored treasures of the Southern Ocean which include wildlife-rich Marguerite Bay. A full programme of lectures provides fascinating insights into the ‘White Continent’ throughout your voyage.

European gems revisited

What’s old is new. In Europe, it’s all about finding ways to explore tried-and-true destinations in depth and off-the-beaten-track.


Our Classic Croatia itinerary introduces you to the jewels of the long and rugged coastline of the Adriatic. You’ll discover the exquisite Diocletian’s Palace in the heart of Split. Move along to the chic island of Hvar where its lively nightlife is more than matched by its natural beauty and historic palaces. Finally, you’ll reach Dubrovnik, the brightest jewel of them all. Within the old town’s dramatic medieval walls, shiny marble streets are brimming with Baroque architecture and inviting cafés.

For those who wish to follow the multi-centre trend our LEC, Adriatic Voyage: Croatia, Montenegro & Greece, discovers the gems of the dazzling Adriatic.

You will explore Croatia’s historic cities, experience a jet boat ride to the Blue Cave, a UNESCO-listed natural site in Montenegro’s Bay of Koto and visit Corfu and Cephalonia before transiting through the Corinth Canal to Athens.

Italy and its islands

Discover places off the beaten path using private air to reach the storied islands of Sardinia and Sicily on Wings Over Italy and its Islands. Explore Sardinia in a 4x4 jeep safari and stroll through the markets of Catania.

Take in the local architecture, from the traditional trulli houses of Alberobello to the Sicilian Baroque style that made Ragusa and Modica UNESCO World Heritage sites. Explore Syracuse alongside a local expert who reveals the history of this ancient city — one of the earliest colonies of ancient Greece.

Where nature is the true luxury

Nothing generates as many likes on social media as a stunning landscape that only Mother Nature could create.


Head Down Under and you’ll find a bounty of natural wonders. From peculiar rock formations, bubble-gum pink lakes, idyllic waterfalls, and crystal-clear ocean vistas. On our Classic Australia trip, we will travel from Sydney Harbour to Uluru (Ayers Rock), and you can go walkabout with a Kuku Yalanji guide in a UNESCO World Heritage rainforest and snorkel over the Great Barrier Reef.

You can visit one of the world's last wilderness frontiers, the north-western corner of Australia famous for the Bungle Bungle Range and Mitchell Falls, on our Kimberley Cruise: Australia's Last Frontier.



Experience the past, present, and future of this beguiling country which extends from the soaring stone walls of Machu Picchu to remote reaches of the Amazon Rainforest, sampling a variety of culinary treasures along the way. Hike the final stretch of the Inca Trail, explore the Sacred Valley with llamas at your side and cruise for three nights along wildlife-rich tributaries of the Amazon River on a Classic Peru holiday.



Embark on an adventure into the USA’s most northerly state — a land of snow-capped mountains, taiga forests, and extraordinary wildlife. Join our Discover Alaska itinerary which begins with flightseeing north of the Arctic Circle. Admire North America’s tallest mountain by land and air in Denali National Park. Meet champion shed dogs before taking an exhilarating ride. Float down the Kenai River and explore the glaciers and wildlife of Prince William Sound. Privately chartered air makes it possible to experience all this in just 10 days on Wings Over Alaska Escorted Tour 2023.


Costa Rica

Costa Rica has one of the most enlightened conservation policies in the world. The country makes up about five per cent of the Earth's biodiversity and is protected by the National System of Conservation Areas, preserving a quarter of the country.

Green turtle nest at Tortuguero National Park on the Caribbean coastline, two-toed sloth climb high into the rainforest canopies, and iguana swim in the coastal mangroves. On our Costa Rica: a rustic-luxe adventure trip, you can hike through rainforests and raft down white-water rivers.



“In the 60 years since my parents and I started A&K in Kenya, this is the most comprehensive African journey we’ve ever offered. Thanks to our local presence on the continent — with offices in 10 countries — we can offer authentic insider access experiences that are unmatched,” said Geoffrey.

Experience the best of Africa on one epic journey aboard a chartered 757, beginning and ending in London. Marvel at the temples and tombs of ancient Egypt, the wildlife-rich Serengeti plains, the endangered mountain gorillas of Rwanda and the bustling medina of Marrakech on Africa: Across A Continent by Private Jet (September 29 – October 20, 2023).