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Wow & be wowed with A&K, the luxury Africa experts

It can take a lot to wow your clients. Requests for immersive experiences are high, travellers want destinations that deliver more, and are demanding ‘just right’ luxury experiences. What if we told you (in fact, reminded you) that you don’t need to do all the heavy lifting to wow your clients. You simply need to book them with wow-worthy A&K! 

It can take a lot to wow your clients. Requests for immersive experiences are high, travellers want destinations that deliver more, and are demanding ‘just right’ luxury experiences. What if we told you (in fact, reminded you) that you don’t need to do all the heavy lifting to wow your clients. You simply need to book them with wow-worthy A&K! 

For over sixty years, Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) have been the experts in luxury travel to Africa. In fact, founder, Geoffrey Kent pioneered the continent’s very first luxury safari! Kent’s visionary philosophy, “shoot with a camera, not with a gun,” reshaped the concept of luxury travel.

A&K also stands as one of the pioneers in Gorilla permits in Uganda, adding another dimension to their legacy of innovative and responsible tourism.

The brand has gone from strength to strength since 1962. To A&K, wowing guests is the norm, not the exception. 

Africa Advisor Guide 

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Is there any greater moment on an African safari? ©A&K

A&K makes Africa luxury travel effortless for your clients and for you. They even have a handy Africa Advisor Guide to make selecting journeys a breeze.  

Whether it’s a Luxury Small Group Journey or private Tailor-Made Adventure, this guide has the basics covered so you can book an unbelievable journey that impresses from booking to their airport farewell. 

A&K’s Luxury Small Group Journeys are intimate affairs. While typically they run with around 14 guests, A&K’s guaranteed departures run with only two. Each Luxury Small Group Journey has a dedicated Resident Tour Director. 

That’s not the only way A&K wow. There are also these gems: 

  • A&K is where your clients are on the ground with 10 full-time permanent offices across Southern and East Africa. 
  • Accommodation is hand-selected by A&K’s Africa experts, with the very best available at destination, plus 14 of their own camps across Southern and East Africa.  
  • A&K’s 62 years in business means their operations run seamlessly between countries. Perfect for those multi-destination itineraries.  

A&K’s top-selling tours 

A&K Chobe National Park, Botswana
Witness nature’s finest at Chobe National Park, Botswana ©A&K

A little inspiration goes a long way, and A&K is here to provide it.  

Here are their top three suggested itineraries; two Luxury Small Group Journeys and a Tailor-Made Adventure: 

  • Botswana Safari in Style: this flagship Luxury Small Group Journey is an adventure like no other. Over 10 glorious days, guests will discover Southern Africa’s diverse and wow-worthy wildlife on game drives, guided bushwalks, and scenic river safaris. Experiencing the Okavango Delta by canoe is a highlight, as is a private guided tour of Victoria Falls and a Zambezi River sunset cruise. From $19,855 per person twin share.  
  • Kenya & Tanzania: A Great Migration: Book this incredible 10-day Small Group Journey across Kenya and Tanzania to help guests tick off their Africa bucket list items. This includes witnessing the iconic Big Five at the Serengeti and Masai Mara reserves in über-comfy custom-made game vehicles, visiting a Masai Mara school to learn about their daily life, and observing an antipoaching operation. From $30,235 per person twin share. 
  • Essential South Africa: The best of South Africa, this suggested 8-day itinerary can be Tailor-Made to your clients’ ultimate wishes. Highlights include driving one of the world’s most stunning routes on Chapman’s Peak Drive, sampling the delights of the Stellenbosch wine region, exploring Cape Town’s Cable Mountain, and thrilling game drives at Sabi Sabi Game Reserve. From $12,180 per person twin share.  

Of course, these three selected tours are only a fraction of the magic Abercrombie & Kent’s Travel Specialists can assist you with across Africa and the world.  

With 17 African countries (Benin, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe) – and experts on the ground in each – Africa is your oyster, as the (slightly adapted) saying goes. 

A&K top selling tips 

A&K Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Uganda
A wow-worthy encounter at the Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Uganda. ©A&K

Keen to know some insider secrets to make selecting journeys a breeze? A&K Travel Specialist Siobhan Pemberton has these tips.  

  • Africa is a large continent with long distances involved. Improve your client’s itinerary by slowing it down and visiting fewer places.
  • There is no bad time to visit Africa and each season has its own magic. However, it’s crucial to know where to go at different times of year. Off-peak periods offer excellent value and are worth considering.
  • Book your clients at stay under canvas where you can hear the night noises!
  • Be open-minded and flexible. One of the great things about safari is you never know what is around the next corner.
  • Safari isn’t just about game drives. Consider areas with other activities, such as walking safaris, boating, or canoeing trips. Zambia and Zimbabwe are not often thought of first, but are top choices for their variety of activities and authentic safaris.

More than just a tour company 

When you book with A&K, you’re not only ensuring your clients have a vacation they’ll talk about for years, but you’re also helping them give back.  

A&K have philanthropic endeavours around the world. With 55 projects in 24 countries across all seven continents, A&K use four pillars – conservation, education, health, and enterprise – to ensure a positive impact as they travel.  

Here’s a sample of what they are achieving: 

  • Chipego Bike Shop: In Nakatindi Village in Zambia, Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP) support local women who have converted a tiny co-op into a community-wide success enterprise.  
  • Bwindi Community Hospital & Nursing School: AKP supports the Uganda Nursing School Bwindi, addressing the nurse shortage in rural areas and providing scholarships to local students
  • Ilboru School for Children with Special Needs: AKP is creating educational opportunities for children with special needs in Tanzania by establishing primary and secondary schools, partnering with the Ministry of Education to provide trained teachers, and implementing innovative literacy programs using digital e-readers. 

Discover more  

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A&K’s ‘Africa: Inspiring Luxury Adventures 2024’ brochure. ©A&K

Help your clients discover their perfect African getaway with A&K’s full ‘Africa: Inspiring Luxury Adventures 2024‘ brochure, with vibrant visuals and vivid narratives that will entice!

To book Africa, talk to one of their Travel Specialists today. Call them on 1300 851 800 or visit the website to learn more. 

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