Simply the Best
12 Day Tour
Series programs, a part of our
CollectionSM, are fast, easy-to-book itineraries for independent
offering a private alternative to popular group destinations. Choose
of our suggested Signature itineraries, for an independent holiday
to perfection by over four decades of A&K expertise. With your own
exclusive party of family or friends, you'll enjoy the best
finest hotels, "must-see" sights and the services of expert local
- as well as private transfers and selected meals. Our Signature
give you private travel at its best.
travel insurance; any airfares; airport departure taxes; excess baggage
fees; cost of obtaining passports or visas; gratuities to your guide;
expenses such as meals, beverages or sightseeing not included in the
communication charges; laundry.
Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
the suburb of Tamboerskloof to Table Mountain for panoramic views of
city and sea.
the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, stop at Boulders Beach to observe
its colony of endangered African penguin.
Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyards B L
day in the Cape Winelands and visit the unique Taal Monument.
Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyards B L
to Johannesburg, where you will spend the night at the exclusive Saxon.
Visit Soweto Township, including the Hector Peterson Museum, site of
the 1976 uprising, and Vilikasi Street, the only street in the world
that has been home to two Nobel prize winners, Nelson Mandela and
Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Saxon Boutique Hotel B
7-8: Johannesburg/Sabi Sabi
Wing your way to your lodge in the heart
of the African bush, and enjoy two days on safari in search of the "Big
Five" (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard). This area is also a
bird-watcher's paradise, with over 300 species. Enjoy morning and
evening game drives as well as guided bush walks. Your luxurious lodge
overlooks a water hole and the African plains.
a flight to Tintswalo Safari Lodge, situated in an ancient sycamore
tree grove which overlooks a waterhole frequented by a large herd of
elephant and other big game. This exclusive lodge has just six suites
situated along the banks of a river, providing an opportunity for
effortless birding and game-viewing from the privacy of each suite.
Enjoy day and night game drives and bush walks.
Lodge B L D
DAYS 11: Sabi
Sabi or Manyeleti
the "Big Five" (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard) as well as
wild dog, cheetah and spectacular bird life on game drives and bush
Tintswalo Safari Lodge B L D
12: Manyeleti/Johannesburg/USA or Canada
The Premier Lounge is available for your use prior to your departure
is in USD. Price is per person, based on double occupancy, and does not
include international or internal air. PRICE PER PERSON (land
Days | Departs
on varied days of the week
PRICE PER PERSON
Economy class from $1,530
Please check with A&K for our
« Itinerary operates with some
Policy: On non-family programs, unless otherwise indicated on
the individual program page, a minimum age of 10 years is required.
Call for details.
a private alternative to popular group destinations. Choose one of our
suggested Signature itineraries, for an independent holiday honed to
by over four decades of A&K expertise. With your own exclusive
of family or friends, you'll enjoy the best destinations, finest
"must-see" sights and the services of expert local guides - as well as
private transfers and selected meals. Our Signature itineraries give
private travel at its best:
our informed opinion)
regional itineraries, ready to reserve immediately
by experts, with the best sights, seasons, hotels, transport and local
pricing, less expensive
than a fully tailor made itinerary
sights combined with
activity options from which to choose
airport transfers on
arrival and departure
12 Day Tour
per person, based on double occupancy.
to availability and change without notice.
restrictions may apply. Airfares if included are based on departure
year 2012, departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications.
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or presidents’ autographs.
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summer and add it to the collection?
for an entirely different set of reasons. Reasons which have less to do
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If you’re a
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the Sepik River or up Mount Kilimanjaro, across Provence or along the
Peninsula, can change you deeply in ways both tangible and intangible,
acknowledged and unavowed.
changing the way you look at the world is one of your travel objectives
— when authentic experience matters more to you than casual acquisition
— the travel company you choose has a tall order to fill.
Abercrombie & Kent comes in.
A&K has been doing one thing exceptionally well. We specialize in
unique people with unique places, and in providing the expertise and
support that allows them to experience those places fully, at first
and in their own personal style.
the best way to travel. And it requires a unique combination of local
and global organization that only Abercrombie & Kent is equipped to
industry is filled with companies who own only their brochures and a
of contracts with independent suppliers overseas. In contrast, A&K
has its own network of offices (48 and counting) across the globe,
full time by A&K professionals. We own and operate luxury camps and
lodges in remote destinations to ensure that our clients have access to
And we draw
on the knowledge, humor and creativity of an incredible team of staff
and local “friends of A&K,” to bring you face-to-face with an
iceberg the size of Chartres Cathedral, or make it possible for you to
walk around Chartres itself with an expert on its stained glass. To set
you down for a private picnic a deux in the middle of the African
or give you and the children your own tropical island for a day.
does count. Ours will make yours unforgettable.
The First Name
in Luxury Travel
For more than
& Kent (A&K) has been internationally recognized as
the first name in luxury travel. Born in 1962 as a safari company in
Kenya, A&K's unparalleled travel and tour operations now extend
the far and exotic reaches of the globe. A&K takes its travelers on
extraordinary journeys-in extraordinary style-to more than one hundred
countries on all seven continents. The company's tours and safaris span
the globe from Africa to the Middle East, India and Nepal; from the
to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific; and from Europe to
and South America and Antarctica. Forty-five destination management
ensure the "insider access" that only a local staff can provide.
impressive and enticingly
varied list of luxury and adventure holidays combine active days with
luxuriant nights. Small group escorted
allow guests to confidently travel to places they might otherwise
to go on their own, with a choice of itineraries at varying levels of
holidays are tailored to the interests, attention spans and
abilities of all ages, with comfortable hotels and comforting meals,
most importantly, a friendly guide who understands children. Tailor
made private travel offers independent travellers meticulous
attention to detail, safety and customer service. These
programs are one reason why A&K was honored at the World Travel
as “World’s Leading Luxury Specialist Tour Operator.”
along with Jorie
Butler Kent owns and operates A&K, was born-most fittingly-while
British parents were on safari in Zambia. Indeed, he spent much of his
childhood on the African continent. In 1962, Geofrey Kent, along with
parent's Colonel John and Valerie Kent, formed Abercrombie & Kent.
In the 1970s,
Geoffrey Kent, who
by then had long been the Managing Director of the company, entered
a partnership with Jorie Ford Butler of Oak Brook, Illinois, to run
They continue to travel the world in search of adventures that will
and thrill their guests. Under their passionate and visionary
Kent serves as Chairman and CEO, Jorie Butler Kent as Executive Vice
- Abercrombie & Kent represents the uncompromising best at every
in the road.
that is governed
in equal parts by the Kents' unswerving commitment to conservation and
their mission to provide "memories of a lifetime," A&K goes to
limitless lengths to design tours that offer privileged
access and special insight.
Further distinguishing A&K is the fact that the company owns luxury
safari lodges in pristine wilderness areas, including Chief's Camp and
Chobe Chilwero in Botswana; exclusive rights to camps with some of
finest game-viewing; a fleet of comfortable, well-maintained ground
vehicles; and the Sun Boats on the Nile. A&K also creates unique
experiences built around the luxury trains of Venice
and the Royal Scotsman; the Road to Mandalay river cruiser and 29 canal
and river cruisers in Europe; and the legendary Sea Cloud, the world's
most beautiful sailing ship.
are in Oak Brook, Illinois. Forty-seven offices worldwide, employing
than 1,700 travel professionals, offer unrivaled attention to detail,
issues and service standards.
concern for the natural
world infuses each and every A&K trip: Geoffrey Kent and Jorie
Kent believe passionately in "high-yield, low-impact" tourism-adventure
that respects the natural environment and benefits indigenous peoples.
They are the founders of Friends of Conservation and the Abercrombie
Kent Global Foundation, established to address global environmental and
conservation concerns. Among its achievements have been significant
to the preservation of Kenya's famed Masai Mara Game Reserve, as well
to anti-poaching and environmental education projects on all seven
|Abercrombie and Kent is a
NON-FEE/no discount buy
will not charge a fee for any/all tour planning for Abercrombie and
Our services are absolutely free when servicing this quality program.
Additionally, no travel agent or web-based travel concern is allowed
to discount when representing Abercrombie and Kent and any of its
affiliated touring companies. Rest
assured, you will receive the quality that you expect and the unique
value of a well-designed tour program from the beginning and planning
stage to the culmination of this exceptional journey.
the Abercrombie and Kent Difference with Gardner Travel!
& Kent is proud to have received
East Tour Operator”
- December 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000
to Work For”
- November 2004
“Best of the
2003, 2002, 2001
World: Machu Picchu”,
Juan Lazo, Best Guide - January 2004
Leading Luxury Specialist
Tour Operator” - 2003
Leading Villa Operator”
+ Leisure Magazine
Operator and Safari
Outfitter” - 2004 (#12), 2003 (#5), 2002 (#2), 2001 (#1), 2000 (#2),
(#1), 1998 (#1), 1997 (#1), 1996 (#1)
Africa” – Joseph
Ndunguru, Gavin Ford - 2001
Awards: Top 15
African Safari Camps”
Camp - 2004
Camp - 2003
Places to Stay,”
Camp - January
Chilwero - 2003
Pros on Earth”
to places and
people that other operators in China don’t – including some of the top
English speaking guides. Hatherly is a cultural encyclopedia, Chen a
with logistics.” - 2003
Top 20 Small-Ship
Cruise Lines" - 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997
Operator” - 2004
(#3), 2003 (#5), 2001 (#2), 2000 (#1), 1999 (#1)
Harper’s Hideaway Report
Resorts of the
Past 25 Years”, Chief’s Camp - 2004
Olonana, Chief’s Camp - 2004
Hotels with Drop-Dead Views”, Chief’s Camp - 2003
Best Hotels, Resorts & Hideaways, Chief’s Camp - 2002
& Tourism Council
Leadership in Travel & Tourism - 2002
Guides in Africa”
Award for Enterprise
is a member of