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Southern Africa in Style by Abercrombie and Kent
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Southern Africa In Style
South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana
14 Day Tour

Southern Africa in Style by Abercrombie and Kent


Combine the sophisticated man-made pleasures of South African cities with wildlife viewing in Botswana and sightseeing in Victoria Falls.

    FEATURING CHOBE CHILWERO - Where Luxury and Tradition Reside...
    Deep in the heart of Botswana wilderness lies Chobe Chilwero Lodge, one of the most enchanting places on earth. With gorgeous, breathtaking vistas as a backdrop, you'll come face-to-face with the abundant creatures of the bush, and some of the most spectacular sunsets Mother Nature bestows.

    You will enjoy creature comforts - elegantly appointed accommodations, silver service, gourmet meals and fine wines. Relax in our luxurious thatched cottages, with ensuite, sunken handcrafted baths, indoor and outdoor showers, private gardens and terraces overlooking the magnificent Chobe River. There is also a library, curio shop and a communications centre. Although located in Botswana, this small, intimate lodge is easily accessed from Zambia and the world famous Victoria Falls. Guests can enjoy a day trip to visit the falls if desired.

    Game activities at Chobe Chilwero are scheduled flexibly, according to the whims of guests and the changing habits of the game. Thrilling guided game drives in open vehicles bring you to the heart of Africa's largest concentration of elephants, as well as hippos, buffalos, puku, antelopes, lions and other creatures that gather on the Chobe River's banks. Or join our acclaimed guides on a wondrous water safari on specially adapted motorboats. Sundowner cruises are particularly spectacular on the Chobe River. Fishing excursions are also available.

    End each day with a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, followed by a sumptuous meal lovingly prepared by our expert culinary staff - a delicious, eclectic fusion of Western and African cuisine and delicacies - all topped off by a sampling of vintage wines and spirits from our cellar. It's the perfect complement to your one-of-a-kind African adventure. High teas are often served on the lawn under the shade of the trees.

    Superlative game viewing and silver service may now be combined with the ultimate in pampering: in-room spa treatments. Therapies range from a Clarins Ultimate Firming Facial to a Full Body Swedish Massage, to relax and invigorate in true African style. 

    The A&K Advantage 

    • Transfers and touring in luxury vehicles
    • Immediate check-in guaranteed on arrival
    • The finest selection of restaurants offering superior food and gourmet wines
    • Welcome dinner at a South African home
    • Private check-in at all hotels
    • Separate luggage transfer to the Winelands
    • Exclusive wine tasting at a top-label estate
    • Complimentary spa treatment at Chobe Chilwero
    • Guaranteed late check-out at The Grace on day of departure
    • Use of Premier Lounge at Johannesburg Airport on departure

    Not included: travel insurance; any airfares; airport departure taxes; excess baggage fees; cost of obtaining passports or visas; gratuities to your guide; personal expenses such as meals, beverages or sightseeing not included in the itinerary;  communication charges; laundry.

    (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner


DAY 1: USA/Cape Town, South Africa
Board your flight to Cape Town.

DAY 2: Cape Town
You are met and transferred to your hotel. 

One and Only Capetown

DAY 3: Cape Town
Drive to Table Mountain for a panoramic view of the sea and city and then explore historic Cape Town. This afternoon, Design Your Day: shop the Cape with a specialist guide or yacht along the Cape coast. Dine this evening at a private family home. 

One and Only Capetown B L D

DAY 4: Cape Town/Cape Point/Franschhoek
Travel to the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, and perhaps glimpse the resident seals and penguins. After lunch, continue to Franschhoek and your hotel located on a wine estate with panoramic views of the valley. A guest speaker provides fascinating insight into South Africa's intriguing past during this evening's dinner. 

Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyards B L D

DAY 5: Franschhoek
Design Your Day: explore the Cape Winelands and stroll through Stellenbosch followed by lunch and a private cellar tour of a historic wine estate. If you prefer, experience a full day of shark cage diving.

Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyards B L

DAY 6: Franschhoek/Johannesburg/Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Fly to Victoria Falls via Johannesburg, and this afternoon roam around the famous Falls with your expert guide. 

The Stanley and Livingstone B D

DAY 7: Victoria Falls/ Chobe National Park, Botswana
The view is spectacular on the "Flight of the Angels" helicopter tour over the falls. Continue overland to Botswana and Chobe National Park, home to approximately 75,000 elephant, the largest concentration in Africa. 

Chobe Chilwero B L D

DAY 8: Chobe National Park
Travel through riverine forests, floodplains and marshlands on a game drive in an open Land Rover, or relax on a sundowner cruise on the Chobe River. 

Chobe Chilwero B L D

DAY 9: Chobe National Park/Moremi Game Reserve (Okavango Delta)
Fly to Chief's Camp in the "predator capital" of Botswana for an afternoon of game viewing activities. 

Chief's Camp B L D

DAYS 10-11: Moremi Game Reserve (Okavango Delta)
Moremi is known for its large concentrations of elephant, buffalo and predators. Try a water safari (offered seasonally), travelling at the gentle pace of a poled mokoro (dugout canoe). 

Chief's Camp B L D

DAY 12: Moremi/Maun/Johannesburg
Fly to Johannesburg where the balance of your day is at leisure. Swap stories with fellow travellers at a farewell dinner. 

The Westcliff B D

DAY 13: Johannesburg/Depart
Visit Soweto, famous in the days of apartheid, and return to the hotel before your international flight home. 

The Westcliff (dayroom) B

DAY 14: USA or Canada
Connect with your homebound flight. 

Consider An Upgrade:
Stay in the Loft Terrace Room or Bedroom Suite at the Cape Grace Hotel (from $75 per person per night) Enjoy Merlot or Cabernet room at La Couronne (from $20 per person per night) Stay in a Suite at the Victoria Falls Hotel (from $200 per person per night)

Southern Africa in Style by Abercrombie and Kent.

Active Options:
In the course of your tour, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of active options (some at additional cost). These include:

  • Cape Grace: swimming, use of the spa, optional walk up Table Mountain, extended sightseeingwalk at Cape Point
  • La Couronne: extended walking tour of Stellenbosch, swimming, golf, fishing, horseback riding and hiking
  • Victoria Falls Hotel: walking tour of the Falls, swimming, canoeing, game walk, whitewater rafting, golfing and bungee jumping
  • Chobe Chilwero and Chief's Camp: swimming

The price shown is in USD. Price is per person, based on double occupancy, and does not include international or internal air. 

Departures are limited to 20 passengers.

2010 PRICE PER PERSON (land arrangements)

14 Days | Departs Saturday, returns Friday | Limited to 20 passengers

2010 PRICE PER PERSON Feb - Apr May Oct 9 Oct 30 - Dec Jul - Aug
Double occupancy $9,790 $10,475 $11,820 $10,910 $12,570
Single supplement $1,965 $1,685 $3,650 $2,125 $3,540

Internal Airfare:

(Cape Town/Johannesburg/Victoria Falls; Camp to Camp/Maun/ Johannesburg)
Economy class from $2,120

Child Policy: On non-family programs, unless otherwise indicated on the individual program page, a minimum age of 10 years is required. Call for details.

Connoisseurs travel is A&K's most fully supported escorted option. Group sizes are very small: never more than 24 travellers and often limited to 18 or 20. You'll stay in the best available hotel and most meals are included, as are airport transfers regardless of the flights you choose. Although there are opportunities to explore on your own, you'll spend much of your sightseeing time with your guide, on excursions designed to present a full and balanced picture of your destination.

Southern Africa In Style
South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana
14 Day Tour
Abercrombie and Kent AFRICA
From $9,790USD
Simply the Best!

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. 
Offer subject to availability and change without notice.

Certain restrictions may apply. Airfares if included are based on departure from New York.
For year 2011, departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications.

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Some people collect travel destinations the way others collect Biedermeier furniture or presidents’ autographs.

What’s come onto the market this year? Bhutan? Libya? Mongolia? Why not fly over this summer and add it to the collection?

Others travel for an entirely different set of reasons. Reasons which have less to do with collecting countries (who needs another trophy on the shelf?) than with gathering experience.

If you’re a member of the latter group, you know that, at its best, a journey down the Sepik River or up Mount Kilimanjaro, across Provence or along the Antarctic Peninsula, can change you deeply in ways both tangible and intangible, acknowledged and unavowed.

However, when 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.

That’s where Abercrombie & Kent comes in.

Since 1962, A&K has been doing one thing exceptionally well. We specialize in matching unique people with unique places, and in providing the expertise and (unobtrusive) support that allows them to experience those places fully, at first hand and in their own personal style.

It’s simply the best way to travel. And it requires a unique combination of local knowledge and global organization that only Abercrombie & Kent is equipped to provide.

The travel industry is filled with companies who own only their brochures and a handful of contracts with independent suppliers overseas. In contrast, A&K has its own network of offices (48 and counting) across the globe, staffed 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 the best.

And we draw on the knowledge, humor and creativity of an incredible team of staff members and local “friends of A&K,” to bring you face-to-face with an Antarctic 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 savannah or give you and the children your own tropical island for a day.

Experience does count. Ours will make yours unforgettable.

A&K - The First Name in Luxury Travel

For more than forty years, Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) has been internationally recognized as the first name in luxury travel. Born in 1962 as a safari company in Nairobi, Kenya, A&K's unparalleled travel and tour operations now extend across 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 Orient to Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific; and from Europe to Central and South America and Antarctica. Forty-five destination management companies ensure the "insider access" that only a local staff can provide.

A&K’s impressive and enticingly varied list of luxury and adventure holidays combine active days with comfortable, luxuriant nights. Small group escorted journeys allow guests to confidently travel to places they might otherwise hesitate to go on their own, with a choice of itineraries at varying levels of luxury. Family holidays are tailored to the interests, attention spans and abilities of all ages, with comfortable hotels and comforting meals, and, most importantly, a friendly guide who understands children. Tailor made private travel offers independent travellers meticulous attention to detail, safety and customer service. These lifestyle-oriented programs are one reason why A&K was honored at the World Travel Awards as “World’s Leading Luxury Specialist Tour Operator.”

Geoffrey Kent, who along with Jorie Butler Kent owns and operates A&K, was born-most fittingly-while his British parents were on safari in Zambia. Indeed, he spent much of his childhood on the African continent. In 1962, Geofrey Kent, along with his 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 into a partnership with Jorie Ford Butler of Oak Brook, Illinois, to run A&K. They continue to travel the world in search of adventures that will surprise and thrill their guests. Under their passionate and visionary guidance-Geoffrey Kent serves as Chairman and CEO, Jorie Butler Kent as Executive Vice Chairman - Abercrombie & Kent represents the uncompromising best at every turn in the road.

With a philosophy 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 seemingly 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 Africa's finest game-viewing; a fleet of comfortable, well-maintained ground transport vehicles; and the Sun Boats on the Nile. A&K also creates unique travel experiences built around the luxury trains of Venice Simplon-Orient-Express 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.

Abercrombie & Kent's headquarters are in Oak Brook, Illinois. Forty-seven offices worldwide, employing more than 1,700 travel professionals, offer unrivaled attention to detail, safety issues and service standards.

A deep-rooted concern for the natural world infuses each and every A&K trip: Geoffrey Kent and Jorie Butler 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 contributions to the preservation of Kenya's famed Masai Mara Game Reserve, as well as to anti-poaching and environmental education projects on all seven continents.

Abercrombie and Kent is a NON-FEE/no discount buy

We will not charge a fee for any/all tour planning for Abercrombie and Kent. 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.

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Abercrombie & Kent is proud to have received the following:

Recommend Magazine
“Best Africa/Middle East Tour Operator” - December 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000
Men’s Journal
“10 Great Companies to Work For” - November 2004 
“Best of the Web” - April 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001
Elite Traveler
“Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu”, Juan Lazo, Best Guide - January 2004
World Travel Awards
 “World’s Leading Luxury Specialist Tour Operator” - 2003
 “World’s Leading Villa Operator” - 2003
Travel + Leisure Magazine
 “Best Tour Operator and Safari Outfitter” - 2004 (#12), 2003 (#5), 2002 (#2), 2001 (#1), 2000 (#2), 1999 (#1), 1998 (#1), 1997 (#1), 1996 (#1)
 “Top Guides in Africa” – Joseph Ndunguru, Gavin Ford - 2001
Conde Nast Traveler
“Readers’ Choice Awards: Top 15 African Safari Camps”
   Olonana and Chief’s Camp - 2004
   Chief’s Camp - 2003
   Chobe Chilwero -2002
“The World’s Best Places to Stay,” Gold List
   Chief’s Camp - January 2004
   Chobe Chilwero - 2003
“The Greatest Travel Pros on Earth”
“A&K has access 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 whiz with logistics.” - 2003
"Reader’s Choice: Top 20 Small-Ship Cruise Lines" - 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997
Gavin Ford, “15 Best Safari Guides” - 2002
Ecotourism Award – Special Mention - 1996
Conde Nast Traveller (UK)
"World's Best Tour Operator” - 2004 (#3), 2003 (#5), 2001 (#2), 2000 (#1), 1999 (#1)
Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report
“Favorite Hideway Resorts of the Past 25 Years”, Chief’s Camp - 2004
“Favorite Worldwide Travel Adventures”, Olonana, Chief’s Camp - 2004
“Previewing Heaven: 15 Worldwide Hotels with Drop-Dead Views”, Chief’s Camp - 2003
“Top 20 Hideaway Gems,” World’s Best Hotels, Resorts & Hideaways, Chief’s Camp - 2002
Travel Agent Magazine
“Leaders in Luxury,” Geoffrey Kent - 2002
World Travel & Tourism Council
Green Award for Corporate Social Leadership in Travel & Tourism - 2002
Town & Country
Gavin Ford, “Top Guides in Africa” - 2001
Queen’s Award for Enterprise
(A&K Europe) - 2001, 2000
Chevron Conservation Award
Jorie Butler Kent - 1999
Environmental Award - 1992


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