Abercrombie & Kent Launches the Ultimate African Safari by Private Jet in 2017

Abercrombie & Kent Launches the Ultimate African Safari by Private Jet in 2017
Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) combines the very best Africa has to offer with the most comfortable and convenient way to travel on Africa Revealed: A Journey by Private Jet (Feb 17 – Mar 9, 2017).

This luxury journey aboard an exclusively-chartered private jet equipped with 50 fully lie-flat, first-class seats takes guests across the continent in search of the most rewarding wildlife, cultural and gourmet experiences. Begin in the sands of Ethiopia and continue south through the game-rich reserves of Tanzania and Botswana. Experience the finest in both nature and cuisine in South Africa and visit Uganda to track mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. End the journey in Morocco with an unforgettable desert camping experience in the remote Erg Chebbi dunes of the Sahara, following by a visit to dazzling Marrakech.

“I've been planning safaris for more than 50 years. This is the most comprehensive African journey we've ever offered,” explains Abercrombie & Kent Founder, CEO and Chairman Geoffrey Kent. “Our unmatched local presence in Africa – with 13 offices – guarantees the unique, authentic experiences that have become the hallmark of Abercrombie & Kent.”

A&K's deep roots in Africa allow for privileged access and invitation-only events such as a private tour led by the owner of one of the oldest wine estates in South Africa, a choral performance by dozens of Ethiopian Orthodox priests and a “One Thousand and One Arabian Nights” dining experience under the stars in Morocco – all arranged exclusively for A&K's Private Jet guests.

Private jet travel with Abercrombie & Kent makes it possible to experience far more than on a conventional itinerary – without sacrificing comfort and convenience. “To fly commercially from the Sahara Desert to Marrakech would require an inconvenient early-morning flight on a propeller plane, followed by a long layover in Casablanca,” explains Kent. “Instead, our guests enjoy a direct, first-class flight, arriving just in time to enjoy lunch – complete with an Arabian horsemanship show – followed by a leisurely afternoon of shopping or sightseeing.”

These journeys embody what makes travel by private jet so rewarding: the utmost in convenience, luxury and inspiring insider access experiences.

Africa Revealed: A Journey by Private Jet (February 17 – March 9, 2017)

Madrid, Spain | Addis Ababa, Lalibela, Ethiopia | Serengeti, Tanzania | Cape Town, Cape Point, Cape Winelands, South Africa | Moremi Game Reserve, Chobe National Park, Botswana | Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe | Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda | Sahara Desert, Marrakech, Morocco | Madrid

Explore seven countries in 21 days on this ultimate safari. Take a trip back in time to Lalibela's rock-carved churches dating back to the 13th century and meet Lucy, one of the world's oldest early human fossils. Watch the Great Migration in action across the Serengeti from a hot air balloon and learn about two of Africa's top predators from a conservation expert. Discover Cape Town by helicopter, boat, cable car and on a winelands tour. Enjoy game drives through wildlife-rich parks with the highest concentrations of elephants in Africa. Take the “flight of the angels” helicopter tour over Victoria Falls. Come face to face with rare mountain gorillas in Uganda and meet the local Batwa people. Experience the peacefulness of the Sahara Desert as you watch the sun rise over the Erg Chebbi dunes.

All of A&K's private jet journeys feature a privately chartered Boeing 757-200ER with 50 custom-designed Italian leather seats equipped with a personal massage system, 4-way adjustable headrests and lumbar support, and a fully lie-flat bed more than 6.5' long (79” pitch). Additional seating enables guests to socialize in comfort, while a full privacy screen and extra-high seat back ensure undisturbed rest.

On board guests enjoy a fully-stocked, open bar featuring top-shelf wine and spirits, in addition to an on-board chef who provides personalized, first-class meal service. Completing this best-in-class in-flight experience is a flight crew who travel with the group throughout, learning personal preferences and helping to make the private aircraft a familiar and inviting home away from home.

Leading every Private Jet Journey is a Tour Director chosen from the ranks of A&K's international coterie of professionals, who orchestrates everything from start to finish, relying on a lifetime's worth of experience. A team of exceptional Tour Managers guarantee seamless service, while expert local guides reveal sights only locals know. A&K's mid-journey laundry service, Traveller's Valet®, allows guests to keep luggage light, while Travelling Bell Boy® service ensures that luggage is collected from each hotel room and is waiting at the next hotel.

Meals are more than just a chance to dine at the end of the day – they are a feast for the senses, with local entertainment and stunning natural backdrops that turn a meal into an event. Dine in the Tanzanian bush with a rare glimpse of Maasai tribal dancers and a special dinner overlooking Victoria Falls.

Accommodations are always the best available, selected to reflect the destination's spirit and style. Enjoy historic hotels, luxurious lodges and remote bush camps that offer a distinctive sense of place, gracious hospitality and inspiring views. This is enhanced by the exclusive use of many properties, including award-winning Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero and the newly-renovated Sanctuary Chief's Camp.

Abercrombie & Kent is one of the most experienced companies in luxury private jet travel, having designed and operated dozens of programs on a variety of luxury aircraft to destinations around the world, as well as custom-designed jet itineraries for families and private groups.

To learn more about Africa Revealed: A Journey by Private Jet (21 days from $92,500 per person, double occupancy), contact your travel professional, go to https://www.abercrombiekent.com/privatejet or call 800 554 7094 to speak to an A&K Travel Consultant.