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Over 700 Bikes Donated to Change Lives in Zambia

Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy’s Bike Collection for Africa

This April, Abercrombie  & Kent teamed up with Wheels of Change to ask Chicago-area residents to  help fill a shipping container with donated bikes and equipment for Nakatindi  Village in Zambia. Staff from A&K Zambia will supervise the distribution of  the bikes to healthcare workers and students, enabling them to attend the  nearest secondary school 7 miles away. The shipping container will be also  converted into a bike shop, creating jobs for the community.

A&K established a bold  goal for the AKP Bike Donation program: to collect 360 bikes. Thanks to the  hard work and efforts of A&K staff, family and friends, they were able to not only reach the goal, but double it. Because  of this, the AKP Board chose to make a special allocation for a second  shipment, and A&K will now be sending two containers - 700 bikes - to Zambia, where they can impact twice as many lives.

Geoffrey Kent honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards

Geoffrey Kent Lifetime Achievement

Geoffrey Kent received a Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest accolade in the travel and tourism industry in the United States, at a gala event attend attended by hundreds of travel agents who have been important partners in building A&K's business.

The award pays tribute to individuals whose efforts have led to extraordinary results within an organization and who have also made significant contributions to the industry as a whole.

Geoffrey Kent was recognized for being a pioneer in bringing the same sense of adventure found on safari to destinations around the world - what is now commonly referred to as "experiential travel."

Abercrombie & Kent was voted "best of the best" in two categories: Tour Operator, Luxury and Tour Operator, Africa ... for the 11th consecutive year.

ABC's Born to Explore Climbs Mt. Kilimanjaro with Abercrombie & Kent

Born to Explore

In the season premiere of Emmy Award-winning Born to Explore, host Richard Wiese joins A&K's The Snows of Kilimanjaro on a journey to the summit of the highest mountain in Africa - 19,341 feet above sea level.

Follow along as the group treks through five climate zones, encounters gale force winds and snow and even stops along the way to visit a weather station established in 2006 by A&K Philanthropy for a rededication ceremony.

WABC in the New York City area will be airing at 2:30 PM on Sunday October 5th, but many of the local ABC stations will be airing Born to Explore at different times so check your local listings for air times: http://www.littonweekendadventure.com/born-to-explore-tv-schedule/

Learn more about Abercrombie & Kent's The Snows of Kilimanjaro here.

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