When my parents and I began Abercrombie & Kent 60 years ago on the plains of Africa, we pioneered a new style of luxury adventure travel that brought groundbreaking luxury and uncompromising authenticity to far-flung places. From our first journeys in 1962, A&K has grown into the world’s premier luxury travel company, with over 55 offices in more than 30 countries.
More importantly, we’ve built an unrivaled legacy of creating memorable, inspiring adventures on all seven continents. Travel is transformational — it puts people in touch with people, cultures in touch with cultures, and ultimately leads to understanding those who come from entirely different backgrounds. I truly believe that if more people travelled, there would be less conflict in the world, and it has been the privilege of my life to bring the gift of travel to so many people over so many years.
Founder, Co-Chairman and CEO
Celebrate Six Decades of Adventures on Every Continent
To commemorate this remarkable milestone, our experts have selected the most iconic travel experiences from our six-decade history and combined them into the Greatest of All Trips, a globe-spanning itinerary showcasing 13 countries on all seven continents, encompassing amazing wildlife, spectacular natural beauty, timeless cultural treasures and much more.
East Africa: The Call of the Wild
The adventure begins where A&K started in 1962 on a Signature Great Migration Safari (from $19,995). One of the wonders of the natural world, more than 1.4 million wildebeest — along with gazelles and zebras — migrate Lion King-style, following the rains from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara. Continue to Uganda to observe the endangered mountain gorilla on Tailor Made Uganda: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest (from $3,995) and visit a nursing school supported by A&K Philanthropy.
Egypt: A Journey Back in Time
Egypt was A&K’s first destination outside sub-Saharan Africa, and is a place “everyone must experience at least once in their lives,” as Geoffrey says. “Sailing on the Nile is like a trip back in time.” On Signature Egypt & the Nile (from $7,595), cruise in a style worthy of the pharaohs aboard our award-winning Sanctuary Nile River cruisers, experiencing privileged access to the country’s most famous sites accompanied by the region's best Egyptologists.
The Treasures of India
Having played polo in India, Geoffrey Kent knew many of the royal families of Rajasthan who welcomed guests and converted their palaces into extraordinary hotels, so India became A&K’s next destination. Signature India & the Taj Mahal (from $9,295) opens doors to these artistic traditions, with opportunities to see the Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset. The national parks are a veritable Jungle Book of wildlife, including the elusive Bengal tiger.
Angkor Wat, Jewel of Southeast Asia
A&K was one of the first tour operators in the region and today its local experts bring guests on a personal journey to meet specialists in culture, food and history. Discover centuries of art and architecture, cycle through rice fields and trek through valleys to truly understand the historic links between Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand on Signature Indochina & Angkor Wat (from $7,195).
Australia: Wonders Down Under
A&K has been revealing hidden corners of Australia’s remarkable landscape since 1986. On Tailor Made Australia: Uluru, Lizard Island & Beyond (from $15,995), cruise Sydney Harbour with a glass of excellent local wine; dine in the desert under the stars, gazing up at Uluru (Ayers Rock) before rising early to watch the sunrise; and go walkabout in a UNESCO World Heritage-listed rainforest with a local bushman.
Machu Picchu: Path of the Incas
Travel by train through a narrow gorge surrounded by the snow-capped Andes, or trek the last portion of the Inca Trail to the “Lost City” of Machu Picchu on Tailor Made Peru: Path of the Incas (from $5,495). Enjoy a private lecture with a renowned scholar in Incan history before discovering the magnificent ruins in the company of a local expert guide. A&K’s long-standing roots allow guests an exclusive visit to a remote village for an inside look at daily life.
Antarctica: The White Continent
For more than 30 years, A&K has delivered intrepid guests to a world where pristine ice and snow contrast starkly with the ever-changing sea and sky on a Luxury Expedition Cruise to Antarctica. Learn about the effects of rising global temperatures on Antarctica Cruise Adventure: A Changing Landscape (from $12,995) with enthralling discussions, daily Zodiac excursions to the White Continent and wildlife from lively penguin colonies to whales.
North America’s Spectacular Scenery
Just as travellers were emerging from the pandemic, A&K expanded operations in the U.S. The growing demand for private travel inspired Tailor Made National Parks by Private Air (contact for pricing). Experience the full majesty of Yosemite, the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone with expert local guides, flying by privately chartered air from one awe-inspiring landscape to the next, enjoying five-star hospitality along the way.
The Great Cities of Italy
Take in three of Italy’s most iconic cities from Venice, with its romance-laden canals, to Florence’s medieval and Renaissance masterpieces, and Rome’s layers of history on Tailor Made Italy: The Vatican to Venice (from $14,995). Expert A&K guides unlock the secrets of this historic Italian trio, where A&K has been taking guests beyond the guidebooks since 1997.