Nine Once-in-a-Lifetime Wildlife Experiences on One Thrilling Journey Around the World
Abercrombie & Kent’s Wildlife Safari: Around the World by Private Jet
March 20, 2023
This world offers an astonishing diversity of natural life and seeing the animals up close in their natural habitat deserves a spot on every traveller’s bucket list. So, it’s no wonder that Abercrombie & Kent is bringing back their most-requested Private Jet journey for 2024. Wildlife Safari: Around the World by Private Jet (Feb 14-Mar 9, 2024) is filled with epic encounters with rare and often critically endangered wildlife in seven different countries around the globe.
Japan: Snow Monkey | Philippines: Tarsiers & Whale Sharks |
Malaysia: Honey Bears & Orangutans | India: Bengal Tigers | Madagascar: Lemurs |
Uganda: Mountain Gorillas | Kenya: The Big Five
“There’s a reason this is the most popular Private Jet itinerary we’ve ever operated,” explains Ann Epting, Senior Vice President, Private Jet & Special Interest Travel. “A wildlife safari is a bucket-list trip for most travellers…and this trip takes that idea to the next level. Only with a private jet is it possible to experience so many of the world’s most fascinating wildlife destinations in just 25 days – and in total comfort.”
Encounter iconic and often critically endangered animals in their natural habitats and meet leading conservation experts. Observe little-known species like the Japanese macaque, also known as the snow monkey, and the tiny Philippine tarsier. Swim with massive whale sharks and go behind-the-scenes to observe young orangutans being prepared to return to the jungle. Learn from experts who have spent their lives studying these remarkable animals. This extraordinary journey ends with a safari in East Africa, where A&K began, with breathtaking panoramas in every direction and a vast range of wildlife, including the Big Five.
Privileged Access & Personalized Experiences
Personalize the journey with a choice of Design Your Day® activities, including active outdoor excursions, enriching cultural encounters and relaxing wellness experiences. In Tokyo, explore Tsukiji Fish Market with an expert guide, take a day trip to the seaside city of Kamakura, or relax at the world-class spa. In Uganda, join a member of the local Batwa tribe for a community walk in the village, meet with teachers at a Nursing School supported by A&K Philanthropy, or relax with a massage treatment surrounded by the peaceful nature of the forest.
One of A&K’s most experienced Tour Directors orchestrates the journey from start to finish. On the ground, travel in small groups, each led by a Tour Manager, assisted by expert local guides who share their personal stories and lend insights well beyond any guidebook. A dedicated Photo Enrichment Coach helps make the most of every wildlife encounter, with tips and advice for capturing animals in their natural habitats. For peace of mind, there is also an onboard Physician who travels with the group throughout, while a dedicated Luggage Manager oversees the handling of luggage between each destination as part of A&K’s Travelling Bell Boy® service.
Distinctive Accommodations & Dining
Accommodations reflect the distinctive character of each destination and offer authentic hospitality. These include luxury safari camps such as Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp and Angama Mara – both reserved exclusively for A&K Private Jet guests – as well as the iconic urban style of the Peninsula Tokyo and Six Senses Fort Barwara, a former 14th-century fort. Meals are a complete feast for the senses, with local entertainment and stunning natural backdrops that turn cocktails or a dinner into an event. Guests also have opportunities to experience the local cuisine at restaurants of their choice in Tokyo and Cebu.
Flying As It Was Meant to Be
Step aboard A&K’s chartered Boeing 757 and enjoy the utmost in comfort and style with 48 first-class, fully lie-flat seats, a dedicated cabin crew who makes each private jet a welcoming home away from home and a range of thoughtful amenities, from an espresso maker and noise-canceling headphones to entertainment selected to complement the itinerary. Touch down in exotic destinations not easily accessible via the major carriers, reliably coming and going on a timetable based on your itinerary — not an airline’s convenience.
Abercrombie & Kent was a private jet pioneer, introducing the first Royal Air Tour in 1989. Today it is one of the most experienced companies in the private jet business, having designed and operated dozens of programs on a variety of luxury aircraft to destinations all over the world, as well as custom-designed jet itineraries for multi-generational families and private groups.
To learn more about Wildlife Safari: Around the World by Private Jet (25 days from $164,950 per person, double occupancy) or other A&K Private Jet Journeys, contact your travel professional, go to https://www.abercrombiekent.com/private-jet or call 800.554.7094 to speak to an A&K Travel Consultant.
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