Abercrombie & Kent Introduces New Private Jet Journey to Meet Increased Demand for Wildlife Experiences
Wildlife & Nature: Around the World by Private Jet explores nine nature-rich destinations
August 02, 2023
Hawaii: Monk Seal | Fiji: Coral Ecosystem | Tasmania: Tasmanian Devil | Bali, Indonesia: Komodo Dragon | Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan Leopard | Mauritius: Coral Reef & Rainforest | Zambia: Lower Zambezi | Salvador, Brazil: Bay of All Saints | The Amazon: Riverine Ecosystem
From vibrant coral reefs to dense jungles and riverine plains, this world is a patchwork of distinct natural environments, with each ecosystem home to species found nowhere else on Earth. Following previous sold-out wildlife-focused journeys by Private Jet, Abercrombie & Kent is responding to travellers’ passion for immersive experiences in nature with a brand-new journey, Wildlife & Nature: Around the World by Private Jet (Sept 2-27, 2024).
“Our Wildlife Safari by Private Jet has sold out year after year,” explains Ann Epting, Senior Vice President, Private Jet & Special Interest Travel. “We’ve seen a growing demand for wildlife experiences and, based on guest feedback, we developed a new itinerary in search of iconic animals in some of the most exceptional destinations in the natural world.”
Abercrombie & Kent’s Wildlife & Nature: Around the World by Private Jet is filled with epic encounters with rare and often critically endangered wildlife in nine destinations around the globe. A&K makes it possible for 48 guests to travel in consummate style with the opportunity to spot some of the most distinctive and seldom-seen wildlife both on land and in the water, from the fierce Komodo dragon and the Sri Lankan leopard, to the abundant species underwater that call Fiji’s coral reefs home. Meet Tasmania’s famed devil, spot the Amazon’s pink dolphin and search for the Big Five in Zambia’s newest national park.
To ensure guests return home with photos of a lifetime, a professional photographer is on hand throughout to offer tips and guidance. Leading the journey is an experienced Tour Director, who oversees the adventure from start to finish, while on the ground, guests explore in smaller parties, each led by a Tour Manager and assisted by resident guides and local wildlife experts. An onboard physician travels with guests to assist with any medical issues, and the dedicated Luggage Manager oversees the handling of all luggage between every destination as part of A&K’s Travelling Bell Boy® service.
Privileged Access & Personalized Experiences
Abercrombie & Kent pioneered the luxury adventure more than 60 years ago, and the network of local experts is unsurpassed. This enables A&K to pack each itinerary with authentic events that reveal the heart of each destination, including the opportunity to hand-feed animals in Tasmania, go behind the scenes at Indonesia’s Komodo National Park and meet the conservation experts at the Hawaiian Monk Seal Conservation center during a private visit.
Guests may personalize their journey with a choice of Design Your Day® activities, including active outdoor excursions, enriching cultural encounters and relaxing wellness experiences. In Brazil, search for humpback whales along the coast as they perform their annual mating migration, learn to prepare Bahian cuisine with a local chef, make time at a percussion workshop, or enjoy an immersive spa treatment.
Distinctive Dining and Accommodations
Accommodations embody the authentic hospitality and character of each locale guests, such as luxurious tented wilderness camps in Zambia, the iconic urban style of Tasmania’s MACq 01 and Hotel Fasano Salvador, an Art Deco landmark dating from the 1930s. 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 enjoy opportunities to experience the destination’s cuisine on their own at the restaurant of their choice.
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 and a range of thoughtful amenities, including iPads, noise-canceling headphones and an espresso maker. Throughout each journey, a dedicated cabin crew (complete with executive chef) provides peerless personalized service, remembering guests’ preferences and ensuring their favorite drink is at the ready without having to ask. Touch down in exotic destinations not easily accessible via major carriers, reliably coming and going on a timetable based on the 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 & Nature: Around the World by Private Jet (26 days from $167,950 per person, double occupancy) or other A&K Private Jet Journeys including Wildlife Safari: Around the World by Private Jet (Feb 14-Mar 9, 2024), contact your travel advisor, 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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