Luxury African Safaris
Journey to the unspoiled natural beauty of Africa for an unforgettable luxury African safari experience. Abercrombie & Kent pioneered the modern safari, and no one has higher standing in Africa. Our longstanding relationships from Nairobi to Cape Town allow us to offer an unrivaled safari experience, from luxurious mobile camping to the finest expert-led game viewing in Africa.
Step into East Africa, a world of wildlife and beautiful landscapes that is ideal for a photo safari. Consider a safari in Uganda to track a family of endangered mountain gorillas, or head to Southern Africa and combine top-notch game viewing with South Africa’s peerless food, wine and cultural attractions.
A&K’s African safaris have won acclaim from guests and travel professionals alike, and we have been named Best Tour Operator in Africa for 12 years running by the readers of Travel Weekly. With our more than 50 years of experience arranging luxury African safaris, let us make yours the adventure of a lifetime.
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Why Choose an A&K Safari
More than 50 Years of On-the-Ground Experience
From our start in Kenya in 1962, Abercrombie & Kent pioneered the modern luxury African safari. Today, A&K is still setting the standard for an African journey like no other, delivering authentic, inspiring experiences, as we live and work in the same places you visit.
A Peerless Local Presence
Our long-standing connections — and 11 permanent, full-time offices in Africa — allow us to offer the most desirable room categories wherever you stay, the best game-viewing locations for lodges and camps, and unmatched service at every stage of your journey.
Only the Finest Safari Camps and Lodges
From Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp to renowned Gibb’s Farm, our guests enjoy unexpected havens of five-star comfort in the heart of Africa. And each authentic, veranda-fronted tent or amenity-laden lodge is expertly positioned away from crowds and near an abundance of wildlife and scenic views.
Simply the Best Safari Guides
A&K’s safari guides are handpicked for their expertise in the culture, flora and wildlife of Africa. In Kenya, every A&K guide has attained a minimum of a bronze-level certification by the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association.
The Most Successful Kilimanjaro Climbing Operation
How did we achieve a summit rate of 97%? By strictly managing every detail of your climb, from extra time to acclimate to an unwavering commitment to safety. Learn more about climbing Kilimanjaro with A&K.
Custom Safari Vehicles We Design, Build and Own
A&K owns and maintains its own custom fleet of safari vehicles — the finest in East Africa — featuring high front and side windows for great views, air conditioning in most vehicles, a refrigerator and even Wi-Fi access.
A Long-Standing Commitment to Local Communities
Working hand-in-hand with Africa’s tribes and villages, we fund schools and clinics, and generate opportunities for employment that benefit local communities. Our guests are welcome to participate in these life-changing projects sponsored by Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy.
South Africa or East Africa
Which A&K safari journey best suits your interests?
Encompassing the nations of South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia, Southern Africa offers dynamic topography, including the upland forests of Botswana, incomparable Victoria Falls, the stark Namib Desert and the bushveld of South Africa’s private reserves. The wildlife is similarly diverse, with lions, leopards and cheetahs always on the prowl. Botswana’s lush Okavango Delta draws hippos, giraffes, crocodiles, rhinos and baboons, which A&K guests encounter on uncrowded private game reserves. South Africa especially offers first-rate culinary and cultural opportunities, ranging from award-winning wineries to historical sites in cosmopolitan Cape Town.
East Africa — including Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda — is classic safari country. Home to the vast Serengeti and Masai Mara as well as the teeming Ngorongoro Crater, it has formed the backdrop for legendary safari expeditions and served as the birthplace of A&K. The wildlife viewing is reliably spectacular, including the “Big Five” — lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and Cape buffalo — while up-close encounters with endangered mountain gorillas are available on an extension to Uganda. East Africa also bears witness to the Great Migration, when millions of herd animals make their annual trek in search of water and fresh grazing land, stalked by predators every step of the way.
Choosing the Right A&K Safari
Setting the standard for the modern-day luxury safari, our flagship Safari in Style journeys offer you the very best in boutique safari lodgings expressly designed for smaller groups — including our select portfolio of exquisite tented camps — the most authentic and luxurious way to experience the African bush.
Wildlife Safari journeys are a wonderful way to experience Africa for the first time. They take place at spacious, comfortable lodges and camps located in scenic stretches of Africa’s most popular game parks and reserves, offering a panorama of daily life in the African bush.
Our Family Safaris include age-appropriate activities during your journey, supported by additional A&K staff where needed. Children on a Family Safari may make tribal masks or jewelry and identify animal tracks and the accommodations chosen for these journeys feature swimming pools and other family-friendly amenities.