Luxury travel company, Abercrombie & Kent, is excited to announce the resumption of its exclusive private jet journeys. First up is the ultimate, once-in-a-lifetime safari adventure, which travels the length of Africa from Ethiopia to the Cape. The 19-day journey seamlessly combines extraordinary wildlife and illuminating cultural experiences in remote destinations and visits seven countries. Travelling by a privately chartered Boeing 737 jet, the journey is open to just 40 privileged guests. A&K’s 19-day ‘Africa: Across a Continent by Private Jet’ commences in Rome 2 March, 2014 and finishes in Cape Town on 20 March 2014 and is priced from US$79,995pp twin share.
This unique itinerary visits seven countries and includes a profusion of authentic experiences along the way: learning from a local priest the history of Ethiopia’s rock-carved churches; coming face to face with rare mountain gorillas in Uganda and marvelling at the Great Migration in Tanzania’s Serengeti alongside A&K founder Geoffrey Kent; cruising the Chobe River on a rare wildlife outing and experiencing Zambia’s extraordinary beauty from a private tree house on the Zambezi River followed by the ‘flight of the angels’ helicopter tour over Victoria Falls; being dazzled by the 200m high dunes of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast; and enjoying fine epicurean delights in South Africa’s Cape Winelands.
Leading this expedition is a tour director, chosen from the top ranks of A&K’s international coterie of professionals, who will oversee everything from start to finish, relying on a lifetime’s worth of knowledge to show guests the Africa only locals know. A tour manager assists the tour director in providing seamless service, while local guides join the party throughout the journey to lend additional insight. A&K’s Travelling Bell Boy® collects luggage when guests leave each hotel and ensures it arrives at its destination each night.
Accommodations are always the best available, selected to reflect each destination’s spirit and style. They may be elegant lodges, lavish resorts or remote bush camps, but all offer a distinctive sense of place, gracious hospitality and inspiring views. This is enhanced by the exclusive use of most properties, including Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma in Zambia, with its unique tree house villas; A&K’s mobile-tented camps and Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero in Botswana. With a typical stay of three nights in each destination, there is time to relax and appreciate the pristine beauty of the surroundings.
Meals are more than just a chance to dine at the end of the day — they are a complete feast for the senses, with local entertainment and stunning natural backdrops that turn every meal into an event. Dine in the Tanzanian bush accompanied by a troop of Maasai tribal dancers. Catch the first glimpse of astonishing Victoria Falls at a private picnic on a ridge overlooking the waters, with a local choir providing an accompaniment.
Abercrombie & Kent is one of the most experienced operators in the private jet business, having designed and operated dozens of private jet programmes on a variety of luxury aircraft to destinations around the world, as well as custom-designed jet itineraries for families and private groups.