Abercrombie & Kent has added a new Wildlife & Nature: Around the World by Private Jet itinerary in response to the continual sell-out of the annual program.
“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,” said Ann Epting, Senior Vice President, Private Jet & Special Interest Travel.
A&K’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.
Capped at 48 guests who travel in consummate style aboard a chartered Boeing 757 with First class seating, they have 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.
While in the ‘Apple Isle’ over two days (staying at the MACq 01 hotel in Hobart), guests will meet Tasmania’s famed devil, spot the Amazon’s pink dolphin and search for the Big Five in Zambia’s newest national park.
A professional photographer is on hand throughout to offer tips and guidance, along with an experienced Tour Director, who oversees the adventure from start to finish. 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 & Personalised Experiences
A&K 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 personalise 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, keep 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, 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.
A&K has two wildlife Private Jet Journeys for 2024:
- Wildlife Safari: Around the World by Private Jet
25 days | departing 14 Feb 2024 | priced at AU$254,000 per person
- Wildlife & Nature: Around the World by Private Jet
26 days | departing 2 Sep 2024 | priced at AU$258,500 per person