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African Waterways

This inspiring journey is a privileged look at two pristine parts of Africa – the Okavango Delta and the Chobe National Park which has one of the largest concentrations of game on the continent. Read more...


Classic Ethiopia

The Historic Route

This little known destination offers a spectacular adventure for the intrepid traveller. Read more...


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Classic Madagascar

Madagascar is one of travel’s final frontiers with people, creatures and landscapes found nowhere else on the planet. Read more...


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Kenya Wildlife and Warriors

This highly personalised journey takes you to the home of the safari and combines two of Kenya’s most fabled game viewing spots with one that is a hidden gem. Read more...


Namibia

Desert Discovery

An exceptional experience awaits in Namibia. This is a land of vast and spectacular landscapes, of giant dunes, mountains, savannah and possibly the oldest desert on earth. Read more...


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Gorillas of Rwanda

Time spent tracking and observing at close quarters a family of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas is unforgettable. Read more...


South Africa

Best of South Africa

The perfect introduction to Africa. Food, wine, shopping & stunning landscapes. Mountains, city & ocean. A 'Big Five' safari experience in Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. Read more...


Benguerra Island

Mozambique Beach Extension

This idyllic getaway takes you to one of the Indian Ocean's most beautiful spots, Benguerra Island. Read more...


Tanzania Hot Air Balloon

Cradle of Mankind

Tanzania is a captivating country with world class game viewing and quintessential African landscapes. Read more...


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Primates of Uganda

The beautiful Central African country of Uganda is one of the continent’s most surprising. Read more...


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Wings over Zambia

Combine an outstanding wilderness experience in the South Luangwa, home of the ‘walking safari’ and widely considered one of Africa’s finest and most unspoiled wildlife reserves, with an exciting contrast in the Lower Zambezi. Read more...


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Zimbabwe

After years of economic instability, the beautiful country of Zimbabwe is again welcoming visitors. Read more...




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Africa Map

 

Rich in natural treasures, Africa has long attracted adventurers, traders, explorers, intrepid travellers and trailblazers alike. Its landscapes have inspired artists and writers for centuries and its tribal culture is colourful and intriguing in equal measure. For today's traveller, Africa's main allure is its wildlife and a safari the only way to see it. From the huge wildebeest and zebra herds of the Serengeti to the playful impala of the Okavango Delta, big cats in the Sabi Sand and primates in the Ugandan forest, the desert species of Namibia and the shy nocturnal animals of the South Luangwa, the diversity is extraordinary and the attractions differ from country to country. Africa is the home of A&K and with over 50 years' experience there the company knows it inside out. There are many destinations to choose from and ways to see the game - on foot, by 4WD, from the water and from the air. You'll be amazed and delighted by what this continent has to offer.

Experience counts

Established in Nairobi in 1962, A&K is the original safari company. With offices in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Botswana, and South Africa, A&K has a broad-reaching network which has enabled a breadth of invaluable relationships throughout the continent. This delivers benefits to our guests such as immediate check-in, the most sought after room categories and the best locations for game-viewing.

Choosing the best for you

The journeys in this section are all designed for the independent traveller. On a private journey with A&K, guests enjoy all the elements which have made us the world's leading luxury travel company. Care and understanding of the guest plus insightful recommendations ensure any itinerary is perfectly matched to the traveller's needs. Our hotel and lodge choices meet the highest standards while a broad network of A&K experts around the globe pull together to deliver an unparalleled experience to our guests on the ground.

Solo Traveller Solo Traveller

More and more travellers are choosing to see the world on their own. Wherever you travel with A&K there's a friendly face on hand at all times from the arrival Meet & Greet to the farewell. Expert guides bring the destination to life and act as companions while round-the-clock support means your safety and security.

A&K's favourite destinations for Solo Travellers in Africa include: Botswana & Zambia during Green and Low season (Jan - May and Nov - Dec), Rovos Rail and The Blue Train.

Family Family

Quality time spent with family is increasingly hard to find. An A&K holiday delivers the perfect opportunity: a journey which lets children learn about the wider world in beautiful locations and parents comfortable in the knowledge that someone else is in charge. Many lodges welcome children of all ages.

A&K's family favourites in Africa include: A Family Adventure in South Africa, Mobile Camping Safaris in Botswana and East Africa.

Honeymoon/Anniversary Honeymoon

To help you decide on the perfect way to celebrate one of life's most important accomplishments we're making it easy by identifying journeys for that special occasion.

A&K's honeymoon/anniversary favourites in Africa include: African Waterways and Mozambique Beach Extension.

Active Active

Being active on a holiday often clears the mind letting you see the destination in a new light. Without being hard core adventure trips these journeys offer an active component be it hiking, snorkelling, quad biking, boating or horse riding.

A&K's favourite journeys for Active travellers in Africa include: Delta to Desert, Kenya Wildlife & Warriors, Primates of Uganda and Gorillas of Rwanda.

Food Food

Essential to our daily wellbeing and close to our hearts, the passion for food and cooking is ever present. The paddock to plate trend is commonplace now throughout southern Africa with many establishments incorporating organic locally sourced produce.

A&K's favourite culinary journeys in Africa include: Best of South Africa, South Africa's Garden Route.

Wine Wine

Blessed with a climate, soil and topography that lends itself to the growing of grapes and production of wine, South Africa offers wine enthusiasts the opportunity for private tastings, encounters with wine makers and vineyard tours.

A&K's favourite journeys for wine lovers include: Best of South Africa.

Culture Culture

Incorporating elements of cultural interest to a journey adds a fascinating perspective for any traveller. It allows a broader understanding of communities, their heritage, social patterns and inspirations and encompasses art, archaeology, music, architecture, religion and ethnic traditions.

A&K's favourite cultural journeys in Africa include: Best of South Africa, Ethiopia: the Historic Route and Zanzibar Escape.

Tailor-Made Travel

Should one of our featured journeys not fit your requirements, A&K's Tailor-Made travel specialists are on hand to customise your journey. Our specialists will work closely with you, taking into account your preferred travel times, the destinations you wish to cover, the style of accommodation sought and any financial constraints in order to craft your perfect journey.

When to Go 

South Africa is an exceptional destination year round. Namibia also offers perennial attractions with the dry months of September and October peak times for wildlife. Kenya and Tanzania have outstanding game viewing and spectacular scenery year round, the region's greatest attraction being the annual wildebeest migration between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara (June - September). Botswana is best visited between May and October, whilst Zambian wildlife is best viewed between April and November. Travel is best in Uganda and Rwanda between June and September. Madagascar is best between June and November.

Our partner airlines

We work with the best airlines to fly you to Africa and beyond. Our preferred partners are: South African Airways, Etihad, Emirates, Qatar, Qantas
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Countries we travel to in Africa

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Botswana Holidays

Botswana is synonymous with luxury and safari, and a Botswana safari with Abercrombie & Kent is where the two meet.  Read more...


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Ethiopia Holidays

Ethiopia's intriguing mixture of culture, religion, peoples and landscapes will not fail to change many of the stereotypes that we hold of the country and leave a lasting impression on you.  Read more...


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Kenya Holidays

The birthplace of Abercrombie & Kent. Savannahs, astounding array of wildlife, crater lakes, snow-capped mountains and golden beaches.  Read more...


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Mozambique Holidays

Mozambique is one of the hottest destinations in luxury travel. It is easy to see why: its pristine beaches are the perfect escape, the most relaxing end to any Mozambique holiday.  Read more...


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Namibia Holidays

If you are looking for unspoilt natural beauty and a luxury safari, Namibia ticks all of the right boxes.  Read more...


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Rwanda Safaris & Gorilla Trekking

Explore Rwanda in greater depth with a visit to the Nyungwe Forest National Park probably the best preserved rainforest in the mountains of Central Africa.  Read more...


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South Africa Holidays

The Rainbow Nation has it all: flamboyant cultures, dramatic scenery, diverse wildlife and an easy-going atmosphere.  Read more...


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Tanzania Holidays

Tanzania offers great diversity: from the snow-capped Kilimanjaro to the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar.  Read more...


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Uganda Safaris & Gorilla Trekking

The beautiful Central African country of Uganda is one of the continent’s most surprising.  Read more...


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Zambia Holidays

With exceptional game viewing and some of the friendliest people, a luxury Zambia safari is a chance to immerse yourself in the ultimate safari destination.  Read more...


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Zimbabwe Holidays

This magnificent land locked country has dramatic landscapes and some of the best safaris in Africa, not least because the quality of guiding is unrivalled.  Read more...



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