The A&K Story

Abercrombie & Kent was born on the plains of Africa in 1962 when Geoffrey Kent and his parents pioneered a new style of luxury adventure travel with little more than a reconditioned Bedford truck, a sterling silver ice bucket and a bold vision.

A deep desire to deliver unique and life-changing travel experiences inspired ground-breaking enhancements, from the first luxury tented camps in Africa and mobile refrigeration to operations in Egypt, India and beyond. From those modest beginnings, A&K has grown into a globe-spanning network of local offices, opening destinations previously inaccessible to visitors and establishing a new benchmark for experiential travel.

Today, we are the world’s premier luxury travel company, with an unrivalled legacy of creating memorable, inspiring adventures in more than 100 countries and on all seven continents. Our approach combines singular service, authentic local expertise and beyond-the-guidebook insider access, all of which come together to create a journey of a lifetime, every time you travel with us.

A&K is the world leader in luxury travel and we offer everything from inspiring tailor-made adventures to Small Group Journeys, Luxury Expedition Cruises and epic Private Jet Journeys. We operate our own safari camps and lodges throughout Africa, cruise ships on the Nile, Yangzi and Irrawaddy Rivers, and maintain a fleet of customised safari vehicles.

We have a deep commitment to the communities our guests visit, funding grassroots projects through A&K Philanthropy. Our reputation and expertise allow A&K travellers private, often exclusive, encounters with local identities, privileged access to museums, archaeological sites and cultural attractions and authentic immersion in a destination which really reveals the spirit of a place and its people. This is the A&K difference and why we are consistently recognised as the ultimate for luxury travel by professionals and guests alike.

A&K has over 55 offices in more than 30 countries, a global family consisting of more than 2,500 dedicated and passionate travel experts. Expertise and passion for authentic discovery is fundamental to our goal of delivering truly inspirational travel experiences. And our extensive network of local guides, Resident Tour Directors, drivers and staff around the world who make this happen have it in their DNA.



Our Australasian presence includes offices in Melbourne and Auckland. Established in Melbourne in 1986, A&K Australia now has almost 100 local staff all working together to deliver the finest travel experiences both here and abroad through handcrafted small group journeys, expedition cruises and tailor-made adventures.



Geoffrey Kent Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Geoffrey Kent was born while his parents were on safari in what is now Zambia and grew up on the family farm in Kenya. At 16, he became the first person to ride a motorbike from Kenya to Cape Town. Since founding Abercrombie & Kent with his parents, Geoffrey's focus has been on enabling travellers to discover the world in a uniquely stylish manner. Geoffrey has served as President of The Prince of Wales Foundation in the U.S. and chairman of the World Travel & Tourism Council, and in April 2012 was named to the British Travel and Hospitality Industry Hall of Fame for his outstanding contributions to the luxury travel industry.

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Safari: Memoir of a Worldwide Travel Pioneer

Safari tells the story of Geoffrey Kent’s remarkable life in his own words and is an essential addition to any traveller’s bookshelf. Learn more about the book here.