A&K Philanthropy

A Positive Impact

At Abercrombie & Kent we believe that travel should not only inspire our guests, but also respect the natural environment and benefit the local communities we visit. Through our charitable division, Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP), we currently support over 40 projects in 24 countries spanning all seven continents, each focussed on one of the four pillars of AKP — Conservation, Education, Health and Enterprise – making for a philanthropic commitment unequalled in the travel industry.

Our Projects

Below are just a few examples of projects currently supported by AKP. If you would like to find out more about how we are working to have a positive impact on communities and wildlife around the world, please visit akphilanthropy.org

Raptor Refuge
The one-of-a-kind Raptor Refuge south of Hobart is doing incredible work taking in injured birds of prey and rehabilitating them for return to the wild. Threatened by power lines, farming, habitat loss and wind farms, more than a hundred raptors are killed each year and there are less than 120 breeding pairs of wedge-tailed eagles left in Tasmania, making them a threatened species. At the refuge, large flight aviaries, veterinary facilities and an educational centre provide a solid foundation for the important conservation work being undertaken.
Interview with Craig Webb, Founder of the Raptor Refuge
Tour Tasmania's inspirational Raptor Refuge from home

South Georgia Heritage Trust
On the sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, a team of scientists works to save one of the planet’s most important seabird habitats with help from AKP.

Children of the Rainbow School
In Peru’s Sacred Valley, an AKP-supported school provides an oasis of education and hope to the region’s least-privileged children.

Cambodia Clean Water Project
AKP is helping this project to dig clean-water wells to combat waterborne illness and foster a healthier future for local families in rural Cambodian villages.

Chipego Bike Shop
In Zambia’s Nakatindi Village, AKP is helping to support a small group of local women who have turned a tiny co-op into an inspiringly successful enterprise radiating prosperity throughout the region.

Getting Involved

In many places we visit, A&K offers the opportunity to visit an AKP partner project and see firsthand the positive impact it has on the local community. Whether it’s celebrating a newly opened maternity ward, or serving lunch to local schoolchildren, philanthropic visits afford a wealth of moving, impactful and unforgettable experiences you won’t find anywhere else.


A&K guests often ask about bringing material donations (such as school supplies and books) to help the communities they visit. While such compassion and generosity are greatly appreciated, local communities and grassroots initiatives are best helped through a structured relationship or agreement, such as those AKP has forged with so many sustainable projects around the world. Therefore, we kindly ask that travellers donate to local projects through akphilanthropy.org instead. This helps us to remain focused on our long-term goals, while guests can be assured that their donation is helping in the most effective way possible. Any project you wish to support will be notified immediately of your personal donation and since A&K funds the running costs AKP*, 100% of each donation goes directly to support your chosen local project.

Project Videos

Nakatindi Maternity Ward - Zambia

Cambodia Clean Water Project

Rhino Conservation Project - Botswana

Chipego Bike Shop

*All AKP general and administrative expenses are borne by the A&K Group of Companies. AKP is a US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (EIN:36-4222228) as well as a registered charity in the UK (No: 1146592) and Australia (ABN: 34 617 552 413). Charitable gifts by US and Australian residents are tax deductible as provided by law, and UK residents are able to increase the value of their donations through Gift Aid. 100% of each charitable gift to AKP goes directly to support local projects worldwide.

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