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AFRICA, ARABIA & PERSIA Luxury safari adventures in Southern and East Africa, birthplace of A&K, and unforgettable journeys through West Africa, Egypt, Morocco and the Middle East – cradles of civilisations. 2019 TRAVELS

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CONTENTS

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

HANDCRAFTED JOURNEYS 2 Truly Luxurious Accommodation 4 Celebrate Family & Friends 6 Stopovers 8 Marco Polo Club | Qantas Frequent 10 Flyer programme A&K Philanthropy 12 MAP 14 WHY CHOOSE AN A&K SAFARI A Day On Safari Southern Africa or East Africa

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SOUTHERN AFRICA 20 South Africa 22–27, 38–41 Luxury Rail Journeys 28–29 Botswana 30–33, 38–41 Zambia 34–35, 38–39 Zimbabwe 36–37, 40–41 Namibia 40–43 Madagascar 44–45 Southern Africa Camps & Lodges 46–49 EAST AFRICA 50 Kenya 52–53, 62–65 Tanzania 52–61 Uganda 66–67 Rwanda 68–69 Ethiopia 70–71 East Africa Camps & Lodges 72–75 Indian Ocean 76–77 WEST AFRICA Ghana, Togo & Benin

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NORTH AFRICA, ARABIA & PERSIA Egypt 80–93 Sanctuary Nile Cruises 82–85 Jordan 94–99, 104–105 Israel 100–105 Morocco 106–115 Iran 116–119 Oman 120–125 LIMITED EDITION SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

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EXPLORE MORE OF THE WORLD IN A&K STYLE

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“There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne — bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive.” - Karen Blixen, Out of Africa Dear Traveller, I am an African by birth and by inclination. I had the great good fortune to have been born while my parents were on safari in Zambia in the early 1940s. I spent my childhood on a beautiful farm in the South Kinangop, in the foothills of Kenya’s Aberdare Mountains, sharing the land with the local Kikuyu tribespeople and the full complement of wild East African animals. Hyenas barked and whooped outside our windows; snakes regularly, and leopards occasionally, crossed our front lawn; and one night a rhinoceros barrelled into our house with such force the impact shook us all awake. In my first few years of school, my Swahili was probably better than my English. My rites of passage through adolescence and into early adulthood were also more like scenes from an African boy’s own adventure: I rode a vintage motorcycle 5,000 km from Nairobi to Cape Town at 16; and climbed Mt Kilimanjaro at 17; before my love of polo ponies and perceived need for discipline saw me enrolled in the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in faraway Berkshire. My successive and successful careers in the military, as a professional polo player, and in travel and philanthropy have taken me all around the world, but Africa has always been my ‘Mother Country’. I feel at home there, I know the place by heart, and I have taken every opportunity and only a moment’s notice to return countless times in the many decades since I first left home in the late 1950s. In the early 1960s, while I was home for the holidays with friends from the UK, my parents and I established Abercrombie & Kent in Kenya. We were pioneers of the luxury photographic safari, we operated the first true luxury tented safari experience for guests, and we went on to build a global travel company and many of the finest safari camps and lodges in East and Southern Africa. Of course, amazing accommodation, comfort and style are only a few of the facets of an Abercrombie & Kent safari. We also have the best-trained guides, the best local networks, travel experts on the ground across the continent, and real roots in communities we have been working with for decades. Over the years, thousands of the world’s most discerning travellers — including royals, movie stars and giants of the business world — have trusted their African experience to A&K. I always say to people, if they want to see any place in the world at its very best, they should see it with A&K. And if they want to see A&K at our very best, they should come to Africa. An Abercrombie & Kent safari is still quite simply the greatest luxury adventure holiday you can have. Enjoy exploring!

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Bust of Egyptian King Tutankhamun

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Handcrafted Journeys – Private, Group & Bespoke With Abercrombie & Kent, you choose your own luxury adventure and the style of travel you prefer. Seamless, Ready-To-Travel Private Journeys We have extensively researched every journey in this brochure and every destination to which we travel. Each element of each itinerary is carefully considered in terms of guest enjoyment, travel logistics, and how it fits into the overall pace and flow of the journey. The result is the selection of private journeys you see in this brochure, each one travelled and tested to ensure we present the destination at its very best in seamless style and comfort. These journeys are all designed to give you an incomparable travel experience, each is operated on a private basis for you and your travelling companions, and each is ready-to-book and ready-to-travel as it appears in this brochure. Exquisite Small Group Journeys A&K also offers an exclusive portfolio of small group journeys to a variety of the world’s and the region’s greatest luxury travel destinations, as well as journeys to more emerging and off-the-beaten track destinations. This brochure includes a selection of our small group journeys in Africa and the Middle East. These are expertled shared adventures, with intimate group sizes of no more than 18 guests on our Luxury and Limited Edition Small Group Journeys, and guaranteed departures from the first two guests booked. Each of these journeys has been designed to ensure the right balance of guided activity and breathing room, the time and space for self-discovery in a destination, with local encounters and exclusive access to many attractions only available to a small group.

Also in our Africa portfolio are two journeys from our Wings Over the World collection — ‘Wings Over East Africa’ and ‘Wings Over Spain & Morocco’ — amazing luxury adventures by private air. Wings Over the World journeys combine A&K’s timeless luxury small group travel experience with the time-saving convenience of privately chartered flights between destinations, allowing you to visit remote places with less time spent getting there, and more time exploring alongside an A&K Resident Tour Director, relaxing in luxurious five-star accommodations and experiencing the incomparable advantage of insider access only possible with Abercrombie & Kent. Bespoke Private Travel Service A&K also offers a Bespoke Private Travel Service, and any of the destinations and itineraries included in this brochure can be adapted, amended and/or extended to meet your individual interests and requirements. Our Travel Specialists understand travel planning at a level even the most fastidious travellers never consider. Creating a Luxury

Private Journey isn’t just about choosing hotels, arranging visits to museums or knowing the best time to see a landmark — it’s about giving you the kinds of uniquely inspiring experiences you may not even know exist, local encounters made possible only by A&K’s longstanding connections in the region and around the world. Bespoke Private Travel means seeing Africa and Arabia exactly the way you want to see it, on an itinerary fashioned just for you by the region’s foremost experts and matched to your interests, your style and your budget. Whether we’re working with your travel agent or directly with you, our Travel Specialists take the time to understand your ideal holiday, how you like to travel and the kinds of activities and experiences that will make your trip most meaningful to you. Then we create or curate a journey to match, with as much or as little direction from you as you want to provide, drawing on the expertise of the locals in our offices throughout Africa, ultimately developing or recommending an itinerary that will make your dream a reality.

All the Private Journeys in this brochure can be booked as shown or customised to suit your interests. For inspiration, check out the ‘Enhance Your Journey’ ideas accompanying each Private Journey, extraordinary travel experiences that can be added to the suggested itineraries shown.

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TRULY LUXURIOUS ACCOMMODATIONS THAT INSPIRE, ENHANCE & DELIGHT The quality of the accommodation we use is one of the many things that sets an A&K journey apart. On all hand-crafted private and small group journeys, we select only the most remarkable hotels, boutique lodges and ships, each of which must combine superior service, a sense of place, local character and unanticipated luxuries. Award-Winning, Iconic Hotels When luxury is what you’re looking for, there’s no reason to settle for second-best. Our local experts choose only the very best hotels in a given destination. In many cases, their choice will be the undisputed local favourite, synonymous with five-star style, often a Condé Nast Traveler Gold List or Travel + Leisure World’s Best property. But the choice might also be a whispered secret, a better option, a small but perfectly-formed boutique property with a certain significant atmospheric, experiential or locational advantage.

One-of-a-Kind Locations When considering an hotel, our experts look at more than just the rooms. Wherever possible, we arrange to stay close to the places you most dream of seeing, close to the people you’ll most enjoy meeting, and close to the experiences you’ll most enjoy discovering. We’ll choose the right option from within the region’s best properties, whether historically iconic, coveted high-design or supremely located at the edge of a wilderness.

Intimate Boutique Camps & Lodges As a home base on secluded and extraordinary wilderness adventures, our more off-the-beaten track journeys feature luxurious boutique camps and lodges available only to smaller groups and always with an incredible front seat to wildlife, often just outside your door. Stylish Ships Our commitment to luxury doesn’t stop at the water’s edge: When it comes to river cruising with A&K, step aboard knowing you’ll experience the same comfort, service and style you would on land, all while discovering the beauty of life on the water.

Riverside dining, Sanctuary Olonana Camp, Kenya

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A&K Desert Camp, Morocco The Blue Train, South Africa

Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, Botswana

One&Only Cape Town, South Africa

Sanctuary Sun Boat III, Egypt

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Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Erg Chebbi, Morocco

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Lion Sands Game Reserve, South Africa

CELEBRATE FAMILY AND FRIENDS We’re all about creating lasting memories for you, your family and your friends, spending time away together in the world’s most special places. Whether you’re gathering to celebrate a special milestone — a big birthday, anniversary, honeymoon or wedding — or simply a family get-together, we recognise that shared experiences are the most memorable and we know how to tailor the journey to suit every dynamic. Our Travel Specialists can create magical moments for every generation travelling. Imagine watching your children, or your parents, as a herd of elephants emerges from the African bush; the wonder on a child’s face at their first iceberg on an Antarctic expedition; the fun of a hands-on pizza making session in Rome; or the friendly sibling rivalry on a mountain bike excursion in Chile. A&K FAMILY ADVENTURES Africa is the home of family adventure, a place where for generations, travellers young and old have created memories together that last beyond lifetimes. • A walking safari is not only an authentic and mesmerising way to explore Africa’s national parks, it’s also a wonderful way to slow time, to truly connect with your travelling companions, your parents, children and/or grandchildren, and feel the thrill of a shared adventure. • Many lodges run junior tracker programmes for wannabe safari guides, perfect for keeping kids entertained on bite-size bush walks and game drives while you relax with a pampering spa treatment or an adults-only adventure; crafty kids love learning the art of Maasai beading, while others love to join in the Maasai jumping dance, or to hit a target with a traditional bow and arrow. New for 2019 is a range of Luxury Family Journeys. These expertly planned itineraries, each featuring no more than 24 guests, is led by an A&K Resident Tour Director, designed to engage families in the vibrant destinations we explore, and rich with Insider Access moments and family experiences. See page 90 for our Egypt Family Adventure, or visit our website for more details. A&K MILESTONE CELEBRATIONS The ultimate way to mark a special occasion is to take up residence in your own fullystaffed villa or safari camp, or aboard your own luxury vessel. You decide who the guests are, and you set the daily timetable. A&K has access to many extraordinary properties and several very special vessels, perfect venues for a milestone celebration or a multi-generation family adventure. Names to conjure with include Singita Castleton in South Africa, MV Matusadona in Zimbabwe, Cottar’s House in Kenya, the Zein Nile Chateau in Egypt, and a couple of other favourites: • Tongabezi is an award-winning safari lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River near Victoria Falls, Zambia. It rates among the best family safari experiences in Africa with a choice of accommodation. For families, Tangala House is ideal. It’s a stylish private residence for eight with a privileged riverfront position that comes complete with a private guide, vehicle and boat, plus chef, waiters and staff. The incomparable attractions and adrenalin adventures of Victoria Falls are nearby.

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

• The Treehouses at the Lion Sands Game Reserve at Kruger National Park are the ultimate African bush bedrooms: Out of Africa meets out of this world. Sleep in luxury beneath a billion stars, woken only by the sounds of distant lions roaring, leopards sawing, and hippos honking. Ideal as a wedding or anniversary treat for hopeless romantics, adventurers and wildlife enthusiasts, you will never forget a night spent in the Treehouses. 130 0 851 8 0 0 | ABERCROMBIEKENT.COM . AU

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STOPOVERS

Break your journey to or from Australia with a stopover.

DISCOVER PETRA STOPOVER 4 DAYS FROM $3,735 PER PERSON TWIN – MÖVENPICK RESORT PETRA

On your way to or from Europe or Africa, discover the unique and dramatic city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a short break. With a private guide leading the way, explore the imposing monuments of the ancient ‘rose-red city’. Painstakingly carved out of the rock by the industrious Nabataeans 2,000 years ago, the city became a thriving centre of trade and today is one of the world’s most impressive ancient sites. JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

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Explore Petra, a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Site Climb the Monastery for a unique view Be hosted by a local family for dinner Learn how to cook typical Arabian cuisine DISCOVER CAIRO STOPOVER 4 DAYS FROM $2,195 PER PERSON TWIN – FOUR SEASONS AT NILE PLAZA

Get a brief glimpse of Egypt on your way to or from Europe and Africa with four days in the exotic capital, Cairo. Step back 5,000 years in history in one of the world’s great cities with an expert Egyptologist on hand to share illuminating information about each iconic sight you visit. You’ll uncover the city’s history, both ancient and modern, and soak up the myriad cultural attractions. JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

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Gain expert insight from an A&K Egyptologist during your stay Marvel at the awe-inspiring Pyramids and Sphinx Stroll through the laneways of the Khan El Khalili bazaar Bed down in one of the city’s most luxurious Nile-side hotels

DISCOVER DUBAI STOPOVER 4 DAYS FROM $2,110 PER PERSON TWIN – PALACE DOWNTOWN

Unlike any other city, Dubai’s desert and coastline sits juxtaposed against a 21st century skyline that includes the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa, a multitude of other skyscrapers and vast shopping malls. With a calendar full of festivals and events including the famous Dubai Cup, it is also the perfect family destination with activity aplenty, including water parks and desert safaris. JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

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Stay in one of Dubai’s most luxurious hotels Marvel at Dubai’s iconic sites on a private guided city tour Savour a sumptuous dinner under a starry desert sky Experience a thrilling dune safari deep into the heart of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve Please visit our website for further details.

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THE BEST WAY TO FLY: WITH A&K Abercrombie & Kent has long-established relationships with a wide range of partner airlines which works to your advantage in a number of ways:

Fly with one of our preferred partner airlines

• Our Travel Specialists and dedicated Flight Desk know which flights work best for your particular itinerary and which can save you time in the air • We offer competitive airfares in conjunction with any of our holidays in any class of travel • You can choose from a wide variety of carriers and earn mileage credits with your preferred airlines (where applicable) Call A&K’s Flight Desk for a quote now.

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EXPERIENCE THE NEW MARCO POLO CLUB A REWARDS PROGRAMME FOR FREQUENT A&K TRAVELLERS Created to recognise and reward our most loyal guests, the Marco Polo Club® is open to everyone who travels on three or more journeys with Abercrombie & Kent. Among the club’s benefits is a five-percent discount on almost any new booking made within nine months of returning from an A&K journey. This discount also applies to any immediate family member(s) travelling with the Marco Polo Club member. And solo travellers are entitled to a 50% discount on most single supplements booked at any time.

Marco Polo Club members also enjoy recognition in other ways, with a place on the priority waitlist for sold-out journeys, a members-only onboard reception on A&K Luxury Expedition Cruises, and a variety of exclusive communications and events. To learn more about A&K’s Marco Polo Club, visit www.abercrombiekent.com.au/marcopoloclub

TRAVEL THREE TIMES WITH A&K, AND YOU AND YOUR FAMILY SAVE 5% ON A&K JOURNEYS. SOLO TRAVELLERS SAVE 50% ON SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS.

EARN QANTAS POINTS ON LUXURY TRAVEL EARN 1 QANTAS POINT FOR EVERY AU$1 SPENT ON ELIGIBLE ITINERARIES*. Abercrombie & Kent guests can earn Qantas Points when booking a luxury holiday. Qantas Frequent Flyer members will earn 1 Qantas Point for every dollar spent on an A&K land itinerary of seven nights or more (excludes taxes and credit card fees)*. Visit our website to see the points you could earn on eligible itineraries. *You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer Member to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and the earning and redemption of Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer Terms and Conditions, available at qantas.com/terms. Qantas

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Frequent Flyer Members can earn 1 Qantas Point per AU$1 spent on Eligible Products. Eligible Product(s) means any new International or Domestic private journey with a land itinerary of seven nights or more, any 2018 Hosted Small Group Journey, or any 2019 Limited Edition Small Group Journey created by Abercrombie & Kent Australia. Excludes flights. Qantas Points shall be awarded to you based upon the final amount spent on any Eligible Booking. Where a refund is applied after you return from your Eligible Booking, the final amount of Qantas Points awarded will be determined by the final amount paid less the refund amount. If Eligible Bookings are made in currencies other than AU$, the number of Qantas Points earned will be calculated based on the exchange rate of the day when final payment was made. Full terms and conditions can be found at www.abercrombiekent.com.au/qantas-frequent-flyer

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Black rhino viewing, Botswana

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ABERCROMBIE & KENT PHILANTHROPY

BE A PART OF TRAVEL THAT CHANGES LIVES Make a deeper local connection on your next journey with a visit to an Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy project. Transforming Travel The travel industry is in the midst of a transformation toward greater equity and sustainability. Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP) is dedicated to positively impacting lives and livelihoods in the communities where our guests travel. We are equally committed to ensuring guests learn about our philanthropic investments as an integral part of their travel experience.

Look for this symbol for opportunities to visit an A&K Philanthropy project on your journey.

Sharing a Journey That Matters While an A&K journey reveals all kinds of inspiring experiences, our guests often find their visit to an AKP project the most stirring. You’ll find these unique opportunities on many of our journeys, affording a wealth of interactions and insights you won’t find anywhere else. Whether celebrating a newlyopened school or the beauty of an ecosystem brought back from the brink, these visits forge memories that last a lifetime. Building on a Solid Foundation Established in 1982, AKP is dedicated to giving back to the vibrant communities we’re so privileged to share with our guests. Our local offices seek out and support grassroots projects in these communities, and we’re now deeply involved in more than 40 education, conservation, healthcare and community enterprise projects in 18 countries.

Sustaining an Unmatched Local Presence With full-time, locally based coordinators serving our partner communities in Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana, India, Peru, Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, AKP is fostering philanthropic commitments unprecedented in the travel industry. Focused on making the most of our efforts in the field, these community development professionals are also uniquely qualified to share these projects with you, our guests. If you’d like to meet one of our Philanthropy Coordinators and experience an AKP project firsthand, please contact A&K or your travel agent to arrange a site visit on your next journey. You can also learn more by visiting akphilanthropy.org

AKP PROJECTS ON A&K AFRICA & ARABIA JOURNEYS › Botswana Rhino Conservation Program | African Waterways › Elephant Outreach Program | African Waterways › Ilboru School for Children with Special Needs | Tanzania Safari in Style › Safe Water for Schools Initiative | Great East Africa Migration, Wildlife & Warriors › Masai Mara Conservation Program | Great East Africa Migration, Wildlife & Warriors › Duuma Wajane Bike Shop | Great East Africa Migration, Tanzania Under Canvas › Mwika Beekeeping | Great East Africa Migration, Tanzania Under Canvas › Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project | Snows of Kilimanjaro › Bwindi Community Hospital & Nursing School, Women Bicycle Enterprise and Primary School | Uganda Wildlife Discovery › Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project | Snows of Kilimanjaro › Funtasia Cultural Centre | A Portrait of Egypt › Jordan Bike Enterprise Program | Highlights of Jordan, Jordan Uncovered

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Nakatindi Maternity Ward, Zambia

CASE STUDY: BWINDI BIKE SHOP Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy launched an Australian arm early in 2018. Working with Bicycles for Humanity, AKP Australia recently shipped several hundred bikes to the Bwindi Women Bicycle Enterprise, part of the AKP Bike Shop Program. The Bwindi Bike Shop employs five local women from the communities around the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to A&K’s Sanctuary Retreats Gorilla Forest Camp and some of the world’s last remaining communities of mountain gorilla. The women in the Bike Shop have gone through an extensive training programme to learn business skills and how to be bike mechanics, and they have used the shipments

of used bikes and the shipping containers themselves to set up a village bike shop and tourism enterprise. The project has given these women the opportunity to earn a much-needed income and at the same time giving their community vital access to transportation. In addition to being a viable business model, the bike shop serves as a social enterprise, with a portion of the profits set aside to be used in charitable initiatives in the community such as the school fee sponsorship of orphaned students, and investments in local healthcare and conservation initiatives. The Bwindi Bike Shop can be visited on the Uganda Wildlife Discovery (see page 66). 130 0 851 8 0 0 | ABERCROMBIEKENT.COM . AU

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A&K’s Africa, Arabia & Persia Where will your journey take you?

MOROCCO Kasbahs, medinas, souks and deserts Morocco is vibrant, colourful and exotic. Stay in boutique riads, desert camps and palace hotels and engage with its unique culture.

EGYPT A land of majestic ruins, temples and tombs, fascinating oriental bazaars and the timeless beauty of the River Nile.

ISRAEL The Holy Land abounds with historic and Biblical sites, ancient cities, a mix of cultures, a fascinating heritage and an identity like no other.

JORDAN Home to Petra and overflowing with an abundance of fascinating archaeological sites, Jordan has a colourful history and a warm and welcoming culture.

U.A.E & OMAN Consider these exciting and exotic Middle Eastern surprises as stopovers or standalone destinations. There’s year-round sun and adventure aplenty.

IRAN One of the most cultured nations on earth, Iran is full of surprises. Its people are warm and welcoming and its monuments dazzling.

GHANA, TOGO & BENIN Remote West Africa melds the past and present, lost tribal worlds, ancient voodoo spirits and the legacy of the slave trade, in a rich living history.

ETHIOPIA A mysterious and diverse country with a rich history, fascinating religious traditions, a vibrant culture, breathtaking landscapes and an extraordinary tribal heritage.

UGANDA & RWANDA Beyond the renowned and endangered mountain gorilla, each of these countries is blessed with breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary wildlife.

KENYA Original home of the safari, Kenya has some of the world’s most fabled game parks with unmatched wildlife and a rich tribal culture.

TANZANIA Most famous for the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, there are many other national parks for hard-core safari enthusiasts - as well as first timers - and stunning beaches.

MOZAMBIQUE An Indian Ocean paradise where beaches are unspoiled and the accommodation magical. Fits perfectly as an add-on destination to any African safari.

ZAMBIA Wild Africa at its best, Zambia has spectacular big game, abundant birdlife and iconic national parks like the South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi plus the Victoria Falls.

ZIMBABWE Warmly welcoming with much to offer, Zimbabwe has some of the best wildlife in Africa, as well as the mighty Victoria Falls, Zambezi River and surrounding national parks.

BOTSWANA Famous worldwide for the quality of its wildlife and its safari experiences. It is remote and unspoiled with diverse landscapes, abundant game and unique safari lodgings.

NAMIBIA Rugged landscapes, desert-adapted wildlife, vast sand dunes and the legendary Skeleton Coast.

SOUTH AFRICA World class food and exciting wildlife paired with diverse and dramatic scenery and an easy going vibe, South Africa has something for everyone.

MADAGASCAR Curious wildlife, rare indigenous cultures, a primitive landscape and pristine beaches make Madagascar a stand-out destination off the beaten track.

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MOROCCO

IRAN

ISRAEL JORDAN

EGYPT U.A.E OMAN

BENIN TOGO GHANA

ETHIOPIA

UGANDA KENYA RWANDA SEYCHELLES TANZANIA

ZAMBIA

MOZAMBIQUE MAURITIUS

ZIMBABWE NAMIBIA

SEYCHELLES This archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean is best known for its beaches, coral reefs, diving, nature reserves and rare wildlife.

MAURITIUS An idyllic Indian Ocean island with incredible marine wonders, world class hotels and resorts and marine activities in abundance. A perfect extension to an African safari.

BOTSWANA

MADAGASCAR

SOUTH AFRICA

North Africa and Arabia

Persia

West Africa

East Africa

Southern Africa

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Why Choose an A&K Safari While other companies may appear to offer a safari experience comparable to Abercrombie & Kent, A&K safaris remain unmatched. What makes A&K the world’s finest safari company, year after year? More than 55 Years of On-the-Ground Experience From our start in Kenya in 1962, Abercrombie & Kent pioneered the modern luxury African safari, taking our guests on grand adventures into the wilderness, and always doing it in style. In the early days, the founding family would take along the family’s own silverware and fine china, along with British Army-issue safari tents. More than five decades later, A&K is still setting the standard for an African journey like no other, delivering authentic, inspiring experiences beyond the usual tourist destinations. While other safari companies subcontract their services from continents away, we live and work every day in the very areas you visit. A Peerless Local Presence Our long-standing connections — and 11 permanent, full-time offices in sub-Saharan Africa — allow us to offer the most desirable room categories, the best game-viewing locations for lodges and camps, and unmatched service at every stage of your journey. Simply the Best Safari Guides A&K employs the continent’s finest safari guides who are handpicked for their expertise in the culture, flora and wildlife of Africa. They will accompany you on your safari adventure, seeking out the finest vantage points for gameviewing or placing you right in the centre of the action. The Most Successful Kilimanjaro Climbing Operation How do you achieve a summit rate of 97% on the continent’s highest peak? We do it by strictly managing every detail of every climb, to give our guests the very best chance at success. See page 60 for more information on our fabled ‘Snows of Kilimanjaro’ expedition. 16

Custom Safari Vehicles We Design, Build and Own While other safari providers rent or lease their vehicles, A&K owns and maintains its own custom fleet — the finest in East Africa and elsewhere. Our fleet is built to our specifications, with high front and side windows providing great views, air-conditioning in most vehicles (a blessing on hot afternoons in the bush), a refrigerator filled with chilled water, and even Wi-Fi access. Only the Finest Safari Camps and Lodges Retreat daily to your own authentic, verandahfronted tent or amenity-laden lodge to enjoy an unexpected haven of five-star comfort in the heart of Africa. From Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp in Tanzania, and Sanctuary Chief’s Camp in Botswana, to Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti and renowned Gibb’s Farm, our safaris feature luxurious accommodations expertly-positioned away from the crowds and near an abundance of wildlife and scenic views. A Long-Standing Commitment to Local Communities Conservation and philanthropy have been integral parts of A&K’s operations for decades, long before they became de rigueur for other operators. Working hand-in-hand with local tribes and villages, we fund schools and clinics and generate opportunities for employment that benefit their communities. Grassroots Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy projects like these are included on several of our Africa itineraries, welcoming our guests to participate in travel that changes lives. See page 12 for more information.

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Excellence Recognised A&K’s African safaris have won acclaim from guests and travel professionals alike. We’ve been named “Africa’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator” for the ninth consecutive year at the World Travel Awards. In Africa and throughout the world, A&K sets the standard.

A Safari Bag Designed By the Pros Guests on our African safaris receive a complimentary A&K duffel bag, designed to the same exacting standards as the journey itself. Our bag is perfectly sized to hold your safari essentials while meeting all baggage size restrictions for your flights in Africa.


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A DAY ON SAFARI Being on safari, in the wilds of Africa, means seeking out rare wildlife in its natural habitat. This is how a typical day in the bush might unfold. Your luxury safari in Africa begins early, with a hot mug of coffee or tea delivered to you in bed. Outside, the sun is just beginning to peek over the horizon, and you emerge dressed for the day and armed with camera and binoculars. Marvel at the landscape which is stunning in its vastness and tranquility. Fortified against the early morning chill, board your safari vehicle with your driver/guide and set out on the first of the day’s game drives.

In Africa, the animals lie low during the midday heat, so you do, too. After lunch back at camp, there’s time to nap, lounge by the pool, take a short nature walk or maybe a spa treatment, or simply relax soaking up the pristine surrounds. After a light afternoon tea, set out on a second game drive. As the sun starts to set, stop at a

While each area has its own distinct wildlife population, there is little predicting what you will see in the bush. Elephant may gather around a watering hole; a pair of male cheetah may be seen scanning the surrounds for signs of prey; hyena, perhaps, tear into an early-morning kill; and herds of grazing giraffe and zebra may march across the plains. Your experienced guide has a sixth sense when it comes to wildlife and never fails to get you into the heart of the action. After a few hours of game viewing, stop for a hearty breakfast, either back at your accommodation or at a table laid specially for you in the wild. 18

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scenic spot for sundowners, the quintessential sunset cocktails on safari, before returning to camp. Dinner in the bush is always an event, with freshly prepared, multi-course meals at elegant tables. After dinner, gather around the campfire for stories and stargazing, or retire in preparation for another inspiring day on safari.

Sundowners, Tongabezi Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zambian side


Amboseli National Park, Kenya

SOUTHERN AFRICA OR EAST AFRICA As you decide which A&K safari journey best suits your travel interests, it helps to understand how the safari experience differs between East Africa and Southern Africa. Southern Africa: Dynamic and Diverse Southern Africa, an area encompassing Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, offers dynamic topography. Variety abounds, from the lily-covered lagoons of Botswana’s Okavango Delta to incomparable Victoria Falls, which borders both Zambia and Zimbabwe, and from the stark, stunning sand dunes of the Namib Desert to the bushveld of South Africa’s private reserves. Southern African wildlife is similarly diverse, with the iconic big cats — lion, leopard and cheetah — always on the prowl. In Botswana, the lush Okavango Delta draws a profusion of species, including hippos, giraffes, crocodiles, rhinos and baboons, which A&K guests encounter in the uncrowded intimacy of private game reserves. The nation of South Africa offers first-rate culinary and cultural opportunities, ranging from tastings at award-winning wineries in the beautiful Cape Winelands, to visits to historical sites and the majestic Table Mountain in the country’s cosmopolitan “Mother City,” Cape Town.

East Africa: A Classic Appeal East Africa (including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda) is the definition of classic safari country. Home to the vast Serengeti and Masai Mara, and the teeming Ngorongoro Crater, East Africa has formed the backdrop for legendary safari expeditions since the storied days of Ernest Hemingway and Karen Blixen, and it is also the birthplace of A&K. In northern Tanzania, the seemingly endless horizon of East Africa yields to Mount Kilimanjaro — the tallest mountain in Africa, at 5,895 metres. Those who would conquer it can do so in style with A&K, enjoying the highest summit rate of any operator in Africa.

Wildlife viewing throughout Kenya and Tanzania is reliably spectacular. The famed “Big Five” — lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and Cape buffalo — are sighted here in vast numbers and on a regular basis, along with hundreds of other species, ranging from wildebeest and zebra to antelope and cheetah. Up-close encounters with endangered mountain gorilla communities and other rare primates are also available on treks through the mountain forests of Uganda and Rwanda. East Africa’s wide-open grasslands also bear witness to the Great Migration, when millions of wildebeest, zebra, antelope and other herd animals make their annual trek in search of water and fresh grazing land, stalked by predators every step of the way. One of nature’s most incredible spectacles, the Great Migration vividly illustrates the timeless cycle of life and death in the wild. See page 52—55 for more information.

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SOUTHERN AFRICA A vast and diverse continent, Africa is rich in natural treasures. From north to south it offers adventure, breathtaking sights and unimaginable experiences. Travelling to the southernmost regions you’ll be able to experience unique wildlife, awe-inspiring landscapes and colourful cultural attractions quite different to other parts of the continent. South Africa is a world in one country where private game reserves deliver unmatched wildlife sightings and uber-luxurious lodgings. Namibia’s deserts are home to extraordinary animals and rugged landscapes, while Botswana is famous for the Okavango Delta where a mokoro excursion along the waterways will be remembered forever. Zimbabwe has upped the ante and once again captures the safari-goer’s imagination with huge tracts of wilderness and intimate safari camps. Neighbouring Zambia is wild Africa at its best, renowned for the up-close experience of its walking safaris. For something entirely different, Madagascar has people, creatures and landscapes that you’ll see nowhere else on the planet, whilst Mozambique is perfect for a beach getaway with pristine beaches and sparkling turquoise waters.

WHEN TO GO South Africa is an exceptional destination year round. Namibia also offers perennial attractions with the dry months of July and October peak times for wildlife. Botswana and Zimbabwe are best visited between May and October, whilst Zambian wildlife prime time is between June and October. Madagascar is at its best between June and November.

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Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

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Lion sighting, Londolozi Private Game Reserve

Londolozi Varty Camp suite

Sundowners, Londolozi Private Game Reserve

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Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands


ESSENTIAL SOUTH AFRICA 8 DAYS – PRIVATE JOURNEY CAPE TOWN – SABI SAND GAME RESERVE – JOHANNESBURG PRICE: FROM $10,295 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (LOW SEASON) AND FROM $10,975 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (HIGH SEASON). SOLO TRAVELLERS ON REQUEST.

Soak up a stunning blend of dramatic scenery, exciting wildlife, a vibrant cuisine and a colourful culture on a curated journey through South Africa. Kick things off in Cape Town, one of the world’s most beautiful cities, where Table Mountain beckons, beaches are on the doorstep and vineyards just a stone’s throw away. Beyond ‘the Cape’, revel in an outstanding safari experience at Londolozi Varty Camp in the world famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve – South Africa’s prime game viewing territory.

Day 2: Cape Town. This morning, head off for an ascent by aerial cableway up Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain (weather permitting). This afternoon is at leisure to relax at the hotel, explore the waterfront or venture further afield. B | Cape Grace Hotel Day 3: Cape Town. Journey beyond the city for a day to explore the famous Cape Winelands where picturesque vineyards are set against imposing granite peaks and eye-catching Cape Dutch homesteads nestle under avenues of oaks. Stellenbosch is the centre of the local wine making industry and is surrounded by hundreds of vineyards. You’ll have the chance to visit some privately owned wineries, which date back hundreds of years, and enjoy a variety of tastings. BL | Cape Grace Hotel Day 4: Cape Town. Venture south along the Atlantic coast road past the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, located at the base of the towering Twelve Apostles. Descend into Hout Bay with its bustling fishing harbour and white sand beach and on to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve at the end of the Cape Peninsula. Look out for whales and sea birds from the viewing point. On your return, visit Boulders, a lovely beach famous for its colony of endangered jackass penguins, before lunch at a local restaurant. BL | Cape Grace Hotel

Day 5: Cape Town – Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Bid farewell to the Mother City and transfer for your flight to the Sabi Sand where you are driven onwards to your boutique safari accommodation at Londolozi Varty Camp in the heart of the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Situated in an idyllic location overlooking riverine bush, intimate Varty Camp features just 10 chalets with private swimming pools framed by timber decks, a wellness centre, wine cellar, library, and a comfortable down-to-earth atmosphere. Londolozi was the first game reserve to achieve Relais & Châteaux status, and is renowned for its exceptional opportunities of seeing the ‘Big Five’ (lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant) as well as cheetah, wild dog, hippo, crocodile, an abundance of general game and over 400 bird species. BLD | Londolozi Varty Camp

• Ascend Table Mountain by cable car, or on foot, for views of city and sea • Savour the finest varietals at leading wine estates in the Stellenbosch region • Soak up the views along one of the world’s most beautiful roads, Chapman’s Peak Drive • Stroll through the historic and colourful streets of cosmopolitan Cape Town • Seek out the leopards of Londolozi and a stunning array of wildlife in six million acres of wilderness

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Days 6-7: Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Spend two days enjoying exceptional game viewing at Londolozi. Experiences are tailored to suit your individual interests and expectations and in addition to morning and afternoon game drives, optional game walks are on offer as well as visits to local villages and schools. BLD | Londolozi Varty Camp Day 8: Sabi Sand Game Reserve – Johannesburg. A final game-drive before the safari finishes and a flight to Johannesburg. B

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Madikwe Dithaba Lodge

The Blue Train

Makanyi Private Game Lodge, Timbavati Game Reserve

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Timbavati Game Reserve

Table Mountain cable car, Cape Town


BEST OF SOUTH AFRICA BY LAND & RAIL 16 DAYS – PRIVATE JOURNEY JOHANNESBURG – MADIKWE GAME RESERVE – TIMBAVATI GAME RESERVE – JOHANNESBURG – PRETORIA – KIMBERLEY – CAPE TOWN – CAPE WINELANDS – CAPE TOWN PRICE: FROM $17,260 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (LOW SEASON) AND FROM $19,360 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (HIGH SEASON). SOLO TRAVELLERS ON REQUEST.

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS • Sophistication and style on safari • Seek out the ‘Big Five’, along with giraffe, wild dog and more • Take in the seascapes of Cape Point as you ascend the Cape of Good Hope • Explore Stellenbosch and its world famous wines • Admire the South African countryside in style aboard the famous Blue Train

This journey departs on selected Sundays throughout the year (Tuesdays in November). Please contact A&K for specific departure dates.

Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg. A warm A&K welcome to South Africa and assistance to your airport hotel. InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Day 2: Johannesburg – Madikwe Game Reserve. This morning, fly to the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. Home to all the major animal species, including lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, white and black rhino along with almost all the plains antelope species. Your base is the intimate Madikwe Dithaba Lodge, featuring just four spacious suites, each with private plunge pool. BLD | Madikwe Dithaba Lodge Days 3–4: Madikwe Game Reserve. Spend two days on safari in Madikwe with morning and late afternoon game drives. BLD | Madikwe Dithaba Lodge Day 5: Madikwe – Timbavati Game Reserve. Fly via Johannesburg to Hoedspruit with an onward transfer to Makanyi Lodge, an exclusive and perfect haven from which to explore the Timbavati, an area of prime game viewing. BD | Makanyi Private Game Lodge Days 6–7: Timbavati Game Reserve. Spend the next two days on safari. Twice daily game drives are included. BLD | Makanyi Private Game Lodge Day 8: Timbavati Game Reserve – Johannesburg. Drive to Hoedspruit for your flight to Johannesburg where you are met and transferred to your hotel for overnight. B | Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa Day 9: Johannesburg – Pretoria. Morning visit to the Apartheid Museum followed by lunch. Transfer by road to Pretoria to board The Blue Train, widely regarded as one of the world’s most luxurious. The train departs

Pretoria Station around 6.30pm bound for Cape Town. Enjoy an elegant dinner onboard. BLD | The Blue Train Day 10: Kimberley – Cape Town. Stop in Kimberley this morning for an excursion to the Kimberley Open Mine Museum. Continue the journey to Cape Town. BLD | The Blue Train Day 11: Cape Town. A leisurely morning as the train continues its journey arriving into Cape Town Station at approximately 10.30am. You are met and transferred to the Belmond Mount Nelson located at the foot of iconic Table Mountain. Afternoon city tour, including an ascent by aerial cableway up Table Mountain (weather permitting). B | Belmond Mount Nelson Day 12: Cape Town. Venture south for a full day exploration of the beautiful Cape Peninsula and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve where you can climb the steps or ride a funicular railway to the top. Also visit Boulders, a sheltered beach famous for its colony of endangered jackass penguins. BL | Belmond Mount Nelson Day 13: Cape Town. Today is at leisure to explore more of Cape Town at your own pace. B | Belmond Mount Nelson Day 14: Cape Winelands. Transfer to the famous Cape Winelands, where picturesque vineyards are set against imposing granite peaks. Visit privately owned wineries, some dating back hundreds of years, and enjoy a variety of tastings. This afternoon transfer to your luxury accommodation near Franschhoek. BL | Mont Rochelle Day 15: Cape Winelands. Today is at leisure to explore more of Cape Winelands at your own pace. B | Mont Rochelle

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Be thrilled by South Africa’s extraordinary wildlife in two of the country’s finest wilderness areas, and take an epic journey on The Blue Train travelling 1,600 kilometres from one side of the country to the other stopping to discover the diamond mines of Kimberley en route. End your journey in Cape Town and the famous Cape Winelands.

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MPUMALANGA CASCADES & CANYON SPECTACULAR PICNIC HELICOPTER FLIGHT Experience an exhilarating helicopter flight soaring above raging rivers, sheer cliffs and magnificent waterfalls cascading into deep gorges. Explore from above the Blyde River Canyon, the third deepest in the world, and gain a birds-eye view over the Pinnacle landing at the ultimate picnic site with magnificent views of the Mpumalanga Lowveld. Flights can be arranged from your accommodation in the Timbavati Game Reserve.

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SOUTH AFRICA MARINE & BUSH SAFARI 14 DAYS – PRIVATE JOURNEY CAPE TOWN – GROOTBOS PRIVATE NATURE RESERVE – KWANDWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE – PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE – JOHANNESBURG PRICE: FROM $14,780 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (LOW SEASON) AND FROM $16,975 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (HIGH SEASON). SOLO TRAVELLERS ON REQUEST.

Day 1: Arrive Cape Town. An A&K greeting on arrival and assistance to your luxury hotel, One&Only Cape Town, set in the vibrant heart of the Victoria & Alfred waterfront, with exceptional views of Table Mountain. One&Only Cape Town

Day 7: Grootbos – Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. Transfer to Cape Town airport for your flight to Port Elizabeth where you are met and transferred to Kwandwe, a beautiful and vast wilderness area. BLD | Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

Day 2: Cape Town. This morning, an ascent by aerial cableway up Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain (weather permitting) followed by a tour of historic Cape Town including a walk through the Company Gardens, the National Art Gallery, National Library and the Castle of Good Hope. Afternoon at leisure. B | One&Only Cape Town

Days 8–9: Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. Spend two days at Kwandwe with a wide range of activities on offer including twice-daily game drives, nature walks and big game tracking on foot with armed ranger (subject to availability). BLD | Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

Day 3: Cape Town. Venture south for a full day exploration of the beautiful and dramatic Cape Peninsula. Travel along the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive and continue to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve where you can climb the steps or ride a funicular railway to the top. Also visit Boulders, a sheltered beach famous for its colony of the endangered jackass penguin. BL | One&Only Cape Town Day 4: Cape Town – Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. This morning, visit the picturesque and historic town of Stellenbosch for wine tasting before continuing to Grootbos, an eco-paradise nestled within the Cape Floristic Kingdom between mountain and sea at the southern tip of Africa. BLD | Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Garden Lodge Days 5–6: Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. Spend two days at award-winning Grootbos, looking out for the ‘Marine Big Five’ (whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins) and enjoying the extraordinary floral diversity. A wide choice of activities includes horse-riding, guided walks, coastal drives, bird watching, as well as land-based whalewatching (seasonal). BLD | Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Garden Lodge

Day 10: Kwandwe – Durban. Transfer to Port Elizabeth for your flight to Durban where you are met and transferred to your hotel overlooking the Indian Ocean. B | Oyster Box Hotel

• Soak up arresting views of mountain and ocean from your luxe waterfront locale in Cape Town • Take a funicular up to the 1859 lighthouse at Cape Point and breathe in the views where two oceans meet • Cruise the waters off Gansbaai in search of whales and other marine life • Hear from botanists about the intriguing fynbos and ancient eco-systems • Search out the ‘Big Five’ in 54,000 acres of private wilderness at Kwandwe

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Perfect for the second time traveller or those wanting to veer off the regular safari trail, this journey explores the less visited game reserves along the coast and gives the opportunity to see both the marine and land based wildlife of South Africa. Staying in the very best hotels and safari lodges throughout, you can be sure of an intimate and unparalleled safari experience.

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Day 11: Durban – Phinda Private Game Reserve. This morning transfer from Durban by private vehicle (approx 3 hours) to andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge in the Phinda Private Game Reserve. This tranquil oasis in the middle of a flourishing wilderness comprises six thatched suites, each with private pool and secluded deck. BLD | andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge Days 12–13: Phinda Private Game Reserve. The next two days are yours to explore. Thanks to its coastal rainfall pattern, Phinda has a lush, green ecosystem rich in fauna and flora, and is host to an amazing range of birdlife. Set on a 56,800 acre private game reserve, the area is home to cheetah, black rhino and nyala. Lodge activities include game drives, bush walks, Zulu village tours, night turtle drives (seasonal) and boat cruises. Also available at an additional charge are scuba diving and scenic flights over the area. BLD | andBeyond Phinda Vlei Lodge Day 14: Phinda – Johannesburg. A final game drive this morning before a flight to Johannesburg. B

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LUXURY RAIL JOURNEYS Extend your A&K holiday with one of these train journeys.

The Blue Train

THE BLUE TRAIN Widely regarded as one of the world’s most luxurious trains, The Blue Train is an all-inclusive experience offering a truly five star experience, fine cuisine, personalised butler service and routes that offer breathtaking views of the South African countryside. The finest cuisine prepared by top chefs is served with some of the best wines South Africa has to offer. By day, the private suites are elegant and relaxing havens with lounge chairs and a writing desk allowing unparalleled views of the passing countryside. By night, they transform into cosy bedrooms complete with all the luxury trimmings and an en suite bathroom. PRETORIA – CAPE TOWN | 3 DAYS

The southbound route is a journey of 1,600 kilometres through some of South Africa’s most diverse and spectacular scenery. En route there are 2 nights spent onboard, and a stopover and excursion in Kimberley, where guests take a step back in time to the days of the diamond rush. Also available from Cape Town to Pretoria, the northbound route includes a stop at Matjiesfontein for an off-the-train excursion in this Victorian-era town complete with a glass of sherry in a local bar. PRICE (DE LUXE SUITE): TWIN SHARE PER PERSON: FROM $1,715 SOLO TRAVELLER: FROM $2,571

PRETORIA – HOEDSPRUIT | 2 DAYS

This overnight route from Pretoria to Hoedspruit and the Kruger National Park delivers guests to an outstanding wildlife area where a broad choice of luxury camps and lodges is available for an independent safari experience. PRICE (DE LUXE SUITE): TWIN SHARE PER PERSON: FROM $1,105 SOLO TRAVELLER: FROM $1,658

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Rovos Rail

ROVOS RAIL Rovos Rail’s elegant features evoke the spirit of a bygone era where just 72 guests are treated to an unforgettable African rail experience. The Deluxe Suites are cosy and stylishly decorated with wood panelling and polished timber finishes, each with en suite bathroom. Meals are a highlight with an emphasis on fresh local ingredients, traditional dishes, and a selection of fine South African wines. PRETORIA – CAPE TOWN | 3 DAYS

This 1,600 kilometres journey traverses the highveld grasslands out of the nation’s capital, the barren reaches of the Great Karoo, the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic winelands of the Cape before arriving in Cape Town. Stops en route include the historic village of Matjiesfontein and Kimberley. PRICE (PULLMAN SUITE) TWIN SHARE PER PERSON: FROM $2,128 SOLO TRAVELLER: FROM $3,192

PRETORIA – VICTORIA FALLS | 4 DAYS

This journey highlights Africa’s diverse landscapes as you travel westwards into Botswana and then north crossing the Tropic of Capricorn and through the country’s dry reaches before the border crossing into Zimbabwe. The train continues past Bulawayo and into Hwange Game Reserve for a game drive and on to the spectacular Victoria Falls. PRICE (PULLMAN SUITE) TWIN SHARE PER PERSON: FROM $2,784 SOLO TRAVELLER: FROM $4,176

CAPE TOWN – DAR ES SALAAM | 15 DAYS

This epic journey travels through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania. Beginning in Cape Town, the train takes in Matjiesfontein, Kimberley and Pretoria, followed by the Madikwe Game Reserve. Continue through Botswana into Zimbabwe with a night at the Victoria Falls Hotel. Cross the Zambezi River and journey through Zambia before crossing the Tanzanian border and descending into the Great Rift Valley. As it climbs again to Dar es Salaam, it traverses the Selous Game Reserve. PRICE (PULLMAN SUITE) TWIN SHARE PER PERSON: FROM $19,832 SOLO TRAVELLER: FROM $28,388

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JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS • Admire an African sunset on a photographic safari cruise on the Chobe River

8 DAYS – PRIVATE JOURNEY KASANE – CHOBE NATIONAL PARK – OKAVANGO DELTA – MAUN PRICE: FROM $8,545 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (LOW SEASON) AND FROM $20,260 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (HIGH SEASON). SOLO TRAVELLERS ON REQUEST.

This inspiring journey takes 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. The wildlife in Botswana is prolific and the landscapes diverse and dramatic. Game viewing is offered by 4WD vehicle, boat and sometimes on foot. The companionship of outstanding safari guides combined with the privacy of luxurious Sanctuary Retreats’ Lodges & Camps delivers an unforgettable safari experience. Day 1: Arrive Kasane – Chobe National Park. A warm A&K welcome to Botswana on arrival at Kasane airport. Transfer to Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero, a luxurious retreat in the heart of the bush, located on the edge of Chobe National Park, Botswana’s second largest, famous for its massive herds of elephant and buffalo. From the lodge’s hilltop position, enjoy far reaching panoramic views over the Chobe River and floodplain below. LD | Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Day 2: Chobe National Park. Rise early for a morning game drive traversing the park’s diverse landscapes, getting up close to elephants, hippo, buffalo, puku and other species that gather on the banks of the Chobe River. Lion and leopard are also found in the area. This afternoon, take a boat safari on the river watching elephants as they come down to drink and bathe, hippos grazing and wallowing and the odd Nile crocodile basking on the banks. Enjoy sundowners as the sun sets over the river and Namibia beyond. BLD | Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Day 3: Chobe – Okavango Delta. Travel by light aircraft from Kasane into the heart of the Okavango Delta. Settle into your intimate and luxurious accommodation, the reimagined Sanctuary Stanley’s or Sanctuary Baines’ Camp, before your afternoon safari adventure by mokoro (seasonal), 4WD or on foot. BLD | Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp or Sanctuary Baines’ Camp Day 4: Okavango Delta. Today, a rare and unforgettable experience awaits. Join handler Doug and his semi-habituated elephants, Jabu and Morula, for a once in a lifetime experience. You’ll spend a morning with these gentle pachyderms on their daily forage. By participating in this activity you are supporting the Living with Elephants Foundation, a Botswana registered non-profit organisation. Later, take a game drive on the grassy

• Glide through the Okavango Delta on a traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe) • Spot wildlife big and small on open 4WD safaris by day and night • Spend an intimate morning at close quarters with elephants Jabu and Morula • Sleep in sophisticated safari style with Sanctuary Retreats

plains, glide along the waterways by mokoro (seasonal), or take a guided safari walk. BLD | Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp or Sanctuary Baines’ Camp Day 5: Okavango Delta. Fly onwards by light aircraft to the flagship Sanctuary Chief’s Camp, in the world renowned Mombo Concession, Africa’s “predator capital”. Intimate and exclusive, Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is set in an outstanding natural landscape. Thanks to soulstirring perspectives from the sophisticated, private pavilions, the lounge deck and your dining table, you won’t ever miss the thrill of a sighting. Game viewing here is outstanding with the Big Five a highlight. BLD | Sanctuary Chief’s Camp Days 6–7: Okavango Delta. Further explore the Delta with morning and afternoon game viewing activities. Head out into the bush by 4WD with an expert safari guide and by mokoro through the waterways (in season). There are good opportunities to see rhino, leopard, giraffe, elephant, buffalo, zebra, wild dog, antelope — and for the keen birder, a wonderful variety of avian species. Back in camp, relax by your plunge pool, indulge in a safari spa treatment or simply soak up the views from your deck or from the bar. BLD | Sanctuary Chief’s Camp Day 8: Okavango – Maun. Fly by light aircraft to Maun where your safari ends. B

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PRIVATE INTER-CAMP HELICOPTER TRANSFERS Enjoy breathtaking views from your private helicopter just moments after departing camp. Fly low over the patchwork of flood plains where crystal-clear channels meander through a network of palm-fringed islands and lagoons with sightings of a variety of animals en route to your next camp.

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JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS • Experience Botswana wildlife viewing at its finest in the game rich floodplains of the Linyanti Reserve

11 DAYS – PRIVATE JOURNEY MAUN – LINYANTI RESERVE – OKAVANGO DELTA – MAKGADIKGADI PANS PRICE: FROM $19,085 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (LOW SEASON) AND FROM $29,860 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (HIGH SEASON). SOLO TRAVELLERS ON REQUEST.

This unique journey showcases Botswana in all its magnificence. You’ll experience the wilds of the Linyanti Reserve, where game viewing is hard core, the wetlands of the pristine Okavango Delta, and the extraordinary desert experience of the remote Makgadikgadi salt pans. See big game in huge numbers, as well as the smaller more elusive species, and at the end of each adventurous day retire to the sublime comforts of our hand-picked camps and lodges. Day 1: Arrive Maun – Linyanti Reserve. An A&K welcome to Botswana where you are met and assisted to your light aircraft flight to Savuti Camp, positioned along the Savute Channel in the private Linyanti Concession. This wild, unfenced wildlife sanctuary is well known for its large number of predators including lion and African wild dog, plains game, as well as huge elephant herds. Before your first game viewing activity this afternoon, settle into your accommodation, featuring seven classic, spacious, canvas tents raised on wooden decks with a large private verandah for your own private slice of Africa. LD | Savuti Camp Days 2–3: Linyanti Reserve. Setting out at dawn, when predators are active, guides are as keen as guests to discover the riches of each day. Once the sun is high and strong, retreat with the herds to camp. Then, as the sun begins to wane, head out late afternoon in search of nocturnal wildlife and the action that comes with sunset. Short guided walks are offered as well. BLD | Savuti Camp Day 4: Linyanti Reserve – Okavango Delta. Fly to the Okavango Delta with its network of lagoons, channels, palm islands and floodplains. Your base is Qorokwe Camp, one of Botswana’s newest luxury safari camps set amongst some of the Delta’s most diverse habitats. Game viewing is by 4WD, boat and mokoro. BLD | Qorokwe Camp Day 5: Okavango Delta. A full day spent exploring the spectacular Okavango Delta and its wildlife with an expert guide on hand. There are opportunities to see hippo, leopard, giraffe, elephant, buffalo, zebra, sable antelope, even wild dog and spectacular bird life. BLD | Qorokwe Camp

Day 6: Okavango Delta. Fly by light aircraft to Chitabe Camp, your next luxury stop, situated in the heart of a beautiful mosaic of habitats providing wildlife experiences few other locations can match. The camp features eight spacious, Meru-style guest tents built on elevated wooden decks. Game drives are available by day and night as well as walking safaris and birding. BLD | Chitabe Camp Day 7: Okavango Delta. Another day spent exploring the maze of papyrus-lined channels and the open floodplains in search of wildlife. The area boasts some of the best game viewing in the Delta and you may like to finish the day with a bush dinner. BLD | Chitabe Camp Day 8: Okavango – Makgadikgadi Pans. Leave the wetlands behind and fly to the remote Makgadikgadi Pans National Park, the largest saltpan in the world. Your elegant 1940s-style safari accommodation, Jack’s Camp, is an oasis of style and comfort in the middle of Botswana’s Kalahari Desert located in a beautiful palm grove. BLD | Jack’s Camp Days 9–10: Makgadikgadi Pans. Two days to explore a relic of one of the world’s largest super lakes, the Makgadikgadi, which dried up thousands of years ago. Included in your stay is a 20 minute helicopter flight to view the dramatic Makgadikgadi from above. Travelling by 4WD quad bike (seasonal), you will be able to explore remote archaeological sites including fossil beds of extinct species. A safari here is a complete desert experience focusing on species unique to the area such as aardvark, gemsbok and springbok. It is the only place where you are virtually guaranteed to see the rare and elusive brown hyena and interact with a gang of habituated but wild meerkats. BLD | Jack’s Camp Day 11: Makgadikgadi Pans – Maun. Fly to Maun airport where your safari ends. B

• Glide through the Okavango Delta on a traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe), observing aquatic life great and small • Scan the bushveld at night for rare nocturnal mammals • Explore the Makgadikgadi, one of the world’s largest extinct super lakes, by quad bike • Lose yourself in the old-world safari glamour of the Great Kalahari at Jack’s Camp

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VICTORIA FALLS ZIMBABWE – PRIVATE EXTENSION 3 DAYS FROM $2,160 PER PERSON TWIN

Complement your safari experience with a visit to the Zimbabwean side of spectacular Victoria Falls, said to be the largest sheet of falling water in the world. Enjoy stunning views of the falls as you pass through lush rainforest, stopping at spectacular viewpoints along the three-kilometre trail. Stay at the famous Victoria Falls Hotel situated on a World Heritage site overlooking the falls or The Elephant Camp, an intimate luxury lodge under canvas with rooms boasting spacious decks and private plunge pools. Please visit our website for further information.

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Canoeing with elephants, Lower Zambezi National Park

Sausage Tree Camp, Lower Zambezi National Park

Chinzombo Camp, South Luangwa National Park

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Days 5–6: South Luangwa. Transfer by road to the unparalleled luxury of Chinzombo Camp. Each of the six stunning villas offers panoramic views of the Luangwa River and the abundant wildlife that frequents its banks. Sprawling, ancient shade trees and private plunge pools offer comfort and relaxation. It’s the perfect place from which to venture into one of the most game rich areas of the South Luangwa, renowned for its world-class predator action, with especially strong sightings of the elusive

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Days 3–4: South Luangwa. Two days to explore the magnificent South Luangwa. This world-renowned wildlife haven supports large populations of Thornicroft’s giraffe, and herds of elephant and buffalo often several hundred strong. The vegetation too is diverse, and keen spotters are rewarded with incredible sightings of lion, elephant, giraffe and any number of antelope from bushbuck and puku to Greater Kudu and impala. Each day, enjoy a morning and afternoon game drive with sundowners and a thrilling night drive. Or, as the South Luangwa is home of the walking safari, head out on foot with your guide to see the bush from a different perspective. BLD | Mchenja Camp

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Day 7: South Luangwa – Lower Zambezi. Fly to the Lower Zambezi National Park, an area of stunning wilderness. Bed down at the luxurious, and newly rebuilt Sausage Tree Camp, featuring five generously sized ‘Signature Tents’ with sliding teak doors opening onto private decks featuring private plunge pools, and views over an expanse of narrow channels and low-set reed islands teeming with game. Acquaint yourself with the local wildlife on an afternoon game drive. BLD | Sausage Tree Camp

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Day 2: Lusaka – South Luangwa National Park. Fly to Mfuwe in the east of the country. You are met and transferred to Mchenja Camp, situated on the banks of the Luangwa River in the spectacular South Luangwa National Park, a vast reserve covering 9,050 km². Mchenja comprises five unique tents, each with thatched roof, indoor clawfoot bath, outdoor shower and private deck overlooking the wide river expanse. BLD | Mchenja Camp

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leopard. Explore the region’s diverse habitats with game drives, safari walks and boat cruises (seasonal), or pamper yourself with an in-villa spa treatment during the midday break between safari activities. BLD | Chinzombo

• Stay in exclusive and intimate camps in idyllic locations

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Day 1: Arrive Lusaka. An A&K welcome to the Zambian capital and transfer to your contemporary boutique hotel where local art works and colourful fabrics exude a creative vibe. Latitude Fifteen Degrees

• Meet inspiring Zambian safari guides dedicated to conservation

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Be captivated by this outstanding wilderness experience in the South Luangwa, home of the ‘walking safari’. The area is widely considered one of Africa’s finest and most unspoiled wildlife reserves and it makes for an exciting contrast with the Lower Zambezi where you’ll see game from safari vehicles, get up close on foot and float gently past herds which frequent the river and its banks. Unspoilt natural beauty and abundant game make these two areas unparalleled for a wildlife adventure.

• Canoe the mighty Zambezi River amidst the breathtakingly beautiful Lower Zambezi

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PRICE: FROM $15,650 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (LOW SEASON) AND FROM $20,130 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (HIGH SEASON). SOLO TRAVELLERS ON REQUEST.

• Enjoy the thrill and intimacy of a walking safari in the South Luangwa

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Days 8–9: Lower Zambezi National Park. Discover the Lower Zambezi over the next two days. An early morning canoe safari is one of the most serene, and exciting, ways to explore the Zambezi River. A half day game drive will bring close encounters with elephant, buffalo, lion and possibly the endangered wild dog, and a guided walking safari will highlight the smaller creatures of the bush. BLD | Sausage Tree Camp Day 10: Lower Zambezi National Park – Lusaka. Farewell from A&K as you end your safari with a flight to Lusaka. B

SOUTH LUANGWA SLEEPOUT Feel the thrill of the early explorers, and set up camp on the white sand of the Luwi River in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, with only wildlife and the stars for company. This extraordinary and adventurous addition to your safari includes a bedroll and culinary team that will ensure a comfortable and unforgettable experience.

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Walking Safari, Mana Pools National Park

Cheetah family, Hwange National Park

Linkwasha Camp, Hwange National Park

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JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

10 DAYS – PRIVATE JOURNEY

• Stay in intimate camps and lodges in breathtaking locations

VICTORIA FALLS – HWANGE NATIONAL PARK – LAKE KARIBA – MANA POOLS NATIONAL PARK – HARARE

• Dream under the African night sky in a star bed sleep out

PRICE: FROM $12,265 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (LOW SEASON) AND FROM $17,580 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (HIGH SEASON). SOLO TRAVELLERS ON REQUEST.

Reclaiming celestial status in the safari realm, beautiful Zimbabwe is back. It has some of Africa’s best wildlife and safari guides, and on this journey you discover the elephants of Hwange National Park, the Matusadona National Park on Lake Kariba as well as the breathtaking Mana Pools National Park in the Zambezi Valley. Accommodation is in luxury tented camps and lodges with a variety of safari activities including game drives, walks and boat trips, with an option to charter a luxury house boat on Lake Kariba. Day 1: Victoria Falls – Hwange National Park. Depart Victoria Falls by light aircraft south to Hwange National Park, the country’s largest. Hwange is legendary for its vast array of wildlife, particularly the massive herds of elephant and buffalo. Your base is the exclusive and luxurious Linkwasha Camp, located on a private concession, with stunning views over a magnificent plain and waterhole that is a magnet for game year round. LD | Linkwasha Camp Days 2–3: Hwange National Park. Two days to explore Hwange. This park is one of the best for predators — lion, leopard, wild dog and cheetah are regularly sighted, along with the smaller African wildcat, serval, honey badger, civet and spotted hyena. Bird life in the area is also prolific, with more than 400 species found. BLD | Linkwasha Camp Day 4: Hwange National Park – Lake Kariba. Fly to Lake Kariba where you are transferred to Bumi Hills Safari Lodge, boasting one of Africa’s finest wilderness locations with an elevated position on a range of remote hills overlooking the vastness of Lake Kariba. BLD | Bumi Hills Safari Lodge Days 5–6: Lake Kariba. The next two days are spent exploring Lake Kariba with

• Meet respected elders of a local village near Linkwasha • Canoe on the mighty Zambezi River, enjoying abundant game sightings at Mana Pools National Park • Sip on sundowners while soaking up the view over Lake Kariba

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game viewing by boat and 4WD in the Matusadona National Park plus excellent fishing opportunities. Birdlife is prolific and walking safaris a highlight. BLD | Bumi Hills Safari Lodge Day 7: Lake Kariba – Mana Pools National Park. Fly to Mana Pools in the north of the country, and transfer by road to Ruckomechi Camp, situated on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River with spectacular views across to the distant blue hills of the towering escarpment on the Zambian side of the river. This idyllic camp is nestled in the shade of ana trees that are much loved by the elephants for their rich, nutritious seeds. The surrounding area is bursting with a profusion of birdlife and animals. BLD | Ruckomechi Camp

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Days 8–9: Mana Pools National Park. Two days here in this beautiful part of the world renowned for its large numbers of elephant, buffalo, hippo and eland. Predators such as lion, leopard and wild dog are also found. Birdlife is superb, particularly mopane woodland and riverine species. BLD | Ruckomechi Camp Day 10: Mana Pools National Park – Harare. Your safari ends with a flight back to Harare airport. B LAKE KARIBA BY PRIVATE HOUSEBOAT – PRIVATE JOURNEY Upgrade your experience on Days 4-6 with your own privately chartered luxury cruise boat on Lake Kariba. Tailor your own safari to include both water and land based activities while on board there is a crew of four, your own personal chef and three spacious air-conditioned queen bedded cabins plus an alfresco bar, lounge, dining area and Jacuzzi. MV Matusadona is perfect for a family holiday, a romantic getaway, or an intimate small group safari experience.

Ruckomechi Camp, Mana Pools National Park

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Elephants charging wild dog pack, Linyanti Reserve, Botswana

Duma Tau Camp dining, Linyanti, Botswana

Thorntree River Lodge, Livingstone, Zambia

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Victoria Falls, Zambia

Mokoro experience, Okavango Delta, Botswana


SOUTHERN AFRICA SAFARI ADVENTURE

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS • Observe the passage of wildlife from your jackalberry-shaded deck at Dulini

12 DAYS – PRIVATE JOURNEY

• Dine beside a roaring fire beneath a ceiling of stars in a traditional African boma

JOHANNESBURG – SABI SAND GAME RESERVE – LIVINGSTONE – LINYANTI RESERVE – OKAVANGO DELTA

• Go boating through the Linyanti channels in search of bird and animal life

PRICE: FROM $19,990 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (LOW SEASON) AND FROM $28,300 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (HIGH SEASON). SOLO TRAVELLERS ON REQUEST.

• Explore storied Victoria Falls on a private walking tour

Visiting three southern African countries, this outstanding safari takes you to the region’s finest game viewing locations. The iconic Sabi Sand Game Reserve is a stand out, where you stay in a tranquil lodge in a rich riverine setting, and go in search of the Big Five. You’ll marvel at the extraordinary Victoria Falls and the huge herds of elephants in the Linyanti Wildlife Reserve. Cap it all off with unforgettable game viewing in the Okavango Delta, where you stay in an intimate tented camp set on an idyllic lagoon. Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa. A warm A&K welcome to South Africa and assistance to your airport hotel. InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Day 2: Johannesburg – Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Morning flight to Sabi Sand to the intimate and exclusive Dulini Lodge, set in a peaceful riverine grove and shaded by a leafy canopy of giant Ebony trees. Game viewing here is amongst the world’s best, and this afternoon you’ll head out on a game drive. BLD | Dulini Lodge Days 3–4: Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Two days of exceptional game viewing in the Sabi Sand, with morning and late afternoon game drives as well as guided walks and bird watching. BLD | Dulini Lodge Day 5: Sabi Sand Game Reserve – Livingstone, Zambia. Depart on a light aircraft transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport where you connect with the onward flight to Livingstone. Here you are met and transferred to the chic and luxurious hideaway Thorntree River Lodge, set in Zambia’s Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, just a short distance from the famous Victoria Falls. BLD | Thorntree River Lodge Day 6: Livingstone. A day to enjoy Victoria Falls, just 20 minutes away from your luxury lodge. Activities include a walking tour of the Zambia side of the falls, rhino trekking on foot, and game drives in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, cultural village visits, sunset river cruises, sundowners and nature walks. BLD | Thorntree River Lodge

Day 7: Livingstone – Linyanti Reserve, Botswana. This morning, transfer to Livingstone Airport for a light aircraft transfer to Kasane in northern Botswana, and an onward flight to Duma Tau Camp, consisting of ten luxurious, spacious tents raised off the ground to take advantage of the dramatic views of Osprey Lagoon. BD | Duma Tau Camp Day 8: Linyanti Reserve. A full day in the Linyanti, which borders the western boundary of Chobe National Park. Thanks to its location close to the source of the Savute Channel and between two elephant ‘corridors’, there is abundant wildlife - some of the best in northern Botswana. Activities here include game drives, nature walks, boat trips, birding and fishing (seasonal). BLD | Duma Tau Camp Day 9: Linyanti Reserve – Okavango Delta. Fly to the Okavango Delta and your intimate sixroomed tented camp, Little Vumbura, situated on a beautiful island in a private concession. Surrounded by water and lying close to large rivers, water-based activities at Little Vumbura are just as popular as those on land, both offering spectacular and diverse wildlife sightings. The rest of the day is at leisure to familiarise yourself with your surroundings and enjoy the activities on offer. BLD | Little Vumbura Days 10–11: Okavango Delta. Two full days spent in the Delta with both water and land-based game viewing activities. The diverse habitat here means that just about every species found in the Okavango can be seen with excellent predator sightings possible year round. BLD | Little Vumbura

• Seek out nocturnal species on a delta safari after dark

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FLIGHT OF THE ANGELS BY HELICOPTER Experience a bird’s-eye view of the roaring Victoria Falls and the mighty Zambezi River. Contemplate the incredible scale of the falls, considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world, and the power and volume of the water as you watch it plummeting into the gorge below.

Day 12: Okavango – Depart Maun. Depart the Okavango on a light aircraft flight to Maun where your safari ends. B

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Leopard on the lookout, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Sossusvlei, Namibia

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, South Africa

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Belmond Mount Nelson, Cape Town, South Africa

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe


ICONS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA 21 DAYS – PRIVATE JOURNEY

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS • Drift through the Okavango Delta on a traditional mokoro (dug-out canoe)

JOHANNESBURG – OKAVANGO DELTA – CHOBE NATIONAL PARK – VICTORIA FALLS – WINDHOEK – SOSSUSVLEI – SKELETON COAST – CAPE TOWN – SABI SAND GAME RESERVE

• Traverse the spectacular dunes of Sossusvlei

PRICE: FROM $31,630 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (LOW SEASON) AND FROM $41,950 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (HIGH SEASON). SOLO TRAVELLERS ON REQUEST.

• Explore the otherworldly landscapes and desert-adapted wildlife of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast

On this extraordinary new journey you’ll travel in the seamless style and comfort for which A&K is best known, bed down in some of southern Africa’s finest lodgings, view iconic wildlife, visit some of Africa’s most inspiring landscapes, and share the universal pleasures of warm hospitality and outstanding culinary experiences. Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa. An A&K greeting on arrival and assistance to your elegant boutique hotel. D | Athol Place

Day 10: Windhoek – Sossusvlei. Journey by light aircraft to Sossusvlei, and your luxurious desert retreat. BLD | Little Kulala Camp

Day 2: Johannesburg – Okavango Delta, Botswana. Fly to Maun and into the magical Okavango Delta by light aircraft. From your sophisticated sanctuary on a private island at the heart of the Delta, explore this wonderful wilderness and get up close to elephant, buffalo, hippo, crocodile, big cats and more. BLD | Belmond Eagle Island Lodge

Day 11: Sossusvlei. Explore the spectacular dunes of Sossusvlei on a morning drive, on foot or take a game drive into the pristine Kulala Wilderness Reserve. BLD | Little Kulala Camp

Days 3–4: Okavango Delta. Two days on safari enjoying a range of diverse activities including walking safaris, mokoro and motor boat excursions, as well as a visit to a local village. BLD | Belmond Eagle Island Lodge

Days 13–14: Skeleton Coast. Spend two days exploring this extraordinary landscape, including game drives in search of desert-adapted animals, and a full day excursion along the coast, with its dunes, shipwrecks and noisy colonies of Cape fur seals. BLD | Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Day 5: Okavango Delta – Chobe. A light aircraft flight to Kasane, and on by road to the Chobe National Park, famed for its huge herds of elephant. Admire breathtaking views across the Chobe River and floodplains from your lodge. BLD | Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Day 6: Chobe. A morning game drive reveals Chobe’s abundant wildlife, followed by an afternoon river safari and sundowners. BLD | Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero Day 7: Chobe – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Transfer by road to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and your grand Edwardian-era hotel with its own pathway leading directly to the falls. Afternoon river cruise with sundowners before dinner. BLD | Victoria Falls Hotel Day 8: Victoria Falls. Marvel at the extraordinary Falls and their surrounds with a choice of activity: a walking tour of the Falls, river cruises, birdwatching, fishing, canoeing and village visits. BLD | Victoria Falls Hotel Day 9: Victoria Falls – Windhoek, Namibia. Fly southwest to the Namibian capital and your hotel. BLD | Hotel Henitzburg

• Witness the ‘Smoke That Thunders’, Victoria Falls

• Soak up views of Table Mountain from the poolside of your iconic pink hotel in Cape Town

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Days 16–17: Cape Town. Two days exploring the ‘Mother City’ including an ascent by aerial cableway up iconic Table Mountain (weather permitting), and a full day exploration of the beautiful and dramatic Cape Peninsula. BL | Belmond Mount Nelson Day 18: Cape Town – Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Journey by air to Sabi Sand and the award-winning Earth Lodge in the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve for a blend of luxury accommodation, close wildlife encounters and personalised service. BLD | Earth Lodge Days 19–20: Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Two days of exceptional game viewing with excellent chances of sighting the ‘Big Five’ and much more. BLD | Earth Lodge

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Day 12: Sossusvlei – Skeleton Coast. Take a breathtaking flight from Sossusvlei to the remote Skeleton Coast, an area of startling beauty. BLD | Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Day 15: Skeleton Coast – Cape Town, South Africa. Fly by light aircraft to Windhoek with an onward flight to Cape Town. Arrival transfer to your historic hotel at the foot of Table Mountain. BD | Belmond Mount Nelson

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SABI SABI PRIVATE PHOTOGRAPHIC SAFARI Sabi Sabi has long been recognised as a superb location for wildlife photography. For the beginner, enthusiast or professional photographer who would like to make photography the main focus of their safari, a private safari vehicle can be reserved with a dedicated ranger and tracker team, as well as a photographic tutor who will assist you both in the field and in post-processing and editing.

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DESERT DISCOVERY

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

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• Explore the spectacular dunes of Sossusvlei and the extraordinary Dead Vlei landscape

WINDHOEK – SOSSUSVLEI – HARTMANN VALLEY – ONGAVA GAME RESERVE – WINDHOEK

• Pause for sundowners on a scenic safari in the Namib Desert

PRICE: FROM $13,805 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (LOW SEASON) AND FROM $18,400 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (HIGH SEASON). SOLO TRAVELLERS ON REQUEST.

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. It’s a destination that will enthral the return safari enthusiast with its fantastic and unique wildlife experiences, and exceptional photographic opportunities. An excellent range of luxury accommodation options, from boutique hotels to unique tented camps and remote lodges, is sure to impress the discerning traveller.

Day 2: Windhoek – Sossusvlei. Board a light aircraft flight for the journey south into the private 37,000 hectare Kulala Wilderness Reserve — the gateway to Namibia’s Sand Sea with its towering dunes. See desertadapted wildlife such as ostrich, springbok and gemsbok. Smaller creatures such as bateared fox and aardwolf can be seen at night. Your base is Little Kulala Camp, a luxurious desert retreat whose thatched ‘kulalas’ merge seamlessly into the landscape and offer a private plunge pool, rooftop ‘star bed’ and luxury fittings including indoor and outdoor showers. BD | Little Kulala Camp Day 3: Sossusvlei. Activities at Little Kulala include morning guided drives to the spectacular dunes of Sossusvlei, among the highest in the world, walks as well as game drives in this pristine private wilderness reserve with incredible views, desert-adapted wildlife and plants. BLD | Little Kulala Camp Day 4: Sossusvlei – Hartmann Valley. This morning, fly from Sossusvlei to Serra Cafema Camp (arriving late in the afternoon), in the extreme northwest of Namibia, set amongst shady trees on the banks of the Kunene River in the Hartmann Valley. The Kunene River is the only permanent source of water in this region and creates a lush oasis along its banks. BLD | Serra Cafema Camp Days 5–6: Hartmann Valley. Two full days to explore. Activities revolve around the surrounding Namib Desert sands and the lush oases along the river, including informative nature drives and guided quad bike excursions through the dunes. BLD | Serra Cafema

Day 7: Hartmann Valley – Ongava Game Reserve. Fly east to the Ongava Game Reserve which borders Etosha National Park to the south. Etosha National Park is Namibia’s premier wildlife destination and one of Africa’s largest game reserves. In the dry season, large herds of wildlife congregate around the waterholes and the endless plains offer breathtaking vistas. Perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking a waterhole, Little Ongava is known for its panoramic vistas of the surrounding savannah, and for its exclusivity. This afternoon, enjoy a game drive with the possibility of night viewing. BLD | Little Ongava Lodge

• Gain insight to Namibia’s last traditional tribe at a Himba village • Get close-up photographic encounters in a hide at Little Ongava

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Day 1: Arrive Windhoek. Arrive into the Namibian capital where you are met and transferred to your elegant and stylish boutique hotel. The Olive Exclusive

• Gaze at the clear night sky from an African star bed

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Day 8: Ongava Game Reserve. Activities at Little Ongava revolve around day and night drives, visiting hides and walks with experienced guides. Game drives and daytrips into the easily accessible Okaukuejo area of Etosha National Park are rewarding with sightings of lion, elephant, gemsbok, springbok, red hartebeest and white and black rhino. For those who enjoy close wildlife encounters, tracking white rhino on foot is an exhilarating adventure. BLD | Little Ongava Lodge Day 9: Ongava Game Reserve – Depart Windhoek. This morning, return by air to Windhoek airport where your adventure ends. B

HOT AIR BALLOONING Rise early for a romantic hot air balloon flight over the Kulala Wilderness Reserve where you float quietly above the dramatic terrain of never-ending dunes admiring the changing kaleidoscope of earthy colours and small pockets of game below as the sun rises high in the sky. On landing, toast your unforgettable desert experience with a Champagne breakfast.

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JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

10 DAYS – PRIVATE JOURNEY

• Seek out rare animal and birdlife on escorted wildlife outings by day and night

ANTANANARIVO – ANDASIBE NATIONAL PARK – IFOTAKA – ANTANANARIVO

• Observe the huge variety of lemur species and stunning chameleons in the country’s finest national parks

PRICE: FROM $6,970 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (LOW SEASON) AND FROM $7,700 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (HIGH SEASON). SOLO TRAVELLERS ON REQUEST.

Discover one of travel’s final frontiers, where the people, creatures and landscapes are like nowhere else on the planet. This comprehensive journey takes in five distinctly different regions, and offers diverse experiences of Madagascar’s wildlife, history and tribal culture. You’ll see the country’s most important national parks, where many varieties of lemur exist, the charming capital Antananarivo, and Ifotaka in the south for wildlife and cultural experiences with the local Atandroy tribe. Day 1: Arrive Tana. Arrive into the quirky Malagasy capital Antananarivo (Tana) and transfer to your charming city hotel. D | Pavillon de l’Emyrne Day 2: Tana – Andasibe National Park. This morning you are driven to the Andasibe National Park. The journey is a gentle introduction to rural life in Madagascar, passing rice fields and roadside stalls selling seasonal fruits. Andasibe is home to a large variety of lemurs, birds, reptiles and invertebrates. BLD | Vakona Forest Lodge or Andasibe Hotel Day 3: Andasibe National Park. This morning, visit the Analamazaotra Reserve with a local guide. This 810-hectare reserve protects the largest of all lemurs, the indri. Look for some of the remaining 11 species of lemur that live here, including the grey bamboo lemur, common brown lemur and diademed sifaka. Bird watching is also excellent. A guided night walk will reveal some of the nocturnal species found here. BLD | Vakona Forest Lodge or Andasibe Hotel Day 4: Andasibe National Park. Enjoy a full day spent exploring Mantadia National Park. An estimated 80% of this park is virgin forest, home to a multitude of species of lemurs, chameleons and birds, as well as an incredible array of orchids, pandanus and giant ferns. Hike along the forest trails on the look out for the diverse flora and fauna, enjoy a picnic lunch in the park and see the Rianasoa waterfall. BLD | Vakona Forest Lodge or Andasibe Hotel

• Experience the unique culture of the Atandroy tribe, one of Madagascar’s most traditional • Explore extraordinary landscapes found nowhere else on earth • Stay at a range of intimate hotels, camps and lodges

Day 5: Perinet – Tana. Morning at leisure. This afternoon you are driven back to Tana. BLD | Pavillon de l’Emyrne Day 6: Tana – Ifotaka. Transfer for the flight to Fort Dauphin and on by road (approx 3 hours) to Mandrare River Camp in the Ifotaka region. This secluded, classic tented camp offers guests easy access to the unique spiny forest, where an abundance of fascinating wildlife exists, and opportunities to encounter the Antandroy tribespeople who call this otherworldly landscape home. This afternoon, head out on a walk to the sacred community forests filled with the ancestral tombs of the local Antandroy tribe. BLD | Mandrare River Camp

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Days 7–8: Ifotaka. Two days to enjoy all the activities on offer. Drive to the sacred forests, home to an abundance of wildlife, in particular large groups of ring-tailed lemurs. Visit nearby markets to see the rich tapestry of valley life. Travel to the forest of Zenavo, a rewarding spot for night walks and head out in search of sifakas and sleeping white-foot sportive lemurs. BLD | Mandrare River Camp Day 9: Ifotaka – Tana. Transfer (approx 4 hours) to Fort Dauphin airport for the return flight to Tana. Transfer to your hotel. B | Pavillon de l’Emyrne Day 10: Depart Tana. Transfer to the airport where your Madagascan adventure ends. B

MANAFIAFY BEACH & RAINFOREST – PRIVATE EXTENSION 5 DAYS FROM $2,770 PER PERSON TWIN

Settle into your bungalow with its huge picture windows and large terrace with sun-beds, outdoor shower and hammock, and enjoy an afternoon swim as the sun sets over the tranquil bay. This is a typical Manafiafy experience, an idyllic eco-lodge protected by forestclad mountains and fringed with wildlife-rich mangroves. A wide range of activities includes boat trips, walks in the rainforest to spot lemurs; snorkelling and whale-watching (June to Dec). Please visit our website for further details.

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SANCTUARY RETREATS – SOUTHERN AFRICA The Sanctuary Retreats portfolio of luxury lodges and safari camps in Africa brings the boutique safari experience to guests with authenticity.

SANCTUARY RETREATS PORTFOLIO Sanctuary Retreats was born in Africa with the opening of Sanctuary Olonana in Kenya in 1999. The company now owns and operates lodges and camps in Zambia, Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa. Located in some of the most stunning locations on the Mother Continent, each property is completely individual in its design, and operated around the philosophy of “Luxury, naturally.”

SANCTUARY MAKANYANE SAFARI LODGE SOUTH AFRICA – MADIKWE GAME RESERVE

SANCTUARY SUSSI & CHUMA ZAMBIA – MOSI-OA-TUNYA NATIONAL PARK

This luxurious camp with just eight secluded air-conditioned suites offers riverside exclusivity. Each suite has a spectacular glass-walled bedroom and uninterrupted views of the surrounding forest and river, an openfronted lounge, private sundeck and spacious bathroom The stylish main lodge overlooks a waterhole frequented by game and has a spacious lounge and dining area with expansive deck and spectacular views. There is also a spa, air-conditioned gym and infinity pool.

With a spectacular river setting just a short drive from world-famous Victoria Falls, the newly refurbished Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma is a perfect base for relaxing, viewing the Falls, cruising the Zambezi or visiting the A&K Philanthrophy supported Nakatindi village. Accommodation is in 12 luxury air-conditioned tree houses, built into the canopy of majestic ebony trees lining the river bank with private viewing decks, and two private houses suitable for families or small group.

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SANCTUARY CHIEF’S CAMP BOTSWANA – MOREMI GAME RESERVE

SANCTUARY CHOBE CHILWERO BOTSWANA – CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

Consistently rated one of the top safari camps in Botswana, Sanctuary Chief’s Camp oozes ‘safari chic’. Its 10 bush pavilions are some of the largest in the area and each features a private dining area, outside seating and a plunge pool. En suite bathrooms boast an outdoor shower, large bath tub, beautiful floor to ceiling windows and folding glass doors. The Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite comprises two adjoining pavilions and private housekeeping with other camp facilities including a spa and fitness centre.

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero is perched on a hill overlooking the magnificent Chobe floodplain with breathtaking vistas from all around. Accommodation is in 15 luxury cottages with en suite bathroom including two showers, one inside and one out, and a large free-standing bath plus terrace and private garden. The lodge has a split-level swimming pool and a nature-inspired spa.

SANCTUARY BAINES’ CAMP BOTSWANA – OKAVANGO DELTA

SANCTUARY STANLEY’S CAMP BOTSWANA – OKAVANGO DELTA

Set in a grove of trees, and surrounded by papyrus beds, Sanctuary Baines’ Camp is built on raised platforms high above the Boro River in a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. With star baths and sky beds on your private deck, this is a romantic oasis with just six suites, and the unique ‘Living with Elephants’ activity.

Set amongst ebony and sausage trees, Sanctuary Stanley’s Camp is a classic tented camp on a private concession bordering the Moremi Game Reserve. The luxury classic style canvas tents have been sustainably redesigned and crafted to evoke the days of explorer Henry Stanley, whom the camp is named after. Each has a deck with views over the floodplains. The camp is also home to the unique ‘Living with Elephants’ interaction. 130 0 851 8 0 0 | ABERCROMBIEKENT.COM . AU

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SOUTHERN AFRICA CAMPS & LODGES

Our relationships with only the finest properties let you choose your accommodation with confidence. Below are some of our preferred options for Southern Africa, or please contact your travel specialist to discuss other recommendations.

ROYAL MALEWANE SOUTH AFRICA – THORNYBUSH GAME RESERVE

LONDOLOZI PRIVATE GRANITE SUITES SOUTH AFRICA – LONDOLOZI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

This luxury safari lodge in the Greater Kruger National Park exudes the romance and beauty of a bygone age while offering every modern comfort and convenience. This intimate lodge boasts just eight suites and Africa House — the exclusive use bush villa with six bedrooms. Expect an unsurpassed classic safari experience with unrivalled game viewing and a highly qualified guiding team. Get up close to the Big Five; indulge in spa treatments and savour exceptional bush cuisine.

Set on the banks of the Sand River in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve which shares unfenced borders with the world renowned Kruger National Park this exclusive camp boasts just three private suites each with a bedroom and lounge, indoor and outdoor shower, outdoor bath, air-conditioning and outdoor heated swimming pool. The thatched central lodge includes lounge areas with comfortable seating, an extensive deck and dining area, outdoor boma and central swimming pool all with stunning river views.

TSWALU KALAHARI SOUTH AFRICA – TSWALU KALAHARI RESERVE

GROOTBOS PRIVATE NATURE RESERVE SOUTH AFRICA – WESTERN CAPE

In the heart of the beautiful Northern Cape Province this private reserve covers nearly a quarter of a million acres of savannah which you’ll share with no more than 30 guests. Resident wildlife includes the majestic black-maned lion, black and white rhino, zebra, leopard, and a wealth of other rare and endangered species, which are revealed on safaris and tracking expeditions. Ancient San rock art galleries are a highlight and accommodation is available at nine suite The Motse or the private homestead, Tarkuni, for the exclusive use of your party.

This one-of-a-kind luxury eco-reserve close to the southern tip of Africa is tucked between mountains, forest and sea in a unique floral kingdom. Choose between accommodation at Forest Lodge where you amble through a milkwood forest to your opulent suite with its clean lines, elegant ceilings and expansive windows or Garden Lodge with its panoramic ocean or fynbos views. Both lodges boast swimming pools and a host of outdoor activities including hiking, horse riding, botanist-led nature trails and marine safaris.

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ZARAFA BOTSWANA – SELINDA RESERVE

HOANIB SKELETON COAST CAMP NAMIBIA – KAOKOVELD

Relais & Châteaux accredited Zarafa Camp is located on 320,000 acres in the north of the country. This intimate, four-room tented camp is a little gem overlooking the crystal waters of the Zibadianja Lagoon. Canvas guest tents are spacious with canopy ceilings, wrap around decks and private plunge pools with lavish interiors boasting a lounge with desk and gas fireplace, large bedroom and open plan bathroom with copper claw foot bath. Nearby, Zarafa Dhow Suites is an exclusive two-room tented villa which operates entirely independently of main camp.

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp is scenically located in a wide valley at the confluence of two tributaries of the Hoanib River in the northern part of the private Palmwag Concession, straddling the iconic Skeleton Coast National Park. This remote camp is only accessible by light aircraft and offers just seven stylish twin-bedded tents and one family unit, each with en suite bathroom and shaded deck. Flanked by rugged hills, the camp looks out over starkly beautiful scenery and provides an excellent base for discovering the desert-adapted wildlife of the area and the Skeleton Coast.

MPALA JENA ZIMBABWE – VICTORIA FALLS

KING LEWANIKA LODGE ZAMBIA – LIUWA PLAIN NATIONAL PARK

This brand new exclusive tented camp overlooking a beautiful stretch of the Zambezi River is located on a private concession within the Zambezi National Park, just 16 kilometres from Victoria Falls. Four guest tents boast canopy ceilings, river views and Moroccan influences throughout. Each has a small lounge area with a desk, en suite bathroom and deck with private plunge pool and river views. Environmentally innovative, the camp has been built using only recycled hardwoods and canvas and all the camp’s electricity needs come from its solar farm.

Luxurious yet retaining safari authenticity, the six spacious villas of King Lewanika are built using natural materials with canvas walls, indoor and outdoor showers, decks overlooking the plains and stylish touches of leather, cotton and canvas to complete the design. It is the only permanent camp in the park, which is home to Africa’s second biggest wildebeest migration, magnificent birdlife, a growing cheetah population and the famed Lady Liuwa lion pride. Explore the area in depth on intimate safari excursions with award-winning guides. 130 0 851 8 0 0 | ABERCROMBIEKENT.COM . AU

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EAST AFRICA The never-ending golden plains of the savannah dotted with acacia trees and huge herds of game are quintessential East Africa. This is where the extraordinary phenomenon of the Great Migration plays out across the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, two of Africa’s most iconic wilderness areas. Other fascinating wildlife spectacles in the region include encounters with the endangered mountain gorilla in Rwanda and Uganda, chimps in Tanzania, the Gelada baboon in Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains, and rare desert adapted species in Kenya’s north. There’s also more to experience here than just the wildlife. A rich cultural heritage exists amongst the resident tribes of East Africa, and there are opportunities aplenty to visit local villages and schools and community projects. For spectacular beaches and sparkling seas, there are also thousands of kilometres of coastline, as well as breathtaking island destinations such as Mauritius and the Seychelles that offer luxurious and appealing accommodation choices for a relaxing way to end a safari.

WHEN TO GO 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 (December March and June - September) and the Masai Mara (June – September). Travel is best in Uganda and Rwanda between June and September. Ethiopia’s weather varies from north to south. The best time to visit Northern and Central Ethiopia is October to April with rains June to October. In Southern Ethiopia the main rains occur March to May with short rains in November, whilst the Indian Ocean islands are idyllic April through November. 50


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GREAT EAST AFRICA MIGRATION

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS • Observe the Great Migration close up in the Serengeti and Masai Mara

12 DAYS – PRIVATE JOURNEY

• Seek out the huge elephant herds of Tarangire

NAIROBI – TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK – NGORONGORO CRATER – SERENGETI N.P. – MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE – NAIROBI

• Toast sunset over the savannah and dine on Swahili fare by firelight at a bush dinner

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• Meet the Maasai community on a cultural village visit

Uncover some of the world’s most acclaimed wildlife reserves on this popular journey through East Africa. Taking in a combination of diverse ecosystems means your game viewing is varied and abundant, and your expert safari guides are there to share outstanding wildlife encounters away from the crowds. To optimise your experience of the Great Wildebeest Migration, A&K will recommend the best Serengeti accommodation based on normal wildlife patterns during your month of travel. Day 1: Arrive Nairobi, Kenya. Welcome to the Kenyan capital where you are transferred to your elegant boutique hotel in the charming residential area of Karen. D | Hemingways Nairobi

travel, and the location of ‘The Migration’, A&K will recommend which camp is best suited for your stay. BLD | Serengeti (Choice of accommodation - see page 55)

Day 2: Nairobi – Tarangire National Park, Tanzania. Fly south to Kilimanjaro Airport and on to Tarangire National Park, home to one of the largest populations of elephants in Tanzania. Settle into the exclusive Sanctuary Swala Camp, secluded amongst giant acacia trees overlooking a watering hole and the open savannah beyond. Head out on an afternoon game drive and, as dusk falls, search for elusive nocturnal animals. BLD | Sanctuary Swala

Days 7–8: Serengeti National Park. Two days exploring the never-ending savannah, where more animals roam than in any other place on earth. The Serengeti plays host to a wonderful spectacle each year — the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra that follow the rains in a search of new pastures and water. This is an unforgettable experience for even the most seasoned African traveller. BLD | Serengeti (Choice of accommodation)

Day 3: Tarangire National Park. A full day on safari allows time for plenty of game viewing or a visit to the A&K Philanthropy supported projects. BLD | Sanctuary Swala

Day 9: Serengeti – Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Fly to Tarime where you are driven across the Kenya border to Migori for a flight into the Masai Mara National Reserve and on to the luxuriously reimagined Sanctuary Olonana Camp, an exclusive hideaway set on a private stretch of the Mara River. BLD | Sanctuary Olonana

Day 4: Tarangire – Ngorongoro Crater. Depart Tarangire for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Explore a vibrant local market and community on a tuk-tuk ride followed by lunch at Gibb’s Farm, a working coffee plantation in the highlands. Time to stretch your legs before the drive to your charming Cape Dutch style lodge. BLD | The Manor at Ngorongoro Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater. Descend into this vast extinct volcano whose towering walls are a natural enclosure for a dazzling abundance of wildlife. See wildebeest, zebra, buffalo and gazelle on the plains, waterbuck, bushbuck and eland in the forest, a healthy elephant population, black rhino, lion, leopard, hippo and flamingo. On return to your lodge, stop at a traditional Maasai village. BLD | The Manor at Ngorongoro Day 6: Ngorongoro – Serengeti. Take a short flight to the world-famous Serengeti National Park. Depending on your month of

Days 10–11: Masai Mara National Reserve. The next two days are spent exploring the Masai Mara — safari central! Game viewing may deliver some unique sightings — a pride of lion stalking its prey; or a herd of elephant protecting its young from opportunistic predators. Over the next two days, your camp guide accompanies you on early morning and late afternoon game drives. You will also be able to participate in the AKP Tree Planting Project, visit the neighbouring Maasai village or the AKP supported safe water in schools initiative. BLD | Sanctuary Olonana Day 12: Masai Mara – Depart Nairobi. Return by air to Wilson Airport for onward transfer to Nairobi Airport or your hotel. B

• Stay in authentic safari camps best placed to experience ‘The Great Migration’

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KENYAN BEACH STAY – PRIVATE EXTENSION Following your exhilarating safari experience, take time out at an exclusive villa on the glistening Indian Ocean. Considered by many as one of the finest private establishments on the East African Coast, Alfajiri Villas is delightfully private and has stunning ocean views from an elevated position. Three stylish villas are available for exclusive use, and come with their own private butler and swimming pool.

AKP supported projects: Mara Conservation Programme, Mwika Beekeeping Project and Duuma Wajane Bike Shop

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SEASONS IN THE SERENGETI The wide open plains of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve play host to one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth — the Great Wildebeest Migration — a cycle that sees over two million herbivores on the continual search for new grazing areas. Wildebeest numbers top 1.7 million plus some 400,000 Thomson’s gazelle, 300,000 zebra and 12,000 eland. In attendance are the predators — primarily lions, hyenas, and leopards.

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With an area of over 30,000 square kilometres, game viewing in the vast Serengeti ecosystem varies according to the season. Our Travel Specialists can help you determine the best location for your month of travel with a few of our recommendations below. Please contact A&K for additional accommodation options.

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Ngorongoro Conservation Area

SANCTUARY KUSINI NOV TO MAR

SANCTUARY KICHAKANI SERENGETI CAMP JUN TO NOV (NORTH) / JAN TO MAR & DEC (SOUTH)

This is the only permanent camp in this unspoilt and remote southern part of the Serengeti. Every year, the herds of wildebeest and zebra congregate on the camp’s doorstep during the calving season, with predators in attendance. Accommodation is in 12 spacious tents with en suite bathrooms and private deck.

This camp moves according to the wildlife. Reminiscent of a vintage safari camp, it is packed up and moved on to follow the herds. There are 10 luxury canvas tents, each with wooden deck, en suite bathrooms and bucket showers with modern comforts and a minimal ecological footprint.

GRUMETI SERENGETI TENTED CAMP MID MAY TO MID JUL

SERENGETI BUSHTOPS MID JUL TO OCT

Set in the remote Western Serengeti, this tented camp is the perfect vantage point for watching the Great Migration as the herds make the dramatic river crossing. 11 rustic yet sophisticated suites overlook a hippo pool and meals can be enjoyed on an extensive deck with beautiful river views or in the traditional African boma. Other features include a swimming pool and in-room massage.

One of a handful of permanent camps in the Northern Serengeti, Serengeti Bushtops has a prime location near the Mara River in the path of the spectacular annual wildebeest migration. Designed to blend into the landscape, there are 12 spacious, beautifully-designed and fabulously appointed tents. 130 0 851 8 0 0 | ABERCROMBIEKENT.COM . AU

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Sanctuary Swala Camp, Tarangire National Park

Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp

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Perfect spot for a sundowner, Serengeti National Park


TANZANIA UNDER CANVAS

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

9 DAYS – PRIVATE JOURNEY

• Explore two of Tanzania’s most exciting parks

ARUSHA – TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK – NGORONGORO CRATER – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – ARUSHA

• Stay at luxurious, authentic tented safari camps in prime locations

PRICE: FROM $10,115 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (LOW SEASON) AND FROM $11,950 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (HIGH SEASON). SOLO TRAVELLERS ON REQUEST.

Be captivated by extraordinary game viewing and quintessential African landscapes on this safari through Tanzania. The parks in the north boast open savannah, acacia trees and huge herds of game including one of the world’s great wildlife spectacles, the annual Wildebeest Migration. On this adventure, you stay at camps selected for their proximity to the wildlife. Day 1: Arrive Arusha. A warm A&K welcome to northern Tanzania and private transfer to your lodge located on the country’s largest coffee plantation. Arusha Coffee Lodge Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire. This morning you are driven to Tarangire National Park, home to one of the country’s largest elephant populations. Your camp is situated in a remote corner of the park, with just twelve spacious canvas pavilions ensuring unrivalled tranquillity, overlooking a popular watering hole. The landscape is filled with ancient baobab trees, ambling elephants and birds in flight. Head out on a walking safari or a night game drive in search of elusive nocturnal animals rarely seen by visitors. BLD | Sanctuary Swala Day 3: Tarangire National Park. This park is famous for its large herds of elephants that migrate through the park in search of water between July and October. Breathtaking views of the Maasai Steppe and the mountains to the south make a stop at Tarangire a memorable experience. A full day allows time for plenty of game viewing or visits to the A&K Philanthropy supported bike shop and beekeeping project. BLD | Sanctuary Swala Day 4: Tarangire National Park – Ngorongoro Crater. Today, travel to the Ngorongoro Conservation area, stopping for lunch at Gibb’s Farm, a working coffee plantation in the highlands, with time to stretch your legs. Later this afternoon, arrive at Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp, located on the crater rim with spectacular views. BLD | Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater. Descend into this vast extinct volcano whose towering walls are a natural enclosure for a dazzling abundance of wildlife. See wildebeest, zebra, buffalo and gazelle on the plains, waterbuck, bushbuck and eland in the forest, a healthy elephant population, black rhino, lion, hippo and flamingos. On return to camp, stop at a traditional Maasai Village. BLD | Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp Day 6: Ngorongoro – Serengeti National Park. This morning, board your light aircraft flight into the world famous Serengeti. Game viewing in the park varies depending on the time of year. Your remarkable luxury tented safari camp, Sanctuary Kichakani, is mobile and moves seasonally between two sites according to the movement of the game, ensuring you are always in the best spot to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration. BLD | Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp Days 7–8: Serengeti National Park. With an expert safari guide, explore the vast plains of the Serengeti in search of predators and other game for the next two days. Depending on your season of travel, you may encounter the extraordinary migration of wildebeest and zebra who follow the rains in their continual search for grass and water — an unforgettable experience. BLD | Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp Day 9: Serengeti – Depart Arusha. A flight returns you to Arusha or Kilimanjaro where your Tanzanian safari ends. BL

• Visit a Maasai village to learn about tribal customs and daily life • Discover an extraordinary natural wonder teeming with wildlife • End each day on safari soaking up unforgettable African sunsets

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SERENGETI PRIVATE VEHICLE For a more exclusive and flexible safari experience, consider taking your own 4WD safari vehicle when you’re in the Serengeti. This means you and your travelling companions have your own highly experienced driver/guide who is able to focus on your specific interests, such as photography and birding. You have the flexibility of staying out on safari for the entire day with a picnic lunch and personalised departure times.

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JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

13 DAYS – PRIVATE JOURNEY

• Experience unrivalled game viewing, including the Great Wildebeest Migration

ARUSHA – TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK – NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – RUAHA

• Enjoy unprecedented exclusivity on game drives in Ruaha National Park, a vast and remote wildlife reserve

PRICE: FROM $23,865 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (LOW SEASON) AND FROM $30,830 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (HIGH SEASON). SOLO TRAVELLERS ON REQUEST.

Discover Tanzania’s extraordinary biodiversity on this safari adventure which takes in two of the country’s most iconic national parks and two that are lesser known but equally rewarding. Handpicked accommodation includes a vintage safari camp in big game territory, eco-sensitive pods overlooking a world famous natural wonder, a mobile camp that ensures maximum exposure to the Great Wildebeest Migration, and a sophisticated new camp in one of Tanzania’s best kept secrets. Day 1: Arrive Arusha. Arrive into northern Tanzania and transfer to your lodge, set in lush tropical gardens on a working coffee farm just outside Arusha. D | Legendary Lodge Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park. Fly by light aircraft to Tarangire National Park, renowned for its towering baobabs, open grasslands, and large herds of elephant. Spot wildlife en route to your vintage-style camp. BLD | Little Chem Chem Day 3: Tarangire National Park. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives either in the camp’s private concession, or in Tarangire itself. Keep your eyes trained for abundant wildlife, including eland, oryx, wildebeest, zebra, elephant, hartebeest, large prides of lion, and exotic birds such as the bateleur and martial eagle. BLD | Little Chem Chem Day 4: Tarangire – Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Onwards by road to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, stopping to explore a vibrant local market and community on a tuk-tuk ride, followed by lunch at charming Gibb’s Farm, a working coffee plantation. Later, arrive at The Highlands, located on the slopes of the Olmoti Volcano, where you bed down in a perspex-and-canvas domed suite with stunning views. BLD | The Highlands Day 5: Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, exploring the panoramic grasslands on the floor of this ancient volcanic caldera. Home to a plethora of wildlife including rare black rhino, as well as the rest of the ‘Big Five’, this incredible ‘Lost World’ is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This afternoon, visit an elder at a Maasai village to learn about the tribe’s traditional, nomadic lifestyle and coexistence with wildlife. BLD | The Highlands

Day 6: Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Lace up the boots for a walk into the Empakaai Crater accompanied by a ranger. Keep an eye out for an array of animals and extensive birdlife as you descend through lush forest to the sparkling soda lake on the crater floor, famous for the pink flamingo that congregate on its shores. BLD | The Highlands Day 7: Ngorongoro – Serengeti National Park. Fly to the world famous Serengeti National Park and settle into your luxurious mobile tented camp which moves with the Great Migration, ensuring maximum exposure to this spectacular movement of wildebeest and zebra, and their accompanying predators. BLD | Roving Bushtops

• Stay in the some of the region’s newest and most unique safari camps and lodges • Glimpse a vignette of everyday village life as you ride by tuk-tuk and visit a local market in the vibrant town of Mto wa Mbu

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Days 8–9: Serengeti National Park. The next two days are spent exploring the boundless Serengeti, home to one of the world’s largest concentrations of wildlife, with lion, hyena and leopard all abundant. BLD | Roving Bushtops Day 10: Serengeti – Ruaha National Park. Fly south to Ruaha, one of Tanzania’s wildest parks and home to an incredible number of animals including an estimated 20,000 elephants alone. Other species include huge herds of buffalo, giraffe, zebra, impala, eland, hippo, lion and leopard, as well as some of the rarer creatures, including sable and roan antelope and greater kudu. Your accommodation is sophisticated Jabali Ridge, set high on a rocky kopje overlooking a landscape dotted with spiky palms and bulbous baobabs. BLD | Jabali Ridge Days 11–12: Ruaha National Park. Ruaha offers as definitive a cross-section of wildlife as any park on the continent. Over the next two days, explore the territory with game drives and guided walks. BLD | Jabali Ridge

ZANZIBAR ESCAPE – PRIVATE JOURNEY 5 DAYS FROM $2,920 PER PERSON TWIN

Home over centuries to Arabs, Africans and the British, the beautiful ‘Spice Island’ of Zanzibar has a colourful history of slaves, spices and sultans. Today it is an exotic mix of many cultures with Stone Town at its heart. After exploring the narrow streets and alleyways of Stone Town, take time out in a luxury resort such as Baraza Resort & Spa, framed by white sand beaches and turquoise blue sea. Please visit our website for further details.

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Snow, ice and glaciers, Mount Kilimanjaro

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Celebrating at the summit, Mount Kilimanjaro

Glacier wall close to the summit


SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO 9 DAYS – PRIVATE JOURNEY ARUSHA – MOUNT KILIMANJARO – ARUSHA PRICE: FROM $11,850 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE. SOLO TRAVELLERS ON REQUEST.

This expedition to conquer Africa’s highest peak is one to tick off the bucket list. Mt Kilimanjaro stands at an elevation of 5,895m, and nearly 800 A&K guests climb the mountain each year. This is not a strenuous technical climb, and no prior mountaineering experience is required, but it has its own challenges, not least of which is the altitude. We operate our mountain climb with the highest level of safety and multiple modes of communication. Our guides are expertly trained and certified Wilderness First Responders and our porters are endorsed by the International Porter Protection Group. Day 1: Arrive Kilimanjaro. On arrival, transfer to your hotel in Arusha. Remainder of the day at leisure, with a full briefing this afternoon on the coming climb. D | Lake Duluti Lodge Day 2: Arusha. Day at leisure with the opportunity for an acclimatising walk in Arusha National Park. BLD | Lake Duluti Lodge Day 3: Machame Camp (3,000m). Transfer to Machame village, where your trek begins. Walk for 2-3 hours through a forest of fig and rubber trees, begonias and other tropical vegetation. Stop for lunch before continuing the ascent. Arrive at your first campsite late this afternoon. BLD | Machame Camp Day 4: Shira Camp (3,780m). Early morning wake-up before trekking onwards up a steep track through tall grasses, volcanic rock and bearded heather. Encounter giant groundsels through the ghostly landscape of volcanic lava, caves and foaming streams. Stop for lunch below the Shira Plateau, then continue the ascent, arriving into camp mid-afternoon. BLD | Shira Camp Day 5: Barranco Camp (3,900m). A steady walk takes you up to the pass at Lava Tower (4,572m), where you stop for lunch. Crossing the Bastain stream, descend towards Barranco Camp. Along the way, see numerous waterfalls converging here to form the Umbwe River. Arrive into camp late afternoon. BLD | Barranco Camp Day 6: Karanga Camp (3,900m). This morning, begin the trek to Karanga Camp. The first section takes climbers up the Barranco wall where some light rock climbing is required and then over moraine ridges to camp. This afternoon you have the opportunity to hike in the Karanga Valley, where giant senecio and lobelia grows. BLD | Karanga Camp

Day 7: Barafu Camp (4,600m). Today, the scenic climb to Barafu is mostly on a moraine and lava ridge with striking views of Mawenzi and Kibo peaks. Climbers who choose to ascend the peak tomorrow will retire very early tonight for a wake-up call just after midnight. BLD | Barafu Camp Day 8: Summit – Mweka Camp (3,000m). Wake just after midnight and begin the climb around 1am. Climb for approximately six hours before reaching the edge of the crater. Another hour of climbing brings you to the summit: at 5,895m. Commence your descent to Kibo Hut, where you can rest before continuing. Arrive at Mweka Camp late this afternoon to celebrate your achievement. BLD | Mweka Camp

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS • Summit Africa’s highest peak on a quality private expedition with a wholly A&K appointed team • Utilise A&K owned and maintained top-ofthe-line camping and safety equipment • Stay in the largest and most comfortable tents on the mountain, with private toilet facilities • Carry only a daypack, as porters transport your luggage and equipment throughout the climb and descent

MOUNT KILIMANJARO Uhuru Peak 5,895m Barafu Camp 4633m Karanga Camp 3993m Barranco Camp 3,963m Shira Camp 3,810m Machame Camp 3048m

Mweka Camp 3,109m

ALTERNATE JOURNEY

Day 9: Depart Kilimanjaro. This morning you descend to the base, arriving at the gate around midday. A room is booked so you can freshen up for lunch before transferring to the airport for your onward flight. BL A&K is a partner of both the International Mountain Explorers Connection (IMEC) and the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP). Oxygen bottles, portable altitude chambers, first aid kits and multiple modes of communication are carried by A&K on every climb, guaranteeing A&K guests are provided with the safest and most ethical way to scale Africa’s highest peak.

CLIMB KILIMANJARO SUMMITING THE MACHAME ROUTE – LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEY 9 DAYS FROM $10,875 PER PERSON TWIN

Join an exclusive group of no more than 12 guests on an expedition to summit Mt Kilimanjaro. There are 12 departure dates in 2019 following the Machame Route with similar daily highlights and inclusions as those featured on ‘Snows of Kilimanjaro’ (see left). Please visit our website for further details.

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Men of the traditional Samburu tribe

Mt Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park

Lioness and cubs, Masai Mara National Reserve

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Elephant Bedroom Camp, Samburu National Reserve


VISIONS OF KENYA

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

12 DAYS – PRIVATE JOURNEY

• Sleep under canvas vintage safari style in boutique tented camps

NAIROBI – AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK – OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY – SAMBURU NATIONAL RESERVE – MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE – NAIROBI

• Explore a 90,000 acre conservancy home to a chimpanzee sanctuary and northern white rhino enclosure

Discover Kenya’s foremost big game sanctuaries on this unique journey, which takes in an eclectic collection of the country’s finest boutique lodges and safari experiences. Get up close to elephant herds and Mt Kilimanjaro in Amboseli. Explore one of the great Rift Valley lakes and the breathtaking Northern Frontier District, with a grand finale in the famous Masai Mara. Day 1: Arrive Nairobi. A personal welcome into the safari capital of Kenya and transfer to your hotel located close to the airport. Ole Sereni Day 2: Nairobi – Amboseli National Park. This morning, drive south to Amboseli National Park, and on to charming Tortilis Camp, facing the magnificent snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro. An afternoon game drive introduces you to the resident wildlife. BLD | Tortilis Camp Day 3: Amboseli National Park. Explore Amboseli, famous for its huge elephant herds. Experience the wildlife diversity which the varied terrain sustains - buffalo, giraffe and hippo, as well as smaller mammals such as black-backed jackals and the delightful bateared fox. BLD | Tortilis Camp Day 4: Amboseli – Lake Elmenteita. Fly to Nairobi and drive on to Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp, located on the shores of glittering Lake Elmenteita, a soda lake home to over 400 bird species. An afternoon game drive in the Soysambu Conservancy may reveal buffalo, hyena, zebra, leopard, the endangered Rothschild’s Giraffe and much more with abundant birdlife including flamingoes on and around the lake. BLD | Lake Elmenteita Serena Camp Day 5: Lake Elmenteita – Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Depart by road to Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Your base is Kicheche Laikipia, a small, luxurious tented camp nestled in the shadow of Mount Kenya. The conservancy covers 90,000 acres of wilderness and is home to Kenya’s largest population of black rhino, large numbers of elephant, cheetah, lion, leopard, and plentiful plains game. BLD | Kicheche Laikipia Day 6: Ol Pejeta Conservancy. A day in the bush including morning and afternoon game drives. Also included are visits to the Endangered Wildlife Educational centre and northern white rhino enclosure. BLD | Kicheche Laikipia

Day 7: Ol Pejeta – Samburu National Reserve. Drive north to the raw and rugged landscapes of Samburu with the winding Ewaso Nyiro River at its heart. In addition to larger predators such as lion, leopard and cheetah, the park is also home to unique adapted species including the reticulated giraffe, Somali ostrich, Grevy’s zebra and the graceful gerenuk. Your lodgings are at Elephant Bedroom Camp, set along the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River and shaded by doum palms with a backdrop of dramatic mountains, including Mt Kenya. This afternoon, enjoy a game drive. BLD | Elephant Bedroom Camp

• Sip Sundowners in true safari style in prime gameviewing locations • Spot the ‘Samburu Special Five’ of Northern Kenya • Learn about the nomadic traditions of the indigenous Maasai and Samburu people during visits to local villages

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Day 8: Samburu National Reserve. Discover this unique semi-arid region with activities including game drives, guided bush walks and visits to a local Samburu village. BLD | Elephant Bedroom Camp Day 9: Samburu – Masai Mara National Reserve. Fly southwest to the boundless plains of the world famous Masai Mara, where your accommodation is at the exclusive Serian The Original. The reserve’s wide open spaces and abundant wildlife make for exciting and effortless game viewing in this area considered one of the finest for wildlife in all of Africa. This afternoon, head out on a game drive. Prepare to be amazed! BLD | Serian The Original Days 10-11: Masai Mara National Reserve. The next two days are spent on safari. The Masai Mara is a photographer’s dream, with lion, elephant, buffalo, cheetah and the graceful Maasai giraffe all resident. Spend the next two days exploring the reserve with early morning, late afternoon and night game drives by 4WD and local village visits (additional cost). BLD | Serian The Original

Grevy’s zebras, Ol Pejeta Conservancy

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Close encounters, ol Donyo Lodge, Chyulu Hills

Sanctuary Olonana

Lewa Wilderness Conservancy

ol Donyo Lodge, Chyulu Hills

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Maasai experience, Sanctuary Olonana


WILDLIFE & WARRIORS

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

11 DAYS – PRIVATE JOURNEY

• See wildlife at close quarters from a photographic hide or on horse back

NAIROBI – CHYULU HILLS NATIONAL PARK – LEWA WILDLIFE CONSERVANCY – MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE – NAIROBI

• Admire the striking landscapes and excellent views of Kilimanjaro at Chyulu Hills

This highly personalised journey takes you to the home of the safari, and combines two of Kenya’s most fabled game viewing spots with another in the south that is a hidden gem. You’ll mix wildlife with culture as you traverse three contrasting ecosystems in search of big game, meeting Maasai villagers and staying in some of the country’s finest lodgings. Day 1: Arrive Nairobi. A personal welcome to the safari capital of Kenya and a transfer to your elegant boutique hotel located in the charming residential area of Karen. Hemingways Nairobi Day 2: Nairobi – Chyulu Hills National Park. Transfer to the airport for the flight southeast to Chyulu Hills. Located between Tsavo and Amboseli National Parks, ol Donyo Lodge is situated on the 270,000 acre Mbirikani Group Ranch, communally owned Maasai land. Your spacious luxury cottage comes complete with a rooftop ‘star-bed’ and a private plunge-pool. Views over the waterhole mean you can even watch game from the comfort of your cottage. BLD | ol Donyo Lodge Days 3–4: Chyulu Hills National Park. Over the next two days, choose from a range of guided activities in this exclusive concession enjoyed solely by lodge guests. Track wildlife by vehicle, on foot or horseback. Night drives are offered for those interested in spotting the more elusive nocturnal species. Over 7,000 wild animals find their habitat in and around the lodge environs. Not only the ‘Big Five’, but also cheetah, fringe-eared oryx, gerenuk, giraffe and many other species. BLD | ol Donyo Lodge Day 5: Nairobi – Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Transfer for the flight northwards via Nairobi to Lewa Wildlife Conservancy where you are met and transferred to stylish Lewa Wilderness Lodge, where antiques and handmade furniture give each of the lodge’s nine exclusive thatched cottages the rustic charm and character of a ranch homestead. Later head out on your first game drive. The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy comprises 48,000 acres of privately owned land plus 14,000 acres of national forest. The reserve supports over 440 species of birds and more than 70 different mammals including lion, leopard, zebra, cheetah, elephant and a significant rhino population. BLD | Lewa Wilderness Lodge

Days 6–7: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Two days spent with ample opportunity to explore the conservancy. Walking safaris and game drives are available, horse and camel riding, rhino tracking and night drives. BLD | Lewa Wilderness Lodge Day 8: Lewa Wildlife Conservancy – Masai Mara National Reserve. Fly south to the boundless plains of the world famous Masai Mara, whose wide open spaces and abundant wildlife make for exciting and effortless game viewing in this area, considered one of the finest for wildlife in all of Africa. An afternoon game drive in a specially-adapted 4WD vehicle is included. Prepare to be amazed. Featuring 14 glass-sided suites, luxurious Sanctuary Olonana is inspired by the Masai Mara’s breathtaking natural wonders, an abundance of wildlife, and a dramatic river that runs right past its forest setting. BLD | Sanctuary Olonana

• See endangered black and white rhino at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy • Hone your photographic skills on the abundant wildlife of the famous Masai Mara • Visit a community craft workshop and meet the Maasai in a local village

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Days 9–10: Masai Mara National Reserve. The Masai Mara is a photographer’s dream, with lion, elephant, buffalo, cheetah and the graceful Maasai giraffe all resident. Spend the next two days on safari with morning and afternoon game viewing activities. The Mara’s vast rolling hills make spotting game a relatively easy prospect. BLD | Sanctuary Olonana Day 11: Masai Mara National Reserve – Nairobi. Return by air to Nairobi where your safari ends. B

LAKE TURKANA BY HELICOPTER Discover some of the most remote and extraordinary landscapes in Kenya by helicopter, on a scenic flight through the Suguta Valley from Lake Baringo to Lake Turkana — the largest desert lake in the world! With the freedom to touch down along the way, you will fly over crocodile pools, salt pans, lava flows, through the ‘painted valley’ to the sand dunes, and onto the flamingo shores of Lake Logipi.

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Chimpanzee, Kibale National Park

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Gorilla encounter, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park


UGANDA WILDLIFE DISCOVERY

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS • Bed down in a lodge nestled on the edge of an extinct volcanic crater

9 DAYS – PRIVATE JOURNEY ENTEBBE – KIBALE NATIONAL PARK – QUEEN ELIZABETH NATIONAL PARK – BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK – ENTEBBE PRICE: FROM $13,115 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (LOW SEASON) AND FROM $14,585 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (HIGH SEASON). SOLO TRAVELLERS ON REQUEST.

The beautiful Central African country of Uganda is one of the continent’s most surprising. Although best known for the population of mountain gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, there are many other wildlife experiences to discover. In Kibale Forest Reserve, track chimpanzees in the wild, spot tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park and at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park bed down at the luxurious Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, your base for gorilla tracking adventures. Day 1: Arrive Entebbe. On arrival, transfer to your stylish new boutique hotel nestled in the leafy suburbs. Hotel No 5 Day 2: Entebbe – Kibale National Park. Much of today is spent on the road to Kibale National Park, in the far west of the country, which boasts one of the highest diversities and concentration of primates of any park in Africa. It is home to a large number of endangered chimpanzees, as well as the red colobus monkey and the rare L’Hoest’s monkey. Arrive at elegant Kyaninga Lodge, where the great Rift Valley meets the mighty Congo basin. Set against the stunning backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the Rwenzori Mountains, there are just nine spacious cottages on stilts made from hand-carved logs. A terrace leads down to a swimming pool overlooking the lake. BLD | Kyaninga Lodge Day 3: Kibale National Park. Kibale is one of Africa’s premier destinations for chimpanzee tracking, and today you head out with your tracker in search of these engaging creatures. The forest is also home to over 300 species of birds, with six endemic to the park, and other mammals including leopard, rare forest elephant, buffalo, giant forest hog and half a dozen species of antelope. BLD | Kyaninga Lodge Day 4: Kibale – Queen Elizabeth National Park. Drive south to idyllic Ishasha Wilderness Camp, located on the Ntungwe River within Queen Elizabeth National Park. The game density here is high and the park supports some of the largest herds of elephant in Uganda. There is also prolific plains game and a good number of predators. BLD | Ishasha Wilderness Camp

Day 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park. Explore Ishasha on game drives by day and night. Resident wildlife includes spotted hyena, leopard, hippo, elephant, buffalo, waterbuck and a population of tree-climbing lions. BLD | Ishasha Wilderness Camp Day 6: Queen Elizabeth – Bwindi. This morning, continue south to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Arrive at luxurious Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, with eight private, comfortable, canvas tents situated uniquely inside the national park, meaning you are only minutes away from the start of your gorilla tracking adventure. BLD | Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp Days 7–8: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Bwindi is home to many primates including colobus monkeys and chimpanzees, but is most notable for its population of the critically endangered mountain gorilla. Spend the next two days trekking through the forest to locate one of the habituated gorilla families. The walk can be demanding, up and down steep forested slopes and through thick jungle vegetation, but sighting the gorillas in the undergrowth is one of life’s most inspiring moments and well worth the effort. Spend time observing the family as they interact with each other, play and forage. BLD | Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp Day 9: Bwindi – Entebbe. Transfer to the airstrip for your flight back to Entebbe and onward connections. B

• Venture out on a forest trek to view habituated chimpanzees at Kibale National Park • Choose your activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park, from game drives to launch trips to forest and crater walks • Track the endangered mountain gorilla, an amazing experience offered at Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

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GORILLAS OF BWINDI – PRIVATE JOURNEY 5 DAYS FROM $6,925 PER PERSON TWIN

This journey is tailored for travellers with limited time and concentrates on the remarkable opportunity for encounters with the endangered gorillas of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You’ll stay in luxury at Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp and spend two days trekking through the forest to locate one of the four habituated gorilla families. Please visit our website for further details.

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Silverback gorilla, Parc National des Volcans

Golden monkey, Parc National des Volcans

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GORILLAS OF RWANDA

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS • Observe, at close quarters, a family of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas

5 DAYS – PRIVATE JOURNEY KIGALI – PARC NATIONAL DES VOLCANS – KIGALI PRICE: FROM $9,930 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (LOW SEASON) AND FROM $11,385 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE (HIGH SEASON). SOLO TRAVELLERS ON REQUEST.

Time spent tracking and observing, at close quarters, a family of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas is simply unforgettable. The mountains and volcanoes of Rwanda’s Parc National des Volcans, world famous for the work conducted there by Dian Fossey, are home to some of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas and you’ll have two days tracking included in the programme. Tracking is conducted in small groups of no more than eight and a good level of general fitness is recommended. Day 1: Arrive Kigali. Arrive into the Rwandan capital, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Kigali Serena Hotel Day 2: Kigali – Parc National des Volcans. A guided introduction this morning to Kigali. See the craft centre, the Kandt House Museum of Natural History and the memorial for victims of the genocide of 1994, a moving experience. Make a short stop for refreshments and a briefing before driving to Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge in the Parc National des Volcans, offering stunning views of the Virunga Volcanoes and only minutes away from park headquarters. BLD | Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge Day 3: Parc National des Volcans. Protecting the Rwandan side of the Virunga volcanoes, a range of six extinct and three live volcanoes which shelter some of the last remaining mountain gorillas in the world, this park gained world notoriety for the work Dian Fossey conducted here. After an early breakfast, drive to the Volcanoes National Park Headquarters where you are allocated a gorilla tracking group. After a briefing by your gorilla tracker/

guide, the adventure begins. Today’s hike may take anything from one to five hours to reach the gorillas depending on the location of the family. You’ll walk through farmland, bamboo forests and rainforest. Upon sighting the gorillas, stay with them for a magical hour as they go about their daily habits, feeding, foraging, playing, resting and tending their young. Afterwards, return to base where your driver awaits. Lunch is back at the lodge and this afternoon enjoy a scenic drive to view the twin lakes, Ruhondo and Burera, with the spectacular backdrop of the Virunga Volcanoes. BLD | Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge Day 4: Parc National des Volcans – Kigali. Today is another opportunity to head into the park in search of the mountain gorillas. You will most likely be allocated a different group, the terrain may vary but the experience will certainly be unforgettable. After lunch, return to Kigali and later enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. BLD | Kigali Serena Hotel

• Spot rare mammals in Volcanoes National Park including the golden monkey, sidestriped jackal, serval, black-fronted duiker, buffalo and elephant • Soak up views of dramatic volcanic peaks and the surrounding countryside from your forest retreat • Watch a traditional dance and drumming performance in a local village

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Day 5: Depart Kigali. After breakfast transfer to the airport for your departure flight. B NYUNGWE FOREST – PRIVATE EXTENSION 5 DAYS FROM $8,335 PER PERSON TWIN

Gorillas, Parc National des Volcans

Nyungwe Forest is one of the oldest rainforests in Africa and is rich in biodiversity. Its mountainous terrain teems with wildlife including 13 different primate species, more than 300 bird species and over 75 different types of mammal. The newly opened One&Only Nyungwe House is located in a working tea plantation beside the rainforest and welcomes guests to small clusters of rustic lodge-style rooms and suites providing front-row seats to the forest magic. A range of active and cultural experiences are on offer as well as treatments in the One&Only Spa. Please visit our website for more information.

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St George’s Church, Lalibela

Gelada monkey, Simien Mountains

Sunset, Simien Mountains National Park

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Ancient religious paintings, Axum


ETHIOPIA: THE HISTORIC ROUTE

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS • Explore the sacred city of churches, Lalibela • Discover Ethiopian hospitality at a typical coffee ceremony

11 DAYS – PRIVATE JOURNEY ADDIS ABABA – BAHIR DAR – SIMIEN MOUNTAINS – GONDAR – AXUM – LALIBELA – ADDIS ABABA PRICE: FROM $9,965 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE. SOLO TRAVELLERS ON REQUEST.

This little visited destination — source of the Blue Nile — offers a spectacular adventure for the intrepid traveller. The country’s magic unfolds as you trek in the majestic Simien Mountains and discover painted monasteries, ancient castles and rock-hewn churches. Experience traditional village life, visit Africa’s largest market and be welcomed into a private home to participate in an Ethiopian coffee ceremony. Day 1: Arrive Addis Ababa. Welcome to the Ethiopian capital and transfer to your hotel. D | Sheraton Addis Day 2: Addis Ababa. Explore the city of Addis Ababa, founded in 1886. Visit the National Museum, home to the fossilised hominid ‘Lucy’; St. George and Holy Trinity Cathedrals and the Mercato, Africa’s largest market. BLD | Sheraton Addis Day 3: Addis Ababa – Bahir Dar. Fly north to Bahir Dar, located on the southern shores of Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile. Afternoon sightseeing of this town referred to by some as the Ethiopian Riviera, thanks to its wide streets shaded by palm trees and views across Lake Tana’s shimmering waters. BLD | Kuriftu Spa & Resort Day 4: Bahir Dar. Hike to the beautiful Tis Isat Falls (Blue Nile Falls) followed by an afternoon cruise on Lake Tana. Watch local fishermen at work in traditional papyrus reed boats, and visit a selection of the remote island monasteries including Ura Kidane Mehret with its extraordinary murals and frescoes. BLD | Kuriftu Spa & Resort Day 5: Bahir Dar – Simien Mountains. Skirt the northern shores of the lake passing rural villages and farmers along the road to Gondar, the 17th and 18th century capital. Famous for its medieval castles and churches, some of the sights you’ll explore include Fasiledes Castle and the 16th century Church of Debre Birhan Selassie with its iconic ceiling of painted angels. Late afternoon, continue by road to the breathtaking Simien Mountains National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Your lodge is situated on the edge of an escarpment with breathtaking views all around. BLD | Limalimo Lodge

Day 6: Simien Mountains – Gondar. Spend a full day exploring the parks truly dramatic jagged mountain peaks, deep valleys and sharp precipices. The national park is also home to some extremely rare animals such as the Gelada monkey, the Simien fox and the Walia ibex, found nowhere else in the world. Discover the extraordinary wildlife and scenery on a short trek through the park. Afterwards return by road to Gondar. BLD | Mayleko Lodge Day 7: Gondar – Axum. A flight north to the oldest city in Ethiopia. An afternoon exploring this ancient trading post and the impressive stelae fields where carved columns represent the tombs of ancient rulers. BLD | Sabean Axum

• Marvel at idyllic farming scenes and colourful local markets • Spot rare flora and fauna in the Simien Mountains • Visit the oldest continuously inhabited town south of the Sahara, Axum

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Day 8: Axum – Lalibela. Fly to the World Heritage site of Lalibela. Explore the monolithic red-hued churches carved into the rock. Your guide will lead you through the network of crevices and tunnels linking each of the churches. Still in use today, step inside and you may see a robed priest observing the faith in time-honoured fashion. BLD | Mezena Lodge Day 9: Lalibela. Discover the eastern group of rock churches. Smaller in size, these are no less impressive with intricate carvings and many dark tunnels to explore. Finish the day with an Ethiopian coffee ceremony. BLD | Mezena Lodge Day 10: Lalibela – Addis Ababa. Journey back to Addis Ababa by air. BLD | Sheraton Addis Day 11: Depart Addis Ababa. Transfer to the airport where your tour ends. B

TRIBES OF OMO VALLEY – PRIVATE JOURNEY 6 DAYS FROM $6,180 PER PERSON TWIN

Home to an incredible number of ethnic groups, the tribes around the Omo Valley have lived there for centuries and follow many ancient practices. Explore their villages, learn about local customs and wander through bustling markets which are a unique way to observe the social interaction and commercial dealings between the different groups. Please visit our website for further details.

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SANCTUARY RETREATS – EAST AFRICA

The Sanctuary Retreats portfolio of luxury lodges and safari camps in Africa brings the boutique safari experience to guests with authenticity.

SANCTUARY RETREATS PORTFOLIO Sanctuary Retreats was born in Africa with the opening of Sanctuary Olonana in Kenya in 1999. The company now owns and operates lodges and camps in Zambia, Botswana, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa. Located in some of the most stunning locations on the Mother Continent, each property is completely individual in its design, and operated around the philosophy of “Luxury, naturally.”

SANCTUARY NGORONGORO CRATER CAMP TANZANIA – NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

SANCTUARY KICHAKANI SERENGETI CAMP TANZANIA – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Located close to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, this camp boasts access to one of Tanzania’s most exciting wildlife arenas. There are 10 luxury safari tents here, each with en suite bathroom and indoor bucket shower. There is also a dining tent, lounge and bar tent. Bush picnic lunches are a highlight with camp meals always set against the incredible backdrop. 4WD game viewing on the crater floor is the main attraction as well as cultural village visits.

Designed to be packed up and moved along in a style reminiscent of the pioneering explorers of the 19th century, Sanctuary Kichakani also boasts all the modern comforts and with a minimal ecological footprint. An elegant contemporary take on the classic campaign look, it offers accommodation under canvas in 10 new five-star tents, each with wooden deck, en suite bathroom, authentic bucket shower plus a personal tent attendant. Gym and yoga kits are also standard in each tent.

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SANCTUARY KUSINI TANZANIA – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

SANCTUARY SWALA TANZANIA – TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Situated amidst a cluster of kopjes, Sanctuary Kusini is a permanent tented camp which blends seamlessly into its environment. The surrounding plains provide the setting for the spectacular wildebeest migration, during which time the hordes amass around camp. Accommodation is offered in 12 newly refurbished tents with large private verandas enabling excellent wildlife viewing. The dining area, lounge and library are housed in the main lodge, which also affords spectacular views.

Sanctuary Swala is located in a beautiful setting under a canopy of giant acacia trees. Accommodation is offered in 12 newly refurbished luxury canvas pavilions, each attended by a personal butler and decorated in elegant neutral tones matching safari-chic furnishings with rich African textiles. Indoor and outdoor showers, floor-to-ceiling 180° views, and private decks maximise the viewing experience. Welcoming communal spaces blend chic style with relaxed open-air living.

SANCTUARY OLONANA KENYA – MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

SANCTUARY GORILLA FOREST CAMP UGANDA – BWINDI IMPENETRABLE NATIONAL PARK

Newly relaunched Sanctuary Olonana is an impressive fusion of modern design and traditional African finishes. Set in woodland on the banks of the Mara River there are 14 new spacious glass-sided suites. Interiors are tastefully finished with organic materials, elegant furnishings, sumptuous king-sized beds, overhead fans, a daybed and lounge area. The exclusive Geoffrey Kent Luxury Suite comprises two en suite bedrooms, dining area, lounge and private decking area with infinity pool.

Ecologically respectful, contemporary-yet-classic in style, Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp blends in sensitively with the dramatic African mountain landscape and is situated uniquely inside the national park, just minutes away from the start of all gorilla tracking outings. There are just eight comfortable canvas tents dressed with indigenous prints, local artefacts and furniture made from natural materials, with spacious, stonewalled bathrooms. 130 0 851 8 0 0 | ABERCROMBIEKENT.COM . AU

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EAST AFRICA CAMPS & LODGES

Our relationships with only the finest properties let you choose your accommodation with confidence. Below are some of our preferred options for East Africa, or please contact your travel specialist to discuss other recommendations.

MARA PLAINS CAMP KENYA – MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE

SOLIO LODGE KENYA – LAIKIPIA PLATEAU

Completely rebuilt in safari-chic style, Mara Plains is situated in a private conservancy adjacent to the world famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. The camp has just seven luxury tents making it one of the smallest and most personal in the area. Easy access to the Mara River to observe the Great Migration allows guests to experience the best of both worlds: the magnificence of the Mara combined with the uncrowded exclusivity of a private conservancy with walking safaris, night game drives, Maasai village visits and unrivalled wildlife.

Located on a private wildlife sanctuary, tucked in the valley between the lofty slopes of Mount Kenya and the peaks of the Aberdare Mountains, this is the only accommodation on the incredible 45,000-acre Solio Game Reserve. Each of the six large thatched cottages, are individually decorated in a contemporary style with fireplaces providing warmth on cool high-altitude nights. The Solio Reserve is internationally recognised as the most successful private rhino breeding reserve in Kenya.

CHEM CHEM LODGE TANZANIA – LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

GIBB’S FARM TANZANIA – NGORONGORO KARATU

Lying in a 20,000-hectare wildlife management area, this stunning lodge offers eight beautifully stylish and secluded tents which have been designed to reflect the camp ethos and evoke the vintage safari spirit. En suite bathrooms feature a double vanity with Molton Brown toiletries, an indoor bath and outdoor shower. A pool is hidden beneath the trees to cool off from the midday sun, a gym is available as are active experiences such as running with the Maasai and the Spa offers the ultimate in relaxation.

This intimate luxury inn is located amidst the beautiful, fragrant gardens and verdant, rolling fields of an historic coffee farm overlooking the centuries-old Great Rift Valley and Ngorongoro Forest. The main farmhouse and 17 cottages offer the warmth and charm of another era, with all of the expected modern amenities. Original architectural details, such as the beautiful wooden beams, and colourful artwork reflect the inspirations of local African artists.

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SINGITA FARU FARU LODGE TANZANIA – SINGITA GRUMETI RESERVE, SERENGETI N.P.

ROVING BUSHTOPS TANZANIA – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

This exceptional lodge is built on a gently sloping hill above a beautiful waterhole and the Grumeti River. In the dry season, the Grumeti draws in large concentrations of resident wildlife. Nine spacious suites, including a dedicated family suite, are decorated in a contemporary, organic style with the quirky practicality of a traditional botanist’s camp. There are two swimming pools plus spa and gym facilities.

Roving Bushtops is a mobile camp which relocates to different spots around the Serengeti according to the movement of the wildlife. The camp comprises six luxury tents, featuring king-size beds and 24-hour butler service. During the day the tent walls can be opened on three sides, enabling panoramic views of the surrounding bush. Lodge service includes all drinks, complimentary massages, private game drive vehicles, and Wi-Fi. Dinner is served in a spacious dining tent with sophisticated menus.

GREYSTOKE MAHALE TANZANIA – MAHALE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK

BISATE LODGE RWANDA – VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

Greystoke Mahale sits on a pristine, white sandy beach overlooking the waters of Lake Tanganyika, with the forested slopes of the Mahale Mountains in the background. There are just six wood and thatch bandas set on the edge of the forest with views of the beach and lake beyond. Each has an en suite bathroom — accessible by a short boardwalk — dressing room and upstairs chill-out deck. Dining is in the main beach banda and sundowners are best enjoyed in the bar or on the beach.

This eco-luxe camp is located in a 27-hectare amphitheatre of an eroded volcanic cone near Volcanoes National Park, prime mountain gorilla viewing territory. There are just six sumptuous stone and thatch en suite rooms which are cosy and warm and maximise the spectacular forest and volcano views. In addition to gorilla tracking, guests can hike to Karisoke, site of the research camp and grave of Dian Fossey, or be part of a tree planting programme at a local nursery. 130 0 851 8 0 0 | ABERCROMBIEKENT.COM . AU

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EXPLORE THE INDIAN OCEAN

Get more out of your holiday and explore the region in greater depth. Here are some recommendations to complement your visit. Ask your Travel Specialist how best to personalise your journey or visit www.abercrombiekent.com.au to learn more.

ALFAJIRI VILLAS KENYAN COAST

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After a dusty safari on the savannah, escape to the endless white sandy beaches and turquoise waters of the Kenyan Coast. Coconut palms sway in the breeze, tropical colours abound and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean beckon. Coral reefs provide excellent diving and there are water sports aplenty plus the unique Swahili culture and cuisine. Our preferred accommodation there is Alfajiri Villas, located on Diani beach, just an hour’s drive south of Mombasa. There are three beautiful, individually decorated villas which range in size and come with full butler service.

Fringed by casuarina trees and set on a magnificent beach amidst lush tropical gardens, Kilindi Zanzibar is one of the island’s top hideaways. Luxurious accommodation is offered in 15 white-domed pavilions where wooden shutters open to spectacular views over the Indian Ocean. Each pavilion has its own plunge pool, a private garden and dedicated butler. A pristine white sandy beach runs the length of the property and there is a 24 metre infinity swimming pool, the Kilindi Spa, a spacious bar with waterfall feature and indoor/outdoor dining.

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MIAVANA MADAGASCAR MADAGASCAR

FOUR SEASONS RESORT SEYCHELLES SEYCHELLES

A new level of luxury has arrived in Madagascar with ultra-luxe lodge Miavana on Nosy Ankao island. 14 large one, two or three-bedroom modern beachfront villas are on offer all with private pool, comfortable lounge, butler service and a well-stocked kitchenette. The main stonewalled ‘piazza’ comprises an infinity pool, rooftop bar and choice of dining in the beach pizzeria, lounge or Italian-inspired grotto and cellar. Available activities include diving, fishing, helicopter adventures and spa treatments.

An exclusive and beautiful hillside retreat, the Four Seasons Seychelles sits on 170 acres and embraces the horseshoe-shaped bay of Petite Anse. It offers dramatic views over the Indian Ocean with 67 villas and suites which are cleverly positioned to make the most of their elevated settings on a lush hillside. Facilities include an infinity swimming pool, stunning hilltop spa, techno gym, library, two restaurants serving international and locally influenced cuisine, two bars, in-villa dining, fantastic scuba diving and water sports centre.

SHANGRI-LA’S LE TOUESSROK RESORT & SPA MAURITIUS

ONE&ONLY LE SAINT GERAN MAURITIUS

Shangri-La’s Le Touessrok is located on the white sands of Trou d’Eau Douce Bay with stunning views over the Indian Ocean. With 203 rooms, suites and villas this five-star destination combines Eastern and Western elements which reflect Shangri-La’s legendary Asian hospitality. There is a choice of seven different restaurants and bars offering a range of Indian, Asian and Mediterranean cuisine, the CHI Spa with eight treatment rooms and a variety of holistic, ayurvedic and personalised wellness treatments plus a host of land and water activities.

Located on the northeast coast, One&Only Le Saint Geran is the island’s stylish grande dame with iconic colonial-style architecture blended with understated contemporary classics and art works reflecting the tropical surrounds. 142 rooms and spacious suites have ocean- or cove-facing balconies and Villa One sleeps six in a private estate. Leisure facilities include the boathouse, 3 infinity pools, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, 3 tennis courts, and the reinvigorating ESPA. Five dining options offer everything from relaxed waterfront bites to decadent degustation menus. 130 0 851 8 0 0 | ABERCROMBIEKENT.COM . AU

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GHANA, TOGO & BENIN LIMITED EDITION SMALL GROUP JOURNEY

Picturesque coastline, Ghana

Ganvie stilted village, Benin

Vibrant fashions of the “Nana Benz”, Togo

Elmina “Slave” Castle, Ghana

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WEST AFRICA: PEOPLE, PAST & PRESENT

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS › Witness the splendid Akwasidae Festival of the Ashanti people in Kumasi

16 DAYS – LIMITED EDITION SMALL GROUP JOURNEY

› Attend a voodoo ceremony in Togo and meet a traditional ‘witch doctor’

ACCRA – LOMÉ – OUIDAH – KPALIMÉ – AKOSSOMBO – KUSAMI – ELMINA – ACCRA

› Barter with the Nana Benz, Queens of African textiles in the Lomé markets

2019 DEPARTURE DATES: JUL 2–17, NOV 5–20.

› Celebrate a life at a traditional Ashanti funeral

Journey into a largely untravelled part of Africa on a fascinating cultural odyssey. Explore bustling colonial cities, palm-fringed beaches and tiny fishing villages and meet the locals. Visit vast forts and castles built on the back of the gold and slave trades. Be swept up in the colour and movement of local markets and festivals and the healing magic of voodoo. Day 1: Arrive Accra, Ghana. Arrive into the Ghanaian capital for evening briefing and welcome dinner. D | Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra Day 2: Accra. Take a guided tour of the National Museum and James Town. An afternoon of art appreciation at the Africa Artist Alliance gallery and a fantasy coffin-building workshop. BL | Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City Accra Day 3: Accra – Lomé, Togo. Drive to Lomé, Togo’s vibrant capital. BL | Hotel 2 Fevrier Lomé Day 4: Lomé. Admire the highly valued Wax Hollandais fabrics at the market, tour the city and explore the voodoo market before meeting local artists. BL | Hotel 2 Fevrier Lomé Day 5: Lomé – Ouidah, Benin. Head to a remote village to visit a voodoo priest for a deep understanding of voodoo culture then join in a voodoo ceremony. Afterwards, cross the Benin border and travel by boat to Ouidah. Stop along the way at some remote fishing villages. BLD | Casa del Papa Resort & Spa Days 6-7: Ouidah. On the coast visit Africa’s largest stilted village, Ganvie, on Lake Nokwe. Explore Abomey’s UNESCO World Heritage listed Royal Palace and observe the captivating Egun dancing masks festival. Be reminded of West Africa’s tragic past as you explore Ouidah, one of the main slave ports in the 18th century. See the python temple, the Catholic Cathedral and the museum before visiting the Portuguese Fort and old slave market. BLD | Casa del Papa Resort Day 8: Ouidah – Kpalimé, Togo. Travel to the rainforest region and Kpalimé, with its rich colonial past. Watch local villagers preparing meals and harvested goods for sale, enjoy locally-brewed beer and visit a village school. BLD | Parc Residence Hotel

Day 9: Kpalimé. A morning walk in the tropical forest with an entomologist reveals endemic butterflies and insects, and plants used in local art and medicines. BLD | Parc Residence Hotel Day 10: Kpalimé – Akossombo, Ghana. Cross the Ghana border to the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary which protects a community of mona and colobus monkeys. BL | The Royal Senchi Resort Day 11: Akossombo. A day at leisure. Optional visit to a bead factory where traditional techniques transform scrap glass into beads. B | The Royal Senchi Resort Day 12: Akossombo – Kumasi. Drive to Kumasi, historic and spiritual capital of the powerful Ashanti Kingdom. Visit the cultural centre and attend a traditional Ashanti funeral. BLD | Golden Tulip Kumasi City Day 13: Kumasi. Visit the Royal Palace Museum and attend the splendid Akwasidae Festival, a traditional ceremony which maintains ancient Ashanti rituals. This afternoon, visit the sprawling central market. BLD | Golden Tulip Kumasi City Day 14: Kumasi – Elmina. Drive to Elmina on the south coast. Ruled at different times by the Portuguese, Dutch and British, Elmina has a rich history. BLD | Coconut Grove Beach Resort

› Meet local African artists and artisans revered for their sculptures, carvings and whimsical hand-crafted coffins

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YOUR GUEST HOST Joining the July 2019 departure is Sujata Raman, Regional Managing Director of Abercrombie & Kent Australia /Asia Pacific, a position she has held for over a decade. Passionate about seeing the world and experiencing its cultures, Sujata has lived on three continents and visited all seven. Having travelled extensively throughout North, East and Southern Africa, she is looking forward to exploring the fascinating lands and cultures of West Africa.

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EGYPT Egypt has made a triumphant comeback in recent years, re-establishing itself as an alluring, exciting, and friendly travel destination. Surround yourself with contemporary comforts, outstanding cuisine, and mesmerising sights as you holiday in one of the world’s oldest and most vibrant nations, a favourite of intrepid travellers from ancient times to the modern era. Glide along the Nile River and experience breathtaking desert landscapes aboard one of our luxury river cruisers, and travel in the company of your personal A&K Egyptologist as you discover the icons of Egypt.

WHEN TO GO October to May is a good time to visit Egypt when the weather is at its most pleasant.

UNMISSABLE EGYPT CAIRO

Step back 5,000 years in history when you visit exotic Cairo. Join an A&K expert Egyptologist as you immerse yourself in history, and delight in the myriad iconic sights from the awe-inspiring Pyramids and Sphinx, to the Egyptian Museum, Islamic Cairo and the Khan El Khalili bazaar. ASWAN

Explore the striking Philae Temple and the Tombs of the Nobles, discover Aswan’s souk brimming with the scents of spices and perfumes along with the colours of locally woven handcrafts, and watch sailboats drift along the Nile. LUXOR

Luxor has often been described as the world’s greatest open-air museum. Its unparalleled archaeological heritage includes the Luxor and Karnak Temples, and the Theban Necropolis on the West Bank, site of the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. CRUISING THE NILE

The best way to properly experience Egypt’s ancient history is on a luxury cruise down the Nile. Lifeblood of ancient Egypt, the river’s banks are dotted with ancient tombs, temples and ruined cities whose stories paint a colourful picture of mighty pharaohs and their kingdoms. 80


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SANCTUARY NILE CRUISES Cruising the Nile on board authentic boutique ships.

SANCTUARY SUN BOAT IV Recently relaunched after a stylish refurbishment, the reimagined Sanctuary Sun Boat IV brings new levels of sophistication to the Nile with its contemporary-yet-classic design. On board elegance has been elevated with rich teak flooring, Egyptian marble and hand-painted decorative details which give a real sense of place. Neutral-toned textiles complement the soft fabrics draped artfully over beds creating an environment a world away from traditional river-cruise cabins. Shades of sandstone echo the colour scheme of the desert and temples, blending traditional references with a modern sense of style. With just forty rooms, including two presidential suites and two royal suites, time on the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV is spent in unrivalled seclusion. Softly-lit lounges are as suited to socialising as they are to quiet reflection. Interesting textures and natural materials ensure a distinguished aesthetic, while ceramic ornaments and delicately etched metalwork set an elegant tone. On the upper sun deck, iconic tableaux are framed in high-definition and enhanced by cool cocktails and shade, or radiant sunshine as you take a dip in the pool. Exquisite meals are prepared by gourmet chefs who will reveal the secrets of regional specialities such as Kushari, a spicy mix of black lentil, rice, chickpeas with tomato and fried onion, and Mahshi – delicious stuffed vegetables. International classics are also served using fresh produce and ingredients, and always offering plenty of variety. Expert Egyptologists ensure every day and every outing is enriching. Learning is luxury thanks to time with these charming guides who love to share their passion for the treasures of their birthplace. Cruises range from three to seven nights and itineraries are authentic and full of adventure. Sun Boat IV features on Nile in Style (page 86), A Portrait of Egypt (page 88) and Egypt Family Adventure (page 90).

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SANCTUARY NILE CRUISES Cruising the Nile on board authentic boutique ships.

SANCTUARY NILE ADVENTURER With just 32 cabins, the elegant Sanctuary Nile Adventurer offers a luxurious yet relaxed Nile cruise. Decorated in a contemporary style, the ship’s design combines modern Egyptian culture with a seven-thousand-year-old heritage. Cabins and suites have Nile views and are fully air-conditioned with individual controls. All have a private bathroom with bathtub, shower and hairdryer, mini bar and LCD television with satellite. International telephone access is available through the reception. Add gourmet cuisine as well as sightseeing with the country’s most experienced Egyptologists for a taste of genuine luxury on a timeless river. The extensive sun deck areas, with their elegant teak floors, include private cabanas around the pool area, the perfect spot for relaxing while taking in the scenery.

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SANCTUARY SUN BOAT III The Sanctuary Sun Boat III has several times been voted one of the top 100 most beautiful boats in the world by CondĂŠ Nast readers. It has only 18 cabins, allowing for an intimate and personalised cruise on the Nile, for no more than 36 guests. Interiors are styled in fresh, neutral tones which exude warmth and depth and reflect the opulent 1920s and 30s. A graceful cruiser, facilities on board Sun Boat III are top-of-the-range. Gourmet meals are designed by award-winning chefs. The pool and sun deck are inviting places to enjoy refreshing cocktails and snacks while the lounge makes a perfect retreat for afternoon tea and relaxation in the stunning lounge.

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SANCTUARY ZEIN NILE CHATEAU Only a chosen few can experience the Nile on board this exclusive home afloat. Sanctuary Zein Nile Chateau is a bespoke dahabiya, the traditional sailing boat of the Nile, which is only available for charter. Custom-built for families and small groups of no more than 12 guests, she combines modern elegance with old-world glamour and lets you tailor your own Nile odyssey with a la carte sightseeing choices. Fitted with luxury amenities throughout, there are two suites and four signature cabins which have been created with guest comfort in mind. Each is decorated in its own original style with influences drawing from Egypt’s history, culture and geography. All cabins feature a Nile view, air-conditioning and en suite bathrooms. There is plenty of open space on board with a beautiful upper deck, an Arabian themed sun deck and an opulently styled dining area. The smallest of the Sanctuary fleet, Zein Nile Chateau can dock in places the larger ships cannot, giving you exclusive access to special sites. 130 0 851 8 0 0 | ABERCROMBIEKENT.COM . AU

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NILE IN STYLE

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS • Gain special access to the treasures of Tutankhamun and the Mummy Room at the Egyptian Museum

Day 1: Arrive Cairo. A warm A&K welcome on your arrival into the Egyptian capital. Four Seasons Cairo at Nile Plaza

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Day 5: Luxor – Esna. An adventure to the West Bank and the world-renowned Valley of the Kings and Queens. Most famous for the tomb of Tutankhamun, with its legendary treasures, there are many tombs here, with different ones open each day. You will also visit the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female pharaoh, and on your way back to the river, pass by the famed Colossi of Memnon. Cruise south to Esna. BLD | Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

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Day 4: Cairo – Luxor. Fly south to Luxor and transfer to the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV. An afternoon tour of the East Bank starting with a visit to the Temple of Karnak, the world’s largest religious site. Next is the strikingly graceful Temple of Luxor, the largest and most significant religious centre in ancient Egypt, constructed over hundreds of years. Return to your cruise boat for afternoon tea and the evening on board. BLD | Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

• Enjoy easy access to your cruise ship at private docks on the Nile

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Day 3: Cairo. Visit the necropolis of Saqqara, including the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser, and the impressive Imhotep Museum, which houses relics from the Saqqara area. Continue to the 4,500-year old Pyramids of Giza with privileged access into the Great Pyramid itself. Just to the east lies the legendary Sphinx and the Solar Boat Museum, which houses the reassembled funerary boat of King Cheops. BL | Four Seasons at Nile Plaza

Day 7: Kom Ombo – Aswan. Venture ashore to the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek, before cruising on to Aswan, a bustling market town in the south. After lunch, a motorboat ride to the Island of Agilika to visit the majestic Philae Temple. Next stop is the Granite Quarries and the huge unfinished obelisk. Later, a short cruise on a felucca around Elephantine Island, Lord Kitchener’s Botanical Gardens and the Aga Khan Mausoleum. BLD | Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

• Sail down the Nile aboard luxury vessel Sanctuary Sun Boat IV from Luxor to Aswan

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Day 2: Cairo. Wander through 7,000 years of history with your private Egyptologist at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and uncover the treasures of Tutankhamun and the Mummy Room. This afternoon, choose a walking tour of Islamic Cairo and an adventure in the Khan El Khalili bazaar; or a visit to old Cairo including the Coptic Museum. BL | Four Seasons Cairo at Nile Plaza

Day 6: Esna – Kom Ombo. Head ashore this morning to visit the beautifully preserved Graeco-Roman Temple of Khnum at Esna. Continue the cruise to Edfu and visit the extraordinary Temple of Horus, one of the bestpreserved shrines in Egypt. Back on board for afternoon tea and an Egyptian cooking class as the ship continues on to Kom Ombo. Tonight, an Egyptian themed event is planned, with traditional entertainment and local cuisine. BLD | Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

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Ancient Egypt comes to life on this perfect introduction to the world’s oldest travel destination. Explore exotic Cairo in the company of an expert Egyptologist, immersing yourself in history both ancient and modern. Discover temples and ancient tombs on a luxury cruise between Luxor and Aswan aboard the newly refurbished Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, one of the finest small ships on the river.

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Day 8: Aswan – Cairo. Take in the aweinspiring temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel. Built by Ramses the Great, these massive temples were moved stone by stone in 1964 to higher ground to escape the rising waters of Lake Nasser. Following your visit, fly back to Cairo. BL | Four Seasons at Nile Plaza Day 9: Depart Cairo. Transfer to the airport for your onward journey. B Notes: The Nile cruise also operates in reverse from Aswan to Luxor. See website for details.

GRAND EGYPTIAN MUSEUM The Grand Egyptian Museum is set to be one of the world’s most impressive and the largest of its kind to feature just one civilisation. Prior to its hugely anticipated opening, A&K can assist with arranging access to three laboratories. Spend time with the curators and learn about their important preservation work.

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JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS • Marvel at the mighty Pyramids and Sphinx

Day 1: Arrive Cairo. Welcome to the bustling Egyptian capital. Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza

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Day 10: Aswan. Seek out the vivid paintings in the tombs of ancient governors and nobles in the desert cliffs of Aswan’s west bank and ride a camel to the ruins of St Simeon Monastery. B | Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Day 12: Alexandria. Descend into the Catacombs of Kom El Shuqafa, the largest Roman burial site in Egypt, and then visit the Library of Alexandria, reborn on the supposed site of the ancient library. Afterwards, continue to the Roman Amphitheatre, the only one of its kind in Egypt. BL | Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano Day 13: Alexandria – Cairo. Journey west along the Mediterranean coast to El Alamein, scene of two of the most decisive battles of World War II. Follow the stories of Australian diggers in the Military Museum and Commonwealth War Cemetery, where 7,000 tombstones overlook the desert battlefield. Return to Cairo. BL | Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza Day 14: Depart Cairo. Private transfer to the airport for your onward journey. B Notes: The Nile cruise also operates in reverse from Aswan to Luxor. See website for details.

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Days 5-8: Cruising the Nile. The next three days cover the most important attractions between Luxor and Aswan. Luxor’s East Bank reveals the graceful Temple of Luxor and the Temple of Karnak, the world’s largest religious site. And on the West Bank, the worldrenowned Valleys of the Kings and Queens, and the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female pharaoh. The majestic Philae Temple, the Granite Quarries and unfinished obelisk, the extraordinary Temple of Horus at Edfu and the beautifully preserved GraecoRoman Temple of Khnum at Esna will also be explored. On board, there is a cooking class, an Egyptian themed event with traditional entertainment and local cuisine, and a farewell gala dinner. BLD | Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

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Day 4: Cairo – Luxor. Fly to Luxor and transfer to your luxury accommodation. After time to refresh, drive north to Dendera and explore the Ptolemaic Temple of Hathor. Tonight, witness a dazzling Sound and Light show at the Temple of Karnak. B | Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor

• Learn sobering stories of Australian soldiers at the renowned battle site of El Alamein

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Days 2–3: Cairo. Two days spent exploring with your private Egyptologist. Wander through 7,000 years of history at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and uncover the treasures of Tutankhamun and the Mummy Room. Continue to the 4,500-year old Pyramids of Giza with access into the Great Pyramid. Admire the legendary Sphinx, visit the Solar Boat Museum and view the more recently excavated tombs of the pyramid builders. Venture into some of the most traditional parts of the magical Khan El-Khalili Bazaar, stopping for refreshments along the way. Be guided through the twisting lanes of Coptic Cairo to the beautiful Church of St Simeon the Tanner and soak up the city views from the Citadel. BL | Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza

Day 9: Aswan. Disembark and take a short flight to visit the awe-inspiring temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel. BL | Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

• Discover Roman ruins and the ultra-modern Library in Alexandria

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In this alluring destination, you’ll be guided to the most iconic museums and ancient monuments around Cairo and along the Nile and be introduced to unexpected attractions that will take you off the beaten path. See a different side of the capital in its Coptic neighbourhood and browse the stalls of its oldest bazaar, explore unexpected tombs and key WWII battlegrounds with time to soak up the Mediterranean vibe in Alexandria.

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• Wander through the lanes of Coptic Cairo to the Church of St. Simeon

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PRIVATE ACCESS TO ALEXANDRIA’S ROYAL JEWELLERY COLLECTION Gain behind-the-scenes access to Alexandria’s royal palace. Stroll through the grand halls and reception rooms and admire one of the world’s most significant jewellery collections. Built in 1805, the palace has been fully restored to house this expansive trove of royal artefacts belonging to the royal family of the Muhammad Ali dynasty. An expert is on hand to recount the history of each piece, from precious stones and tiaras to ornamental boxes and clocks, a golden chess set, even diamond encrusted garden tools.

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Discover the secrets of ancient Egypt on an all-ages adventure where families can meander through thousands of years of history, discovering ancient tombs and temples and cruising the mighty Nile. Mount up for a camel ride, explore an Egyptian pyramid from the inside out, hunt for treasure in the oldest open-air market in the region, dress up in traditional costume, and bake bread the Egyptian way.

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Day 5: Luxor – Esna. Explore the West Bank and the Valley of the Kings, burial ground of the pharaohs, including the boy king, Tutankhamun. Discovered in 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter, Tutankhamun’s tomb delights explorers of all ages. Also visit the lovely Temple of Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female pharaoh. Stop for a selfie with the gigantic Colossi of Memnon, and sail onwards to Esna to visit the Temple of Khnum. BLD | Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

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Day 4: Cairo – Luxor. Fly to Luxor, site of ancient Thebes. Discover the Temple of Karnak and step aboard Sanctuary Sun Boat IV on the Nile River. After lunch, explore the city of Thebes and the Temple of Luxor, and this evening is the Captain’s Cocktail Party. BLD | Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

Day 7: Kom Ombo – Aswan. Disembark at Kom Ombo to visit the Graeco-Roman temple dedicated to Horus and Sobek. Cruise to Aswan and take a short boat trip to the beautiful Philae Temple — among the ancient structures that were dismantled and painstakingly reassembled when the Aswan High Dam was constructed. Proceed to the vast granite quarries and the site of the Unfinished Obelisk. After lunch, a henna hand painting session for the kids and a felucca cruise around the Aswan islands. BLD | Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

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Days 2–3: Cairo. Two days in the company of an expert Egyptologist discovering the highlights of the Egyptian capital. Explore the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, home to the treasures of Tutankhamun and the famed Mummy Room. Take part in a local workshop at Fagnoon Arts & Crafts Centre. Visit the necropolis of Saqqara and the impressive Step Pyramid of Djoser. Tour the Giza Plateau, site of the pyramids of Mycerinus and Chefren as well as the Great Pyramid, sole survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, where you’ll enjoy special access privileges, and visit the tombs of the pyramid builders. Ride a camel, visit the Solar Boat Museum, and see the enigmatic Sphinx. BLD (Day 2) / BL (Day 3) | Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza

Day 6: Esna – Kom Ombo. Cruise to Edfu to behold the Temple of Horus. Join your chef and children’s activity coordinator back on board for a cooking lesson, with young travellers learning to bake Egyptian-style bread. Tonight’s dinner onboard features an “Egyptian Night” costume party, with a chance to dress up in traditional “galabeyas.” BLD | Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

• Ride Like a Local on camel back and sail the Nile in a felucca (sailboat)

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• Let an activity coordinator arrange fun activities for younger guests

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Day 8: Aswan – Cairo. Fly to Abu Simbel and visit the commanding twin temples of Ramses II and his wife, Queen Nefertari, before returning to Cairo. BL | Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza Day 9: Cairo. Venture into Islamic Cairo to explore the Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan. Wander through the fortified gates of Cairo’s Old City to Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, the city’s famous open-air marketplace for a freewheeling treasure hunt. After lunch, opt to visit Coptic Cairo, for another perspective on the city, or return to your hotel. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner. BLD | Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza

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We offer a wide range of private extensions and small group journeys across all of our destinations. Below are some more recommendations for Egypt. Please visit our website to explore more.

EGYPT & THE NILE – LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEY 10 DAYS | FROM $8,110 PER PERSON TWIN

RELAXING RED SEA – PRIVATE EXTENSION 4 DAYS FROM $1,855 PER PERSON TWIN

Few destinations capture the imagination like Egypt, and this special journey promises an utterly memorable adventure to the heart of an ancient land which travellers have marvelled at for millennia. Follow in the footsteps of pharaohs, emperors and conquerors from Cairo to Luxor and along the Nile to Aswan. You’ll cruise aboard A&K’s own awardwinning Sanctuary Sun Boat IV and have an in-depth exploration of the country’s myriad archaeological treasures and ancient monuments with a leading Egyptologist bringing both ancient and modern Egypt to life.

Enjoy the beaches of The Red Sea, turquoise waters, coral reefs and the splendid marine life where snorkelling and diving are famous. Indulge in the luxe comforts of Sharm El Sheikh resort town, float over undersea worlds in the world-renowned snorkelling and diving mecca, venture into the starkness of the Sinai Peninsula, and step back in time at one of the oldest working Christian monasteries in the world.

DISCOVER ALEXANDRIA – PRIVATE EXTENSION 3 DAYS FROM $2,365 PER PERSON TWIN

EXPLORE ALEXANDRIA & SIWA – PRIVATE EXTENSION 5 DAYS FROM $5,525 PER PERSON TWIN

Once the intellectual capital of the ancient world and though its historic sites are not as abundant as Cairo and Upper Egypt it nevertheless holds a certain allure. Discover Cleopatra’s world on the Mediterranean coast, marvel at the architectural contrasts of the hyper-modern Library of Alexandria, the ancient Roman Theatre and Fort Qaitbay, and uncover stories of Australian diggers at El Alamein battlefield.

Egypt’s west and its Mediterranean coast offer a totally different perspective for visitors. Discover Cleopatra’s world on the Mediterranean coast. Marvel at the architectural contrasts of the hypermodern Library of Alexandria and ancient Roman Theatre. Uncover stories of Australian diggers at El Alamein battlefield. Seek a tranquil haven in a desert of golden dunes and salty lakes. Experience the distinct identity and cultural heritage of Siwans. 130 0 851 8 0 0 | ABERCROMBIEKENT.COM . AU

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JORDAN An ancient land where prophets once roamed, Jordan is home to biblical landmarks, beautiful architecture, and the famed Dead Sea. Admire the famous 6th century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land in Madaba, the city of mosaics. Explore beautifully preserved Roman ruins at Jerash. Wander through narrow laneways of the 19th century walled village of Kan Zaman. Treat yourself to an afternoon spent floating in the healing waters of the Dead Sea. And, of course, a visit to Jordan is incomplete without exploring the city of Petra, often described as the eighth wonder of the ancient world. All this and more awaits.

WHEN TO GO The optimum time to visit Jordan is from March to May and October to November when its weather is at its best.

UNMISSABLE JORDAN AMMAN

Jordan’s capital city is a fascinating blend of old and new. Modern hotels and eateries sit alongside historic sites and ancient ruins. Amman is one of the most multicultural cities in the Middle East and its people are understandably proud of their fascinating and vibrant city. PETRA

Explore one of the world’s great lost cities, the Rose Red City of Petra. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this remarkable city of temples and houses was carved out of the sheer rock some 2,000 years ago by a nomadic people called the Nabataeans. WADI RUM

Discover the haunting Wadi Rum. Here, the weather and winds have carved into the Jordanian desert imposing, skyscraper-like towers out of its sandstone. The result is an eerie, Martian-like landscape, whose spiritual force cannot be denied. DEAD SEA

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JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS • Stroll through the architecturally impressive Darat al Funun art centre and admire Amman’s contemporary art scene

Day 1: Arrive Amman. Marhaba and welcome to Jordan. On arrival you are personally greeted and transferred to your hotel, located in one of the city’s smartest districts. Four Seasons Amman Day 2: Amman. Travel north to Jerash, acknowledged as one of the best-preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. Explore the iconic temple of Artemis, the long colonnaded street and the monumental Hadrian’s Arch - all which were hidden for centuries in the sand before being excavated and restored some 70 years ago. Later return to the modern, bustling capital. Venture up to the citadel and spend time wandering through the National Archaeological Museum, home to a collection of artefacts which date from prehistoric times to the 15th century. Take a seat in the magnificently restored 6,000 seat Roman Amphitheatre and stroll through Darat al Funun arts centre, housed in a series of restored sandstone residences and warehouses, which provides a collaborative platform for contemporary Arab artists. BL | Four Seasons Amman Day 3: Amman – Petra. Travel south along the King’s Highway to the Christian town of Madaba famous for its beautiful mosaics. Admire the vast mosaic map embedded on the floor of the Church of St. George depicting the Holy Land. Continue to Mt. Nebo to admire the spectacular views of the Jordan Valley from where Moses is said to have gazed upon the Promised Land. Stop at the ancient 12th century Crusader castle of Kerak before arriving at Petra, the country’s most famous archaeological site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. This evening a culinary experience at the Petra Kitchen when you learn to make traditional Bedouin dishes from farm-fresh local ingredients. BLD | Mövenpick Resort Petra

Day 4: Petra. Explore the many wonders of the ‘Rose Red City’ on foot. Established as the capital of the ancient Nabataeans, it was an important stop on the caravan route between Asia, Arabia and Europe. Discover tombs, temples and exquisite monuments hewn out of the surrounding mountains. Visit the most well-known structures including the Treasury, accessed through the narrow ‘siq’, the Roman Theatre, the Corinthian and Palace Tombs and the Roman Road. Later climb the 1,200 steps to the Monastery with its spectacular views. BL | Mövenpick Resort Petra Day 5: Petra – Dead Sea. Travel south to Wadi Rum, setting for the epic 1962 film ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and more recently ‘The Martian’. Discover impressive red desert landscapes, huge rock formations, narrow canyons and Bedouin tents on a 4WD excursion. Continue your journey across an arid lunar landscape to the lowest point on the earth’s surface, the Dead Sea, known for its highly salty waters. BL | Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

• Explore the extraordinary lunar landscapes of Wadi Rum • Celebrate Jordanian cuisine cooking alongside locals at Petra Kitchen • Bathe in the mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea

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Jordan’s most recognisable attraction, Petra, never fails to impress. The epic proportions and sheer grandeur of the place are utterly captivating but the country offers so much more including crusader castles, Roman ruins and the mineral-laden waters of the Dead Sea. Easy to navigate, Jordan can be covered in a perfect week-long adventure.

• Be swept away by the magic of ancient Petra

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Day 6: Dead Sea. A day at leisure to enjoy the resort’s lavish facilities and soak up the mineral rich waters whose medicinal qualities have drawn visitors to the area for millennia. B | Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea Day 7: Dead Sea – Depart Amman. Your A&K journey concludes with a private transfer to Amman and the airport for your onward journey. B

DEAD SEA FROM THE AIR Take to the air in an ultralight aircraft for a bird’s eye view over the Dead Sea and important places of interest like the Baptismal Site of Jesus, Lot’s Cave and Wadi Al-Mujib. This thrilling experience is sure to be memorable and a unique opportunity to shoot some aerial photography.

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• Discover Petra, the Rose Red City, lost for centuries to the outside world

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• Take part in an inspiring workshop at the Iraq Al-Amir women’s co-op

Day 2: Amman. Explore Jerash, one of the best-preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. Return to Amman and visit Tiraz, an intimate museum in a converted villa, with its collection of Palestinian, Jordanian and Arab clothing. Meet the curator, share tea in the garden and gain a glimpse into Jordan’s disappearing heritage. Continue to an exclusive wine tasting experience at Jordan River Wines, the country’s finest state of the art winery. BL | Fairmont Amman Day 3: Amman. Head into the valley of Wadi Essair to see some of the extraordinary caves carved out of the cliff face and some important Hellenistic ruins. Later visit the Iraq Al-Amir Women’s Cooperative which supports women, helping them become financially independent, raising living standards and preserving local heritage. Meet the women, hear their stories, take part in a workshop and join them for a homemade lunch. Later visit the citadel and tour the city’s archaeological sites. Wander through the National Archaeological Museum, take a seat in the Roman Amphitheatre and stroll through Darat al Funun arts centre. BL | Fairmont Amman Day 4: Amman – Dana Nature Reserve. Leave the city for an adventure into Dana Biosphere Reserve. Stop en route at Mount Nebo, where Moses is said to have gazed upon the Promised Land. Visit the “Church of Moses” and its beautiful mosaics and admire the breathtaking views over Jordan, the Dead Sea and Israel. Next stop is Madaba, the “City of Mosaics”. Savour a traditional Jordanian lunch before arriving at Dana Nature Reserve. BLD | Feynan Eco Lodge

Day 6: Petra. Explore the many wonders of the ‘Rose Red City’ on foot. Discover tombs, temples and exquisite monuments including the Treasury, the Roman Theatre, the Corinthian and Palace Tombs and the Roman Road. Lunch amidst the ruins before climbing up to the Monastery. Later join a culinary experience at the Petra Kitchen learning to make traditional Bedouin dishes from local ingredients. BLD | Mövenpick Resort Petra

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Day 5: Dana Nature Reserve – Petra. Lace up your walking boots this morning for a hike to the old copper mines admiring Byzantine churches and graves along the way. After lunch continue to Petra, the country’s most famous archaeological site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Tonight, you are hosted for dinner with a politician, economist, writer or charity campaigner. BLD | Mövenpick Resort Petra

• Hike through Dana Nature Reserve, Jordan’s largest

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• Explore the lunar landscapes Wadi Rum by 4WD Bedouin vehicle

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Ancient history and biblical sites vie with beautiful desert landscapes in this compact country where you can wander down ancient Roman streets, dine on traditional cuisine and marvel at some of the starriest skies on earth. The hospitality of the Bedouin will win you over and you’ll be amazed to discover a 60-year-old wine industry. Unexpected delights abound in this extraordinary desert kingdom.

• Walk through and touch Roman history in Jerash

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Day 7: Petra – Wadi Rum. Morning at leisure. Early afternoon, drive to Little Petra and on to Wadi Rum, setting for the epic film ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and more recently ‘The Martian’. Discover impressive red desert landscapes, huge rock formations and narrow canyons on a 4WD excursion. End the day with a Bedouin experience as the sun sets. BD | Sun City Camp Day 8: Wadi Rum – Dead Sea. Continue your journey across the arid landscape to the Dead Sea. BL | Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea Day 9: Dead Sea. A day at leisure to enjoy the resort’s lavish facilities and soak up the mineral rich waters whose medicinal qualities have drawn visitors to the area for millennia. B | Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

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ISRAEL A country held sacred by three faiths, Israel is steeped in history dating back to the dawn of human civilisation. Immerse yourself in the country’s vibrant past, its resplendent landscapes and its abundant atmospheric sights from Jerusalem and Nazareth, to high-tech Tel Aviv, the scenic mountains of the Golan Heights and the bewitching Negev Desert. Israel is a true melting pot of cultures, traditions and religions. Whether you’re interested in a religious pilgrimage or you’d like to treat yourself to an indulgent, restorative getaway, Israel’s many treasures provide the ingredients necessary for an unforgettable experience.

WHEN TO GO Israel’s weather is good all year round, however the seasons of spring (April and May) and autumn (September and October) are when temperatures are at their most pleasant throughout the country.

UNMISSABLE ISRAEL TEL AVIV

This modern and fashionable city on the shores of the Mediterranean is overflowing with restaurants, bars, galleries and is famous for its 1930s Bauhaus architecture. JERUSALEM

A city sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians, the capital of the Holy Land is one of the oldest continually inhabited metropolises in the world and boasts some of the world’s most famous religious monuments. NEGEV DESERT

The Negev Desert covers over half of Israel’s total land area and is starkly beautiful. Home to nomadic Bedouin, historic sites and ancient copper mines there are also many unique geological formations like the Ramon Crater. TIBERIAS

Tiberias has been one of the holiest cities of Judaism for 2,000 years and is situated on the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. Its Old City boasts both important Jewish and Christian pilgrimage sites.

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• Amble through the cobbled streets of the ancient port city of Jaffa

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• Cruise the Sea of Galilee

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• Learn about life on a kibbutz with a visit to one of Israel’s oldest

Day 3: Tel Aviv – Tiberias. Travel north along the coast to the ancient Roman capital, Caesarea. Visit the seaport cities of Haifa and Acre. At Acre, tour the Knights’ Halls, view the El Jazaar Mosque and explore the covered markets. Drive to your hotel in Tiberias overlooking the Sea of Galilee. BL | Scots Hotel Day 4: Tiberias. Discover several Biblical sites today starting with a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Stop at Capernaum to see the ancient synagogue where Jesus taught and St. Peter’s house. View Tabgha with the Church of Peter’s Primacy and the Mount of Beatitudes where Christ gave his famous Sermon on the Mount. Drive up to the Golan Heights overlooking the Sea of Galilee and visit one of the sources of the Jordan River. BL | Scots Hotel Day 5: Tiberias – Jerusalem. A fascinating cultural insight today at Kibbutz Degania, the first established in Israel. Learn more of the early principles of the collective community. On next to Nazareth to visit the Church of Annunciation before a stop at Beit Shean, the biblical Scythopolis, to visit Israel’s best preserved Roman amphitheatre. BL | The King David

Day 7: Jerusalem. A poignant visit to Yad Vashem — the Jewish people’s memorial to the Holocaust — and continue to Bethlehem in the Palestinian territory. Visit the Church of the Nativity, one of the holiest sites in Christianity. B | The King David

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Day 2: Tel Aviv. Stroll through the vibrant Carmel Market this morning for a glimpse into Israel’s fascinating ethnic diversity. Continue to the pretty Neve Tzedek neighbourhood and drive along the beach promenade. Explore the ‘White City’, famous for its Art Deco and Bauhaus architecture and finish the day at Jaffa, one of the oldest port cities in the world, whose cobbled alleyways are home to an artists’ colony. B | The Norman

Day 6: Jerusalem. A day in this remarkably sacred city. Start in the centre of the Jewish Quarter at the ancient Roman road. Proceed past the Burnt House to the Western Wall with the Dome of the Rock in the background. Walk towards the Southern Wall excavations for an overview of the Temple Mount complex. Visit St Anne’s Church with the Pool of Bethesda nearby and walk the Stations of the Way of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. B | The King David

• Explore the ancient and colourful city of Acre

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Combining two of the Middle East’s most fascinating destinations makes perfect sense and with A&K a private guide accompanies you in both countries bringing to life thousands of years of history. You’ll walk in the steps of biblical giants and modern-day adventurers seeing some of the world’s most iconic and ancient sites and understanding something of contemporary life and cultural relations in this extraordinary part of the world. Day 1: Arrive Tel Aviv – Jerusalem, Israel. Shalom and welcome to the Holy Land. Transfer into the heart of Jerusalem’s Old City. The King David Day 2: Jerusalem. Your day in this remarkably sacred city starts at the Mount of Olives. Venture into the Garden of Gethsemane, with its ancient olive trees, then into the Old City to follow the Stations of the Cross and several more important religious sites - the Temple Mount and Western Wall for Jews, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for Christians and the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque for Muslims. Make time to wander through the markets of the Christian and Muslim Quarters. B | The King David Day 3: Jerusalem. Travel to Qumran on the shores of the Dead Sea in the Judaean Desert where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered in 1947. Continue to Masada and marvel at the fortress built by King Herod with time to take a dip in the salty waters of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth. B | The King David Day 4: Jerusalem. A poignant visit to Yad Vashem — the Jewish memorial to the Holocaust — and the Israel Museum. Travel to the West Bank city of Bethlehem and the UNESCO World Heritage Church of the Nativity, one of the holiest sites in Christianity. B | The King David Day 5: Jerusalem – Amman, Jordan. Transfer into Jordan with VIP immigration services. Journey to the ancient city of Jerash, one of the best-preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. Explore the iconic Temple of Artemis, the long colonnaded street and monumental Hadrian’s Arch. Continue to Amman and your luxury hotel. BL | Four Seasons Amman

Day 6: Amman – Petra. Travel south along the King’s Highway, an ancient trade route, to the Christian town of Madaba famous for its beautiful mosaics. Admire the mosaic map on the floor of the Church of St. George and continue to Mt. Nebo for spectacular views of the Jordan Valley from where Moses is said to have gazed upon the Promised Land. Stop at the Crusader castle of Kerak before arriving at Petra, the country’s most famous archaeological site. This evening a culinary experience at the Petra Kitchen when you learn to make traditional Bedouin dishes from local ingredients. BLD | Mövenpick Resort Petra Day 7: Petra. Explore the many wonders of the ‘Rose Red City’ on foot. Whilst the entire site is extraordinary, the most well-known sites include the Treasury, accessed through the narrow ‘siq’, the Roman Theatre, the Corinthian and Palace Tombs and the Roman Road. Later climb to the awe-inspiring Monastery for spectacular views. BL | Mövenpick Resort Petra Day 8: Petra – Dead Sea. Travel south to Wadi Rum, setting for the epic film ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and more recently ‘The Martian’. Discover impressive desert landscapes, huge rock formations, narrow canyons and Bedouin settlements on a 4WD excursion. Continue your journey across the arid landscape to the Dead Sea. BL | Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea Day 9: Dead Sea. A day at leisure to enjoy the resort’s lavish facilities and soak up the mineral rich waters whose medicinal qualities have drawn visitors to the area for millennia. B | Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea Day 10: Dead Sea – Depart Amman. Transfer to Amman and the airport for your onward journey. B

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ISRAEL: CROSSROADS OF HISTORY – LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEY 8 DAYS FROM $8,520 PER PERSON TWIN

Discover a land held sacred by three faiths, visiting places where events recorded in the Bible unfolded, and learning about life in its iconic cities and towns, from antiquity to today. Explore a vast array of Biblical and historic sites with a local expert, including Masada, stronghold of the Zealots, gain perspective on Israel’s varied cultures with visits to Yad Vashem, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, privately cruise on the Sea of Galilee and stay close to the action in the historic Scots Hotel in Tiberias and the iconic King David hotel in Jerusalem. Please visit our website for more information.

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MOROCCO A raw and varied landscape of undulating desert dunes, soaring mountains and vibrant cities, Morocco is blessed with a unique culture resulting from indelible Arabic, African and European influences. Explore bustling souks, relax in a hammam or sip tea in a traditional café. Discover some of the world’s great cities, including Marrakech, Fes and Rabat, all home to sites of huge importance. Travel just a few miles from the city, however, and you’ll find an entirely different face to Morocco. Berber tribes inhabit the golden Sahara sands, and traditional farming communities grow produce in the valleys of the Atlas Mountains amongst some of the most dramatic scenery imaginable.

WHEN TO GO June to September is a good time to visit Morocco’s coastline, but further inland more comfortable conditions are found March to May and September to December.

UNMISSABLE MOROCCO IMPERIAL CITIES

Fes, Meknes, Marrakech and Rabat are collectively known as the imperial cities, and have all, at some point in Morocco’s history, been the country’s capital. The oldest is Fes with its wonderful medieval medina, the current capital is Rabat, Meknes delights with its 17th century fortifications and Marrakech, with it’s exotic Djmaa El Fna square needs little introduction. SAHARA DESERT

The golden sands of the Sahara beckon and a unique desert camp awaits. Positioned between the dunes and with nobody around for miles, it’s a chance to experience the desert in complete solitude. TANGIERS

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JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS • Explore charming Rabat and the hauntingly beautiful ruins of Sala Colonia

8 DAYS – PRIVATE JOURNEY CASABLANCA – RABAT – FES – MARRAKECH PRICE: FROM $6,765 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE. SOLO TRAVELLER FROM $12,195.

Prepare to be dazzled as you venture into this vibrant and colourful country full of grand imperial cities, spectacular landscapes, ancient ruins, bustling souks, beautiful handicrafts and a mouth-watering cuisine. The fascinating history and rich culture will captivate as you uncover all that is exotic in this magical place. Discover six UNESCO World Heritage Sites on this introduction to irresistible Morocco. Day 1: Arrive Casablanca – Rabat. A warm Moroccan welcome to Casablanca and drive up the Atlantic coast to the country’s charming capital, Rabat. Villa Mandarine Day 2: Rabat. Start off at the 12th century Hassan Tower and the Mohamed V Mausoleum next door. Pay a visit to the Oudaya Kasbah overlooking the ocean where you’ll explore a delightful craft museum and an Andalusian garden. Beyond the city walls see the ancient Roman remains of Sala Colonia and the tomb of the “Black Sultan”. Lastly visit the Mohamed VI museum of Modern & Contemporary art. B | Villa Mandarine Day 3: Rabat – Fes. Drive inland to Fes via splendid Meknes, one of the Imperial Cities of Morocco. The impressive monuments here were built in the 17th century by the powerful sultan Moulay Ismail, to rival the court of his contemporary Louis XIV of France. Marvel at the monumental Bab Mansour gateway, the granaries and the royal stables, which were built to accommodate some 12,000 horses. After lunch take in the grand triumphal arches, basilicas, capitols and superbly preserved mosaic floors of Volubilis, the largest and most well-preserved Roman site in Morocco. BL | Palais Faraj Suites & Spa Day 4: Fes. Step back in time to the Middle Ages today when you visit the medieval medina and cultural heart of Morocco. Stroll through some of the 9,000 narrow lanes, alleys and souks that make-up the labyrinth of the city’s old quarter. In this renowned centre of medieval learning, wander through the Karaouine, one of the oldest, still-functioning universities in the world, and the neighbouring Koranic college, a jewel of Hispano-Moorish architecture. Visit Nejjarine Square, with its beautiful fountain, and the nearby caravanserai, now converted into a museum of carpentry.

A visit to the tanneries will reveal how the country’s highly esteemed leather is dyed using natural ingredients before continuing on to the former royal palace, and the Museum of Moroccan Arts. New Fes is your final stop today where you see the Royal Palace, mosques, medersas, souks, city wall and old Jewish quarter. B | Palais Faraj Suites & Spa Day 5: Fes – Marrakech. Fly to Marrakech, ‘the Red City’ and settle into your accommodation in the medina. Step outside and explore at your own pace. B | La Sultana Marrakech Day 6: Marrakech. Get a taste of exotic Marrakech deep in the medina, the old walled section of the town, where most of the city’s architectural attractions lie. Wander the labyrinthine souks, in particular Souk Smarine. Admire some of the city’s beautiful gardens and the Koutoubia mosque, an icon of Marrakech. Wind up this evening in Djemaa El Fna, the city’s beating heart, home to a multitude of streetartists, food vendors, cafés and restaurants. Get a front row seat, sip mint tea and watch the spectacle from above. BL | La Sultana Marrakech Day 7: Marrakech. Explore your way today. Join a chef led experience through the souks followed by a Moroccan cooking class or journey to the High Atlas Mountains soaking up the views and meeting some of the Berber tribes that call the region home. Alternatively step out and discover Marrakech on your own. B | La Sultana Marrakech Day 8: Depart Marrakech. Private transfer to the airport for your onward journey. B

• Wander through Meknes and Volubilis, UNESCO World Heritage Sites • Get lost in the narrow lanes and alleyways of the old medina in Fes • Breathe in the aromas and soak up the colour of Marrakech’s main square • Stay in charming boutique hotels, infused with rich Moroccan character

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DRAMATIC ATLAS MOUNTAINS – PRIVATE EXTENSION 3 DAYS FROM $1,725 PER PERSON TWIN

Dramatic snow-capped peaks, rugged hillsides and fertile valleys create a mesmerising vignette while your lodgings are at one of the country’s most exquisite luxury retreats. COLOURFUL CHEFCHAOUEN – PRIVATE EXTENSION 3 DAYS FROM $1,675 PER PERSON TWIN

Complement your Moroccan Sojourn with a visit to the tiny yet charming ‘blue’ town of Chefchaouen, located in the heart of the Rif Mountains.

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• Amble through the enchanting alleyways of the blue city of Chefchaouen

CASABLANCA – TANGIER – FES – ERFOUD – ERG CHEBBI – OUARZAZATE – MARRAKECH

• Breathe in the sophisticated bohemian vibe of Tangiers

PRICE: FROM $15,095 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE. SOLO TRAVELLER FROM $26,075.

• Wander through the beguiling souks of Fes

See all the colours of exotic Morocco on this extraordinary journey: the deep blue of the Atlantic, the dazzling white of Tangier, rainbow hued spices, golden desert sands, green palm groves and the earthy terracotta of the kasbahs. Interlaced are brilliant mosaic tiles, handmade pottery, stitched leather and handwoven rugs — the essence of Morocco’s craft heritage — plus impressive monuments, gardens and a rich, flavoursome cuisine.

• Dine with a notable Marrakech professor and his family

Day 1: Arrive Casablanca. Welcome to Morocco and your boutique accommodation. Le Casablanca Hotel Day 2: Casablanca. Explore Hassan II Grand Mosque. Stroll around Casablanca’s most important parks and squares and the market stalls of Quartier Habous. BL | Le Casablanca Hotel Day 3: Casablanca – Tangier. Head up the coast to Rabat for a city tour. Visit the hauntingly beautiful ruins of Sala Colonia and arrive into cosmopolitan Tangier. BL | Villa Josephine Day 4: Tangier. Head to Tetouan to visit the Jewish quarters, the Moorish synagogue, the School of Arts and Crafts and the old medina. Back in Tangier walk to the American Legation Museum and stroll through the medina before taking in the Scottish St Andrews Church and its “spy cemetery”. Later, a cooking demonstration and dinner in a local home. BLD | Villa Josephine Day 5: Tangier – Fes. Head inland to Fes via the blue city of Chefchaouen with its atmospheric alleyways and old medina. B | Palais Amani Day 6: Fes. Stroll through the narrow laneways, alleys and souks of the medina. Wander through one of the oldest, stillfunctioning universities in the world and its neighbouring Koranic college. Visit Nejjarine Square and the nearby caravanserai, now a museum of carpentry. Take in all the fascination of New Fes with an insight to its intriguing handicrafts. BLD | Palais Amani Day 7: Fes. Travel to Meknes, one of the Imperial Cities. Marvel at the monumental Bab Mansour gateway, the granaries and the royal stables. Afterwards see the grand triumphal arches and superb mosaic floors of Volubilis, the largest and most well-preserved Roman site in Morocco. BL | Palais Amani Day 8: Fes – Erfoud. A day on the road to Erfoud with stunning scenic views along the way. BLD | Kasbah Hotel Chergui

Day 9: Erfoud – Desert Camp (Erg Chebbi). Stroll through the centuries-old palm grove at Rissani and discover a beautiful fortified village. See where fossils have been discovered at the nearby quarry and the popular industry which has sprung up around them. Head south by 4WD vehicle - and camel - through the dunes to your camp. BLD | A&K Exclusive Desert Tented Camp Day 10: Desert Camp (Erg Chebbi) – Ouarzazate. After breakfast, continue overland to Ouarzazate through the southern slopes of the High Atlas following the Thousand Kasbahs route. Marvel at the breathtaking vistas of hundred-year-old kasbahs nestled in lush palm groves and visit a small but fascinating private museum on the way. B | Le Berbère Palace

• Sleep Bedouin style in A&K’s Exclusive Luxury Desert Camp

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Day 11: Ouarzazate. Start off at the Glaoui Kasbah of Taourirt, one of the most beautiful in Morocco and continue to the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. B | Le Berbère Palace Day 12: Ouarzazate – Marrakech. Today you head to Marrakech. This afternoon visit the Majorelle Gardens and the new Yves Saint Laurent Museum before dinner with Mohamed Nahir, a university professor, and his family. BD | Selman Marrakech Day 13: Marrakech. Get a taste of exotic Marrakech deep in the medina. Wander the souks and admire the Koutoubia mosque and explore the Bahia Palace. Wind up in Djemaa El Fna, the city’s beating heart. Get a front row seat, sip mint tea and watch the spectacle from above. B | Selman Marrakech Day 14: Marrakech. Discover Marrakech today by bike pedalling around the ramparts and deep into the medina, through the alleyways before arriving back at Djemaa El Fna. The remainder of the day is at leisure. B | Selman Marrakech Day 15: Depart Marrakech. Transfer to Marrakech airport for your departure flight. B

SPLENDOURS OF MOROCCO – LUXURY SMALL GROUP JOURNEY 12 DAYS FROM $9,995 PER PERSON TWIN

Uncover vibrant, colourful and exotic Morocco, one of the world’s most fascinating destinations. From coastal Casablanca to medieval Fes, the Atlas foothills and the Saharan desert reaches. Your grand finale plays out in Marrakech where you’ll marvel at the snake charmers, musicians and storytellers which bring Djemaa el-Fna Square to life. There are busy souks full of treasures to explore, mouth-watering culinary delicacies to savour and elegant hotels to bed down in. With such a lot to take in, your Resident Tour Director will share one-of-a-kind insights to the country’s fascinating history and its modern traditions. Please visit our website for more information.

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Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakech, Morocco

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WINGS OVER SPAIN & MOROCCO

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS • Early morning visit to the Alhambra • Experience the Sahara in style at an A&K Exclusive Desert Tented Camp

12 DAYS – WINGS OVER THE WORLD JOURNEY

• Visit Jardin Majorelle and the new Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakech

GRANADA – FES – ERG CHEBBI – MARRAKECH – SEVILLE 2019 DEPARTURE DATES: MAR 12–23, MAR 25–APR 5. PRICE: FROM $42,640 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE. SINGLE SUPPLEMENT FROM $7,935. Limited to 13 guests.

Explore two countries forever linked to the great Moorish culture that ruled them from the eighth to the 15th century, discovering how the Moors shaped the region’s iconic architecture and incredible cuisine on a luxury journey that features several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, a stay at A&K’s Exclusive Desert Tented Camp, and a private flamenco performance at a palace in Seville. Day 1: Arrive Granada, Spain. Arrive in Granada and transfer to your hotel. Join your Resident Tour Director for a cocktail, followed by dinner. D | Alhambra Palace Hotel Day 2: Granada. Early morning visit to the Alhambra, a medieval Muslim palace. Then, discover the gardens of the Generalife, a palace from Granada’s last Arab kings. BD | Alhambra Palace Hotel Day 3: Granada – Fes, Morocco. Board your privately chartered flight to Fes. This afternoon see the Royal Palace, the madrasas, the city wall and the Jewish quarter. Tonight a special cocktail reception followed by dinner with a guest speaker. BLD | Palais Faraj Suites & Spa Day 4: Fes. Explore Old Fes, the cultural heart of Morocco. Stroll the narrow lanes, alleys and souks, for a market experience of unequalled authenticity. Enter the intricately detailed 14th century Karaouine — one of the oldest universities in the world, and then visit Nejjarine Square. BLD | Palais Faraj Suites & Spa Day 5: Fes. Journey to the Roman ruins of Volubilis brimming with iconic architecture and mosaics. Proceed to Meknes, another UNESCO World Heritage Site that recalls the splendour of a fortified city. See the monumental Bab Mansour gateway, the Granaries and the massive Royal Stables. BL | Palais Faraj Suites & Spa Day 6: Fes – Erg Chebbi. Today’s adventure delivers you to the great Sahara passing Berber villages, date palm plantations and the Atlas Mountains en route. Journey by 4WD and camel through towering dunes to A&K’s exclusive tented camp. As the sun sets, toast your desert sojourn with a sundowner before dinner and entertainment by the campfire. BLD | A&K Exclusive Desert Tented Camp

Day 7: Erg Chebbi – Marrakech. Fly to Marrakech, taking in vistas of the Atlas Mountains. On arrival, enjoy lunch and an equine performance featuring stunning Arabian stallions. Tonight, gather for a traditional Moroccan dinner prepared by an awardwinning chef. BLD | Royal Mansour Marrakech Day 8: Marrakech. Explore Marrakech, ‘the Red City’, starting at the 16th century Saadian Tombs. Continue to the Bahia Palace, which provides insight to a privileged life in 19th century Morocco. Afterwards, savour lunch in the lively medina. BL | Royal Mansour Marrakech Day 9: Marrakech. Ride by horse-drawn carriage to Jardin Majorelle. Tour the on-site Berber Museum and the newly opened Yves Saint Laurent Museum nearby, for an up-close look at some of the famed designer’s creations. This evening, a special farewell dinner with entertainment by a local gnaoua band. BD | Royal Mansour Marrakech Day 10: Marrakech – Seville, Spain. Morning at leisure before the privately chartered flight to Seville, Spain. Visit the Royal Alcazar — a monumental palace — for a special after-hours visit. End the evening with a tapas dinner. BLD | Hotel Alfonso XIII Day 11: Seville. Venture by train to Córdoba, in Andalusia, for a walking tour of the whitewashed medieval streets of this Moorish city. Stroll through the old Jewish quarter, visit an ancient synagogue and discover the magnificent Mezquita and the Medina Azahara. Return to Seville for a horse-drawn carriage ride to a palace for a private reception and dinner, followed by a flamenco performance. BLD | Hotel Alfonso XIII Day 12: Depart Seville. Transfer to the airport for onward flight. B

• Privately enter Seville’s monumental Royal Alcazar palace on a special after-hours visit • Roam the medieval streets of Córdoba’s Jewish Quarter, visiting an ancient synagogue

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WINGS OVER EAST AFRICA – WINGS OVER THE WORLD JOURNEY 12 DAYS FROM $41,995 PER PERSON TWIN

Travel in hassle-free ease with a small number of like-minded individuals on your own privately chartered aircraft to the most famous wilderness destinations in East Africa. You’ll avoid airport queues and save time which means you get maximum enjoyment at your destination. You’ll bed down in the finest safari camps and lodges and get a front row seat to the extraordinary Great Migration. An A&K Resident Tour Director will be with you for the journey duration to reveal the astonishing wildlife, the dramatic landscapes and to share insights on the local culture. Please visit our website for more information.

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HAND-PICKED ACCOMMODATION

Our relationships with only the finest properties let you choose your accommodation with confidence. Below are some of our preferred options for Morocco, or please contact your travel specialist to discuss other recommendations.

A&K EXCLUSIVE DESERT TENTED CAMP | ERG CHEBBI

PALAIS AMANI | FES

Arrive through the dunes by camel and soak up the sheer remoteness. Stay in cosy atmospheric Caidal tents which are decorated in traditional Berber style with rugs on the floor and a small hand basin. A simple bathroom is available nearby with shower, basin, toilet and hot and cold running water. Two chairs stand sentry outside your tent - perfect for watching the permanently shifting dunes and the incredible desert — and you dine on traditional Moroccan cuisine by the campfire admiring the twinkling night sky before turning in.

Set within the old walls of Fes, Palais Amani is an opulent 15 room riad which provides spacious accommodation and refined dining. Each room is individually decorated with beautifully tiled floors, carved wooden doors and en suite bathrooms. Relax with a cocktail in the cosy salon by the fire or at the panoramic rooftop bar and breathe in the wafting scent of citrus. The spa incorporates a mosaic-tiled hammam.

KASBAH TAMADOT | ATLAS MOUNTAINS

LA MAMOUNIA | MARRAKECH

Part of Sir Richard Branson’s portfolio of unique retreats, Virgin Limited Edition, Kasbah Tamadot is set in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains an hour’s drive from Marrakech. Accommodation is on offer in 28 bedrooms and suites including six luxury Berber Tented Suites. All are individually decorated using traditional Moroccan furnishings and antiques. Relax at the hotel, in the Asounfou Spa or choose from a wide range of activities — hiking, tennis, 4WD safaris or mule trips in the Atlas.

La Mamounia is arguably the most iconic hotel in North Africa. Favoured by Winston Churchill and a long list of luminaries, this grande dame is a model of sophisticated elegance with a Moroccan-Art Deco feel. Set within the 12th century ramparts surrounding the medina, the hotel is a peaceful oasis with 136 rooms, 71 suites and three self-contained threebedroom riads. The sprawling gardens overflow with rich vegetation as well as a vast swimming pool, gym, tennis courts and spa.

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IRAN Full of surprises, Iran is one of the most cultured nations on Earth and is a destination on the cusp of change. Its people are open and welcoming and curious about foreign visitors. It boasts some of the world’s most astonishing ancient sites, and no crowds, and its landscapes are nothing short of biblical. For the well-travelled individual with a fascination for history, art and culture and an adventurous spirit, there’s no better destination.

WHEN TO GO Iran is best visited from March to May and from late September to early November when the weather is at its most pleasant.

UNMISSABLE IRAN TEHRAN

Iran’s most liberal city is chock-full of worldrenowned museums and art galleries. It is bustling with a buzzing art scene, a host of new galleries and the Grand Bazaar, whose lanes run for more than 10 kilometres. ISFAHAN

Persia’s 16th century capital, Isfahan is unquestionably one of the world’s great cities. It boasts some of the world’s most beautiful mosques with exquisite tile-work and dazzling turquoise domes alongside splendid Safavid gardens and an abundance of highly decorative bridges. SHIRAZ

Known as the ‘City of Poets’ this heartland of Persian culture and sophistication is also a city of gardens, both private and public, with the scent of orange blossom wafting through the streets and one of the most colourful bazaars in the country.

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11 DAYS – PRIVATE JOURNEY TEHRAN – ISFAHAN – SHIRAZ PRICE: FROM $9,785 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE. SOLO TRAVELLER FROM $17,775.

One of the most cultured nations on earth, Iran is full of surprises. With 5,000 years of history, the country has seen empires and conquerors come and go. Ancient civilisations have left their mark with ruined cities like Persepolis and Pasargadae that travellers have the unique opportunity of exploring. It’s a destination full of surprises with warm, welcoming people, a rich textile heritage and a flavoursome cuisine. Day 1: Arrive Tehran. Fast track arrival in the Iranian capital. Espinas International Hotel Day 2: Tehran. Appreciate some of Iran’s most prized treasures today at the National Museum. Visit the sumptuous Golestan Palace, one of the city’s oldest monuments. Wind your way through the alleys and stalls of Tehran’s Grand Bazaar and admire Iran’s imperial crown jewels in the vaults of the Central Bank. Finish the day like a local riding the metro back to your hotel. BL | Espinas International Hotel Day 3: Tehran. Exercise your taste buds this morning on a guided market walk with a chef before a cooking class and Persian feast in her kitchen. After lunch, an intriguing look at the lifestyle of the shahs on a visit to the Sa’ad Abad Palace & Museum Complex. Your final stop is the Reza Abbasi Museum which showcases Iranian art from ancient times. BL | Espinas International Hotel Day 4: Tehran – Isfahan. Travel to the oasis city of Kashan on the edge of the desert. Discover the old quarter with its historic houses and stroll through the Garden of Fin. Continue to Abyaneh, one of the most picturesque villages in the country, and Natanz, world famous for its saffron cultivation. Taste saffron tea and continue on to Isfahan. BL | Hotel Abbasi Days 5–6: Isfahan. Considered by many to be the most beautiful city in the Islamic world, there are two days exploring Isfahan’s splendid mosques, cathedrals, public squares, bridges, palaces and bazaars. Stroll around the Sheikh Lotfollah, Imam and Friday mosques. Take in some of the important palaces around the Maidan and the Qeisarieh Bazaar to admire, and shop for, the arts and handicrafts for which Isfahan is world-famous. There’s time to explore the fascinating Armenian quarter and a small private music museum. Be sure to watch the sun go down at one of the city’s many bridges. BL (Day 5) / B (Day 6) | Hotel Abbasi

Day 7: Isfahan. A day to explore with a driver and guide at your disposal. Perhaps a visit to the old Safavid-era bathhouse; or the Eight Paradise Pavilion; or a spot of shopping. This evening, a unique visit to a Zurkhaneh, or house of strength, to witness an unusual routine demonstrating a compelling blend of rhythm, endurance, and creative flourish. B | Hotel Abbasi Day 8: Isfahan – Shiraz. Your day of discovery starts at the ancient city of Pasgardae, the capital of Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Persian Empire. Built in the 6th century BC it remains a stunning testimony to early Persian art and architecture. Continue to the beautiful city of Shiraz. BL | Zandiyeh Hotel Days 9–10: Shiraz. Two days in and around sophisticated Shiraz exploring the famous gardens, tombs, mosques and archaeological sites. Highlights include the splendid pink tiled 19th century Nasir-ol-Molk mosque and the Madrasa Khan theological school. There’s time browsing the stalls of the Vakil Bazaar, one of the best places to buy Persian rugs, spices, handicrafts and antiques, and a cooking demonstration followed by dinner in a local home. An unforgettable visit to Persepolis will reveal the remains of palaces and tombs of some of the greatest rulers in history. BD (Day 9) / BL (Day 10) | Zandiyeh Hotel Day 11: Depart Shiraz. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. B

• Experience the life of a local on a walk through the Tajrish Bazaar selecting spices for an exclusive cooking demonstration held by a local chef in her home • Marvel at the elaborate, priceless and historic crown jewels of Iran at the Treasury of National Jewels • Witness a unique and traditional Sufi practice at a local Zurkhaneh, house of strength • Visit Iran’s best UNESCO World Heritage sites including Persepolis, Pasargadae, Golestan Palace and the Eram Garden

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OMAN Experience Oman, one of the oldest civilisations on the Arabian Peninsula. This fascinating destination boasts stunning cultural landmarks including hundreds of forts, castles, and towers. Its landscapes will not disappoint: the country has more than 1,000 kilometres of coastline, vast sandy deserts, and impressive mountain ranges. Watch turtles come ashore to lay eggs on the beaches of Ras al Jinz. Follow in the footsteps of Thesiger and capture the stillness of the Wahiba Sands. Dine under a canopy of desert stars. Witness wooden dhows carefully handcrafted by local artisans. Shop for traditional khanjars and locally-produced frankincense at Mutrah Souk.

WHEN TO GO The optimum time to travel to Oman and the Emirates is October to April.

UNMISSABLE IRAN MUSCAT

Muscat is Old Arabia at its most evocative. Dramatic mountains loom over this port city on the Gulf of Oman, where the Portuguese forts of al Jalali and al Mirani guard the harbour. Explore the bustling souk, the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and dine on seafood at the marina restaurants. JABAL AL AKHDAR

Located at 2,000 metres above sea level, Jabal Al Akhdar is a veritable oasis in the Al Hajar mountain range. This region is famed for fruit orchards laid out in terraces along mountain slopes and ancient settlements overlooking a landscape of dramatic peaks, gorges and wadis. WAHIBA SANDS

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8 DAYS – PRIVATE JOURNEY MUSCAT – JABAL AL AKHDAR – WAHIBA SANDS – MUSCAT PRICE: FROM $7,465 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE. SOLO TRAVELLER FROM $13,835.

Wild wadis, an untouched coastline, spectacular deserts, 16th century forts and castles and dramatic mountain scenery — Oman is the best kept secret in the Middle East. It is also one of the oldest civilisations in the Arabian Peninsula. Combining a fascinating ancient heritage with all the trappings of modernity, stunning accommodation and yearround sunshine, Oman is a surprising and unspoiled destination. Day 1: Arrive Muscat. A warm welcome to the Omani capital and transfer to your luxury accommodation. The Chedi Muscat Day 2: Muscat. Explore the enchanting port city of Muscat with your private guide. Tour the lavish Royal Opera House, stroll around the magnificent Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, a stunning example of contemporary Islamic architecture containing the second largest hand loomed Iranian carpet in the world and drive along the corniche, visiting the fish market and savouring a lunch of traditional Arabian cuisine. After lunch discover the treasures inside the Bait Al Zubair Museum, a showcase for traditional Omani crafts and culture from across the country. Later explore the old Muscat area and finish with a visit to the souk. BL | The Chedi Muscat Day 3: Muscat – Jabal Al Akhdar. Start the day with a perfume immersion when you visit the Amouage perfumery before travelling by 4WD to the oasis of Nakhl and its fort and on through the dramatic Hajar mountain ranges past villages and date plantations to your resort at Jabal Al Akhdar. BL | Alila Jabal Akhdar Day 4: Jabal Al Akhdar. Proceed to the legendary Nizwa Fort at the foot of the mountains. Make your way to the rooftop for excellent views of the city. Make time to wander through the Nizwa souk, one of the oldest in the country, before continuing to Jabrin, the finest of Oman’s castles, built in the late 17th century. Stop at the farming village of Wadi Ghul before continuing to Wadi Nakheer in Oman’s deepest canyon. Meet local weavers before returning to your hotel. BLD | Alila Jabal Akhdar Day 5: Jabal Al Akhdar. Enjoy a day at leisure relaxing and soaking up the tranquillity of this inspirational location or taking in a spa treatment. BD | Alila Jabal Akhdar

Day 6: Jabal Al Akhdar – Wahiba Sands. Today’s destination is Wahiba Sands, a vast mass of undulating dunes, whose everchanging patterns are a photographer’s delight. Travel through a mountain area of small villages and waterfalls. The wadi (valley) is in the Al Sharqiyah Region and has several pools as well as a spring that keeps water flowing year-round. Arrive at your Bedouin camp in time to see a golden sunset. BLD | Desert Nights Camp Day 7: Wahiba Sands – Muscat. Experience the thrills of dune driving and observe the surprisingly wide array of flora and fauna found in the desert sands. Head out of camp to Sur, one of the few places that still produces traditional wooden dhows. Watch the craftsmen as they go about their highly skilled work. Journey to Fins beach for a swim and then drive onto the Bimah Sinkhole, a spectacular limestone crater filled with blue green water. Continue along the coast back to Muscat and on a clear day you may see sharks in the deep blue water or fleet-footed gazelle sprint across the landscape. BL | Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa Day 8: Depart Muscat. Transfer privately to the airport for your onward journey. B

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Explore the Musandam Peninsula, dubbed the ‘Norway of Arabia’ for its beautiful rocky inlets, small villages and dramatic mountains. SECRETS OF SALALAH – PRIVATE EXTENSION 4 DAYS FROM $2,065 PER PERSON TWIN

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JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS • Traverse the desert landscape by camel and enjoy traditional Bedouin hospitality in an overnight camp beneath the stars

11 DAYS – MARCO POLO SMALL GROUP JOURNEY MUSCAT – WAHIBA SANDS – JABAL AL AKHDAR – NIZWA – ABU DHABI – DUBAI 2019 DEPARTURE DATES: FEB 10–20, MAR 3–13, NOV 10–20, DEC 1–11. PRICE: FROM $14,915 PER PERSON TWIN SHARE. SINGLE SUPPLEMENT FROM $5,730. Limited to 18 guests.

Celebrate the rich tapestry of history, culture and innovation that lie at the cornerstones of Oman and the UAE, two nations boasting both ultra-modern metropolises and timeless traditions. Discover Oman’s rich history as you explore its forts, castles and souks on a journey spanning Muscat’s coast, the Wahiba Sands and Jabal Al Akhdar’s towering peaks. Day 1: Arrive Muscat, Oman. Welcome to the Omani capital and transfer to your hotel. Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa

and deeply rooted Islamic traditions. After lunch, continue to a nearby wadi or return to the resort. BLD | Alila Jabal Akhdar

Day 2: Muscat. Begin your exploration of Muscat at the newly opened National Museum. Continue to Al Alam Palace and the Royal Opera House. BLD | Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa

Day 7: Jabal Al Akhdar – Abu Dhabi, UAE. Continue exploring the region with a visit to Jabrin Castle, the finest surviving example of Oman’s 17th century fortresses. Travel back to Muscat and connect with a flight to Abu Dhabi. BL | The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Day 3: Muscat. Explore the basic tenets of Islam with an imam in the prayer room of the Grand Mosque, a contemporary architectural marvel. Next, head to the market with a chef followed by an interactive cooking class and lunch. Embark on a dhow cruise exploring the city’s port and coast beyond. Make your way to Muttrah Souk, a traditional Omani market filled with frankincense, silver handicrafts and pashmina shawls. BL | Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa Day 4: Muscat – Wahiba Sands. Travel south to Sur, passing through the village of Quriyat and pausing at the Bimah sinkhole — a limestone crater — en route. Continue to Wadi Tiwi, with its deep, narrow gorges carved from towering seaside cliffs. Stop in Sur to visit a dhow factory and have lunch. Then, proceed to the dunes of Wahiba Sands, passing pretty villages that cling to the rugged mountain slopes en route. Discover the boundless dunes by 4WD vehicle, continuing into the desert sunset on camel back. BLD | Desert Nights Camp Day 5: Wahiba Sands – Jabal Al Akhdar. Travel back in time to an old settlement of clay ruins and cleverly irrigated date plantations before arriving at your resort in the spectacular Al Hajar Mountain Range. BLD | Alila Jabal Akhdar Day 6: Jabal Al Akhdar. Visit the 17th century trading enclave of Nizwa, passing through the city’s gateway to explore its iconic fort, bustling souk, weekly livestock market, silversmith shops

Day 8: Abu Dhabi. One of the wealthiest and most modern city-states in the world, begin your exploration of Abu Dhabi at the Falcon Hospital and Museum, gaining insight into this fascinating bird of prey and its integral role in the Emirati’s heritage. This afternoon visit the new Louvre Museum, and catch a glimpse of the art hub of the UAE with projects such as the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and the Zayed National Museum. BD | The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

• Marvel at the soaring walls of Nizwa Fort and Jabrin Castle, imposing testaments to Oman’s enduring legacy of trade • Take in the majesty of Abu Dhabi’s crowning architectural jewel, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque • Gain insight into an integral part of the Emirati’s heritage at Abu Dhabi’s Falcon Hospital and Museum • Enjoy 360-degree views of Dubai’s skyline from the observation deck of the world’s tallest skyscraper, Burj Khalifa

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LIMITED EDITION SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

In addition to the private journeys featured in this brochure, A&K also offers a range of handcrafted Small Group Journeys. Below is a selection from our collection. For more details visit our website or request a copy of our Small Group Journeys brochure.

LIMITED EDITION SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS Originally designed for more intrepid, yet still fastidious Australian travellers, and now becoming a favourite of inquisitive travellers from around the world, our Limited Edition Small Group Journeys are expert-led, shared adventures to more off-the-beaten track destinations. Each of these journeys has been creatively designed with educational elements and local encounters that broaden the mind and result in unforgettable experiences in each destination.

NAMIBIA | 14 DAYS | NAMIBIA UNEARTHED

KENYA | 9 DAYS | KENYA UNDER CANVAS

Venture into a vast landscape of shimmering salt pans, red dunes, glittering oceans and haunting coastlines where the sunsets are unforgettable and the wildlife abundant. This is Namibia, home to the Big Five and the Marine Big Five, and some of the continent’s finest game reserves. With specialist guiding throughout, you’ll get an intimate understanding of the country’s ecology and wildlife and its ancient cultures. Photography enthusiasts will have outstanding opportunities to focus their lenses on big game and small, dramatic landscapes and tribal portraits, bringing home unforgettable memories.

Come on a unique journey which harks back to the vintage, pioneering safari days of Ernest Hemingway and Denys Finch Hatton. Channel all the glamour of a bygone era as you go in search of Kenya’s extraordinary wildlife across endless plains, with private camps set up exclusively for you in the most breathtaking locations. Tents are equipped with every expected comfort — plush beds and en suite bathrooms, handwoven rugs and camp furniture — with staff on hand 24/7 and gourmet bush cuisine served up on fine china and crisp linen.

2019 DEPARTURE DATES: MAY 22–JUN 4, OCT 14–27.

2019 DEPARTURE DATES: JUN 30–JUL 8, SEP 15–23.

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SOUTH AFRICA | 7 DAYS | CAPE TOWN & THE FLORAL KINGDOM

MADAGASCAR | 12 DAYS | A NATURALIST’S GUIDE TO MADAGASCAR WITH CHARLIE GARDNER

Explore the beautiful gardens and vibrant townships of historic Cape Town, and witness the marine and horticultural wonders of the Western Cape on this unique journey. South Africa boasts the third highest level of biodiversity on the planet. Specialist guides will introduce you to the region’s horticultural attractions, historic farms, magnificent gardens, extraordinary marine life and fascinating culture. This journey also features some of South Africa’s finest hotels and lodgings.

Curious and other-worldly, Madagascar is full of surprises and extraordinary creatures. It has people, wildlife and landscapes found nowhere else on earth and a culture far removed from any of its near neighbours. On this fascinating journey, you’ll explore the island nation and its flora and fauna with a wildlife expert who knows the destination and its inhabitants like the back of his hand. Still largely untouched by tourism, you’ll be amazed by its rainforests, its clear blue seas, white beaches and spiny forest habitat.

2019 DEPARTURE DATE: OCT 8–14.

2019 DEPARTURE DATES: JUN 23–JUL 4, NOV 10–21.

PRICE: FROM $8,445 PER PERSON TWIN

PRICE: FROM $10,465 PER PERSON TWIN

GHANA, TOGO & BENIN | 16 DAYS | WEST AFRICA: PEOPLE, PAST & PRESENT

IRAN | 16 DAYS | A JOURNEY THROUGH PERSIA

A fascinating cultural odyssey to the vibrant West African nations of Ghana, Togo and Benin, home to some of the world’s most welcoming people. Explore bustling colonial cities, palm-fringed beaches and tiny fishing villages. Visit vast forts and castles built on the back of the gold and slave trades. Immerse yourself in the long history of ancient African kingdoms and cultures, be swept up in the colour and movement of local markets, festivals, and the healing magic of voodoo.

This unique journey reveals why Iran is widely regarded as one of the most cultured nations on earth with a 5,000-year-old history and some of the world’s most extraordinary ancient sites like the ruined cities of Persepolis and Pasargadae. Iran’s cities are vibrant, full of atmospheric teahouses, bustling bazaars and beautiful mosques. It has a rich textile heritage, a flavoursome cuisine and its extraordinary desert landscapes. Above all, you’ll be mesmerised by the warm and welcoming Iranian people.

2019 DEPARTURE DATES: JUL 2–17, NOV 5–20.

2019 DEPARTURE DATES: APR 8–23, AUG 25–SEP 9, OCT 5–20.

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Percentage of Travel Arrangements Price Payable

91 days or more

$1,000 per person

90 - 46 days prior

50% cancellation fee

45 – 0 days prior

100% cancellation fee

7.3 Additional Charges – Prior to full payment being received, the Customer may incur further cancellation charges from some Suppliers, including international flight providers. These charges can vary up to the amount paid.

8. Cancellations and Material Alteration by A&K 8.1 A&K may treat a booking as cancelled and levy cancellation charges if the Customer does not pay the balance of the Travel Arrangements price at 90 days prior to the Departure Date. 8.2 Force Majeure – A&K may, at its sole option, where circumstances outside of its control affect the provision of Travel Arrangements (such as flood, fire, act of God, war or threat of war, physical unrest, riots, civil disturbances, terrorist activities - threatened or actual, strikes, port or airport closure, technical problems with transport, alteration or cancellation of scheduled


travel services) cancel scheduled Travel Arrangements at any time at A&K’s sole and absolute discretion:

a) obtain any vaccinations or take any other health precautions applicable to the country of travel;

a) offer the Customer alternative Travel Arrangements or Products of comparable standard as may be appropriate in the circumstances; or

b) take all steps reasonably necessary (including, without limitation, the consultation of appropriate medical professionals) to identify whether they have any pre-existing medical conditions or health issues (whether known or unknown) that may preclude, delay, affect or interfere with the Travel Arrangements.

b) if alternative Travel Arrangements or Products are not offered by A&K, A&K will make a prompt proportional (taking into account the extent of the Travel Arrangements that have been provided or arranged) refund of monies paid by the Customer. 8.3 A&K may charge a reasonable fee to cover the administration costs associated with providing alternative Travel Arrangements or Products. 8.4 A&K reserves the right to modify programme itineraries, including arranged sightseeing, and substitute accommodations, including vessels and trains, at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond A&K’s control. Every effort will be made to operate itineraries as planned, but alterations may occur after the final documents have been provided to the Customer or after Travel Arrangements have commenced. 8.5 Material Alteration – if a Material Alteration becomes necessary within 90 days of the Departure Date for any reason other than the circumstances described in clause 8.2 A&K will endeavour to offer comparable Products or a full refund of all monies paid by the Customer.

9. Obligations and Liability 9.1 Booking Agent - A&K acts as a booking agent for the Suppliers of Products and accepts no liability for any injury, loss, damage, accident, delay or irregularity that may arise to any Customer or third party resulting from the Customer’s or third party’s use of the Products, unless recoverable from A&K on the failure of a statutory guarantee under the ACL. A&K makes reasonable enquiries to determine that Suppliers provide appropriate Products, but A&K is not responsible for the Products or their standard. 9.2 Except as the Conditions specifically state, the Agreement does not include by implication any other term, condition or warranty in respect of the quality, merchantability, acceptability, fitness for purpose, condition, description, specification or performance of the Travel Arrangements or Services or any contractual remedy for their failure. 9.3 Nothing in these Terms restricts, limits or modifies the Customer’s rights or remedies as a consumer against A&K for failure of a statutory guarantee under the ACL. 9.4 Loss – A&K is not liable for and accepts no responsibility for any direct or indirect loss, financial loss, consequential loss, loss of enjoyment, pain and suffering, damage, injury, accident delay or irregularity occasioned to the Customer, other than if the Customer is a consumer, then to the extent the loss was reasonably foreseeable. 9.5 Nothing in the Conditions is to be interpreted as excluding, restricting or modifying the application of any relevant State or Federal legislation which cannot be excluded, restricted or modified. 9.6 Visa Requirements – it is the Customer’s responsibility to ensure that it has valid passports, visas and permits which meet the immigration and governmental requirements of the country of travel. 9.7 The Customer agrees and acknowledges that A&K will not be liable for any loss or damage incurred by the Customer due to the Customer’s failure to obtain any valid passports, visas, permits or any other governmental requirements of the countries of transit or travel. 9.8 Medical Conditions – the Customer must notify A&K of any pre-existing medical conditions that might reasonably be expected to affect the Travel Arrangements. The Customer agrees and acknowledges that A&K will not be liable for any loss or damage incurred by the Customer as a result of any pre-existing medical condition or health issue of the Customer that may preclude, delay, affect or interfere with the Travel Arrangements. 9.9 Health Issues – It is the Customer’s sole responsibility to

9.10 A&K strongly recommends that the Customer insure themselves against loss of deposit, cancellation charges, medical expenses and loss of personal possessions, and any other foreseeable loss or expense. 9.11 The Customer acknowledges and accepts that different places, countries, facilities, vehicles and Suppliers may have lower standards of safety, labelling, warnings and precautions than in Australia. The Customer is responsible for maintaining personal diligence and safety notwithstanding the level of standards. A&K is not liable for any loss, damage, injury or death that could be avoided if the Australian standards were to apply.

10. Notice 10.1 A notice by the Customer must be in writing, and may be delivered by hand, sent by prepaid mail, sent by facsimile or sent by electronic means such as e-mail to the address or number specified. 10.2 A notice is treated as given to A&K, when: a) if hand delivered, when delivered; b) if sent by prepaid mail, when received or within 48 hours after posting, whichever is the sooner; c) if sent by email or facsimile, on confirmation of successful transmission.

11. Governing Law

13. Consent for cross-border disclosures 13.1 By making a booking, the Customer acknowledges and consents that A&K will not, as would otherwise be required, be obliged to take steps to ensure that an overseas recipient of Customer Information complies with the Australian Privacy Principles.

14. Miscellaneous 14.1 A&K’s failure to enforce any of these Conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of any of A&K’s rights. 14.2 If any Condition is unenforceable it shall be read down to be enforceable or, if it cannot be read down, the condition shall be severed from the Conditions without affecting the enforceability of the remaining conditions. 14.3 A&K reserves the right to correct any errors or omission in its published materials and to amend these Terms and Conditions at any time as a result of any material change to legislation or regulations or change to A&K policies. Amended Terms and Conditions shall automatically be effective upon being posted by A&K to the website www.abercrombiekent.com.au or by providing Notice to the Customer.

15. Photography During Travel 15.1 A&K reserves the right to take photographs or video during the operation of any programme or part thereof and to use them for promotional purposes during the programme and thereafter. 15.2 By booking a programme with A&K, Customers agree to allow their images to be used in such photographs and video. 15.3 Customers who prefer that their images not be used are asked to identify themselves to a A&K representative at the beginning of their programme.

16. Travel Documents

11.1 These Conditions are governed by and are to be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Victoria and Australia. 11.2 Each party irrevocably and unconditionally submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts and Tribunal of Victoria and Courts entitled to hear appeals from those Courts and Tribunals.

12. Privacy Information 12.1 Any personal information that A&K obtains from the Customer, or about the Customer from its representative, is necessary for A&K’s business purposes or providing the Customer with A&K’s Travel Arrangements, Products and Services, and may be used in answering any queries the Customer may have, considering the Customer’s application for credit or to become a Customer, performing internal administration and operations, developing, improving and marketing A&K’s products and services, and related purposes. 12.2 A&K’s Privacy Policy details why A&K collects this personal information, who A&K may disclose it to (including whether A&K is likely to disclose it to overseas recipients), and the main consequences (if any) if A&K does not collect the personal information of the Customer. A&K’s Privacy Policy also contains information about how the Customer may seek access to, or correction of, the personal information held about the Customer, and A&K’s complaint resolution procedures. 12.3 A&K will not disclose any personal information to any other party without the consent of the Customer except to the Suppliers, a related entity or adviser of A&K or where A&K is otherwise required by law to do so. 12.4 A&K’s Privacy Policy is available at www.abercrombiekent.com.au/privacy-statement or by request to A&K by phoning +61 3 9536 1800 or via email at privacy@ abercrombiekent.com.au

Travel documents will be issued after final payment has been received. Travel documents may include special conditions including restrictions such as baggage size and weight limits. Travel documents are not transferable. All airline tickets must be issued in the name of the passport holder and some carriers will deny carriage if the name varies and the booking may be cancelled. It is the Customer’s responsibility to collect all travel documents prior to travel.

17. Travel Advisories and Warnings It is the responsibility of the Customer to become informed about the most current travel advisories and warnings by referring to the Australian Government’s website at smarttraveller.gov.au or by phone to 1300 555 135. In the event of an active Travel Warning against travel to the specific destination location(s) of the trip, should the Customer still choose to travel, notwithstanding any travel advisory or warning, the Customer assumes all risk of personal injury, death or property damage that may arise out of the events like those advised or warned against.

18. Qantas Frequent Flyer Points 18.1 You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer Terms and Conditions, available at qantas.com/terms

Meal Codes B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Photography Credits Our appreciation of imagery to: Shutterstock, iStock Photos, Sanctuary Retreats, and all our partner airlines, hotels, vessels and properties.

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EXPLORE MORE OF THE WORLD IN A&K STYLE EUROPE Luxuriate in the Continent’s pageant of dazzling cities, enchanting rural scenes, dramatic mountainscapes and sparkling coastlines; from the Arctic North and Scandinavia to the Mediterranean South, from the Sceptred Isles to the splendours of Central and Eastern Europe.

SUJATA RAMAN Regional Managing Director A&K Australia & Asia Pacific I hope the journeys in this brochure have piqued your interest and inspired you to explore more of the world with Abercrombie & Kent. We offer luxury private and small group travel experiences – including rail journeys, river cruises, great walks, safari adventures and polar expeditions – to destinations in more than 100 countries across the globe. On an A&K journey, you’ll be backed every step of the way by more than 2,500 expert local staff in 55 A&K offices, ensuring you’ll always travel in effortless style and comfort, even in some of the world’s most remote locations.

INDIA & THE ORIENT Wonder at the different worlds unfurled across a vast continent, from the ancient empires of Central Asia, the sensory adventure that is India, to the millennial powerhouse of Modern China and the alluring lands of the Far East, Asia is a kaleidoscope of colours and cultures.

AFRICA, ARABIA & PERSIA Explore the Mother Continent and her near eastern neighbours, from the incredible wildlife of Southern and East Africa, home of the safari and birthplace of A&K, to the living histories of Egypt and Morocco, the Arabian Peninsula and Persia, birthplaces of civilisations.

SMALL GROUP JOURNEYS

LATIN AMERICA

Setting the standard for comfort and service in small group travel, these shared adventures to the world’s great destinations feature guaranteed departures, the finest hotels, and insider access to revered sites, often before the crowds arrive. With expert local hosts and small group sizes (maximum 18), these are journeys to the heart and soul of a destination.

Discover the Promised Land for the modern experiential traveller, where the New World and the pre-Columbian past meet in larger than life landscapes, vibrant cities and otherworldly ecosystems; from Patagonia to the Amazon; the festivals of Mexico to the peaks of the Andes; the wildlife of the Galapagos to the nightlife of Buenos Aires.

LUXURY EXPEDITION CRUISES

AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND & PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Unscripted journeys through the High Arctic, realm of the polar bear, the legendary Northwest Passage, and to Antarctica on incredible expedition vessels, with on board enrichment programmes and shore excursions with expert guides and naturalists. Also includes cultural cruises in the Mediterranean, Aegean, Japan and Kimberley.

Adventure and luxury begins on your doorstep, from the Red Centre to the golden beaches and azure waters of the coast; World Heritage rainforests and rich pastoral lands; glaciers, geysers, fiords and alpine peaks; with modern, cosmopolitan cities and world class lodging, fishing, hiking, golfing, food and wine.

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Africa, Arabia & Persia 2019 Portfolio  

Luxury safari adventures in Southern and East Africa, birthplace of A&K, and unforgettable journeys through West Africa, Egypt, Morocco and...

Africa, Arabia & Persia 2019 Portfolio  

Luxury safari adventures in Southern and East Africa, birthplace of A&K, and unforgettable journeys through West Africa, Egypt, Morocco and...