Abercrombie & Kent
The A&K Difference
What sets Abercrombie & Kent apart?
At Abercrombie & Kent, we strive at every turn to redefine your notion of what is possible on a vacation. Our approach combines singular service — such as a private passage by road and lake through the Andes, or a maximum group size of only 12 guests on each Galápagos shore excursion — with insider-access opportunities unlike any you have experienced before. A&K lets you discover Machu Picchu through the eyes of its former resident archaeologist, and introduces you to Incan culture firsthand, through an exclusive meeting with a Incan family.
In these and myriad other ways, Abercrombie & Kent consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty — and no A&K journey is complete without that extra, unexpected "and" that makes your experience unique and unforgettable. Choose from a Luxury Small Group Journey, the finest group travel experience in the world; a Connections Journey, which combines A&K’s renowned service with unbeatable value; A Marco Polo Journey to an exotic locale or local festival; a private Signature Series itinerary; or a custom Tailor Made luxury journey created just for you. When it comes to discovering the world, the possibilities are endless.
Making these extraordinary journeys possible are the handpicked experts in our 52 offices worldwide, on call around the clock. Chief among them are our Resident Tour Directors® and local guides. The Resident Tour Director leads each group departure, providing unmatched on-the-ground expertise with A&K local guides contributing along the way.
With expertise in not only luxury but culture, wildlife and history as well, Abercrombie & Kent reveals your destination with an authenticity beyond the reach of any other travel company.
Geoffrey Kent and his parents, Valerie and Colonel John Kent, founded Abercrombie & Kent in 1962. The company's beginnings were modest; Geoffrey Kent remembers their first safaris were conducted with little more than "a Bedford truck and my mother's sterling silver ice bucket."
In 1967, Geoffrey Kent (by now Managing Director, following his parents' retirement) decided to expand A&K's signature style of travel. In 1969, he began opening additional companies in Africa; in 1971, he met Jorie Ford Butler of Oak Brook, Illinois. She became a partner in the business and together they grew A&K into a worldwide group of companies, with offices in London, Downers Grove, Illinois and Melbourne, Australia.
Today, A&K runs 52 full-time offices worldwide, staffed by more than 2,500 people. Its reputation allows A&K travellers private, sometimes exclusive access to museums, archaeological sites and cultural attractions around the world. The company's more recent innovations include Private Jet Journeys, the ultimate luxury travel experience, and Connections: group journeys that offer something never before possible: a chance to discover the world in the company of unmatched local experts, at an unbeatable value.
A&K's staff continues to seek pioneering new ways of exploring the globe - and among it is Geoffrey Kent, who still travels the world interviewing guides, scouting locations and ensuring that the standards he and his parents established more than 50 years ago remain in place on each and every A&K journey.
Abercrombie & Kent's feet-on-the-ground approach is unique in the industry. Every A&K departure is backed by a handpicked staff in 52 offices around the world. Our full-time staff members are on call every day (and night) to ensure that each stop on your journey meets A&K's highest standard of quality.
As well as ensuring your comfort, our deep-rooted connections in every destination allow us to reveal local experiences not available to ordinary travellers. From exotic dining opportunities to unforgettable encounters with friendly locals, we can arrange the kind of privileged access that sets an A&K journey beyond all others.