Abercrombie & Kent East and Southern Africa

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  • Primary organisation type

    African Based Travel Specialist

  • Member number

    20495

  • Website

    http://www.akdmc.com

Overview

Truly Regional

Abercrombie & Kent have 12 offices across the East and Southern Africa region making us one of the strongest DMC partners in Africa. Each office is in a key location to ensure a successful safari for your clients. The ability to handle such a large part of Africa seamlessly, means you can work with A&K teams for trans-Africa safaris with one point of contact, one proposal and one point of payment. Making your life easier.

The Team

Our consultants are all local with a detailed understanding of their destination. This level of detail is achieved by all consultants have to spend a minimum of 2 weeks each year experiencing the destination. A number of senior consultants are trained across the whole region.

Akorn

We have created a separate brand called Akorn only for UK, US and Australian based Tour Operators.  This allows them to use the A&K ground services without the A&K branding.  All Akorn TO clients can white label their services so we just become an extension of your operation. 

Constantly Creative

Dedicated product development teams unearth, explore and test new experiences and properties to ensure that we are constantly offering the most innovative safari for your clients.

Relationships & Preferred Suppliers

Due to our long standing operations, we are on first name terms with the with property owners, GMs and CEOs across the region. They will take our calls, even after midnight!! A&K only sells properties experienced first hand by senior members of the executive team or our qualified product team.

A Real Difference

A&K have been involved in philanthropy since the early 1980’s, making a real difference in the lives of people far less fortunate than us.  34 sustainable projects in 18 countries around the world. We started our philanthropy division to help people, not because we thought it would help us sell more safaris!  All our projects can be included in an itinerary for clients, letting them get involved in helping change peoples lives—permanently. We are providing fresh drinking water to schools in rural areas, healthcare to those who need it most, education to children, employment and job skills to women.  All of A&K Philanthropy projects are funded by the Destination Management Company’s and our Tour Operating Company’s worldwide meaning all clients donations go 100% to the project they were designed for.

For more information on what we have been doing visit www.akphilanthropy.org/.

Access and Education

You have access to the senior management and sales teams to help you sell our beautiful part of the world to your clients. We love jumping on a conference call with you and your clients (if you so wish) to help answer any questions and to create the prefect safari experience.  In addition to this we have a range of pre-recorded and live webinars on a wide variety of topics covering the whole of East and Southern Africa. Your chance to learn more about A&K in our home and heart...Africa!

Vehicles

In Southern Africa all our transfers are in private, luxury vehicles with free Wi-Fi. All drivers are well trained, courteous and experienced.  In East Africa we own our own fleet of land cruisers, maintained in our custom built workshops with our own teams - we don’t trust anyone else with your clients. All land cruisers have fridges, charging points and free Wi-Fi. We have also added a driver microphone and speakers throughout the vehicle allowing all passengers to hear the narrative - our vehicles are the only ones to feature this in East Africa.

Corporate Indemnity & Health & Safety

This is not a sexy part of the business but so important. A&K offers the financial stability and insurance cover that is completely unmatched by any other DMC. Our stringent Health & Safety audit allows only properties and experiences that meet international standards are offered.

Private Camping in Kenya

Imagine an exclusive camp, set up just for your clients, in the heart of the Masai Mara or along the Laikipia plateau - both full of wildlife and culture. This A&K camp is the most traditional experience your clients can get in Kenya. Why not consider adding a Professional Safari Guide and a photographer to enhance your clients enjoyment of this unique experience.

Climbing Kilimanjaro

Summiting the tallest mountain in Africa is no easy task but we are proud of the fact that 98% of our guests make it to the top of Kilimanjaro (most other operators have a 70% summit success rate).

Making your life easier…

An online payment portal hosted in the US for secure credit card transactions. No one handle the clients card details.

 

Activities offered

  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Overland
  • Art tours
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Accommodation
  • Ballooning
  • Mobile Safaris
  • Self-Drive Holidays
  • Honeymoon safaris
  • Riding Safaris
  • Guided flying safaris
  • Photography
  • Walking Safaris
  • Golf
  • Eco tourism
  • Air Charters
  • Flying Safaris
  • Camel Safaris
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Weddings
  • Cultural activities
  • Trekking
  • Canoeing
  • Bird Watching
  • Beach Holidays

Where we operate

  • South Africa
  • Botswana
  • Zambia
  • Namibia
  • Kenya
  • Seychelles
  • Mauritius
  • Uganda
  • Zimbabwe
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Madagascar

Where we’re based

  • South Africa
  • Botswana
  • Zambia
  • Namibia
  • Kenya
  • Uganda
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
Contacts
Mr John Round-Turner BSc
  • Regional Sales & Marketing Director, East and Southern Africa
  • [email protected]
  • +254206950000