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A&k private-travel-2013

  1. 1. 2013 ® LUXURY PRIVATE TRAVEL
  2. 2. no matter how far off the beaten path we ventured, our safari guide knew the way.
  3. 3. 1 FiftyYearsofLeadershipinLuxuryTravel This year, Abercrombie & Kent is marking a significant milestone. In 1962, we guided our first safaris in East Africa, setting a new standard for luxury in the wild. Fifty years later, our name is synonymous with luxury, authenticity and inspiration, in more than 100 countries on all seven continents. This brochure is your guide to creating the perfect independent journey with A&K, built around the things you want to see and do. All of the destinations we profile are places we know intimately, places where our longstanding local connections can deliver the most authentic and rewarding independent travel experience possible. Let these pages inspire you to create the journey of your dreams — with the world’s foremost luxury private travel experts helping every step of the way. Geoffrey Kent Founder, Chairman & CEO Abercrombie & Kent
  4. 4. 2 Luxury Private Travel DESTINATIONGUIDES | Create your perfect Tailor Made itinerary using these regional highlights. Africa 14 Kenya & Tanzania 22 Uganda & Rwanda 26 Southern Africa Egypt, Morocco & Beyond 36 Egypt 42 Jordan, Oman & the Emirates 46 Israel 50 Morocco 54 Turkey Asia, India & the Pacific 60 China 66 Japan & Korea 68 Mongolia & Central Asia 70 Himalaya: Nepal & Bhutan 72 India & Sri Lanka 78 Thailand & Vietnam 82 Cambodia & Laos 86 Myanmar 88 Australia, New Zealand & the South Pacific Luxury Private Travel Table of Contents The Americas 94 Peru & Bolivia 98 The Galápagos & Ecuador 104 Chile & Argentina 110 Brazil 114 Costa Rica & Central America 116 Mexico 118 North America Europe 123 Signature Journeys 128 Tailor Made Elements 144 European Villas 148 Canal & River Cruising in France 156 Canal & River Cruising in Holland & Central Europe 160 Cruising in Britain & Ireland
  5. 5. 3 19 Signature Kenya & Tanzania 20 Signature Kenya 21 Signature Tanzania 25 Signature Uganda 30 Signature South Africa & Botswana 31 Signature Zambia & Botswana 32 Signature Wings Over Botswana 33 Signature Namibia 41 Signature Egypt & the Nile 45 Signature Jordan 49 Signature Israel 53 Signature Morocco 57 Signature Turkey 65 Signature China & the Yangtze 77 Signature India & the Taj Mahal 130 Britain & Ireland Elements 132 France, The Netherlands & Belgium Elements 134 Italy Elements 136 Central & Eastern Europe Elements For an overview of all departures, refer to page 168. 85 Signature Indochina & Angkor Wat 96 Signature Peru & Machu Picchu 97 Signature Machu Picchu & the Amazon 102 Signature Peru & the Galápagos 103 Signature Ecuador & the Galápagos 107 Signature Argentina 108 Signature Chile 109 Signature Patagonia 113 Signature Brazil 123 Signature Italy 124 Signature Croatia 125 Signature Budapest, Vienna & Prague 126 Signature Russia 127 Signature Waterways of the Czars 138 Spain & Portugal Elements 140 Greece & Turkey Elements 142 Scandinavia & Russia Elements SIGNATURESERIES® | The ideal private journey, ready to book. TAILORMADEELEMENTS | Build the European journey of your dreams from these short, private itineraries.
  6. 6. 4 Luxury Private Travel Abercrombie & Kent pioneered private luxury travel, and no other company combines a worldwide presence with five decades of expertise in bringing unexpected comfort to exotic destinations. AWorldofExpertise:PlanningYourJourney When it comes to planning a journey that is just right for you, there is no substitute for working alongside an expert — and A&K has hundreds, in North America and around the world. Whereas other travel companies rely on third-party guides and suppliers, A&K maintains 50 offices worldwide, whose experts work tirelessly so that every aspect of your journey meets Abercrombie & Kent’s rigorous standards of quality and service. The process begins with a phone call or email: simply tell us where you are thinking of going, and what you might like to do when you arrive. Your private travel specialist then works with you to learn your needs and preferences, eventually presenting you with a Tailor Made itinerary which you refine and perfect together. Along the way, your specialist answers all your questions and suggests options you may not even have considered. From the restaurants you dine in to the luxury hotels where each memorable day ends, A&K recommends the right choice for you, every step of the way. What makes A&K unique? The Abercrombie & Kent Difference AlwaysatYourSide:A&K’sLocalExperts You’ve planned your journey and you’re ready to go — and A&K is there with you. Accompanying you on your independent journey are our renowned local guides: lifelong experts in your destination who know the ins and outs of every stop on your itinerary. And of course, we include time at leisure to allow you to relax and explore on your own. Beyond your tour guides, your journey is supported by a host of dedicated A&K personnel who you may encounter briefly or never meet at all, from the representative who greets you at the airport (your transfers are always included) to the staff members behind the scenes who make your journey run without a hitch.
  7. 7. 5 TheFinishingTouches:UnmatchedInsiderAccess Thanks to our local ties, your private journey can include access to people and sites far beyond the reach of the average traveller. We can take you into parts of the Forbidden City still forbidden to most travellers; admit you to the Hagia Sophia before it opens to the public; or spice up your safari with a private visit with paleontologist Dr. Richard Leakey. Wherever you travel, A&K helps you discover your destination in unmatched authenticity and style. Award-Winning Standards, Time and Time Again Year after year, A&K’s inspiring journeys win the recognition and praise of travellers and travel professionals alike. We were named World’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator at the 2011 World Travel Awards; Best Luxury Tour Operator by both Luxury Travel Advisor and the readers of Travel Weekly; and — for the 12th consecutive year — Best Tour Operator in Africa by Recommend magazine. Across the decades and around the world, A&K sets the standard.
  8. 8. 6 Luxury Private Travel DESTINATION GUIDE | Create your perfectTailor Made itinerary using these regional highlights. 1 Serengeti NationalPark& MasaiMara GameReserve(3-5 days recommended) Covering 10,000 square miles, the Serengeti is Tanzania's largestand most famous national park. As the southern part of a vastexpanse of plains land shared with Kenya, the Serengeti supportsone of the largest concentrations of wildlife in the world. It is hometo dozens of species, including the antelope, hyena, leopard, giraffe,lion, buffalo and cheetah. Each year, the Serengeti is the scene of thespectacular wildebeest and zebra migration, when millions of theseanimals make their annual trek to Kenya’s Masai Mara in search offresh grasses and water. The Mara is one of Kenya’s most populargame reserves and a good place to see the “Big Five” (buffalo,elephants, rhinos, lions and leopards). It "Due to A&K’s reputation and 50-year presence in East Africa, we are able to arrange a variety o inspiring experiences for our gue For example, we can arrange a private talk with Dr. Richard Leake memberofthefamouspaleontolo Leakey family, or take you into the home of a local artist for dinner. A& can also introduce you to Daphne Sheldrick, who is best known for he rhino and elephant orphanage." — GrahamWood, Managing Directo A&K Tanzania Time Difference: EST plus 8 hours Best Time to Travel: The best time for wildlife viewing (including the Great Migration) is June- October and January- March — the dry months — although both countries are fascinating destinations year-round. Climate: Both Kenya an Tanzania have tropical climat The dry season June-October a January-March it is rainiest fro April-May. Ave temperatures ye round in Kenya range from 70-8 degrees Fahrenh In Tanzania, temperatures ran from 65-82. 0 mi. 250 mi. TANZANIA KENYA I N D I A N O C E A N L A K E V I C TO R I A 1 2 8 3 4 7 9 5 6 Serengeti NationalPark&MasaiMaraGameReserve Ngorongoro Crater Zanzibar TarangireNationalPark&LakeManyara NationalPark MountKilimanjaro SelousGameReserve &RuahaNationalPark MahaleMountains NationalPark Amboseli NationalPark &ChyuluHills SamburuGameReserve, LaikipiaPlateau& LewaDowns Arusha Mombasa Nairobi Tailor Made private travel allows you to experience the world entirely on your own terms: where to visit, when to go, and what to do when you get there. This book is designed to help you create that personalized trip of a lifetime. Get to know each inspiring destination, and then take your pick from an array of inspiring ways to get there. The itinerary of your dreams starts with this book. Creating Your Journey Luxury Private Travel is like a virtual tour guide — the next- best thing to having an A&K expert sitting across from you. Each Destination Guide walks you through the must-see places in a particular region, as well as some sites not necessarily on every traveller’s radar, but which our experts have highlighted for their distinctive character. A map clearly indicates each location, allowing you to begin sketching your Tailor Made itinerary as you read. We even note how many days we recommend to experience each site to the fullest. Once you’ve assembled a rough idea of where you want to go, it’s time to consider your options. A&K makes private travel planning easy with two convenient ways to build your itinerary. DESTINATIONGUIDES | Create your perfect Tailor Made itinerary using these regional highlights.
  9. 9. 7 Signature Kenya & Tanzania 12 days, priced from $11,795; arrives Sunday, departs Thursday Minimum age 12 (Gold-level program only) A&KADVANTAGES: › Choose between Gold-level luxurious permanent tented camping and Silver-level lodge accommodations › Meet Maasai villagers and learn about their traditional ways › Sip sundowner cocktails, while savoring vibrant African sunsets › Explore Ngorongoro Crater, a haven for endangered wildlife › Gaze across the Masai Mara plains from atop Siria Escarpment DAY 1: Arrive Nairobi, Kenya Fairmont The Norfolk (Gold)/Nairobi Serena Hotel (Silver) DAY 2: Nairobi/Amboseli National Park Scenic flight to Amboseli National Park; afternoon game drive. Tortilis Camp (Gold)/ Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge (Silver) | Meals: B L D DAY 3: Amboseli National Park Game drives in Amboseli National Park. Tortilis Camp (Gold)/ Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge (Silver) | Meals: B L D DAY 4: Amboseli/Arusha, Tanzania/ Lake Manyara National Park Transfer to Arusha for lunch; flight to Lake Manyara National Park. Escarpment Luxury Lodge (Gold)/ Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge (Silver) | Meals: B L D DAY 5: Lake Manyara/Ngorongoro Crater Game drive through Lake Manyara National Park; overnight at Ngorongoro Crater. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (Gold)/ Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (Silver) | Meals: B L D DAY 6: Ngorongoro Crater Drive down to Ngorongoro Crater for a full-day game drive; Maasai village visit to learn about local customs. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (Gold)/Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (Silver) | Meals: B L D DAYS 7-8: Ngorongoro Crater/Serengeti National Park Drive (Silver) or flight (Gold) to Serengeti National Park; afternoonat leisure to relax or view the amazing wildlife from the comfort ofyour tent. Sanctuary Kusini (Gold)/ Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge (Silver) | Meals: B L D DAY 9: Serengeti/Arusha/Nairobi/Masai Mara Game Reserve Flight to Masai Mara via Arusha and Nairobi; game drive in Masai Mara Game Reserve. Sanctuary Olonana (Gold)/ Mara Serena Safari Lodge (Silver) | Meals: B L D DAYS 10-11: Masai Mara Game Reserve “Big Five” in Masai Mara; optional hot air balloon ride. SanctuaryOlonana (Gold)/Mara Serena Safari Lodge (Silver) | Meals: B L D DAY 12: Masai Mara/Nairobi/Depart Transfer to Nairobi; lunch at Carnivore Restaurant; Karen Blixen house and museum. Fairmont The Norfolk (dayroom) (Gold)/ Nairobi Serena Hotel (dayroom) (Silver) | Meals: B L D A young lion h DATES & PRICING Choose from the dates below or modify this Signature journeschedule with customized inclusions and accommodations. P Jan 06–17* Jan 13–24 Feb 03–14* Feb 10–21* Feb 17–28 Mar 03–14* Mar 10–21 Jun 02–13* Jun 16–27 Jul 07–18 Jul 14–25* Jul 21–Aug 01** Aug 11–22 Aug 25–Sep 05* Sep Oc Dec Dec Land arrangements: Silver Jan-Mar; Jun-Oct Dec Jan-M Jun-O Double occupancy $11,795 $12,895 $18,7 Single supplement $1,995 $1,995 $4,9 Internalairfare: Nairobi/Amboseli; Arusha/Manyara; Serengeti/Arusha/Nairobi/Masai Mara/Nairobi Nairobi/Amboseli; Arusha/Manyara/Serengeti/ Arusha/Nairobi/Masai Mara/Nairobi Solo traveller prices are available upon request. Call A&K for detai*Gold departure only. **Silver departure only. TRAVEL IN A SMALL GROUP This itinerary is also available as the Luxur Group Journey Kenya&TanzaniaWildli Contact A&K for details. SIGNATURE SERIES | The ideal private journey, ready to book. MasaiMara GameReserve K TANZANIA Nairobi Arusha Amboseli NationalP LakeManyara NationalPark Ngorongoro Crater Serengeti NationalPark AIR ROAD The pink city o J p used for its massive forts and magnificent palaces — is the capital of Rajasthan, India’s culture-rich northern state. The best sites of this imperial city include the famous Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds, with its stone-carved screens that allowed women of the court to look out without being seen, and the Amber Fort, a yellow palace built into the sheer side of a hill overhanging Jaipur. The Elephant Festival and Gangaur in spring and the Teej celebrations in August are sights to see. Venture into rural Rajasthan for a taste of the region’s folk traditions. 3 Agra &theTajMahal (2 days recommended) A vision in white (that turns orange, pink and gold depending on the time of day), the Taj Mahal rises from beautifully landscaped gardens, its perfect proportions and awe-inspiring symmetry seemingly painted onto light-blue skies. Experience this UNESCO World Heritage Site and New World Wonder from all angles with two visits — one at dawn, one at sunset — to take in the intricacies of its pietra dura inlays and absorb its full beauty. Apart from Taj Mahal, Agra has two other UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Agra Fort is located on the other side of the river and the top of the fort presents a beautiful view of Taj Mahal. After sightseeing, stop by the city’s markets — Agra has a well-known leather and handicraft industry. Jaipur's Hawa Mahal, with its ornately carved windows RECOMMENDEDROUTES | Our experts’ suggestions for your Tailor Made itinerary. WondersofNorthernIndia&Ranthambore | from $6,695 A blend of historic sites and natural wonders of the Rajasthan region. SplendorsofRajasthan | from $6,895 Exploring India's cultural heart, full of gorgeous palaces, forts and temples. Days1-3 Days4-6 Days7-8 Delhi Delwara/Udaipur Jaipur Days9-10 Days11-12 Day13 Ranthambore Agra Delhi Days1-2 Days3-4 Days5-8 Delhi Mandawa/Bikaner Jaisalmer/Jodhpur Days9-11 Days12-13 Day14 Udaipur/Deogarh Jaipur Agra 74 Luxury Private Travel RECOMMENDEDROUTES | Our experts’ suggestions for your Tailor Made itinerary. “I’ve never been here before. What are the best places to visit?” So many travellers have asked us this that we created the Signature Series: the ideal independent itinerary, featuring A&K’s recommended must-sees at each destination. Signature journeys feature the best hotels from A&K’s portfolio of luxury properties; Silver and Gold options on most journeys let you choose between four- and five-star accommodations. Best of all, Signature Series programs are priced and ready to book with a single phone call, leaving all of the planning and decision-making with us — you just choose when you want to go. As you read about each region, you will notice brief sample itineraries along the bottom of the page. These outlines are provided by A&K experts as a framework for you to build upon in constructing your own private journey. Locations in the itinerary are described in the Destination Guide, allowing you to quickly gauge which proposed journey suits your needs. Working from these recommendations, you can consult an A&K specialist or your travel professional to begin the detailed planning of your perfect Tailor Made journey. Match the perfect hotel to each destination from the luxury properties profiled in A&K’s WorldwideHotelPortfolio. Contact A&K to request a copy. SIGNATURESERIES | The ideal private journey, ready to book. 2013 ® WORLDWIDE HOTEL PORTFOLIO 2013
  10. 10. 8 Luxury Private Travel Making your private journey your own. A Journey for Every Traveller
  11. 11. 9 Every traveller is unique ... so why shouldn’t the same be true of every journey? While there are as many ways to travel as there are places to visit, here are a few suggestions for making your custom private journey truly your own. FamilyJourneys:InspirationforEveryGeneration Private custom travel offers many advantages that particularly benefit the family. For one, there is the simple freedom to travel solely on your own schedule, free of conflicts with school or work. A Tailor Made journey also offers the chance to ensure every family member has an unforgettable experience, and A&K has decades of practice in creating itineraries that appeal to all generations. CelebratewithTravel Renew your wedding vows with a Hindu priest in the Shiva Temple in Jaipur; fly kites with the whole family from the ramparts of the Great Wall; or birthday-shop ‘til you drop in the finest European boutiques, accompanied by your personal fashion consultant. Whatever the occasion, a custom Abercrombie & Kent Celebrations journey is the perfect way to commemorate it. Talk to one of our private travel specialists, and see how easily your dream celebration can become reality. See the World — and See It Change Many travellers today want to contribute back to the places they visit. Today, Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy supports dozens of grassroots projects around the world committed to preserving and aiding the world’s habitats, wildlife and indigenous peoples. Ask an A&K private travel consultant about opportunities to visit and, in some cases, participate in these projects, and to discover your destination through the work of its most dedicated people.
  12. 12. 10 Luxury Private Travel BRAZIL ECUADOR THE GALÁPAGOS PERU ARGENTINA CHILE EGYPT ISRAEL JORDAN TURKEY ITALY MOROCCO AUSTRIA MONTENEGRO CROATIA SLOVAKIA HUNGARY CZECH REPUBLIC SOUTH AFRICA BOTSWANA NAMIBIA ZAMBIA ZIMBABWE TANZANIA KENYA UGANDA Additional A&K Destinations Signature Journey Destinations Start planning your next great adventure today. 2013 Luxury Private Travel Destinations
  13. 13. 11 INDIA CHINA VIETNAM CAMBODIA THAILAND RUSSIA YourJourneyBeginsHere Read the following pages and discover a world of inspiring travel made possible only with Abercrombie & Kent. A&K Private Travel Specialists are on hand at 800 652 8403 Monday through Saturday; you may also find more information online at abercrombiekent.com. When you’re ready to take the next step, call us or consult your travel professional.
  14. 14. DESTINATION GUIDES 14 Kenya & Tanzania 22 Uganda & Rwanda 26 Southern Africa "From the wildlife-rich plains of Kenya and Tanzania to cosmopolitan Cape Town and thrilling Victoria Falls in the south, A&K offers an African experience that is second to none. Read these Destination Guides and begin building your once-in-a-lifetime safari to Africa. Along the way, you'll read about our exclusive mobile camps, the annual Great Migration and some unique primate encounters to be had in Uganda and Rwanda. Have us create an itinerary to your tastes, or choose a Recommended Route or a Signature Series journey, with the must-see sites already chosen for you. Above all, enjoy your visit to the most inspiring and thrilling place on earth." Africa –MarkWheeler, A&K Kenya & Uganda 13
  15. 15. Kenya & Tanzania Both Kenya and Tanzania are year-round destinations offering a unique combination of wildlife and scenery, as well as progressive conservation policies.
  16. 16. DESTINATION GUIDE | Create your perfect Tailor Made itinerary using these regional highlights. 1 Serengeti NationalPark & MasaiMara GameReserve (3-5 days recommended) Covering 10,000 square miles, the Serengeti is Tanzania's largest and most famous national park. As the southern part of a vast expanse of plains land shared with Kenya, the Serengeti supports one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in the world. It is home to dozens of species, including the antelope, hyena, leopard, giraffe, lion, buffalo and cheetah. Each year, the Serengeti is the scene of the spectacular wildebeest and zebra migration, when millions of these animals make their annual trek to Kenya’s Masai Mara in search of fresh grasses and water. The Mara is one of Kenya’s most popular game reserves and a good place to see the “Big Five” (buffalo, elephants, rhinos, lions and leopards). It is also home to the Maasai people who have occupied the area since the 17th century, living in harmony with the wildlife. 2 Ngorongoro Crater (2 days recommended) Considered to be one of the natural wonders of the world, Ngorongoro Crater is a 2,000-foot-deep caldera created by the "Due to A&K’s reputation and 50-year presence in East Africa, we are able to arrange a variety of inspiring experiences for our guests. For example, we can arrange a private talk with Dr. Richard Leakey, a memberofthefamouspaleontological Leakey family, or take you into the home of a local artist for dinner. A&K can also introduce you to Daphne Sheldrick, who is best known for her rhino and elephant orphanage." — GrahamWood, Managing Director, A&K Tanzania Time Difference: EST plus 8 hours Best Time to Travel: The best time for wildlife viewing (including the Great Migration) is June- October and January- March — the dry months — although both countries are fascinating destinations year-round. Climate: Both Kenya and Tanzania have a tropical climate. The dry season is June-October and January-March, and it is rainiest from April-May. Average temperatures year- round in Kenya range from 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit. In Tanzania, temperatures range from 65-82. Hippos cooling off in a small freshwater lake on the floor of Ngorongoro Crater 15 AFRICA 0 mi. 250 mi. TANZANIA KENYA I N D I A N O C E A N L A K E V I C TO R I A 1 2 8 3 4 7 9 5 6 Serengeti NationalPark& MasaiMaraGameReserve Ngorongoro Crater Zanzibar TarangireNationalPark& Lake ManyaraNationalPark MountKilimanjaro SelousGameReserve &RuahaNationalPark MahaleMountains NationalPark Amboseli NationalPark &ChyuluHills SamburuGameReserve, LaikipiaPlateau& LewaDowns Arusha Mombasa Nairobi
  17. 17. collapsed cone of a volcano, and it contains a fascinating microcosm of East African wildlife, home to about 30,000 animals. Just southwest of the crater below the Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Eyasi, a soda lake, is home to the Hadzabe tribe. They are some of the last hunter-gatherers in northern Tanzania and speak an ancient click language. 3 Tarangire NationalPark & LakeManyara NationalPark (2-3 days recommended) Baobab-dotted Tarangire is one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in Africa, with an equally impressive population of wildlife, including elephants, zebras, wildebeests and giraffes. Centered on the Tarangire River, this park has expansive views with wide panoramas of wooded savanna stretching in every direction. Lake Manyara is a shallow alkaline lake that is best known for the millions of flamingos that call it home. The lake and its surrounding regions also shelter hippos, baboons, impalas — along with lions, which are known to occasionally climb trees for relief from the day’s heat. A variety of other bird species, including pelicans, storks, geese, herons and cormorants also thrive here. 4 MountKilimanjaro (6-8 days recommended) At 19,341 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. A&K’s Mount Kilimanjaro expeditions are planned to the last detail by mountaineering experts, who take into consideration every factor that contributes to a successful climb. Our staff to guest ratio is 5:1, one of the highest in the industry. Private Mobile Camping Our longstanding reputation and history as the most respected safari outfitter in Africa gives us privileged access to private camping concessions in East Africa’s most beautiful and wildlife-rich territories. Two staff members for every guest ensure attentive service that is personalized yet unobtrusive. Return from an exhilarating day in the bush to a spacious, veranda-fronted tent furnished in a blend of African and colonial European styles, with cotton sheets covering your large, comfortable bed. You also have en suite bathroom with flush toilet, running water and an attached, traditional bucket shower. Meals are prepared with the freshest ingredients by your specially trained cook and served by an attentive staff in a large candle-lit dining tent. Private Mobile Camping, A&K style, is the most authentic form of safari, a true immersion into the sights and sounds of the bush. Hikers approaching Mount Kilimanjaro's summit at sunrise RECOMMENDEDROUTES | Our experts’ suggestions for your Tailor Made itinerary. Kenya:Wildlife,Wilderness&Warriors | from $9,775 Private game reserves hosting a variety of wildlife. Kenya&Zanzibar:IdealHoneymoon | from $10,995 A perfect blend of wildlife viewing and resort island amenities. Day1 Days2-4 Days5-7 Nairobi Lewa Downs Laikipia Plateau Days8-10 Days11-12 Day13 Masai Mara G.R. Lake Victoria Nairobi Day1 Days2-3 Days4-6 Nairobi Chyulu Hills Laikipia Plateau Days7-9 Days10-12 Masai Mara G.R. Zanzibar 16 Luxury Private Travel AFRICA
  18. 18. The Great Migration One of nature’ most incredible spectacles, the Great Migration is a cycle of life and death, played out on the plains of the Serengeti and Masai Mara, when some 1.4 million wildebeests and other plains game make the yearlong, round-trip trek from Tanzania’s Serengeti to the Masai Mara in Kenya in search of food and water. A&K keeps you in the center of the action, with mobile tented camps that move with the animals and programs that have you fly between camps for an incredible aerial view of the thundering herds crossing the plains. Guides are trained in wilderness first aid, mountain craft, natural history and ecological awareness, and climbs are equipped with the finest climbing and camping apparatus. A&K offers excellent opportunities for acclimatization, giving our guests a successful summit rate of 97 percent; the average success rate for our competitors is 60-70 percent. 5 Amboseli National Park& Chyulu Hills (2-3 days recommended) Renowned for its breathtaking views of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park is fringed by Maasai villages and located in the Great Rift Valley. The photogenic Chylulu Hills, located nearby, are home to some of the largest breeding elephant bulls in Africa, who share the plains with lions, leopards, cheetahs and other plains game. 6 Samburu Game Reserve, Laikipia Plateau & Lewa Downs (3-4 days recommended) Samburu is known for northern wildlife species not found in other Kenya parks. Grevy’s zebra with its distinctive narrow stripes and large rounded ears, the long-necked gerenuk that stands on two feet to feed, the reticulated giraffe and the Beisa oryx are all exclusive Riding horses during a family safari at Lewa Downs RECOMMENDEDROUTES | Our experts’ suggestions for your Tailor Made itinerary. Kenya&Tanzania:TheGreatMigration | from $11,675 The best places in East Africa to view abundant game. Tanzania:TheFootstepsofLivingstone | from $6,390 Remote wilderness, diverse landscapes and volcanic hot springs. Day1 Days2-4 Days5-7 Nairobi Masai Mara G.R. Tarangire N.P. Days8-9 Days10-12 Day13 Ngorongoro Crater Serengeti N.P. Arusha Day1 Days2-4 Dar es Salaam Selous G.R. Days5-7 Day8 Ruaha N.P. Dar es Salaam to Samburu. Located south of Samburu in the scenic Northern Frontier District, Laikipia Plateau formerly consisted of farms and cattle ranches until landowners banded together to establish a conservation area. Today, it boasts an array of private game reserves and luxury safari camps, along with game populations that thrive within their protected boundaries. Located at the foot of Mount Kenya, Lewa Downs is a private conservation area that has been in the Craig family since the 1920s. Three endangered species — rhino, Grevy’s zebra and sitatunga — are home here on this private ranch. Bird watching is amazing, and game viewing can be done in four- wheel-drive vehicles, on horseback and on escorted bush walks. 17 AFRICA ThePathoftheMigration TANZANIA KENYA L A K E V I C TO R I A January–April May-July August-September October -December
  19. 19. Family Safaris & AKP School An A&K family safari keeps travellers of every age interested and energized, focusing on the national parks and private game reserves to maximize animal viewing. It also gives you an opportunity to discover the tribal life in a Maasai village. Our experts design an itinerary that meets your entire family’s approval, with your interests at heart. In addition, we can arrange a visit to a local primary school where Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP) sponsors a Conservation Club that teaches children to preserve the environment. 7 SelousGameReserve&RuahaNationalPark (3-4 days recommended) The sheer vastness and diversity of the landscape, with hot volcanic springs, calm lakes and the great Ruaha and Rufiji Rivers make the Selous an amazing area to view wildlife. An excellent way to view local game is to track it on foot, accompanied by an armed guide. Ruaha National Park is a remote, undeveloped wilderness area in southern Tanzania. Its main feature is the Ruaha River, which runs through spectacular gorges and majestic trees in a dramatic landscape with more varied game than can be seen in northern East Africa. 8 Zanzibar (3-6 days recommended) An ideal place to unwind after a safari, Zanzibar is an unspoiled island paradise located off the coast of mainland Tanzania in the Indian Ocean. Zanzibar offers world-class watersports, including scuba diving, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, waterskiing and sailing on traditional dhows (wooden boats). For centuries, Zanzibar has lured traders, adventurers and explorers to its shores. In Stone Town, Zanzibar’s cultural old city, explore winding alleys and vibrant bazaars, and view the brass-studded carved wooden doors that are so famous there. Those interested in cooking might want to peruse the spice markets and stores. 9 MahaleMountainsNationalPark (3-4 days recommended) Track chimpanzees in their natural habitat of rugged, forest- covered mountains or snorkel and kayak Lake Tanganyika. RECOMMENDEDROUTES | Our experts’ suggestions for your Tailor Made itinerary. Tanzania:Wildlife&CulturalSafari | from $10,995 Exploring Tanzania's prime game reserves and tribal villages. Tanzania:ChimpanzeeTracking&theMigration | from $14,635 Sights of the annual Great Migration and chimpanzee viewing. Day1 Days2-3 Days4-6 Arusha Tarangire N.P. Lake Eyasi Days7-8 Days9-11 Day12 Ngorongoro Crater Serengeti N.P. Arusha Day1 Days2-5 Day6 Arusha Mahale Mountains N.P. Arusha Days7-8 Days9-11 Day12 Ngorongoro Crater Serengeti N.P. Arusha A&K safari vehicles We maintain our own fleet of custom-built Land Cruisers and train our drivers ourselves — no other safari company in East Africa does this. When you take to the plains in our safari vehicles, you are guaranteed a window seat and access to photographic roof hatches for optimum game viewing. 18 Luxury Private Travel AFRICA
  20. 20. Signature Kenya & Tanzania 12 days, priced from $11,795; arrives Sunday, departs Thursday Minimum age 12 (Gold-level program only) A&KADVANTAGES: › Choose between Gold-level luxurious permanent tented camping and Silver-level lodge accommodations › Meet Maasai villagers and learn about their traditional ways › Sip sundowner cocktails, while savoring vibrant African sunsets › Explore Ngorongoro Crater, a haven for endangered wildlife › Gaze across the Masai Mara plains from atop Siria Escarpment DAY 1: Arrive Nairobi, Kenya Fairmont The Norfolk (Gold)/Nairobi Serena Hotel (Silver) DAY 2: Nairobi/Amboseli National Park Scenic flight to Amboseli National Park; afternoon game drive. Tortilis Camp (Gold)/ Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge (Silver) | Meals: B L D DAY 3: Amboseli National Park Game drives in Amboseli National Park. Tortilis Camp (Gold)/ Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge (Silver) | Meals: B L D DAY 4: Amboseli/Arusha, Tanzania/ Lake Manyara National Park Transfer to Arusha for lunch; flight to Lake Manyara National Park. Escarpment Luxury Lodge (Gold)/ Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge (Silver) | Meals: B L D DAY 5: Lake Manyara/Ngorongoro Crater Game drive through Lake Manyara National Park; overnight at Ngorongoro Crater. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (Gold)/ Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (Silver) | Meals: B L D DAY 6: Ngorongoro Crater Drive down to Ngorongoro Crater for a full-day game drive; Maasai village visit to learn about local customs. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (Gold)/Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge (Silver) | Meals: B L D DAYS 7-8: Ngorongoro Crater/Serengeti National Park Drive (Silver) or flight (Gold) to Serengeti National Park; afternoon at leisure to relax or view the amazing wildlife from the comfort of your tent. Sanctuary Kusini (Gold)/ Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge (Silver) | Meals: B L D DAY 9: Serengeti/Arusha/Nairobi/Masai Mara Game Reserve Flight to Masai Mara via Arusha and Nairobi; game drive in Masai Mara Game Reserve. Sanctuary Olonana (Gold)/ Mara Serena Safari Lodge (Silver) | Meals: B L D DAYS 10-11: Masai Mara Game Reserve “Big Five” in Masai Mara; optional hot air balloon ride. Sanctuary Olonana (Gold)/Mara Serena Safari Lodge (Silver) | Meals: B L D DAY 12: Masai Mara/Nairobi/Depart Transfer to Nairobi; lunch at Carnivore Restaurant; Karen Blixen house and museum. Fairmont The Norfolk (dayroom) (Gold)/ Nairobi Serena Hotel (dayroom) (Silver) | Meals: B L D A young lion hiding in tree branches DATES & PRICING Choose from the dates below or modify this Signature journey to fit your schedule with customized inclusions and accommodations. Pricing may vary. Jan 06–17* Jan 13–24 Feb 03–14* Feb 10–21* Feb 17–28 Mar 03–14* Mar 10–21 Jun 02–13* Jun 16–27 Jul 07–18 Jul 14–25* Jul 21–Aug 01** Aug 11–22 Aug 25–Sep 05* Sep 08–19 Oct 13–24 Dec 15–26* Dec 22–Jan 02, 2014 Land arrangements: Silver Gold Jan-Mar; Jun-Oct Dec Jan-Mar; Jun-Oct Dec Double occupancy $11,795 $12,895 $18,795 $19,895 Single supplement $1,995 $1,995 $4,985 $4,985 Internalairfare: Economy class Nairobi/Amboseli; Arusha/Manyara; Serengeti/Arusha/Nairobi/Masai Mara/Nairobi Silver from $1,495 Nairobi/Amboseli; Arusha/Manyara/Serengeti/ Arusha/Nairobi/Masai Mara/Nairobi Gold from $1,695 Solo traveller prices are available upon request. Call A&K for details. *Gold departure only. **Silver departure only. TRAVEL IN A SMALL GROUP This itinerary is also available as the Luxury Small Group Journey Kenya&TanzaniaWildlifeSafari. Contact A&K for details. SIGNATURE SERIES | The ideal private journey, ready to book. 19 AFRICA MasaiMara GameReserve KENYA TANZANIA I N D I A N O C E A N Nairobi Arusha Amboseli NationalPark LakeManyara NationalPark Ngorongoro Crater Serengeti NationalPark AIR ROAD
  21. 21. Signature Kenya 9 days, priced from $9,895; arrives Friday, departs Saturday A&KADVANTAGES: › Stay at luxurious permanent camps, all in the center of wildlife action › Spot the "Special Five" of Kenya's Northern Frontier district: the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, beisa oryx, Somali ostrich and gerenuk antelope › Set out on walking safaris or evening game drives or discover wildlife on horseback (optional) at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy › Fly between Kenya's geographically diverse locales, from Laikipia Plateau and the foothills of Chyulu overlooking Mount Kilimanjaro to the wildlife-rich Masai plains › Meet the Maasai people during a visit to a local village and school › End your safari adventure at Sanctuary Olonana, a luxurious tented camp and a Condé Nast Traveler Gold List property DAY 1: Arrive Nairobi, Kenya Arrival in Nairobi and transfer to hotel. Fairmont The Norfolk DAY 2: Nairobi/Laikipia Plateau Flight to the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy; transfer to your tented accommodations; and go on game drives in search of indigenous species as well as the “Big Five” (lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and Cape buffalo). Lewa Safari Camp | Meals: B L D DAY 3: Laikipia Plateau Early morning and afternoon game drives to see unique northen species, such as the reticulated giraffe, Grevy's zebra and the long- necked gerenuk. Lewa Safari Camp | Meals: B L D DAY 4: Laikipia Plateau/Chyulu Hills Flight to Chyulu Hills overlooking Mount Kilimanjaro; transfer to eco-ranch accommodations; and relax this afternoon, enjoying your beautiful surroundings. Campi ya Kanzi | Meals: B L D DAY 5: Chyulu Hills Breakfast cooked over an open fire; choose between bush drives with professional guides, escorted game walks, forest walks, Chyulu Hills National Park excursions, bird-watching or a cultural visit to a Maasai village. Campi ya Kanzi | Meals: B L D DAY 6: Chyulu Hills/Nairobi/Masai Mara Game Reserve Flight to Masai Mara Game Reserve; transfer to luxurious tented camp located on the banks of the Mara River; and afternoon at leisure. Sanctuary Olonana | Meals: B L D DAYS 7-8: Masai Mara Game Reserve Morning and afternoon game drives; optional visit to local tree- planting or wetlands-preservation project; and time spent enjoying bush breakfasts, picnics, scenic sundowners, a Maasai village visit, nature walks, optional spa treatments or a hot air balloon flight. Sanctuary Olonana | Meals: B L D DAY 9: Masai Mara/Nairobi/Depart Return to Nairobi; lunch at Carnivore Restaurant; and depart. Fairmont The Norfolk (dayroom) | Meals: B L Maasai warriors entertaining with their traditional jumping DATES & PRICING Choose from the dates below or modify this Signature journey to fit your schedule with customized inclusions and accommodations. Pricing may vary. Jan 18–26 Feb 08–16 Feb 15–23 Mar 08–16 Jun 14–22 Jul 05–13 Jul 12–20 Aug 02–10 Aug 09–17 Sep 06–14 Sep 13–21 Sep 27–Oct 05 Oct 04–12 Dec 20–28 Dec 27–Jan 04, 2014 Land arrangements: Jan-Mar; Jun-Oct Dec Double occupancy $9,895 $10,995 Single supplement $2,260 $2,260 Internalairfare: Economy class & private charter Nairobi/Laikipia/Chyulu Hills/Nairobi/Masai Mara/Nairobi from $3,430 Solo traveller prices are available upon request. Call A&K for details. SIGNATURE SERIES | The ideal private journey, ready to book. 20 Luxury Private Travel AFRICA AIR I N D I A N O C E A N KENYA Laikipia Plateau MasaiMara GameReserve Nairobi ChyuluHills
  22. 22. Signature Tanzania 8 days, priced from $9,495; arrives Sunday, departs Sunday Minimum age 12 years A&KADVANTAGES: › Stay in luxurious, permanent tented camps and safari lodges and absorb the true ambience of Africa › See how a beekeeping project supported by A&K Philanthropy helps sustain the villagers › Meet with a Maasai elder to learn about the traditional village life and its nomadic residents › Set out on morning and afternoon game drives in search of the “Big Five” and other iconic species DAY 1: Arrive Arusha, Tanzania Arrival in Tanzania and transfer to your colonial, plantation-style boutique lodge, located on a working coffee farm. Arusha Coffee Lodge DAYS 2-3: Arusha/Tarangire National Park Tarangire National Park, staying in spacious tents in a secluded area overlooking the Gurusi floodplains; afternoon game drive showcasing park's exceptional birdlife and large elephant population; and optional visit to a sustainable beekeeping project, supported by A&K. Sanctuary Swala | Meals: B L D DAY 4: Tarangire/Ngorongoro Crater Scenic lunch at Gibb’s Farm, a working coffee farm; afternoon at leisure at a lodge in Ngorongoro highlands. The Manor at Ngorongoro | Meals: B L D DAY 5: Ngorongoro Crater Descend Ngorongoro Crater, a fascinating natural amphitheater created from the collapse of an ancient volcano, in search of the “Big Five” (leopards, lions, buffalo, elephants and rhinos); Maasai village visit to learn about the culture of these pastoral, cattle-herding people. The Manor at Ngorongoro | Meals: B L D DAY 6: Ngorongoro Crater/Serengeti National Park Flight to Serengeti National Park, a pristine wilderness area with prolific game and the sight of the annual Great Migration of wildebeests. Sanctuary Kusini/Serengeti Migration Camp | Meals: B L D DAY 7: Serengeti National Park Morning and afternoon game drives through the vast plains, a protected animal refuge since 1929 and home to some 35 species of plains game and 500 bird species. Sanctuary Kusini/Serengeti Migration Camp | Meals: B L D DAY 8: Serengeti/Arusha/Depart Afternoon at leisure until your late-night departure flight home. Arusha Coffee Lodge (dayroom) | Meals: B L Crossing a river during the Great Migration in the Serengeti DATES & PRICING Choose from the dates below or modify this Signature journey to fit your schedule with customized inclusions and accommodations. Pricing may vary. Jan 20–27* Feb 10–17* Mar 10–17* Jun 09–16** Jul 07–14** Aug 04–11** Sep 15–22** Oct 20–27** Nov 10–17* Dec 22–29* Land arrangements: Jan-Mar; Nov Jun-Oct Dec Double occupancy $9,895 $9,495 $10,795 Single supplement $2,565 $2,395 $2,590 Internalairfare: Economy class Manyara/Serengeti/Arusha from $700 Solo traveller prices are available upon request. Call A&K for details. *Sanctuary Kusini on nights 6–7. **Serengeti Migration Camp on nights 6–7. TRAVEL IN A SMALL GROUP This itinerary is also available as the Luxury Small Group Journey TanzaniaInStyle. Contact A&K for details. SIGNATURE SERIES | The ideal private journey, ready to book. 21 AFRICA AIR ROAD TANZANIA Arusha Lake Manyara Ngorongoro Crater Serengeti NationalPark Tarangire NationalPark
  23. 23. Uganda & Rwanda Uganda boasts forests, lakes, plains, semi- desert and mountains, and Rwanda is lush and green with towering mountains and dense jungle. Both are known for their dwindling population of mountain gorillas.
  24. 24. Chimpanzee Watching Experience Start your chimpanzee trek at Kanyanchu in Kibale National Forest. The chimpanzees feed high in the trees, so binoculars are a must. Barks of baboons occasionally pierce the forest silence as you make your way along the trail. For those who appreciate the finer details of the flora, animals, insects and birds, the rewards here are many and varied. DESTINATION GUIDE | Create your perfect Tailor Made itinerary using these regional highlights. 1 Bwindi Impenetrable ForestNationalPark (2-3 days recommended) A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bwindi is one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world. Just over half of the world’s last surviving mountain gorillas, 360 species of birds, 200 species of butterflies, and 324 different species of trees live within its exotic rainforest canopy. Gorilla tracking is a year-round activity and one of the most exclusive wildlife activities in the world. It is also home to the Batwa pygmy tribe. 2 Murchison Falls National Park (2-3 days recommended) With its variety of vegetation ranging from riparian forests and swampland to broad savanna, Murchison, Uganda’s largest game park, is home to a large concentration of animals and birds. The main attraction, however, is Murchison Falls and the Nile River, and the highlight is a launch trip up the stream to observe the cascades and wildlife along the riverbank. "In addition to gorilla tracking, chimpanzee tracking is one of the region’s most popular activities. Join Kibale National Park’s researchers and crew for a full day to observe their efforts habituating chimpanzees to human presence without altering their wild nature. For a glimpse of local culture, you can share a meal with the Batwa pygmies or join a mock hunting party . If you are in Rwanda in June, we can arrange for you to participate in Kwita Izina, the annual gorilla naming ceremony." — MarkWheeler, Managing Director, A&K Kenya & Uganda Time Difference: Uganda: EST plus 7 hours Rwanda: EST plus 6 hours Best Time to Travel: The biggest consideration for when to go to Uganda and Rwanda is based on the rainfall pattern. The wettest months are April, May and November, and travelling on some roads can be difficult during those times. The best time to see larger primates is during the dry months, but gorilla tracking is possible year-round. Climate: Uganda’s average daily temperature is 71, going up to about 81 between January-March and down to 61 from July-September. July is the driest month, and May is the wettest. In Rwanda, the dry season is from May-October, and temperatures are on par with Uganda. 23 AFRICA 0 mi. 150 mi. 1 4 3 5 2 6 BwindiImpenetrableForestNationalPark Queen Elizabeth &KibaleForest NationalParks MurchisonFallsNationalPark Lake Kivu VolcanoesNationalPark NyungweNationalPark L A K E V I C TO R I A Entebbe Kigali UGANDA RWANDA
  25. 25. The rolling cascades of Murchison Falls 3 Queen Elizabeth & Kibale ForestNationalParks (3-4 days recommended) Flush with wildlife (about 100 mammal species and more than 600 bird species), Queen Elizabeth National Park has one of the highest bio-diversity ratings of any national park in the world. Many antelopes, primates, buffalo, elephants, warthogs and hippos can also be found here. If you visit Kibale Forest, you are likely to see some 11 species of primates, including chimpanzees and mangabeys. 4 VolcanoesNationalPark (2 days recommended) Volcanoes National Park is home to the seven dormant Virunga volcanoes and, like Uganda's Bwindi, it is an excellent place to track mountain gorillas. The densely forested slopes create the perfect habitat for the park’s gorilla population. The park is also home to other primates, including red colobus monkeys and crested mangabeys. 5 Nyungwe National Park (2-3 days recommended) Nyungwe National Park is made up of rainforest, bamboo, grassland, swamps and bogs. It is home to a rich variety of flora and fauna, as well as acrobatic Angola colobus monkeys, an estimated 500 chimpanzees, l’Hoest’s monkeys, olive baboons, grey-cheeked mangabeys, red-tailed monkeys and more than 300 bird species. 6 LakeKivu (2-3 days recommended) An enormous freshwater expanse, Lake Kivu forms part of the Eastern African Great Lakes. The towns of Cyangugu, Kibuye and Gisenyi on its shores are ideal rest and recreation transit points. Gorilla Tracking Experience Tracking gorillas is a challenging adventure, but for guests who are in good physical health it is an incredible experience. Your expert guide takes your small group of privileged guests into the forest to locate the gorilla family. Once they are located, you are allowed an hour to observe them as they go about their daily business. Mothers keep infants close to their chests as they knuckle-walk on three limbs. Toddlers scamper around and often have to be reigned in by an attentive father. It is an amazing opportunity to bond with these primates, one of our closest genetic relatives on earth. RECOMMENDEDROUTES | Our experts’ suggestions for your Tailor Made itinerary. Uganda:Gorilla&ChimpanzeeTracking | from $5,320 Spend your days tracking and observing our primate cousins. Rwanda:Culture&Primates | from $8,455 Learn about the many primate species that live in the diverse habitats. Day1 Days2-4 Entebbe Kibale N.P. Days5-7 Day8 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest N.P. Entebbe Day1 Days2-4 Kigali Nyungwe N.P. Days5-6 Days7-8 Day9 Lake Kivu Volcanoes N.P. Kigali 24 Luxury Private Travel AFRICA
  26. 26. Signature Uganda 9 days, priced from $6,695; arrives Friday, departs Saturday Minimum age 15 years A&KADVANTAGES: › Enjoy scenic drives with game viewing opportunities in the varied landscapes of Uganda › Embark on a forest trek to view habituated chimpanzees at Kibale National Park › Observe the rich animal life in Kibale National Park, which includes 13 primate species › Choose your activity 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 Forest National Park DAY 1: Arrive Entebbe, Uganda Arrival in Entebbe. Lake Victoria Serena Resort DAY 2: Entebbe/Kibale National Park Scenic drive through rolling hills dotted with tea estates to Kibale National Park; arrival at lodge set against backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and Mountains of the Moon. Kyaninga Lodge | Meals: B L D DAY 3: Kibale National Park Tracking habituated chimpanzees in the forest, with sightings of other primate species in the area; guided walk of the Bigodi forest swamp; and excellent chance to view birds and other forest animals. Kyaninga Lodge | Meals: B L D DAY 4: Kibale/Queen Elizabeth National Park Kibale to Queen Elizabeth National Park; fantastic views over the park and Rwenzori Mountains from lodge. Kyambura Game Lodge | Meals: B L D DAY 5: Queen Elizabeth National Park Numerous activities available at lodge, including: game drives through the park; launch trips on the Kazinga Channel; walks in Kyambura Gorge; forest walks in Maramagambo Forest; bird watching; and community, village and crater walks. Kyambura Game Lodge | Meals: B L D DAY 6: Queen Elizabeth/Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Game drive on the way out of the park; views of farm lands and local villages. Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp | Meals: B L D DAYS 7-8: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Gorilla tracking experience at Uganda Wildlife Authority Park; strenuous forest trek at relatively high altitude to spend time with the endangered mountain gorillas; and time to relax or take further forest walks. Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp | Meals: B L D DAY 9: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest/Entebbe/Depart Flight back to Entebbe; dayroom available until connecting international flight. The Boma (dayroom) | Meals: B The unusual looking gray crowned crane DATES & PRICING Choose from the dates below or modify this Signature journey to fit your schedule with customized inclusions and accommodations. Pricing may vary. Jan 18–26 Feb 15–23 Mar 08–16 Jun 14–22 Jul 05–13 Jul 19–27 Aug 09–17 Aug 16–24 Sep 06–14 Sep 27–Oct 05 Land arrangements: Jan-Mar Jun-Oct Double occupancy $6,695 $7,595 Single supplement $1,260 $1,410 Internalairfare: Economy class Bwindi/Entebbe from $345 Gorilla and chimpanzee permits $1,150 per person. Solo traveller prices are available upon request. Call A&K for details. SIGNATURE SERIES | The ideal private journey, ready to book. 25 AFRICA Entebbe BwindiImpenetrable ForestNationalPark QueenElizabeth NationalPark KibaleNationalPark UGANDA L A K E V I C TO R I A AIR ROAD
  27. 27. Southern Africa Experience the abundant wildlife and natural beauty of Southern Africa, from South Africa’s undulating Cape Winelands to Botswana’s verdant Okavango Delta and Zambia’s unspoiled wilderness to Namibia’s stunning desert landscapes, and thundering Victoria Falls.
  28. 28. DESTINATION GUIDE | Create your perfect Tailor Made itinerary using these regional highlights. 1 CapeTown&TheWinelands (4-5 days recommended) A sophisticated city at the gateway to a majestic continent, Cape Town is a place where old and new harmoniously converge in history, architecture, cultural pursuits, and the essence of its people. Warmed by the African sun, the city is dominated by a towering, table-shaped mountain, set on a peninsula of soaring, rocky heights and lush valleys. Immense natural beauty and the fast pace and bright lights of a great urban center meld effortlessly here. Just outside Cape Town, enter the verdant Cape Winelands, set below the dramatic range of mountains known as the Hottentots Holland. Discover whitewashed homesteads nestling under avenues of oaks, rolling green hills covered with wildflowers, fertile valleys alive with the sounds of surging streams, and restaurants with French names and Dutch flavors. The region is home to some of the world's finest wines, and A&K takes you through this beautiful area to top wineries for wine tastings and cellar tours. 2 Garden Route & Eastern Cape (3 days recommended) Stretching for 200 miles, the Garden Route winds its way from Heidelberg via George and Knysna to Plettenberg Bay, ultimately ending at the Tsitsikamma Forest and Storms River. The Garden Route runs parallel to the stunning coastline that features lakes, mountains, tall indigenous forests and sandy beaches, with a beautiful sprinkling of vivid wildflowers along the way. In addition "A&K can arrange a variety of activities to make your journey extra special, such as a gourmet dinner in a private home in South Africa, cocktails in the rainforest near Victoria Falls and a private lunch in the heart of the bush." — PaulBauer, Managing Director, A&K Southern Africa Time Difference: EST plus 7 hours Best Time to Travel: Kruger National Park: May-November Botswana: May-October Zambia: Year-round Zimbabwe: April-October Namibia: March-October Climate: The climatic conditions in South Africa vary, from the Mediterranean-like weather of Cape Town to year-round comfort in Johannesburg. Botswana’s summers (November-April) are hot with afternoon storms (77-104 degrees), but winter averages a comfortable 68-79. Namibia’s summer is hot with infrequent rain, ranging from 68- 93, but winter is an ideal 64-77. Zimbabwe and Zambia have hot 90- to 100-degree summers, but winters are cooler, from 43-75. Cape Town's harbor, backed by Table Mountain 27 AFRICA I N D I A N O C E A N 0 mi. 500 mi. 1 4 2 3 CapeTown& The Winelands Johannesburg &Pretoria GardenRoute &EasternCape Kruger National Park SOUTH AFRICA 5 7 9 10 6 8 Okavango Delta VictoriaFalls & Livingstone Sossusvlei, Swakopmund & TheSkeletonCoast Damaraland & Etosha National Park Chobe National Park SouthLuangwa& LowerZambezi NationalParks S O U T H AT L A N T I C O C E A N NAMIBIA BOTSWANA ZIMBABWE ZAMBIA Windhoek Lusaka Maun
  29. 29. to being a scenic drive, the Garden Route is home to the limestone Cango Caves. Amid the diverse malaria-free Eastern Cape, Shamwari Game reserve, a privately owned area of 49,000 acres set in the verdant bush, is home to the "Big Five" and boasts five eco-systems. 3 KrugerNationalPark (3-4 days recommended) The world-renowned Kruger National Park has several luxurious private reserves within and on its borders, including the Sabi Sands and Timbavati, and is unrivaled in the diversity of its animal species. You can expect to see the “Big Five” (elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards and buffalo) on game drives in open 4x4 vehicles or on walking safaris. In addition, this South African lowveld contains some of the earliest traces of human life. 4 Johannesburg & Pretoria (2 days recommended) Johannesburg is the gateway to Southern Africa and offers modern infrastructure, hotels and a variety of world-class restaurants — a far cry from its days as a roistering mining camp that yielded 66 million pounds of gold. Pretoria, with its jacaranda-lined streets, is the administrative capital, steeped in history. 5 Okavango Delta (4-5 days recommended) The Okavango Delta is the largest inland river delta. Within it, the Moremi Game Reserve, the “predator capital” of Botswana, is one of the world’s most pristine wilderness areas in the world. In its lily- covered wetlands, grass plains and forests, you are likely to be the only spectator at the most dramatic animal sightings. Here you can view game in safari vehicles, by foot or by mokoro (dug-out canoe). 6 Chobe NationalPark (3 days recommended) Covering a wide diversity of landscapes, ranging from riverine forests to floodplains and periodic marshlands, the park is home to one of the largest concentrations of elephants in Africa — estimated to be a staggering 60,000. Chobe is also an ideal place to spot buffalo, hyenas, zebras, lions and cheetahs. 7 Victoria Falls & Livingstone (2-3 days recommended) The crashing, thunderous cascades of Victoria Falls expel 150 million gallons of water per minute in the rainy season, causing clouds of spray to rise to a height of 1,500 feet. Surrounding this natural phenomenon is a rainforest teeming with birdlife, A white rhino in Kruger Park RECOMMENDEDROUTES | Our experts’ suggestions for your Tailor Made itinerary. ClassicSouthAfrica | from $11,995 Showcasing this diverse country from Cape Town to Kruger. Zambia:WalkingwithWildlife | from $5,945 Visit the unspoiled wildlife parks of Zambia and the mighty Victoria Falls. Days1-3 Days4-5 Days6-8 Cape Town Winelands Garden Route Days9-11 Day12 Sabi Sands G.R. (Kruger N.P.) Johannesburg Day1 Days2-6 Johannesburg South Luangwa Days7-8 Day9 Livingstone Johannesburg 28 Luxury Private Travel AFRICA
  30. 30. A lion making his way through marshland in the Okavango Delta bushbucks, monkeys and baboons. The falls have also become a center for adventure sports enthusiasts who come from around the world to go whitewater rafting through gorges or bungee jumping from its bridge. 8 South Luangwa & Lower Zambezi NationalParks (4-6 days recommended) South Luangwa National Park is a haven for elephants, lions and endemic species such as Thornicroft's giraffe. During night drives, spot nocturnal animals, including leopards and spotted hyenas. Birdlife is prolific, particularly on the oxbow lakes. The Luangwa River is one of the major crocodile habitats of Africa, and you are likely to see these creatures slinking onto the riverbank. Lower Zambezi National Park is crisscrossed by the Zambezi River, the life-source of enormous herds of elephants, buffalo and waterbucks, as well as 350 bird species. Choose between exploring the floodplains on foot or by 4x4 vehicle — or more uniquely, by canoe, gently gliding through the thick reeds on the trail of hippos. 9 Sossusvlei, Swakopmund & the Skeleton Coast (4-5 days recommended) Desert flora and fauna punctuate the starkly beautiful, towering ochre-colored sand dunes of Sossusvlei in the heart of the Namib Desert. Some of the dunes reach to spectacular heights of nearly 1,200 feet. Swakopmund is Namibia’s resort town, filled with palm- lined streets, seaside promenades and good beaches surrounded by the Namib Desert. Dense fog, mighty storms and violent surf caused many ships to run aground on the Skeleton Coast, the world’s largest ship graveyard. It is an often-photographed desert coastline with rusty shipwrecks emerging eerily through the thick fog. 10 Damaraland&EtoshaNationalPark (4-5 days recommended) Damaraland reveals rare black rhinos and desert elephants wandering among colorful geological formations and extensive galleries of rock paintings and engravings. Etosha National Park, set within the Etosha Salt Pan, is one of Africa’s greatest wildlife parks and is home to the “Big Five,” as well as more than 300 bird species. RECOMMENDEDROUTES | Our experts’ suggestions for your Tailor Made itinerary. FamilyFriendlySouthAfrica | from $6,240 Adventure through the varied landscapes of South Africa. FascinatingBotswana | from $7,660 From spectacular sunsets on the Chobe to the pristine Okavango Delta. Days1-4 Days5-7 Cape Town Shamwari Private G.R. Days8-9 Day10 Garden Route Cape Town Day1 Days2-3 Johannesburg Chobe N.P. Days4-5 Days6-8 Okavango Delta Moremi G.R. 29 AFRICA
  31. 31. Signature South Africa & Botswana 12 days, priced from $10,495; arrives Tuesday, departs Saturday A&KADVANTAGES: › Experience both luxurious Cape Town and unspoiled bush and wildlife encounters in a single itinerary › Sample fine cheeses and local varietals during a private tour of the Cape Winelands › Take a helicopter ride over Victoria Falls to see the stunning rainbows and thundering cascades from above DAY 1: Arrive Cape Town, South Africa Arrival in scenic Cape Town. Mount Nelson Hotel DAY 2: Cape Town Table Mountain by aerial cable car for unsurpassed panoramic views of the city and sea; Company Gardens and Castle of Good Hope. Mount Nelson Hotel | Meals: B DAY 3: Cape Town Rugged, beautiful Cape of Good Hope; Cape Point, a stunning pinnacle of rock, by steps or “Flying Dutchman” funicular. Mount Nelson Hotel | Meals: B L DAY 4: Cape Town Cape Winelands to sample wines, cheese, chocolate and olive oil; lunch on Kleine Zalze Estate. Mount Nelson Hotel | Meals: B L DAY 5: Cape Town/Johannesburg/Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Flight to Zimbabwe; guided walking tour of Victoria Falls. The Stanley & Livingstone | Meals: B L D DAY 6: Victoria Falls/Chobe National Park, Botswana Helicopter ride above Victoria Falls for a unique perspective on the thundering cascades; transfer to Chobe National Park for afternoon at leisure. Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero | Meals: B L D DAY 7: Chobe National Park Game drives through riverine forests and floodplains of Chobe National Park, known for its large populations of elephants, lions, cheetahs, painted wild dogs, spotted hyenas and leopards; sundowner cruise. Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero | Meals: B L D DAY 8: Chobe National Park/Okavango Delta (Moremi Game Reserve) Flight to Chief’s Camp in Moremi Game Reserve, the "predator capital" of Botswana. Sanctuary Chief’s Camp | Meals: B L D DAYS 9-10: Okavango Delta Okavango Delta safari by vehicle or water safari (seasonal). Sanctuary Chief’s Camp | Meals: B L D DAY 11: Okavango Delta/Maun/Johannesburg Flight to Johannesburg. The Westcliff Hotel | Meals: B DAY 12: Depart Johannesburg Historic Soweto; Hector Peterson Museum; and Vilakazi Street. The Westcliff Hotel (dayroom) | Meals: B The Cape of Good Hope, where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet DATES & PRICING Choose from the dates below or modify this Signature journey to fit your schedule with customized inclusions and accommodations. Pricing may vary. Jan 22–Feb 02 Mar 05–16 Apr 16–27 May 14–25 Jun 18–29 Jul 30–Aug 10 Aug 27–Sep 07 Sep 17–28 Oct 08–19 Nov 26–Dec 07 Land arrangements: Jan-Mar Apr-May; Nov Jun-Oct Double occupancy $10,495 $11,295 $13,995 Single supplement $1,670 $1,750 $5,140 Internalairfare: Cape Town/Johannesburg/Victoria Falls; Camp to Camp/Maun/Johannesburg Economy class from $1,995 Solo traveller prices are available upon request. Call A&K for details. TRAVEL IN A SMALL GROUP This itinerary is also available as the Luxury Small Group Journey BestofSouthAfrica&Botswana. Contact A&K for details. SIGNATURE SERIES | The ideal private journey, ready to book. 30 Luxury Private Travel AFRICA SOUTH AFRICA BOTSWANA ZIMBABWE I N D I A N O C E A N S O U T H AT L A N T I C O C E A N VictoriaFalls OkavangoDelta Maun ChobeNationalPark Johannesburg CapeTown AIR ROAD
  32. 32. Signature Zambia & Botswana 9 days, priced from $6,295; arrives Tuesday, departs Wednesday A&KADVANTAGES: › Stay in award-winning Sanctuary lodges throughout your journey › View abundant game by open, customized 4x4 vehicles, during walking safaris, in motorized boats and on night game drives › Take a private, guided walking tour of stunning, thunderous Victoria Falls › Visit the Nakatindi village to see a project supported by A&K Philanthropy › Relax in the Premier Lounge at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg before your international flight DAY 1: Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa Arrival and transfer to your award-winning boutique hotel; remainder of day at leisure. Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa DAY 2: Johannesburg/Lusaka, Zambia/Mfuwe/ South Luangwa National Park Flight to Lusaka and connection to Mfuwe; panoramic views across South Luangwa National Park; remainder of day at leisure to enjoy the scenery and your lodge's elegant features. Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge | Meals: B L D DAYS 3-4: South Luangwa National Park Game viewing at South Luangwa National Park, with possibility of night game drives to see nocturnal animal species and guided walking safaris for a closer look at the flora and fauna, as well as distinctive animal tracks. Sanctuary Chichele Presidential Lodge | Meals: B L D DAY 5: South Luangwa/Lusaka/Livingstone Flight to Livingstone; afternoon at leisure amid tree house-style accommodations, built into the living canopy of giant ebony trees lining the riverbank. Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma | Meals: B L D DAY 6: Livingstone Guided walking tour of thundering, crashing waters of Victoria Falls from Zambian side; optional philanthropic visit to Nakatindi village, an A&K Philanthropy project. Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma | Meals: B L D DAY 7: Livingstone/Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/ Chobe National Park, Botswana Victoria Falls from Zimbabwean side; view abundant bird population thriving in the nearby rainforest; drive to award- winning lodge in Botswana wilderness. Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero | Meals: B L D DAY 8: Chobe National Park Early morning game drive through the diverse landscapes of Chobe National Park, ranging from riverine forests to floodplains and periodic marshlands; optional motorized boat safari and sundowner cruise. Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero | Meals: B L D DAY 9: Chobe/Johannesburg/Depart Fly to Johannesburg via Kasane Airport. Meals: B Viewing the sunset on a cruise in Chobe National Park DATES & PRICING Choose from the dates below or modify this Signature journey to fit your schedule with customized inclusions and accommodations. Pricing may vary. Jan 15–23 Feb 05–13 Mar 12–20 Apr 09–17 May 14–22 Jul 16–24 Jul 23–31 Aug 13–21 Sep 17–25 Oct 22–30 Nov 19–27 Dec 24–Jan 1, 2014 Land arrangements: Jan-Mar Apr-May; Nov-Dec Jul-Oct Double occupancy $6,295 $6,595 $7,995 Single supplement $230 $230 $4,920 Internalairfare: Johannesburg/Lusaka/Mfuwe/Lusaka/Livingstone; Kasane/Johannesburg Economy class from $1,995 Solo traveller prices are available upon request. Call A&K for details. TRAVEL IN A SMALL GROUP This itinerary is also available as the Luxury Small Group Journey Zambia&BotswanaWildlifeSafari. Contact A&K for details. SIGNATURE SERIES | The ideal private journey, ready to book. 31 AFRICA AIR ROAD SOUTH AFRICA ZAMBIA BOTSWANA Livingstone Lusaka SouthLuangwa National Park ChobeNationalPark Johannesburg I N D I A N O C E A N
  33. 33. Signature Wings Over Botswana 10 days, priced from $8,295; arrives Thursday, departs Saturday Minimum age 12 years A&KADVANTAGES: › Slumber comfortably beneath the stars on your outdoor deck › View Africa from an elephant's perspective during a special interaction with a group of semi-habituated African elephants › Add to the impact of your stay with a visit to a local village, to support its school and clinic › Take scenic, time-saving flights between safari camps and lodges › Relax and unwind in Johannesburg’s Premier Lounge before departure, courtesy of A&K DAY 1: Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to your elegant boutique hotel. Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa DAYS 2-3: Johannesburg/Maun, Botswana/Okavango Delta Flight to Maun and connect with a flight to Sanctuary Baines’ Camp; learn about the behavior of semi-habituated African elephants during a special interaction opportunity; and shaded picnic overlooking a lagoon. Sanctuary Baines’ Camp | Meals: B L D DAY 4: Okavango Delta Flight to Mombo Concession in Moremi Game Reserve, the “predator capital” of Botswana; thrilling afternoon game drive for a view of the resident wildlife: antelope, wildebeests, kudu, hippos and crocodiles. Sanctuary Chief’s Camp | Meals: B L D DAY 5: Okavango Delta Game drives in search of cheetahs, hyenas, lions, nocturnal leopards, and black and white rhinos. Sanctuary Chief’s Camp | Meals: B L D DAY 6: Okavango Delta/Chobe National Park Flight to Chobe National Park; afternoon at leisure. Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero | Meals: B L D DAY 7: Chobe National Park Sunrise game drive as animals begin their search for breakfast; water safari by motorized boat to look for hippos, buffalo, antelope, waterbucks and lions. Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero | Meals: B L D DAY 8: Chobe/Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/Livingstone, Zambia Drive across Zimbabwe border to Victoria Falls; luxury tree house- style accommodations; and cocktails during a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma | Meals: B L D DAY 9: Livingstone Guided walking tour of Victoria Falls from Zambian side; optional visit to local A&K Philanthropy-assisted school and clinic. Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma | Meals: B L D DAY 10: Livingstone/Johannesburg/Depart Flight to Johannesburg and relax in Premier Lounge before departure. Meals: B A cheetah cub peeking out through the long grass of the Okavango Delta AIR ROAD SOUTH AFRICA BOTSWANA ZIMBABWE ZAMBIA I N D I A N O C E A N OkavangoDelta ChobeNationalPark Victoria Falls Maun Livingstone Johannesburg DATES & PRICING Choose from the dates below or modify this Signature journey to fit your schedule with customized inclusions and accommodations. Pricing may vary. Jan 03–12 Jan 10–19 Jan 17–26 Jan 24–Feb 02 Jan 31–Feb 09 Feb 07–16 Feb 14–23 Feb 21–Mar 02 Feb 28–Mar 09 Mar 07–16 Mar 14–23 Mar 21–30 Mar 28–Apr 06 Apr 04–13 Apr 11–20 Apr 18–27 Apr 25–May 04 May 02–11 May 09–18 May 16–25 May 23–Jun 01 May 30–Jun 08 Jun 06–15 Jun 13–22 Jun 27–Jul 06 Jul 04–13 Jul 11–20 Jul 18–27 Jul 25–Aug 03 Aug 01–10 Aug 08–17 Aug 15–24 Aug 22–31 Aug 29–Sep 07 Sep 05–14 Sep 12–21 Sep 19–28 Sep 26–Oct 05 Oct 03–12 Oct 10–19 Oct 17–26 Oct 24–Nov 02 Oct 31–Nov 09 Nov 07–16 Nov 14–23 Nov 21–30 Nov 28–Dec 07 Dec 05–14 Dec 12–21 Dec 19–28 Dec 26–Jan 4, 2014 Land arrangements: Jan-Mar 27 Mar 28-Jun 12; Oct 31-Dec Jun 13-Oct 30 Double occupancy $8,295 $10,395 $13,795 Single supplement $525 $525 $5,295 Internalairfare: Johannesburg/Maun/Camp to Camp; Livingstone/Johannesburg Economy class from $1,690 Solo traveller prices are available upon request. Call A&K for details. TRAVEL IN A SMALL GROUP This itinerary is also available as the Luxury Small Group Journey WingsOverBotswana. Contact A&K for details. SIGNATURE SERIES | The ideal private journey, ready to book. 32 Luxury Private Travel AFRICA
  34. 34. Signature Namibia 9 days, priced from $6,695; arrives Monday, departs Tuesday A&KADVANTAGES: › Explore the spectacular dunes of Sossusvlei, entering through the private gate on the Tsauchab River › Enjoy sundowners on a scenic safari in the Namib Desert › Search for desert-adapted elephants and other wildlife in Damaraland › Visit a Himba village for in-depth insight into Namibia's last traditional tribe › View game on drives in the Ongava Reserve and Etosha National Park, Namibia's premier game viewing destination DAY 1: Arrive Windhoek, Namibia Arrive in Windhoek. Olive Grove Guest House DAY 2: Windhoek/Sossusvlei Scenic flight to Sossusvlei and the Namib Desert; afternoon at leisure in desert-situated lodge. Kulala Desert Lodge | Meals: B L D DAY 3: Sossusvlei Early morning guided nature drives to dunes through private gate on the Tsauchab River; sundowners in the Namib Desert. Kulala Desert Lodge | Meals: B L D DAY 4: Sossusvlei/Damaraland Flight to Damaraland Camp, set within the Huab River valley with wonderful views of the surrounding desert plains, ancient valleys and soaring peaks of the Brandberg Mountains. Damaraland Camp | Meals: B L D DAY 5: Damaraland Nature drives in search of desert elephants, gemsboks, greater kudus and springboks; guided walking safaris. Damaraland Camp | Meals: B L D DAY 6: Damaraland Light aircraft flight to Kamanjab; visit to the Otjikandero Himba village for insight into the life and ways of Namibia's last traditional tribe; milking ceremony; learn about Himba beliefs in holy fire, ancestors and herbal medicine. Damaraland Camp | Meals: B L D DAY 7: Damaraland/Ongava Private Nature Reserve (Etosha National Park) Flight to Ongava Private Game Reserve, which borders Etosha National Park, one of Africa's largest game reserves; settle in to your intimate camp, perched on the crest of a hill and overlooking a waterhole. Little Ongava | Meals: B L D DAY 8: Ongava Private Nature Reserve Guided walks; day and night game drives, including in neighboring Etosha National Park. Little Ongava | Meals: B L D DAY 9: Ongava Private Nature Reserve/Windhoek/Depart Light aircraft flight to Windhoek to connect with international departure flight. Meals: B The stunning red dunes of Sossusvlei DATES & PRICING Choose from the dates below or modify this Signature journey to fit your schedule with customized inclusions and accommodations. Pricing may vary. Feb 18–26 Mar 11–19 Apr 08–16 May 06–14 Jun 10–18 Jul 08–16 Aug 12–20 Sep 09–17 Oct 14–22 Nov 04–12 Land arrangements: Jan-May; Nov Jun-Oct Double occupancy $6,695 $7,695 Single supplement $1,680 $1,680 Internalairfare: Economy class Windhoek/Sossusvlei/Damaraland/Ongava/Windhoek from $2,530 Solo traveller prices are available upon request. Call A&K for details. SIGNATURE SERIES | The ideal private journey, ready to book. 33 AFRICA Ongava(EtoshaNational Park) Windhoek Damaraland Sossusvlei AIR S O U T H AT L A N T I C O C E A N NAMIBIA
  35. 35. DESTINATION GUIDES 36 Egypt 42 Jordan, Oman & the Emirates 46 Israel 50 Morocco 54 Turkey "Egypt, Morocco and the regions beyond have more than incomparable history to offer — they're some of the most welcoming places on earth. Look over the Destination Guides that our staff has prepared for you, along with Recommended Routes for exploring everything from the treasures of the Nile to Morocco's timeless medinas. For a convenient must-see itinerary, choose a Signature Series program. However you choose to visit, prepare to be awed by these countries' beauty and grandeur ... as well as their age-old hospitality." Egypt, Morocco & Beyond –AmrBadr, A&K Egypt 35
  36. 36. Egypt Where ancient treasures evoke images of powerful dynasties swept away by the sands of time.
  37. 37. "A&K’s local presence in Egypt is unparalleled, enabling us to make your journey extra special. We can give you private access to the incredible collections in the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities — including excavations from Tutankhamun’s tomb and the Mummy Room — before the doors open to the public. You also experience Egypt like an insider with the help of an A&K Egyptologist, who accompanies you throughout your adventure, imparting valuable insight." — AmrBadr, Managing Director, A&K Egypt Time Difference: EST plus 7 hours Best Time to Travel: Egypt can be visited year-round, though it is most comfortable in winter, spring and fall, when the desert temperatures are cooler. Climate: Most of Egypt is located in the desert and is very hot and dry much of the year, but Alexandria is cooler because of its location near the Mediterranean Sea. Luxor can be hot from May through September, with temperatures often above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Cairo’s summer temperatures average 80-90. Winters in Cairo are mild and pleasant; in Luxor temperatures still hover near 80 degrees. DESTINATION GUIDE | Create your perfect Tailor Made itinerary using these regional highlights. 1 Cairo (5 days recommended) Cairo, which Egyptians proudly call the “Mother of all Cities,” lies at the center of all routes leading to and from Asia, Africa and Europe. It is also home to larger-than-life monuments, such as the great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx that have fascinated visitors for more than four millennia. A&K takes you on a virtual journey through history, from its sixth-century BC origins to the fourth- century AD Coptic era, and from the sixth-century AD Islamic center to the five-star luxury of its grand hotels. 2 Luxor (2 days recommended) Your A&K Nile cruise on Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat III’ or ‘Sun Boat IV’ includes a stop in Luxor. With private docking facilities here, you can go from ship to shore without ever transiting another company’s ships. Along both the east and west banks of the Nile are some of Egypt’s finest temples and tombs. The west bank’s Valley of the Kings was the burial ground of the pharaohs, known as the “Necropolis of Thebes,” and more than 60 tombs have been discovered here. The spectacular terraced funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s Statues guarding the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut 37 EGYPT,MOROCCO&BEYOND 5 R E D S E A 3 8 2 1 4 7 9 6 Aswan AbuSimbel Luxor Cairo Mt.Sinai& St. Catherine’sMonastery SharmElSheikh The Western Desert SiwaOasis Alexandria M E D I T E R R A N E A N S E A Nile River EGYPT 0 mi. 250 mi.
  38. 38. first female pharaoh, is another highlight. Across the river on the east bank are the stately Temples of Luxor and Karnak. At night, you can see the spectacular sound and light show at Karnak, when the temples along the Nile are beautifully illuminated. 3 Aswan (1 day recommended) What was Syene in ancient times is today an intriguing blend of African and Oriental influences with the Aswan High Dam, built in 1970 to control the annual Nile flood, at its center. Aswan is also the location of the Unfinished Obelisk and the granite quarries that supplied most of the stone used to build the temples. A&K takes you around the Aswan islands in a felucca, a small traditional sailboat, for an experience reminiscent of an earlier era. See the Philae Temple that was dismantled piece by piece on Philae Island and reconstructed on Agilika when the water level behind the dam rose to a dangerous level. 4 Sinai: Mount Sinai& St. Catherine’s Monastery (1 day recommended) Called the oldest working Christian monastery and the smallest diocese in the world, St. Catherine’s on the Sinai Peninsula was built at the base of Mount Sinai. It is here that Moses is believed to have received the Ten Commandments from God. In the millennium-old monastery, discover many great works of art, including mosaics, Byzantine-styled icons and an important collection of illuminated manuscripts. Surrounding this old monastery is the city of St. Catherine — one of the country’s newest. Nile Cruises The pharaohs of ancient Egypt constructed luxurious boats to ferry themselves down the Nile in a manner befitting their exalted station. The tradition of luxury Nile River cruising is carried on by Abercrombie & Kent. The award-winning Nile cruisers Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat III’ and ‘Sun Boat IV’ offer the finest in comfort, service and exploration on the river today. They take you to both the must- see sites and the out-of-the-way marvels most other tours miss, such as Abydos and Denderah. Between site visits, your floating Nile home is yours to enjoy. Relax on the canopied Sun Deck, take a dip in the pool or stop in the bar for a cocktail. A&K makes your Nile cruise worthy of the pharaohs themselves. The towering Temple of Philae, reconstructed on the island of Agilika RECOMMENDEDROUTES | Our experts’ suggestions for your Tailor Made itinerary. HighlightsofEgypt | from $4,995 Explore both Coptic and Islamic Cairo with a four-day Nile cruise. City&SeasideSojourn | from $4,895 Visit Egypt's historic cities and relax seaside on the Sinai Peninsula. Days1-3 Days4-6 Cairo Nile Cruise Days7-9 Cairo Days1-3 Days4-5 Cairo Luxor Days6-8 Day9 Sharm El Sheikh Cairo 38 Luxury Private Travel EGYPT,MOROCCO&BEYOND
  39. 39. 5 Sinai:SharmElSheikh (3 days recommended) Sharm El Sheikh is a year-round seaside city on the Sinai Peninsula, popular because of its moderate climate, miles of beautiful beaches and proximity to other local points of interest. With some of the world’s most amazing underwater scenery, the region is perhaps best known as a mecca for scuba divers and snorkelers. Ras Mohammed, a national marine park overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba, provides a commanding view of Asia to the left and Africa to the right above the water line; below it, visitors can explore a spectacular landscape of coral and sea life. 6 Alexandria (2 days recommended) Alexander the Great founded the city in 331 BC, and it became the capital of Greco-Roman Egypt. However, Alexandria is inextricably associated with the story of Cleopatra, whose relationship with Mark Antony developed here. When you visit this stunning city on the Mediterranean Sea, notice that it has much more of a Mediterranean than Middle Eastern feel. Sharm El Sheikh's colorful undersea world A beautiful mosaic in the Alexandria National Museum RECOMMENDEDROUTES | Our experts’ suggestions for your Tailor Made itinerary. Pyramids,Temples&theRedSea | from $5,285 This journey includes pyramids, Nile temples and a Red Sea resort. Cairo,Coastline&Desert | from $7,825 Discover Cairo, the White Desert and the capital of Greco-Roman Egypt. Days1-2 Days3-4 Days5-6 Cairo Aswan Luxor Days7-8 Day9 Hurghada Cairo Days1-3 Days4-5 Cairo Alexandria Days6-8 Day9 Siwa Oasis Cairo 39 EGYPT,MOROCCO&BEYOND
  40. 40. Dahabieh Cruises There is no better way to experience the Nile at its most tranquil than on board a dahabieh (twin-sailed Egyptian yacht). Independent travellers to Egypt may charter a dahabieh – including the Sanctuary ‘Zein Nile Chateau,’ with space for 12 privileged guests – on a customized private itinerary. 7 WhiteDesert (3 days recommended) One of the distinctive wonders of Egypt, the White Desert is actually made of chalk that has been exposed for years to harsh weather conditions, the erosion creating a moonlike landscape of wind- sculpted white limestone unlike anywhere else on earth. Limestone formations that look like strange domes, minarets, castles and towers rise from the flat desert floor covered with stone artifacts, crystal quartz and small black meteorites shaped like stars. The White Desert is close to the Baharia Oasis, one of five lush oases in the Western Desert. 8 AbuSimbel (1 day recommended) Abu Simbel is home to the magnificent temple of Ramses II, which is fronted by four enormous statues of the pharaoh; each is more than 60 feet high. Impressive in itself, this great temple is further remarkable in that it was raised up the hillside when threatened by floodwaters from Lake Nasser and the High Dam project. 9 SiwaOasis (3 days recommended) Located 60 feet below sea level on the edge of the "Great Sand Sea," the vast desert dominating much of the Egyptian landscape, Siwa is a lush, fertile oasis famous for its date and olive trees. Siwa Oasis is where Alexander the Great consulted the Oracle of Amun and was declared a legitimate heir to Egypt's throne. Because it is so far from the Nile River Valley, the isolated community's customs and traditions have remained relatively intact for centuries. The surreal rock formations of the White Desert RECOMMENDEDROUTES | Our experts’ suggestions for your Tailor Made itinerary. HighlightsofJordan&Egypt | from $6,280 View Roman and Nabataean ruins, pyramids and temples along the Nile. EgyptbyPrivatelyCharteredDahabieh | from $6,980 Explore Cairo and the temples of Ramses, and take an intimate Nile cruise. Day1 Days2-3 Days4-5 Amman Petra Cairo Days6-8 Day9 Abu Simbel/Nile Cruise Cairo Days1-2 Days3-9 Cairo Dahabieh Cruise Day10 Abu Simbel/Cairo 40 Luxury Private Travel EGYPT,MOROCCO&BEYOND
  41. 41. Signature Egypt & the Nile 10 days, priced from $5,220; arrives Friday, departs Sunday Minimum age 6 years A&KADVANTAGES: › Explore Egypt’s legendary pyramids from the inside out › Avoid crowds and other ships with private Nile docking facilities in Luxor and Aswan › Sail off the beaten path to Denderah, site of one of Egypt’s best-preserved and less-frequented temples › Cruise for four nights on board the luxurious Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV,’ named top small cruise ship by Condé Nast Traveler › Wind your way around scenic Aswan by felucca (sailboat) › See the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts with an Egyptologist at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities DAY 1: Arrive Cairo, Egypt/Giza Mena House Oberoi DAY 2: Giza Giza Plateau; exploration inside a pyramid; Cheops’ funerary boat at the Solar Boat Museum; and the Great Sphinx. Mena House Oberoi | Meals: B DAY 3: Giza/Cairo/Giza Drive to Memphis; Step Pyramid of Zoser; and treasures of Tutankhamun and the Mummy Room at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. Mena House Oberoi | Meals: B L DAY 4: Giza/Cairo/Luxor Flight to Luxor; Temple of Karnak and its Great Hypostyle Hall; board Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV’; Necropolis of Thebes; Valley of the Kings; Temple of Hatshepsut; and Valley of the Queens. Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV’ | Meals: B L D DAY 5: Luxor/Denderah/Luxor Cruise far from other ships to the Temple of Hathor at Denderah; graceful Temple of Luxor. Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV’ | Meals: B L D DAY 6: Luxor/Edfu/Kom Ombo Cruise to Edfu and the Temple of Horus; Kom Ombo, site of the Greco-Roman temple dedicated to Haroeris (the sun god) and Sobek (the crocodile god). Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV’ | Meals: B L D DAY 7: Kom Ombo/Aswan Cruise to Aswan; Philae Temple on Agilika; granite quarries and Unfinished Obelisk; felucca excursion around the Aswan islands (weather permitting). Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV’ | Meals: B L D DAY 8: Aswan/Abu Simbel/Cairo Flight to Abu Simbel, site of temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari; afternoon at leisure in Cairo. Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence | Meals: B L DAY 9: Cairo Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan; walk from Bab el-Fotouh to stalls of spices, leather goods, jewelry and birds at Khan el-Khalili Bazaar. Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence | Meals: B DAY 10: Depart Cairo Meals: B Outside the Temple of Ramses II in Abu Simbel DATES & PRICING Choose from the dates below or modify this Signature journey to fit your schedule with customized inclusions and accommodations. Pricing may vary. Jan 04–13 Jan 11–20 Jan 18–27 Jan 25–Feb 03 Feb 01–10 Feb 08–17 Feb 15–24 Feb 22–Mar 03 Mar 01–10 Mar 08–17 Mar 15–24 Mar 22–31 Mar 29–Apr 07 Apr 05–14 Apr 12–21 Apr 19–28 Apr 26–May 05 May 03–12 May 10–19 May 17–26 Jul 12–21 Jul 19–28 Jul 26–Aug 04 Aug 02–11 Aug 09–18 Aug 16–25 Aug 23–Sep 01 Aug 30–Sep 08 Sep 06–15 Sep 13–22 Sep 20–29 Sep 27–Oct 06 Oct 04–13 Oct 11–20 Oct 18–27 Oct 25–Nov 03 Nov 01–10 Nov 08–17 Nov 15–24 Nov 22–Dec 01 Nov 29–Dec 08 Dec 06–15 Dec 13–22 Dec 20–29 Dec 27–Jan 05, 2014 Land/Cruise arrangements: Jan 04; Jan 11-Mar 15; Mar 22-Apr 05; Apr 12-26; Dec 13-27 Sep 27-Dec 06 May-Sep 20 Double Double Double occupancy occupancy occupancy Nile Deck $6,580 $5,995 $5,220 Main Deck $6,740 $6,155 $5,380 Bridge Deck $6,815 $6,230 $5,455 Promenade Deck $6,930 $6,350 $5,575 Presidential Suite $8,250 $7,320 $6,120 Royal Suite $9,410 $8,170 $6,740 Internalairfare: Economy class from $630Cairo/Luxor; Aswan/Abu Simbel/Cairo Single supplement from $1,595. Solo traveller prices are available upon request. Call A&K for details. TRAVEL IN A SMALL GROUP This itinerary is also available as the Luxury Small Group Journey Egypt&theNile. Contact A&K for details. SIGNATURE SERIES | The ideal private journey, ready to book. 41 EGYPT,MOROCCO&BEYOND EGYPT Denderah Cairo Luxor Aswan AbuSimbel KomOmbo Edfu R E D S E A AIR CRUISE
  42. 42. Jordan, Oman & the Emirates Jordan boasts a deep cultural history and stunning archaeological sites, while Oman offers rich tradition and incredible coastline. The Emirates showcase eye-catching architecture and extravagant luxuries in the heart of the barren desert.
  43. 43. "If you are arriving from Israel, A&K’s arranged VIP service at the Allenby-King Hussein Bridge saves you time and hassle, as we take care of all formalities. For a glimpse of Bedouin life, A&K can arrange for you to enjoy the hospitality of a local family when you join them for tea. You may also visit a local school where A&K renovations have improved the quality of students’ education." — MohanadMalhas, Managing Director, A&K Jordan Time Difference: Jordan: EST plus 7 hours UAE/Oman: EST plus 8 hours Best Time to Travel: The weather is cooler in spring (particularly in April) and fall, perfect for comfortably exploring outdoor sites such as Petra and Jerash. If you are curious about Islamic tradition, you may want to visit Jordan during the holy period of Ramadan (which in 2013 occurs from early July to early August) and attend Eid el-Fitr celebrations. Climate: The region boasts a Mediterranean-like climate, with cool, comfortable winters that average 55-65 degrees Fahrenheit and hot, dry summers that can reach 100 degrees. DESTINATION GUIDE | Create your perfect Tailor Made itinerary using these regional highlights. 1 Petra&WadiRum (2 days recommended) Literally carved out of the rose-red sandstone mountains and reachable only through a precipitous gorge, Petra is Jordan’s most stunning archaeological site. It was built by the Nabataeans between 800-100 BC and forgotten by the outside world until 1812. Petra — with its baths, markets, Treasury (featured in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), Temple of the Winged Lions and tombs — is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. A two-hour drive from Petra, Wadi Rum, Jordan’s largest and most magnificent desert valley, is where T. E. Lawrence (“of Arabia”) lived with his Bedouin friends and allies during World War I. Even today you can see Bedouin tribes camping amid the vast sand dunes and rose-tinted mountains. 2 TheDeadSea (1 day recommended) Since the time of Cleopatra, people have been enjoying the benefits of the mineral-rich Dead Sea, the lowest body of water on earth. The Dead Sea’s curative waters are claimed to alleviate a variety of ills, including allergies and skin irritations, and its mud is thought to heal wounds and sooth joint inflammation. A&K can accommodate you in one of the best Dead Sea resorts where you can discover the cosmetic — and relaxation — benefits of letting your troubles float away in this scenic part of the world. Mineral formations on the shore of the Dead Sea 43 EGYPT,MOROCCO&BEYOND 1 6 5 2 4 3 Petra&WadiRum OMAN AbuDhabi&Dubai The DeadSea Amman&Jerash The King'sHighway R E D S E A A R A B I A N S E A C A S P I A N S E A UNITEDARAB EMIRATES JORDAN 0 mi. 500 mi. Muscat
  44. 44. 3 TheKing’sHighway(MountNebo/Madaba/Kerak) (1 day recommended) This ancient Biblical road has been travelled for 3,000 years — by Israelites en route to the Promised Land, Nabataeans on their way to and from Petra, Christians to pay homage to Moses and Muslim pilgrims heading to and from Mecca. Today’s King’s Highway is well paved and is visited when travelling between Amman and Petra. As you drive past beautiful scenery, see Crusader fortresses, including Kerak’s thick-walled castle with its maze of secret passageways; Madaba’s spectacular Byzantine mosaics, including a sixth-century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land; and Mount Nebo, where the Bible says Moses glimpsed the Promised Land and spent his final days. 4 Amman&Jerash (1 day recommended) Known in Greco-Roman times as Philadelphia, Amman, Jordan’s capital, is no more than a four-hour drive from anywhere in the country. Historic sites, galleries and excellent restaurants abound. Just outside Amman is Jerash, known as the “Pompeii of the Middle East” for its extraordinarily well-preserved Roman ruins. Keep your eyes peeled; the grooves of first-century chariot wheels are still visible in the cobbled streets. 5 AbuDhabi&Dubai (6 days recommended) The Emirates seem to have sprung up overnight from the desert sands. Designer boutiques and world-class hotels have made modern Dubai an enclave of internationalism, and Western visitors find much that is comfortingly familiar, from the language (English is widely spoken) to the variety of available regional cuisines. Abu Dhabi, the slick capital of the Emirates, offers a mix of tradition and modernity, with a more distinctly Arabian ambience than its glamorous sister city, Dubai. 6 Oman (8 days recommended) Since the discovery of oil, Oman has amassed enormous wealth, resulting in a glittering new metropolis risen from the sands. However, while tradition has not been left by the wayside — its people still prefer traditional desert attire (the dishdasha for men and the abaya for women) — Oman is a thoroughly modern nation, tolerant of Western influences. In addition, its lengthy coastline offers some of the finest marine life in the Indian Ocean, with towering mountains, wadis, deserts and historic forts just inside. The well-preserved Roman Theater in Jerash The iconic Burj Khalifa of Dubai RECOMMENDEDROUTES | Our experts’ suggestions for your Tailor Made itinerary. JordanAdventure | from $3,385 Take a comprehensive look at Jordan in just seven days. Oman&theEmirates | from $10,385 Experience the old and new of these pearls of the Persian Gulf. Day1 Days2-3 Amman Petra Days4-5 Days6-7 Aqaba Dead Sea Days1-2 Days3-4 Days5-6 Muscat Nizwa Salalah Days7-8 Days9-10 Days11-12 Dubai Liwa Desert Abu Dhabi 44 Luxury Private Travel EGYPT,MOROCCO&BEYOND
  45. 45. Signature Jordan 7 days, priced from $3,395; arrives Sunday, departs Saturday A&KADVANTAGES: › Traverse the sands of Wadi Rum by four-by-four vehicle › Witness a live chariot race at a monumental hippodrome in the ancient city of Jerash › Travel with an expert Jordanian guide who accompanies you throughout your journey › Explore Petra, a stunning city carved from the very mountains surrounding it › Discover the curative powers of the Dead Sea DAY 1: Arrive Amman, Jordan Arrival in Amman, Jordan's capital city and its cultural and political center. Four Seasons Hotel Amman DAY 2: Amman/Jerash/Amman Ruins and artifacts from Byzantine and early Islamic times; Triumphal Arch; ruins of the Hippodrome and Temple of Zeus in Jerash; reenactment of Roman gladiator contests and chariot race; and optional visit to Balquees School that A&K is helping renovate. Four Seasons Hotel Amman | Meals: B L DAY 3: Amman/Madaba/Um Ar-Rassas/Petra Drive through the Gorge of Amman; sixth-century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land in Madaba; Mount Nebo, countryside rich in biblical history, where Moses is said to have seen the Promised Land; and Um Ar-Rasas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mövenpick Resort Petra | Meals: B L DAY 4: Petra The “rose-red” city of Petra, carved from a mountain by the nomadic Nabataeans between 800 BC and AD 100. Mövenpick Resort Petra | Meals: B L DAY 5: Petra/Wadi Rum/Dead Sea Wadi Rum, where T.E. Lawrence ("of Arabia") lived with his Bedouin allies during World War I, explored via four-wheel-drive vehicle; drive to the Dead Sea and afternoon at leisure. Kempinski Hotel Ishtar | Meals: B L DAY 6: Dead Sea Day at leisure to discover the curative powers of the Dead Sea, which is credited with healing a variety of ills, from arthritis to eczema to laryngitis. Kempinski Hotel Ishtar | Meals: B DAY 7: Dead Sea/Amman/Depart Return to Amman to board international flight. Meals: B NOTE: Combine this journey with Signature Israel. See page 49 or contact A&K for details. The unique landscape of Wadi Rum DATES & PRICING Choose from the dates below or modify this Signature journey to fit your schedule with customized inclusions and accommodations. Pricing may vary. Jan 06–12 Jan 20–26 Jan 27–Feb 02 Feb 10–16 Feb 24–Mar 02 Mar 03–09 Mar 31–Apr 06 Apr 14–20 Apr 28–May 04 May 26–Jun 01 Jun 09–15 Jun 16–22 Jun 30–Jul 06 Jul 07–13 Aug 04–10 Aug 11–17 Sep 22–28 Oct 06–12 Oct 13–19 Oct 27–Nov 02 Nov 03–09 Nov 10–16 Nov 17–23 Nov 24–30 Dec 01–07 Land arrangements: Jan-May; Sep-Dec Jun-Aug Double occupancy $3,695 $3,395 Single supplement $1,145 $1,145 Solo traveller prices are available upon request. Call A&K for details. SIGNATURE SERIES | The ideal private journey, ready to book. 45 EGYPT,MOROCCO&BEYOND ROAD JORDAN Jerash Petra Dead Sea WadiRum Amman Madaba/Mt.Nebo M E D I T E R R A N E A N S E A
  46. 46. Israel Birthplace of three of the world’s major religions, Israel has been an epicenter of faith, struggle and passion for thousands of years.
  47. 47. “Israel is a hub of religious faiths, and so we can tailor your Israel visit to suit any religious preference. If history is your passion, we can arrange for you to observe an archaeological dig. In Israel, we consistently go above and beyond for our guests, starting with your arrival at Ben Gurion Airport, where you are privately escorted through customs and immigrations procedures.” — SimonKhano,A&K Tour Director, Israel Time Difference: EST plus 7 hours Best Time to Travel: Many people visit Israel as pilgrims, and travelling around any major religious holiday is likely to be especially busy. Likewise, all three major religions observe their weekly worship days. Jewish businesses and restaurants observe Shabbat, closing from sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. Christian businesses and restaurants are closed on Sundays, and Muslim businesses may be closed on Fridays. Climate: Israel boasts a Mediterranean climate, with cool, comfortable winters that vary between 55 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit and warm, dry summers, averaging 80 degrees. DESTINATION GUIDE | Create your perfect Tailor Made itinerary using these regional highlights. 1 Jerusalem (4 days recommended) The city of Jerusalem has been an important location since King David declared it the capital over 3,000 years ago. Considered the holiest city in Judaism, Jerusalem is visited by thousands of visitors from varying faiths each year. Whatever your religious preferences, Jerusalem is a remarkable city certain to evoke powerful feelings. Within the walls of the Old City, reminders from the past 2,000 years are at every turn. Outside the walls, modern Jerusalem is a showcase of architecture, art and incredible cuisine. 2 Masada (1 day recommended) Some 2,000 years ago, Roman legions stormed up one of the two paths to the top of an isolated sandstone cliff to reach the Jewish Zealots headquartered there. Ascend nearly 1,500 feet by cable car (or climb the narrow, winding stairs) to view the well-preserved remains of King Herod’s terraced palace, as well as the nearby Roman baths decorated with colorful mosaic tiled floors and murals. The view over the Judean Desert and the bright blue waters of the Dead Sea is breathtaking. Faith-based Travel A&K can arrange a journey to Israel that focuses on your religious interest, whether Christian, Jewish or Muslim. We can provide a guide who shares your religious beliefs and arrange for you to stay in luxurious kosher or non-kosher hotels. 47 EGYPT,MOROCCO&BEYOND 1 4 3 2 Jerusalem Galilee&theGolanHeights TelAviv&Haifa Masada ISRAEL M E D I T E R R A N E A N S E A 0 mi. 100 mi.

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