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Africa Adventure Consultants on Travel + Leisure Top 10 List for World’s Best Safari Outfitters 2017

DENVER, CO – July 13, 2017 – For the second year in a row, Travel + Leisure named luxury safari specialist Africa Adventure Consultants as one of the Top 10 safari outfitters in the world.

“We are thrilled to be included on the list again this year. I would like to thank our many past clients for voting for us,” said Kent Redding, president of Africa Adventure Consultants. “Our goal is to make each of our customized African safaris the perfect fit for our clients and we are excited that word has gotten out.”

Africa Adventure Consultants – Experts on Romantic Travel

DENVER, CO – February 6, 2017 –According to The Knot, one of the top multiplatform wedding resources on the Internet, demand for ‘YOLO’ honeymoons is trending up. The experts at Africa Adventure Consultants specialize in customized, exotic and luxurious romantic safaris across the African continent that nestle comfortably into the ‘YOLO’ category.

“Romantic travel is most often centered on milestone events such as anniversaries or honeymoons, and this year we are seeing demand for longer, no-holds-barred trips. People might not be able to get away for the Valentine’s Day holiday, but they are marking the day with a promise for future romantic travel, and an African safari is the ultimate experiential romantic trip!” said AAC President Kent Redding. “By booking their trips early, romantic travelers can ensure that they are able to hit every highlight on a trip, or add some beach time to the end of an epic safari.”

Africa Adventure Consultants Joins African Wildlife Foundation’s Big 5 Society

DENVER, CO – January 12, 2017 – Africa Adventure Consultants (AAC) has joined the Africa Wildlife Foundation’s Big 5 Society with a donation of $5,000. The African Wildlife Foundation, together with the people of Africa, work to ensure the wildlife and wild lands of Africa will endure forever.

“African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is extremely grateful for the support provided by Africa Adventure Consultants (AAC), said Craig Sholley, Senior Vice President, AWF. “AWF believes that it is critically important for safari operators like AAC to play an active role in conservation.  By partnering with AWF and its record of 55 years of successful African conservation impact, AAC is helping to protect the wildlife asset on which their respected company is based.”

Africa Adventure Consultants on Travel + Leisure Top 10 List for World’s Best Safari Outfitters 2016

DENVER, CO – July 8, 2016 –Travel + Leisure has named custom safari specialist Africa Adventure Consultants as one of the Top 10 safari outfitters in the world for 2016.

“We are extremely excited by this honor and would like to thank our many past clients for voting for us,” said Kent Redding, president of Africa Adventure Consultants. “We strive to make our customized African safaris special for each of our guests and we are excited that word has gotten out.”

The World's Best Safari Outfitters

When it comes to high-end safari planners, insider knowledge and impeccable organizing skills are standard. What separates the great outfitters from the very best is the ability to listen to clients and then create a trip that aligns with their personal desires and exceeds their expectations.

Africa Adventure Consultants Sees Increased Demand from Travelers Interested in Conservation Projects around Africa

DENVER, CO – May 03, 2016 – Africa Adventure Consultants (AAC) Founder and President Kent Redding says the company is seeing a substantial increase in tourism to Africa that includes a focus on conservation projects that protect wildlife and wild lands in Africa.

“We have seen a significant increase in demand for conservation-focused safaris in the past couple of years,” said Redding. “We have also had more clients recently who have wanted to add visits to conservation projects and offices to their safari itineraries.

Travel + Leisure Names Africa Adventure Consultants President Kent Redding to 2015 A-List of Best Travel Advisors for Second Time

This is the second consecutive year Redding has been named to the A-List, and he is one of only 23 Africa specialists to be included. According to Travel + Leisure, its fourteenth annual A-List showcases the best specialists in the business—the people who have firsthand knowledge of destinations on the rise, can get you into sold-out hotels, and provide the best insider travel tips.

Travel + Leisure editors evaluated hundreds of travel advisors and picked their favorites for the 14th annual A-List of Top Travel Specialists. The exclusive list is organized by area of expertise and provides details including their specialties, years as an agent, and contact information. The agents will be featured in the September issue of Travel + Leisure, available on newsstands and online HERE .

Money Magazine’s Month-by-Month Guide to the Best Places to Travel in 2015

Author Striling Kelso checked in with AAC president Kent Redding for advice on when to visit Kenya. May is the tail end of the green season, and is one of the best and most affordable months to take a safari. While the dry landscapes of high season make it easier to spot big game, visitors arriving in May will instead enjoy wildflowers and lush scenery. Even better, it’s birthing season, so you’ll see baby animals.

Africa Adventure Consultants’ Namibia Ultimate Group Safari Named Top 12 Fiteness and Food Vacation for 2015

Epicure & Culture recognized the “Top 12 Fitness And Food Vacations For 2015.” Naming AAC’s Namibia Ultimate Group Safari. Between days filled with activities such as hiking, kayaking and climbing the world’s highest free-standing sand dunes, and evenings spent feasting on Namibia’s legendary braaied (barbecued) meats paired with South African wines, travelers will stay fit while adventuring through one of the world’s most interesting and least densely populated countries.

Upgrading From First Class: The Best Private-Jet Itineraries of 2015

AAC’s 23-day Africa by Private Jet Itinerary named one of the Best Private-Jet Itineraries of 2015. This adventure covers an amazing number of highlights on the African continent, and does so in style. Whether you’ve always wanted to snorkel in the Seychelles, see the Great Wildebeest Migration, trek volcanoes to visit mountain gorillas, or witness the majesty of the Victoria Falls, our ‘Africa By Private Jet’ will let you experience each of these wonders, and more!

Africa Adventure Consultants Launches Ebola Relief Donation Matching Campaign

– Africa Adventure Consultants announced a donation matching campaign today aimed at helping contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Donations to support Doctors Without Borders’ work in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea made at, http://events.doctorswithoutborders.org/campaign/AAC, will be matched up to $1,000 by the company.

Kent Redding Named to Prestigious T+L A-List

Africa Adventure Consultants President Kent Redding has been named to the Travel + Leisure 2014 A-List, its annual editors’ choice of the best travel advisors in the business.

National Geographic Explorer: Africa Adventure Consultants’ Livingstone Safari Named Top Tour

“In Livingstone’s Footsteps: The Final Journey” is one of four itineraries created by AAC to honor the 200th anniversary of the birth of famed missionary explorer David Livingstone.

San Francisco Chronicle: Kalahari safari stirs the soul

Whatever you do, don’t get out of the truck. At least, that’s what they tell you. Yet here I am, lying flat on my back on the ground, hundreds of yards from the safety of the Range Rover;; in the middle of Botswana’s Kalahari Desert, world renowned for its big-game viewing.

Denver Business Journal: IT’S A JUNGLE OUT THERE!

Do your kids have acting aspirations? Do they have a fondness for animals? Do you want to win a free trip to Africa? If you can answer “yes” to all three questions, then its time to enter the Monkey See, Monkey Do contest.

Chicago Tribune: News to Use

The January 2011 Timkat & Tribes trip from Africa Adventure Consultants is a 15-day small-group departure to Ethiopia that will immerse guests in the country’s culture and history…

The Christian Post: Even Younger Children Love Africa Safaris

Our Family Travel Network readers’ survey showed that families want to create vacation memories, introduce children to different cultures and connect with nature. Safaris offer families numerous chances for people-to-people connections and experiencing new things together – and the wildlife viewing is second to none.

Blog Talk Radio: Honeymoon Trends

The Great Safari: Kent Redding features as a guest on this web radio program.

Dallas Morning News: Zambia walking safari offers more animals, fewer tourists

“Whatever you do, don’t run if we encounter a hostile animal,” warns guide John Pereira.

Palm Beach Daily News: Summer travel stops range from Miami to Europe to Africa to the Riviera Maya

Africa Adventure Consultants can take travelers to the Serengeti plain or on a private yacht around South Africa. They have honeymoon packages available, including ones in Tanzania and Botswana.

Family Travel Network: Tips For Planning An Africa Family Safari

This year, many parents and grandparents are seeking out wildlife-rich destinations for their next family vacation. An Africa safari is the ultimate adventure for nature loving families, but planning such a trip can be daunting and expectations are high.

San Francisco Chronicle: A leap of faith to Ethiopia’s ancient holy sites

The mind tends to wander when you’re trying to catch a glimpse of the only man on Earth who’s allowed to see the Ark of the Covenant, the shiny gold box said to hold the tablets of the Ten Commandments.

Family Travel Network: 12 Great Places Where the Wild Things Are

Families are seeking out wildlife-rich destinations to be the setting for their next family vacation adventure.

Third Coast Digest: TCD Traveler: Kenya? Yes, You Can

I’ve been called many things in my life, both good and bad. But never had I been called a male lion. Yet here I was on a warm Sunday morning, somewhere deep out in the Maasai Mara savannah