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Travel + Leisure: 9 Best International Road Trips, According to Travel + Leisure’s A-List Advisors
July 10, 2022 – AAC President Kent Redding shares one of his favorite international road trips.
Conde Nast Traveler: Kent Redding of Africa Adventure Consultants Named Top Travel Specialist
March 22, 2022 – Conde Nast Traveler, a luxury and lifestyle magazine, named Africa Adventure Consultants’ President Kent Redding to their 2022 Top Travel Specialist list for the second year in a row.
Travel + Leisure: Kent Redding of Africa Adventure Consultants on Travel + Leisure’s A-List
February 9, 2022 – Travel + Leisure has named Africa Adventure Consultants Founder and President Kent Redding as a 2022 A-List advisor. Travel + Leisure’s annual A-List features the best travel specialists in the world and is now in its 20th year.
Fortune: How to Plan for Traveling More Efficiently in COVID Times
July 24, 2021 – Travel is back and more complicated (and satisfying) than ever. With many otherworldly adventures returning to our fingertips, eager travelers are facing the bliss of getting away coupled with the complex web of regulations, paperwork, canceled flights, and the ebb and flow of COVID-19 variants.
CNBC: These Are the Most-Searched ‘Bucket List’ Travel Experiences in the World
July 5, 2021 – People may not have traveled much during the past year, but that didn’t stop them from searching for ideas online. AAC President Kent Redding weighs in on his recommended experiences on the African continent.
Denver Business Journal: One of the World’s Top Safari Operators is Based in Denver
June 25, 2021 – Born from a life-changing 1997 expedition, the Denver company understands more how to deal with customers and how to be nimble while working with partners halfway across the world.
Conde Nast Traveler names AAC President Kent Redding as Top Travel Specialist
March 23, 2021 – Conde Nast Traveler, a luxury and lifestyle magazine published by Conde Nast, today announced its 2021 Travel Specialists awards. Kent Redding, founder and president of Africa Adventure Consultants, was named on Conde Nast Traveler’s 2021 Travel Specialist. Conde Nast Traveler awarded 435 top travel advisors this year—the most ever included in the list.
Travel + Leisure: Go Gorilla Trekking, Hang with Giraffes, and Sleep Under the Stars on This Epic 7-country African Safari
March 1, 2021 – If you’re counting down the days until you can embark on a glorious post-pandemic adventure, this $60,000 safari spanning several African countries might just be for you.
The fast-paced journey from Africa Adventure Consultants combines several bucket-list trips into a single itinerary that covers seven countries in 20 days. The trip starts in Cape Town, makes a quick stop in South African wine country, and takes travelers from the Namibian desert to the Okavango Delta in Botswana (where Meghan Markle celebrated her 36th birthday). Visitors will also explore the central Serengeti, which hosts the annual migration each year, and go gorilla trekking at Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.
Departures: Take the Ultimate African Safari on This 20-Day Adventure With Stops in 7 Countries
February 26, 2021 – After a year of restrictions, travelers are itching to hit the road again. And that’s precisely why luxury African safari tour operator Africa Adventure Consultants (AAC) created its latest over-the-top itinerary. To celebrate its 20th year of operation, they’re offering a safari covering seven countries over 20 days.
AAC looked back at the best experiences and accommodations they’ve provided for guests over the past two decades and decided to combine them into one incredible capsule itinerary. The trip is a flying safari that visits South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda using private charters and helicopters to shuttle you from one bucket list destination to another.
Barrons: Bucket List Travel is Being Booked in Record Numbers for 2021 and Beyond
November 21, 2020 – For global travelers accustomed to exploring the planet in high style, 2020 has presented unprecedented barriers. International travel has ground to a halt, various countries have completely shut off to visitors, and entire tourism sectors have been forced to go dark.
The world’s most in-demand luxury tour operators haven’t been spared from the complications caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, yet many are reporting a surge in bookings for bucket list-style trips into late 2021 and 2022.
Africa Adventure Consultants on Travel + Leisure’s Top 10 List of World’s Best Safari Outfitters for Fifth Consecutive Year
July 8, 2020 – Travel + Leisure has named luxury safari specialist Africa Adventure Consultants as one of the top safari outfitters in the world. This marks the fifth consecutive year Africa Adventure Consultants has made the Top 10 list.
“Thank you to our past clients who voted and made this possible. We are grateful for the support and are honored at the repeated recognition for our excellence in and passion for planning unforgettable travel to Africa for our clients,” said Kent Redding, President and Founder of Africa Adventure Consultants. “We couldn’t be happier that this year marks our fifth year on the list.”
Africa Adventure Consultants Coronavirus Update
March 31, 2020 – The coronavirus COVID-19 crisis is having a significant impact on travel around the world with the situation changing daily. Africa Adventure Consultants (AAC) continues to monitor events and advise and assist our guests accordingly. To that end, we recommend new and existing customers use this three-step process when evaluating your travel to Africa and beyond.
Africa Adventure Consultants on Travel + Leisure’s Top 10 List of World’s Best Safari Outfitters for Four Consecutive Years
July 11, 2019 – Travel + Leisure has named luxury safari specialist Africa Adventure Consultants as one of the top safari outfitters in the world. This marks the fourth consecutive year Africa Adventure Consultants has made the Top 10 list.
“We are so grateful for the support from our clients and are very pleased at the repeated recognition of our excellence in and passion for planning unforgettable travel to Africa for our clients,” said Kent Redding, president of Africa Adventure Consultants. “Thank you to everyone who voted for making this possible.”
Africa Adventure Consultants #3 on Travel + Leisure Top 10 List of World’s Best Safari Outfitters 2018
July 13, 2018 – Travel + Leisure has named luxury safari specialist Africa Adventure Consultants as one of the top safari outfitters in the world, placing third. Africa Adventure Consultants was previously named to the Top 10 list in 2016 and 2017.
“We love creating personally customized African safaris for our clients and we’re honored to be named to this list once again,” said Kent Redding, president of Africa Adventure Consultants. “Thank you to our many past guests for voting for us.”
Africa Adventure Consultants on Travel + Leisure Top 10 List for World’s Best Safari Outfitters 2017
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
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
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
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.”
Africa Adventure Consultants Sees Increased Demand from Travelers Interested in Conservation Projects around Africa
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 Fitness 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.
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.
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.
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.