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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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 .
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.
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.
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 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.
“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.
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.
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…
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.
The Great Safari: Kent Redding features as a guest on this web radio program.
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.
Our passion for Africa began with a dream of living on the continent – a dream realized. We explored parks, rivers, mountains and villages, learned about the flora and fauna, fell in love with everything, and came away wanting to share our passion for a remarkable continent. Africa Adventure Consultants was born of the desire to give more people the chance to experience Africa’s wonders. Let us guide you into the wilderness.
Africa is enormous. There are endless things to see and do, and it can’t all be done in one trip. That said, we realize that many people believe that a trip to Africa is ‘once in a lifetime’ (though many more end up realizing once is not enough!). What do you most want to see? What experiences have you been dreaming of? Visit our destination pages to narrow your choices down, browse our safari types to get a sense of the activities and styles available, or talk with a Journey Specialist to hone in on the areas that will deliver the journey of your imagination.
We know it can be hard to narrow down what to do on vacation, especially with the wealth of choices that are available on the African continent. That’s why we have created an array of sample itineraries to inspire your travel. Browse through them – you’ll find everything from family safaris to honeymoons to Kilimanjaro climbs – and find the places and activities that excite you. From there, you can contact a Journey Specialist to start the process of crafting a customized safari just for you!