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Abercrombie & Kent Southern Africa is part of the A&K Group of Companies, the World’s largest network of DMCs with some 55 offices in more than 30 countries and over 50 Years’ experience of looking after the needs of luxury travellers. Travelling with A&K means you benefit from the A&K cocoon every step of the way; the safety of our guests, as well as our staff, is paramount to us.
This means that we have a robust support team to handle rapidly evolving situations such as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, whether supporting our guests or our staff around the globe.
In all our destinations, our local teams are closely monitoring the development of Coronavirus and we will contact you should there be any immediate need to review your travel plans.
In addition to our usual high standards of care, our DMC offices are also ensuring similar levels of protection when it comes to Coronavirus. We are prepared in case of any suspicion of coronavirus risk to guests or staff to ensure that anyone who does become unwell is quickly cared for in the right way. Wherever possible in the event of illness, our staff will be on hand to assist and to minimise the impact on others.
For those due to travel soon, if you have concerns about the trip and the impact of Coronavirus on travel plans, please do contact us to discuss your options. Whilst, in most cases, there is no reason to change these plans, we do understand the many concerns that our guests and Travel Advisors may have in the current climate.
If you need to delay existing travel plans because of Coronavirus, we will do our very best to accommodate such requests, subject to partners (hotels, airlines etc.), the vast majority of whom are being equally flexible. In most cases, we will be able to move the booking to a new date without penalty, although the cost of your trip may be adjusted to reflect the new dates, particularly if those coincide with festivals or peak season. *
If you make a new booking with us from 6th March to 31st May 2020 to travel on any date in 2020, we are also relaxing our cancellation policy in the same way until 60 days prior to travel. Again, there will be a few exclusions and these will be advised at the time of booking. *
In conclusion, please remember that we are here to help. So please do not hesitate to contact us.
* All monies will be kept as in-house credit and alternate travel must begin within 12 months of original departure date. Standard terms and conditions apply to the new booking; however, in all circumstances, in-house credit is non-transferable, non-refundable and any unused portion is forfeited. Applicable price of the new journey applies. Guest is responsible for all other related costs, including any air travel change fees and additional insurance premiums. Special terms are not applicable to booking cancellations and changes made prior to March 6, 2020, are subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time.
New baggage restrictions at OR Tambo International Airport
Please be advised there are new baggage restrictions that have been implemented as of 25 March 2019.
This is to prevent blockages and breakdowns in the baggage-handling system caused by bags that do not have any flat surfaces or that have long straps or grips – as per IATA guidelines. These are the largest source of jams and can shut down sections of the baggage-handling system, delaying baggage delivery to aircraft, and inconveniencing passengers and airlines.
The new rules are:
- Only regular-shaped bags will be allowed to be checked in. This means that the bags must have at least one flat surface to be accepted
- Round or irregular-shaped bags will not be allowed
- Bags with longs straps will not be allowed
Passengers who try to check in bags that don’t conform to these rules will have the option of having their baggage wrapped with one flat side at airport-approved baggage wrapping stations.
Zimbabwe – 2019’s up & coming destination
Zimbabwe’s beauty is reflected in its friendly people, diverse landscapes, ranging from wide-open spaces, forested escarpments, rivers and waterfalls and incredible national parks and reserves teeming with wildlife. Add the luxury touch and you’ll see why we’ve chosen this as one of our favourite destinations for 2019.
Where to go
The town of Victoria Falls is home to “the smoke that thunders” and offers a variety of unique and adventurous activities, not to mention some of the best sunsets over the Zambezi River. Hwange National Park is the largest park in Zimbabwe and a haven for herds of elephant, buffalo and large concentrations of giraffe. With 2,000 km of shoreline, Lake Kariba is the fourth largest man-made lake in the world and the second largest in Africa. Beautiful Mana Pools, situated on the Zambezi River is a world Heritage site and one of Zimbabwe’s Big Five parks, while in the southern part of the country, Great Zimbabwe features ancient ruins dating back to 1200AD.
Two new camps are opening in April 2019. Nyamatusi Camp, paying homage to the astounding beauty of the mighty Zambezi River, consists of six luxury tented suites with uninterrupted views of the river and escarpment beyond. The camp inspires a feeling of remoteness and allows guests to experience an authentic view of the old untouched Africa.
Nyamatusi Mahogany is a family-focused safari camp, consisting of two tented suites and two-family suites, nestled under ancient mahogany trees on the lush banks of the mighty Zambezi River, the camp offers guests of all ages the opportunity to explore this remote and pristine corner of Mana Pools National Park. The two seasonal camps will be operational 1 April to 30 November each year and offers game drives, walking safaris, bird watching, canoeing and fishing.
New lodges, camps and hotels that opened in 2018 include Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel, Mpala Jena and Old Drift lodge, located in Victoria Falls.
The A&K touch
Explore Victoria Falls with our signature tour of the falls while enjoying sparkling wine or cocktails and canapes in the rain forest or with a private dinner on the helipad. Experience a different vista of the majestic falls from this elevated vantage point, situated above the town of Victoria Falls.
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