Founded in 1962 by Geoffrey Kent with his parents Colonel and Mrs John Kent as a safari company in Nairobi, Kenya, Abercrombie & Kent has become a name synonymous with top quality in the tour travel industry. As an international group of companies, A&K provides upscale adventures and luxury travel in more than 100 countries on all seven continents. In 1965 Geoffrey Kent became Managing Director of the company and the following year, Colonel and Mrs Kent retired from active participation. Today he spends a good part of every year making reconnaissance trips in outlying parts of the world to evaluate the economic and environmental potential for high-quality tour operations. The A&K Group of Companies comprises over 60 worldwide and satellite offices, including London, Paris, Cairo, Nairobi, Arusha, Johannesburg, New Delhi, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Lima, Buenos Aires, Phnom Penh, Shanghai and Beijing.