Most of us own fancy SUVs and spend a lifetime just trolling urban roads, but if Land Rover and British luxury travel specialist Abercrombie & Kent have their way, then a number of exciting journeys are lined up for true believers. The two brands, both synonymous with adventure, exploration and luxury, have come together to offer travellers unforgettable experiences that are only possible through such a partnership. Experiences offering guests the chance to explore landscapes, view wildlife and meet communities well and truly off the beaten track.
Specialist instructors will ensure that those in the driver’s seat get a full wild driving experience over various terrain and discover the potential of their Landies – whilst taking in the sights and sounds of the truly picturesque locations on offer in space and comfort. Two itineries have been planned, showcasing the most thrilling experiences in Africa and India respectively.
The eight-day Best of British Tour in September is aimed at overseas guests and will start at London’s Savoy Hotel, then go on to explore the glorious countryside and historic sites of central England. Naturally, attendees will hone their driving skills with Land Rover Experience instructors. On Route there will be an opportunity to visit Gaydon, the centre of Land Rover’s design and engineering and drive a series of heritage Land Rovers.
Between 1 September and 14 October 2014 there will be four ten-day adventures in Tanzania, taking in the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Tarangire National Parks, and returning by night to A&K’s trademark luxury mobile tented camps. A challenging three-day drive across the Serengeti, home to an abundance of big game will also showcase the Land Rover Discovery’s unique all terrain capability through the toughest of environments .
Expert guides will accompany the Tanzanian tours, unlocking the astounding archaeology of the region and providing insights into the varied wildlife, from the endangered black rhino to the vast herds of zebra and wild beast that roam the caldera.
Tigers are the focus for Land Rover and A&K’s second adventure in 2014, which will take in the best India has to offer. With four tours running between 1 November and 11 December 2014, this adventure blends India’s extraordinary heritage with the rich jungle and the challenges of deep ravines and dense forest, providing a totally unique adventure.
Starting in Delhi and taking routes that are less well travelled through national parks rich in wildlife, there will be time to observe tigers, stunning birdlife, spotted deer and black buck. Travelling into the hills of Pench National Park provides the opportunity to spot leopards and wild dogs, then the itinerary takes in the Mughal splendours of the Taj Mahal, Rajasthan and the ‘pink city’ of Jaipur.
Key to both journeys is the expert tuition that guests will receive from Land Rover Experience instructors, ensuring they can fully and safely enjoy the outstanding capability of the Land Rover vehicles. Naturally A&K’s knowledgeable guides will accompany the groups, providing real insight into the places they visit and sights they see. And at the end of every intrepid day the most indulgent accommodation and delicious cuisine await.