Adventure, Escape, Wanderlust


Today’s Edition of A&K Extreme Adventures
September 18, 2008, 6:04 pm
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by Erina Pindar, Linden Travel Bureau

Taking advantage of  today’s perfect high 60s weather was Abercrombie & Kent, who did an  interactive presentation of the A&K Extreme Adventures at Rockefeller Center’s North Plaza from 7AM until 5PM. 

For this specific event,  Abercrombie and Kent partnered with Tumi T-Tech Luggage and the Kenya Tourist Board.  The Plaza was transformed into experiential three zones created specifically to introduce New Yorkers to the variety of Extreme Adventures from A&K.  Three specific Extreme Adventures trips were highlighted today:  Extreme Safari in Kenya, To The Edges of the Earth, and Mountain Trekking up Kilimanjaro. 

 

The midtown crowds were welcomed by the incredible sight of a pack camel and the sound of beating drums of the bright red costumed Maasai dancers. If the exciting presentation didn’t pull them into the interactive zones, expert Kenyan guide and adventurer, Toby, did the job.  Toby Fenwick-Wilson’s high energy attracted the visitors and he graciously regaled the Rockefeller visitors with stories of his adventures and the beauty of Kenya – his home.  Toby was especially excited to share the story of his solo 350-mile walk through the deserts of Northern Kenya.

 

 

Moving forward to visit the Norwegian Huskies, I ran into a dear friend of Linden Travel, Shawn Johnson, the Director of Sales for A&K Northeast Division, who introduced me to Peter Boese, a true thrill seeker and the Sr. VP of Extreme Adventures.  Peter was as entertaining as he was adventurous; Peter told me tales of 18 foot crocodiles in the African water, and of the incredible accuracy and expertise of his guides.  The A&K guides can predict the movements and behavior of the animals as well as the crocs, lions, and hippos themselves.

By the time I reached the Kilimanjaro zone, the wealth of information I received as well as Peter and Toby’s excitement about the A&K Extreme Adventures division inspired me enough to start dreaming about an African trip through Kenyan’s uncharted frontiers with desert wind in my hair and the faint humming of Maasai drums in the background.

For additional information on Abercombie & Kent Extreme Adventure, please contact a Linden Travel Consultant or visit our website on www.lindentravel.com.

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