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Safari: A Memoir of a Worldwide Travel Pioneer Hardcover – August 11, 2015
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“[Mr. Kent] tells a good story, and this book is all about stories.” (-- Wall Street Journal)
“This is a must-read for anyone who is captivated by the magic, mystery, and majesty of travel.” (-- Jeffrey Katzenberg)
“As this book explains, there is a world of difference between the superficial experience of tourism and that of the traveller. Immersing oneself deeply in a culture different to one’s own is closer to the ancient practice of pilgrimage—respectful, spiritually nourishing and life-changing.” (-- Sting & Trudie Styler)
“There are grand adventures reflected in these stories.” (-- Roma Downey & Mark Burnett)
“Kent’s memoir transports you to another landscape as successfully as an Abercrombie & Kent expedition.” (-- Wilbur Smith)
“Travel, no matter the destination, really changes your perspective; it clears your head, opens your eyes and helps cultivate new ways of thinking and sometimes even the brightest ideas you’ve ever had.” (-- Ted Turner)
“From the opening safari with actor Richard Burton, to his travels with Prince Charles and Bill Gates, to his icy dip in the waters of the North Pole, Geoffrey shows how travel is the great adventure that will change your life and better the world.” (-- Jeffrey D. Sachs Economist and Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network --Jeffrey D. Sachs, Economist and Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network)
“Traveling is the most powerful self-development tool available to humanity. The more you travel the more you learn through the diversity of other places and people, the more you understand how the world and mankind are the most beautiful treasures available to all of us.” (-- Manfredi de Clunières di Balsorano, Chairman of Silversea Cruises)
“Geoffrey Kent...recounts his riveting and far-flung adventures in his new memoir “Safari: A Memoir of a Worldwide Travel Pioneer”...The book is also a poignant love letter to Africa, where he was raised and led his inaugural safari (both in Kenya) in 1962.” (-- Forbes.com)
“A fantastic read and a tale worth telling.” (-- Tom Chamberlin, The Rake)
From the Back Cover
"It's here, in nature, that we are completely unified with all of life."
Geoffrey Kent had nothing but an East African shilling and an old Land Rover when he launched a safari business in 1962 with his parents in Nairobi. Today he is the chairman and CEO of Abercrombie & Kent, a pioneering internationally renowned luxury travel company that takes thousands of trekkers to the planet's wildest frontiers.
In his gripping memoir, this "Indiana Jones–meets–James Bond" entrepreneur recounts his phenomenal journey. Kent's life reads like a work of fiction: growing up barefoot in the African bush, riding his motorcycle across the continent, and ultimately becoming the most sought-after travel professional in the world. Safari is a breathtaking and exhilarating trip to some of the most exotic and stunning locations on earth. Packed with gorgeous photographs and unbelievable memories from the larger-than-life explorer, Safari lets readers indulge their spirit of adventure.
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Geoffrey Kent, founder of Abercrombie & Kent ~ the premier luxury adventure travel company, has released his first memoir, Safari.
Geoffrey’s stories read like an Indiana Jones/Ernest Hemingway meets debonair James Bond meets Out of Africa manuscript. Queue opening scene in Kenya with Geoffrey at 16 years of age being the first individual to ride his motorcycle alone across the continent of Africa inspiring his sense of adventure to become the pioneer in luxury adventure travel. Include a supporting cast of characters such as Royal Families, Hollywood Elite, World Leaders and you have an inspirational and exciting storyline.
The stories are captivating and it’s hard to believe that this is not some fictional Hollywood character. What took me by surprise though, is Geoffrey Kent’s amazing instincts and entrepreneurial spirit. His ability to visualize unforeseeable opportunities is astounding. This is a great read for anyone seeking fascinating travel stories and the individual who is interested in entrepreneurial inspiration.
This book will inspire you to get off your tush and explore the world. I can almost hear Mr. Kent now “Stay thirsty my friends.”