Geoffrey Kent’s life began much as he lives it today – amid excitement and adventure in an exotic location. He was born while his parents, Colonel John and Valerie Kent, were on safari in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). He grew up on the family farm in the Aberdare Highlands of Kenya and attended the then-new Duke of York School in Nairobi, which produced many of Kenya’s business and science leaders, including Richard Leakey. With the innate skill of an entrepreneur and the relentless curiosity of a born explorer, he built a company that enables travellers to literally discover the world around them – and to do it in a uniquely stylish manner. A&K offered its first Royal Air Tour in 1989 and was the first to feature the supersonic Concorde from British Airways. Geoffrey recently returned from hosting a trip around the world – the first with fully lie-flat seats – that included Easter Island, Samoa, Komodo, Sri Lanka, and Madagascar. The Kent formula of providing a ‘luxury cocoon’ from which to explore the world has attracted more than 250,000 clients per year. Geoffrey Kent was inducted into the UK’s Travel Hall of Fame for creating ‘Experiential Travel’ and has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the US Travel Industry. He has appeared frequently on television. He is a member of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Leadership Council for Sustainable Development Solutions Network headed up by Professor Jeffrey Sachs. Geoffrey has recently published a book recounting some of the stories of his life Safari: A Memoir of a Worldwide Travel Pioneer, which reached the top of Amazon’s travel, tourism, and hospitality sector book list.