Our Top Himba and Bushmen Experiences in Africa

Our Top Himba and Bushmen Experiences in Africa

Our top Himba and Bushmen experiences give you an opportunity to discover unique cultural heritages throughout Africa in culturally sensitive ways. Incorporating authentic experiences into your journey really helps you discover and understand the heart a place. Engaging with the local people gives you a better understanding of their history and culture, and even the fun quirks that make a place unique. At Ker & Downey, we strive to help you connect with a place through these experiences. These are our top Himba and Bushmen experiences in Africa. Rock Art Excursions at Bushmans Kloof | The Cederberg Head to Bushmans […]

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Best Places to Travel in July

Best Places to Travel in July

Our roundup of the best places to travel in July will help you jump start your planning for an unforgettable summer getaway with your family. July is a big travel month for much of the world. Children are on holiday from school and families are taking advantage of the break to get out and explore the world. But it’s a big world out there. How do you know where to start your planning? We’ve got that taken care of with this roundup of the best places to travel in July. The Best Places to Travel in July This roundup of […]

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Buenos Aires, La Belleza

Buenos Aires, La Belleza

Buenos Aires is definitely a stop everyone should make in Argentina. With Ker & Downey, you’ll experience the best of the city in pure luxury. Add it to your next South American journey! Every journey to Argentina should include a substantial stop in the capital city of Buenos Aires, a place distinguished by gorgeous architecture and aptly considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Follow Ker & Downey as we trace the lineage of Argentinean’s wealth and reveal some of our favorite highlights of the “Paris of South America.” Before you get going, make […]

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The Top 7 Canopy Walkways in the World

The Top 7 Canopy Walkways in the World

Canopy walkways give you a chance to see the world from a different angle. Get eye-level with primates and bird species, see the forest floor from above, and test your adventurous spirit. These are our top canopy walkways around the world. Nyungwe Forest Lodge | Rwanda Nyungwe Forest National Park shelters over 25 percent of Africa’s primate species and there’s no better way to experience them than the canopy walk through the park. It’s suspended 130 feet above the ground and stretches for 295, getting you eye level with primate species like the L’Hoest’s monkey, owl-faced monkey, black and white […]

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Hacienda Zuleta, Ecuador: At Home in the Colonial Hacienda

Hacienda Zuleta, Ecuador: At Home in the Colonial Hacienda

Hacienda Zuleta, Ecuador is one of Ker & Downey’s favorite Ecuadorian destinations. The authentic working farm provides an authentic glimpse into the day-to-day happenings of a colonial hacienda. Just beyond the famed market town of Otavalo is the gateway to the Andean Highlands of Ecuador, home of the longest mountain chain in the world. This region is a vast tapestry of untamed volcanoes, misty cloud forests, and some of the Earth’s most impressive peaks and nestled within their grandeur lies the unassuming 17th-century allure of Hacienda Zuleta, Ecuador. This 4,000-acre working farm is one of Ker & Downey’s favorite Ecuadorian […]

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Top Luxury Family Travel Destinations for Spring Break

Top Luxury Family Travel Destinations for Spring Break

Ker & Downey’s top luxury family travel destinations for Spring Break are a respite from busy lives and give you a chance to experience the world through fresh eyes. Although we’re just coming off of the Christmas holidays, Spring Break is right around the corner. It’s not too early to start planning your trip. When thinking about where to go for Spring Break, you’ll want somewhere that is easy to get to, can be done in about a week, and offers adventure with just enough R&R to recharge your batteries to get you and your kids through the next few […]

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Visit US National Parks in 2016 with Ker & Downey

Visit US National Parks in 2016 with Ker & Downey

Travel to the US national parks in luxury and style this year with Ker & Downey. The year 2016 marks the 100th year of the U.S. National Park Service. To celebrate the momentous occasion, the National Park Service is waiving the entrance fees for its 409 US national parks for 16 days during 2016. It’s a great opportunity to get out and discover your world, and participate in recreational and conservation activities. The National Park Service will also be hosting a number of historic preservation programs to educate the public on their work and role in the national parks. Free […]

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Swim With the Tonga Humpback Whales

Swim With the Tonga Humpback Whales

Swim with the Tonga humpback whales on this unforgettable journey from Ker & Downey pairing private luxury aboard the MV Tarquin with land and sea excursions. Each summer, a population of humpback whales make their way north from the Antarctic to the reef-protected waters of the Vavu’u islands to mate and give birth to their calves. The annual migration of the whales to waters of Tonga complete a remarkable cycle. Tonga is one of the few places in the world where you can actually witness this natural phenomena under water, swimming alongside the whales. On Ker & Downey’s Tonga Whale […]

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Whale Watching Philippines

Whale Watching Philippines

Whale watching Philippines excursions give you the chance to discover the exciting marine animals of the Philippine Islands.   Over 7,000 islands make up the tropical paradise of the Philippines, where blue ocean meets white sand beaches. But below the surface, the waters surrounding the Philippine islands are a playground for some of the sea’s most exciting marine animals. The sea is teeming with whales and dolphins gliding effortlessly through the waters. It truly is a magical sight to see the marine mammals in person. On seeing whales in person, Ker & Downey Product Manager says, “There is a sense […]

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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro: Ascend to the Roof of Africa

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro: Ascend to the Roof of Africa

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with Ker &  Downey is an exciting journey to the Roof of Africa! It ascends the mountain on the Rongai Route and returns on the popular Marangu Route for a well-rounded adventure.  Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro – it’s a bucket list item for many adventure travelers. And rightly so. It’s the highest peak in Africa, yet its summit is very accessible. For some, a walking stick and proper clothing are all that’s required to reach the crater rim. Ker & Downey’s newest journey to Tanzania will have you climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in no time. On our seven-day climb, […]

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