Royal Experiences Fit For The Queen: Our Top 5 Ways to Celebrate the Queen’s Birthday

Royal Experiences Fit For The Queen: Our Top 5 Ways to Celebrate the Queen’s Birthday

Celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday in a style reserved for true royalty with Ker & Downey. Here are the top 5 royal experiences to celebrate the Queen’s birthday. This year marks Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday. Lasting from her actual birthday on April 21 through her official birthday on June 11, this milestone birthday celebration features a series of spectacular programs and events hosted in her honor and offers travelers near and far the opportunity to commemorate Britain’s longest serving monarch with fanfare and panache. Below are our top 5 royal experiences to celebrate the Queen’s birthday throughout the heart of London […]

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The Best Places to Travel in September

The Best Places to Travel in September

It’s hard to narrow down the best places to travel in September, but our Luxury Travel Consultants are up for the challenge. These are Ker & Downey’s best places to travel in September, narrowed down from some of the best destinations in the word, including one in our own backyard. September is a great month to get out and explore the world. The summer holiday crowds have mostly vanished, returning back to work and school. Many regions across the globe are experiencing some of their best weather of the year. Here we’ve complied our list of the best places to […]

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The Highlands Ngorongoro: The Highly Anticipated New Luxury Lodge In the Ngorongoro Area

The Highlands Ngorongoro: The Highly Anticipated New Luxury Lodge In the Ngorongoro Area

The Highlands Ngorongoro is Tanzania’s latest luxury camp, blending rich game viewing experiences with warm and contemporary accommodations. There’s a new luxury outpost in Tanzania redefining the safari experience in the Ngorongoro Crater area. The Highlands Ngorongoro hasn’t even opened yet, but it’s already attracting the attention of press and safari-goers everywhere.  Set on the slopes of the Olmoti volcano in Ngorongoro’s wild highlands, The Highlands Ngorongoro is raising the bar for high style camps and true wilderness adventure. At 9,000 feet above sea level, it’s set to be the highest altitude luxury accommodation in the Ngorongoro region. Eight stylish […]

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Kenya Walking Safari

Kenya Walking Safari

The Kenya Walking Safari, handcrafted by Ker & Downey, gives you a chance to slow down and take in the world around you. Our Kenya walking safari is our newest offering in East Africa and one that we’re really excited to share with you. It’s unique, intimate, and full of adventure. The Kenya walking safari begins at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The conservancy lies in the Laikipia region, home to the Big Five and a haven for the threatened black rhino. You’ll get acquainted with the East African landscape with game drives through the wilderness, […]

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Top 7 Reasons to Travel to Argentina NOW

Top 7 Reasons to Travel to Argentina NOW

Product Manager Elizabeth Frels just returned from a trip to Argentina. Here, she tells us why you should travel to Argentina now! Argentina is a country of stark contrasts: from the glaciers of Patagonia and the rushing waters of Iguazu Falls to gaucho-infused estancias and the provocative diversity of Buenos Aires. Yet despite its natural and man-made wonders, it is still very much an under-the-radar and still-emerging destination for the international traveler. Here are our top 7 reasons why travel to Argentina should be at the top of your list this year: 1. No Zika – Around the world, all eyes are […]

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Safari and Beach Vacations for the Best of the Bush and Sand

Safari and Beach Vacations for the Best of the Bush and Sand

Safari and beach vacations give you the best of adventure and relaxation in one getaway. Seek out animals in their natural environment, then spend a few days soaking up the sun’s rays on these two distinct journeys. The word safari, originally from Arabic word safar, meaning a journey, first started popping up in the English language at the end of the 1850’s thanks to explorer Richard Francis Burton. And while it once was associated with big game hunts, today, it has come to be more of an expedition to observe animals in their natural habitat. This week our newsletter is all about […]

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Ecuador Earthquake Relief: How You Can Help

Ecuador Earthquake Relief: How You Can Help

For those asking how to get involved with Ecuador earthquake relief, Product Manager Elizabeth Frels has compiled a list of fundraising initiatives.  On April 16, a massive 7.8 earthquake hit the small cities of Ecuador’s coast. Now, weeks later, hundreds of families are mourning their lost loved ones. Up to 600 lives have been taken to date, with hundreds still missing, thousands displaced, and at least 20,000 homes destroyed. The outpouring of support from across the world was immediate: rescue missions swooped in to offer their services, relief workers and volunteers lost no time in answering the call for help, […]

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Iceland Summer Travel

Iceland Summer Travel

Iceland summer travel opens up a world of adventure for the intrepid traveler. Travel there with Ker & Downey for ultimate VIP experiences and luxury in the “Land of Fire and Ice.” Your Iceland summer travel adventure begins the moment you step off the plane. A private car and driver meet you and whisk you away to the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa where you’ll have the ultimate VIP experience in the exclusive lounge. Lava and thermal water meet at this incredible geothermal spa. The Blue Lagoon’s warm water and natural active ingredients of mineral salts, silica and blue green algae […]

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The Fortified Churches of Transylvania

The Fortified Churches of Transylvania

Travel with Ker & Downey to Viscri – one of the seven villages with fortified churches of Transylvania and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There’s a lot more to Transylvania than Dracula. It’s one of the most beautiful natural regions in Europe – surrounded by the Carpathian mountains, forests, green hills, and rivers. Small towns, medieval fortresses, castles, and monasteries dot the landscape. It is one of the most developed areas in Romania, yet there are also charming villages where the people live as if unchanged by time. In the 12th century, German merchants arrived in the region and over […]

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Our Top Eco-Friendly Lodges Around the World

Our Top Eco-Friendly Lodges Around the World

It’s Earth Day! To celebrate, we’re taking a look at some of our favorite eco-friendly lodges and camps around the world. Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, South Africa This year’s theme for Earth Day is “Trees for the Earth.” It’s a plan to plant 7.8 billion trees by 2020, so we’re kicking off our list of favorite eco-friendly lodges with the lodges and villa at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, a longstanding favorite of Ker & Downey’s. Set among an ancient milkwood forest, Grootbos is dedicated to preserving the earth for future generations. After a fire in 2006 destroyed much of Grootbos […]

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