Category: Inspiration

Bush Walk - A Must Do on an African Safari

Bush Walk – A Must Do on an African Safari

Ker & Downey Luxury Travel Consultant Trista Gage shares why a bush walk is one of her favorite things to do on an African safari A bush walk is one of my favorite things about a safari. I feel more immersed in my surroundings, stepping into the bush and breathing in the sounds and smells of Africa. It’s not like they are shoving you off into the wilderness with a compass and a pocket knife. You have a skilled ranger with a rifle and an experienced tracker to lead the way. Talking is kept to a minimum so the ranger […]

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Three Classic Tented Camps in Tanzania

Three Classic Tented Camps in Tanzania

Each country in Africa is unique. Kenya has the Masai Mara. Botswana has the Okavango Delta. But Tanzania has the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater – both teeming with wildlife and bucket-list destinations for African wildlife lovers. Cherie recently returned from a trip to Tanzania and shares her thoughts about three luxury classic tented camps she recommends. Entamanu Ngorongoro Entamanu Ngorongoro lies in a prime location on the less-traveled Eastern side of the Crater, just under thirty minutes from the nearest descent point. There’s just six luxury tented suites at Entamanu, each with decks that overlook the rim to the […]

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Tracking Wildlife on Mainland Australia’s East Coast

Tracking Wildlife on Mainland Australia’s East Coast

Last year we profiled Michelle Sole, a former female guide for Marataba Safari Lodge. Since we last spoke, she has left Marataba to spend a year traveling the world. While she’s out on the road, she’s sharing some of her experiences with us, starting with tracking the abundant Australian wildlife. Australia is well known for it’s weird and wonderful wildlife. As a wildlife fanatic I found myself paging through travel guides and internet sites searching for the best possible places to see some of Australia’s iconic wildlife. I get a thrill from finding and photographing animals in their natural environment. […]

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World's Best Bathtubs With a View

World’s Best Bathtubs With a View

For me, the most important part of any hotel room is the bathtub. Not just the tub itself, but the view from it. Show me a freestanding tub with an incredible view and I’ll show you just how long I can soak. Our team of luxury travel consultants has scouted the globe for the best hotel bathtubs with a view – and they are incredible. Pour in the bubble bath – it’s time for a soak! The Silo, Cape Town Cape Town’s newest hotel offers some of the most stunning bathrooms in the world, with equally stunning views from its […]

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The Maasai Olympics - A Hunt for Medals, Not Lions

The Maasai Olympics – A Hunt for Medals, Not Lions

The Maasai Olympics are a biennial event making strides to change the Maasai culture of lion hunting for status. Travel with Ker & Downey on a luxury Kenya safari to witness the 2018 Maasai Olympics. For the Maasai, hunting and killing a lion is a traditional rite of passage and a way to win the hearts of girls. It’s an age-old tradition that has been practiced for centuries. But the once strong Kenyan lion population is dwindling. Forty years ago, the lions of Kenya numbered around 250,000. Today, there are about 35,000. Every 10 to 12 years, a new generation […]

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Top 5 Peru Jungle Experiences

Top 5 Peru Jungle Experiences

Ker & Downey’s top 5 Peru jungle experiences to add to your next luxury trip to the Peruvian Amazon. Spanning over 6,438 kilometers or 4,000 miles across the entire continent of South America, housing 10% of the world’s known biodiversity and producing 20% of the world’s earth oxygen; the Amazon rain forest is quite literally the ‘Lung of our Planet’. Amidst the dense jungle canopies, the endless maze of tributaries, and the countless species lie in uncharted territories where man has never set foot. The intrigue and mysticism of this unknown world add to its appeal and the adventure that […]

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The Best Places to Spend Your Babymoon

The Best Places to Spend Your Babymoon

A new baby brings about big life changes for the parents-to-be! Soak up precious last moments as a twosome with a luxury babymoon. Whether you are looking for barefoot luxury on pristine beaches or a brush with wildlife on safari, our Luxury Travel Consultants can help you plan your getaway for two before the stork arrives. Africa If you’re up for a long-haul flight, South Africa is an exciting option for a babymoon because of its malaria-free game reserves. Combine a few days spent exploring Cape Town with a luxury safari in Madikwe or Kruger National Park. Lengthen your stay […]

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Best Places to Travel in Asia in 2017

Best Places to Travel in Asia in 2017

Asia is too big of a continent to tackle all at once. To make planning easier, we’ve narrowed it down to three of the best places to travel in Asia in 2017. Philippines Look for the Philippines to be an up and coming travel destination in 2017 as more luxury travelers catch onto the allure of the far-flung islands. The 7,000 blue-rimmed islands host activities from kayaking and snorkeling to lounging on sandy beaches. Sri Lanka There’s a reason Sri Lanka is known as the “pearl of the Indian Ocean.” Ancient sites and temples from 2,000-plus years of culture, eight […]

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The Absolute Best Helicopter Tours Around the World

The Absolute Best Helicopter Tours Around the World

For a high-flying adventure, add one of our favorite helicopter tours to your next Ker & Downey journey. These excursions are a great way to gain a different perspective and deeper understanding of the world around you. And to get the most out of your helicopter tours, be sure to check out Reid’s helicopter photography tips, which are sure to make your memories stand out, not only in your mind but on your mantle as well. Linyanti Bush Camp | Botswana A thirty-minute helicopter flight over the Linyanti Reserve showcases the expansive and varied scenery of the Northern reaches of […]

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Greece Uncovered: Parosdise Found

Greece Uncovered: Parosdise Found

Luxury Travel Consultant Jessica Rizzolo recently returned from a trip to Greece. She shares her wellness journey and her experience on the island of Paros with us. A wellness retreat on the island of Paros with one of my favorite yoga instructors was the source of inspiration for embarking on my recent journey to Greece. Like many travelers, I had always been drawn to Greece for its’ iconic white washed buildings, ancient ruins, alluring mythology, dramatic scenery, and fabulous cuisine. I knew immediately upon confirming my space on the retreat that I could not travel all the way to Greece without […]

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