Category: Journeys

Northern Spain Culinary Tour

Northern Spain Culinary Tour

Ker & Downey’s Nicole Porto recounts her unforgettable dinner at El Celler de Can Roca – the #2 restaurant in the world and the culminating experience on Ker & Downey’s Northern Spain Culinary Tour, a set-departure journey traveling through the Basque and Cataluña regions of Spain in October 2017. Specifically designed with the foodie in mind, Ker & Downey’s Northern Spain Culinary Tour uses food as a “connecting thread” to infuse travelers with a deep-rooted sense of place, to engage in active adventures in nature, and to genuinely connect them with the many local friends and neighbors they meet along […]

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A WildAid Safari with Peter & Corie Knights

A WildAid Safari with Peter & Corie Knights

Every Ker & Downey itinerary is designed to leave the traveler transformed, and this special journey is no exception. Join WildAid founders Peter and Corie Knights from June 14-26, 2017, as they visit important conservation projects in Kenya and Tanzania on our exclusive WildAid safari. This private and intimate safari will bring you up close to some of the world’s most majestic and threatened wildlife. Complete with celebrated accommodations and private charters, your journey is both meaningful and magnificent. On this trip you will visit WildAid’s partner projects on the ground and participate in hands-on experiences side-by-side with Peter Knights, CEO of WildAid. Begin the 13-night […]

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Iran Travel - An 11-Day Journey of Exploration with Ker & Downey

Iran Travel – An 11-Day Journey of Exploration with Ker & Downey

Ker & Downey’s journey for Iran travel is an exploration of history, culture, and architecture across the country over 11 days. Dating back to 4,000 BC, Iran is home to one of the oldest societies in the world. The Medes, Assyrians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans have all left their mark on the landscape and peoples of historic Iran. Since declaring independence on April 1, 1979, Iran is a theocratic republic with a developing economy and a modern infrastructure. A journey through Iran unveils the history of the Persian Empire and modern day Iran through architecture, art, and culture. Over the […]

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My Personal Grand Argentine Escape

My Personal Grand Argentine Escape

Elizabeth Frels fills us in on how her dream of a luxury Argentine escape turned into a reality with the help of Ker & Downey. Here at Ker & Downey, we are all about customization. Every itinerary we create is handcrafted to suit each client’s interests and wishes, meaning no two Ker & Downey journeys are the same. But what about those of us who don’t know exactly what we want to see or do? Perhaps we are interested in traveling to a specific region but have no idea where to start in our planning. Or maybe all we have […]

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Victoria Falls & Botswana - A Ker & Downey Jaunt

Victoria Falls & Botswana – A Ker & Downey Jaunt

Does a safari sound like a nice way to start your September? On this itinerary, two of southern Africa’s most beautiful natural wonders are yours to explore: the Okavango Delta region and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls & Botswana Jaunt After a refreshing overnight in Johannesburg, your journey begins in Victoria Falls. From the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, enjoy a privately guided tour of the Zimbabwe side of the falls, followed by a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. It’s a magical welcome to Africa! Botswana is next, where you will spend two nights at Linyanti Bush Camp. This small, intimate tented […]

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Kenya Fly-In Safari - A Ker & Downey Jaunt

Kenya Fly-In Safari – A Ker & Downey Jaunt

Jaunt off to Kenya on a unique safari, arriving by chartered flights into the wonderful wilderness. Spend eight days indulging in game drives, wildlife sightings, and guided exploration in Amboseli National Park, Meru National Park, and the iconic Masai Mara. Kenya Fly-In Safari Arrive in Nairobi, spending the evening at Hemingways Nairobi before continuing your journey. In the morning you will be collected from the hotel and board your private charter to Amboseli. This area is best known for its unrivaled views of Kilimanjaro, and its large elephant population, and Tortilis Camp will be your home for the next two nights. Game drives, walks, sundowners and bush […]

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Tanzania Fly-In Safari - A Ker & Downey Jaunt

Tanzania Fly-In Safari – A Ker & Downey Jaunt

If a Tanzania safari has been on your mind, our limited availability at exclusive rates may be the journey you have been seeking! With wonderful air transfers you’ll land right in the middle of the wild action in Tarangire, the Ngorongoro Crater, and the Serengeti. Tanzania Fly-In Safari Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and overnight at the Arusha Coffee Lodge. Continue to Tarangire National Park, where the Tarangire Treetops team will meet you for an afternoon game drive in Tarangire National Park. Spend two nights in a Tree House, a unique dwelling that meanders through the branches of thousand-year old trees. Enjoy a […]

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Zimbabwe & South Africa - A Ker & Downey Jaunt

Zimbabwe & South Africa – A Ker & Downey Jaunt

This fantastic journey is filled with safaris and scenery known all across the world. From Kapama to Cape Town to the stunning Victoria Falls, this panorama of southern Africa is especially exciting in November! Zimbabwe & South Africa Jaunt You’ll land in Johannesburg and connect with a flight to the Kapama Private Game Reserve. Spend four nights at Kapama Karula in one of South Africa’s privately owned game reserves in the Limpopo Province renowned for its high density of big game animals. Kapama Karula’s position along the Kapama River makes it an ideal base from which to explore the wildlife of the reserve. With the […]

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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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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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