Elusive and increasingly threatened, the African wild dog is a coveted sighting while on safari. Some of our favorite safari camps throughout eastern and southern Africa are among the top places to see African wild dog. Finding animals that roam such large territories can be a challenge, and it’s important to remember that sightings are never guaranteed. Visiting these select parks and camps puts the odds of seeing wild dog in your favor, especially during the dry season.
Ker & Downey’s top 5 fly camping experiences in Africa get you close to nature. What is Fly Camping? ‘Fly Camping’ is a term that originates from the early days of safaris. Hunters wishing to travel light would pack just the outer sheet of a tent – called a fly sheet – and string it up between trees for their shelter. The minimalist camping set up was meant to protect the safari-goers from sun and rain while they slept, rested, and ate and could be easily moved to their next stop on their safari. Today the fly camping experience on […]
Top Safari Outfitter honors were bestowed upon Ker & Downey as the #1 Safari Outfitter in this year’s Travel + Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Awards, as voted by its readers. We are thrilled to announce that Ker & Downey has been named to the prestigious Travel + Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Awards, this time with the coveted #1 spot as the World’s Best Safari Operator. Based on a perfect score of 100, Ker & Downey received an outstanding 98.44 from the combined scores of readers’ surveys taken from November 3, 2014 to March 2, 2015. To reach the Top Safari Operator […]
African sleepouts provide a stargazing experience for everyone. There are few sights in the world that can rival the night sky of Africa. Low population densities in the bush and desert means little light pollution to interfere with sky-watching and only the sounds of the animals in the night to lull you to sleep. With luxury tree houses, elevated sleep out decks, and star beds attached to your suite, there’s a stargazing experience for everyone. We’ve gathered up our top 12 favorite African sleepouts for stargazers. Classically Luxurious Tree Houses The Tree Houses at Lion Sands | South Africa You’d […]
Discover what makes the African bush so unique this month as we highlight its riches in a series of blog posts, beginning with An African Safari: The Thrill of the Hunt while on a game drive. Written by Haley Beham There is nothing that quite compares to the thrill of being on safari. It’s exhilarating to set out in the crisp morning air in the back of an open vehicle, armed with a camera and, depending on the season, a warm blanket. Whether it is your first time on safari or your seventeenth, the anticipation is always there. What will […]