Entries tagged: Luxury Tanzania safari

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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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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Kwihala Camp, Tanzania's Authentic Safari

Kwihala Camp, Tanzania’s Authentic Safari

Ann Abel forgoes the bells and whistles and gets back to bush basics for a truly authentic experience at Tanzania’s Kwihala Camp. This article first appeared in Ker & Downey’s Quest Magazine. Thirty minutes into my first game drive from Kwihala Camp into Tanzania’s Ruaha National Park, I’ve learned more than I’ve learned on dozens of game drives on six previous trips to East Africa: exactly why certain biological adaptations came about, how long elephants are pregnant, how it is that lions can sleep 20 hours a day, and some new details on that endlessly-amusing topic of mating. My curiosity was […]

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A Safari in December

A Safari in December

Break out of the ordinary and start a new family tradition this holiday season with a safari in December. Travel to Africa in December to enjoy summer weather with your family and a slower pace than the normal end of year hustle. When I was a child, Christmas was my favorite holiday. As I’ve become an adult, I’ve struggled to find some of that Christmas magic amid the consumerism of the holiday. Sometimes, I just want to leave it all behind and spend the break traveling. The top of my list would definitely be an African safari in December. Christmas […]

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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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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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Tanzania Multigenerational Safari

Tanzania Multigenerational Safari

Travel with Ker & Downey on a Tanzania multigenerational safari. In last week’s post we highlighted some of the challenges that can arise when planning a multigenerational safari and used the Scott trip as a real-life example of an itinerary our Luxury Travel Consultants can put together for your family. Today we’re showcasing another tried, trusted, and unique Tanzania multigenerational safari. When he was young, Gordon Casey went on safari with his parents. At the end of the trip, he knew he always wanted to return. So for his 40th birthday, he decided to arrange a safari to Tanzania for his […]

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Luxury Serengeti Safaris: Part Two of Our Favorite Serengeti Safari Camps

Luxury Serengeti Safaris: Part Two of Our Favorite Serengeti Safari Camps

See the Migration with luxury Serengeti safaris in Tanzania. We’ve rounded up our favorite properties to get you up close to the Migration for an unforgettable safari experience. We’re back with part two of our favorite camps and lodges for luxury Serengeti safaris in Tanzania. If you missed part one, be sure to check it out here. Mwiba Lodge | Greater Southern Serengeti Mwiba Lodge’s location is truly spectacular – surrounded by ancient coral and acacia trees set among massive boulders overlooking a rocky gorge on the Arugusinyai River on a 126,000-acre wildlife reserve. It’s a beautiful lodge with bright […]

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A Migration Safari That's Heavy on Animals, Not Tourists

A Migration Safari That’s Heavy on Animals, Not Tourists

A migration safari through Tanzania and Kenya is a bucket list item for many travelers. The Luxury Travel Consultants at Ker & Downey can help you plan your migration safari so that you see herds of animals and not herds of tourists.  A migration safari is on the bucket list for many travelers. And rightly so! It’s one of the world’s most incredible natural events – a sight almost beyond words. It’s a time when over one million wildebeest, zebra, and antelope make their way between Tanzania and Kenya in a clockwise formation courting, mating, and giving birth. With the […]

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The Pangolin: What It Is and Where to Find It

The Pangolin: What It Is and Where to Find It

The Pangolin is an elusive creature that has quickly become one of the world’s most trafficked mammals. They are hard to spot in the wild because of their nocturnal behavior, but we’ve rounded up five places for you to travel to increase your chances of spotting the pangolin. Leo Tolstoy said, “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” No words have rung truer for Gordie Owles, a third generation Kenyan and Marketing Director for Asilia Africa, our ground partner in Tanzania. He waited 30 years to catch a glimpse of the elusive pangolin and tells a story of […]

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