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 Travel + Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Awards named Ker & Downey “World’s Best Safari Operator.” Ker & Downey received 98.44 out of 100 points from readers’ surveys conducted November 3, 2014 through March 2, 2015. Readers scored Ker & Downey’s quality in the following categories: staff/guides, itineraries/destinations, activities, accommodations, food, and overall value.
“We are honored that readers voted us best Safari Operator in the world,” says David Marek, Ker & Downey’s president. “Travel + Leisure readers voted for us six years in a row on the World’s Best list. So it is truly thrilling to finally earn the top spot.”
“We operate in over 80 countries worldwide. But with our African roots, the award for World’s Best Safari Outfitter is a special honor,” says Marek. Ker & Downey’s clients experience southern and eastern Africa from classic “under canvas” camps and ultra-luxe lodges. As a result, clients experience immersive 24-hour safari glamour all in the world’s most stunning landscapes.
Moreover, with this award, Ker & Downey continues to prove its excellence in offering truly customized travel to destinations all over the world. “The real heart of Ker & Downey lies in our dedication to signature, hand-crafted journeys,” says Marek. “Travel + Leisure sets the standard for showcasing the best of the best in travel. This award validates the time and effort our staff devotes to making each journey a life-changing experience.”
We owe our place on the list as Top Safari Outfitter to our commitment to a flawless client experience. When crafting a Ker & Downey journey, our expert travel designers hand-pick from an array of properties to create the perfect itinerary. Whether it is an African safari, romantic honeymoon, or private sailing excursion, an array of destinations and experiences awaits.
The Travel + Leisure World’s Best Award joins several Ker & Downey accolades, including the Best Adventure Travel Company award for Luxury Tour Operators by National Geographic Adventure. In addition, Ker & Downey’s itineraries have also won prestigious recognition. These include National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime awards for Path of the Polynesians, Uncovering Alexander’s Egypt: A Desert & Diving Expedition, Splendors of the Cape, Australia Dreamtime, and Namibia Explorer.
NBC’s Today Show announced the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards winners live. Check out the full list in print in the August issue of the magazine, or read it online at www.travelandleisure.com.