Category: Destinations

Sustainable Properties in South Africa That Give Back

Sustainable Properties in South Africa That Give Back

With a diversity of city life and superb safaris, South Africa is a must on any African travel bucket list. Camps and properties are taking impressive strides to ensure eco-friendly practices are common practice to preserve the gorgeous landscape. Ker & Downey shares our favorites of the top sustainable properties in South Africa.

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Top 7 Reasons Why Families Should Travel to Scotland and Ireland

Top 7 Reasons Why Families Should Travel to Scotland and Ireland

Family travel is one of our passions at Ker & Downey. There is no better way to share the world with the ones you love than by embarking on a journey designed for the whole family. While there are many family-friendly destinations to choose from, the British Isles present perhaps one of the best options for families in search of fun and adventure. A Scotland and Ireland family adventure with Ker & Downey showcases why these two countries are a perfect pair for all ages and interests. Here is what you can expect to find on an a custom Ker […]

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Your Guide to Carnival in Rio

Your Guide to Carnival in Rio

Although Carnival is celebrated in many places, Rio de Janeiro has long been regarded as the Carnival Capital of the world. Go once and you might just want to come back every year! Here are Ker & Downey’s top tips for experiencing Carnival in Rio: the world’s flashiest party.

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Patagonia's Big Five

Patagonia’s Big Five

The Big Five found on an African safari make up some of the most coveted wildlife sightings on the planet. Lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant provide unforgettable “wow” moments to anyone lucky enough to encounter them. But true wildlife enthusiasts will be thrilled to know of an altogether different Big Five roaming the southern Patagonian terrain of South America.

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Dubai: City of Gold

Dubai: City of Gold

Opulent, bustling and bold — Dubai, the jewel of the United Arab Emirates, is not to be outshined. By Rina Chandarana. Dubai rises above the golden desert and the hazy waters of the Persian Gulf. Beyond its shiny façade, the decidedly global city is an inviting combination of both eastern traditions and western modernity worthy of exploration.

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A Taste of Malta

A Taste of Malta

Ker & Downey’s Nicole Porto travels to the land of sun and sea to sample its rich culinary scene on a unique Malta culinary tour. South of Sicily and north of Libya, the country of Malta sits at a fascinating crossroads of history and culture. Early settlers left their mysterious Neolithic temples and tombs; invading Arabs brought their language; St. Paul ushered in Christianity, and France sent Napoleon. That prompted the Maltese to request the assistance of the British, who stuck around until the 20th century. Now Malta is its own republic, but still preserves the vestiges of these cultures.

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Return to Tanzania

Return to Tanzania

Nicky Brandon, Ker & Downey’s Director of Marketing and Sales, embarks on a journey to the country of her childhood and discovers a modern safari wonderland. As told to Rina Chandarana. I still vividly remember the road trips I enjoyed as a child. My parents would pile their three daughters and a bunch of supplies into a Land Rover and set off from our home in Dar es Salaam. My first foray took place when I was just four years old. Our family camped in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater, where flamingo flocks wade and zebra herds wander. This first out-of-city excursion […]

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Why You Should Travel to Egypt

Why You Should Travel to Egypt

Travel to Egypt to marvel at all of her antiquities and soak up some of her best-kept secrets. Ker & Downey President David Marek shares his thoughts on why you should travel to Egypt. Egypt is one of those places where history comes alive. Cruising down the Nile, seeing the ancient temples in person, and gazing upon the pyramids of Giza – the last remaining wonder of the ancient world – allows you to construct a more comprehensive narrative of the history of ancient civilization and how it relates to our modern world. Its antiquities remain unchanged, but Egypt is […]

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Sarara Camp: Finding Luxury in the Remote Reaches of Kenya

Sarara Camp: Finding Luxury in the Remote Reaches of Kenya

In the remote reaches of Northern Kenya, where the Matthews Mountain Range meets the savannah plains of the desert, you’ll find Sarara Camp. Located on the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, it’s the only camp for hundreds of miles. Its six luxury tents sit perched overlooking the dramatic Mathews Mountain Range. The camp shares space on community-owned land in an area where wildlife and cattle farmers co-exist, and the Samburu are just as integral to the land as the wildlife. From its hillside location, you’ll catch a glimpse of the Samburu tending to their cattle in the distance and wildlife congregating around […]

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