When a crisis like Australia’s bushfires dominates the news, much-loved travel destinations can quickly be labeled no-goes. In recent years we’ve seen it happen after unrest in Egypt, natural disasters in Nepal, and fires in the Amazon, even when safe travel is possible. There are things you can do (and yes, even places you can visit right now) to support Australia and their recovery from the ongoing wildfires. We invite you to join us in helping our friends “down under”—they’re going to need us, and you.
In his own words, Ker & Downey’s Greg Jackson shares his experience from traveling to Uganda with the Ker & Downey for Africa 2019 team.
Bewitchingly beautiful, Namibia’s Damaraland region is an otherworldly landscape that needs to be witnessed. Join us on a bespoke journey to Namibia with the Desert Lion Project. This special conservation trip departs in November 2019; contact us to reserve your space, and keep reading to learn all about the trip.
WildAid’s star-studded Hollywood gala brought out LA’s stylish and conservation-minded set to support the organization and bid on a Ker & Downey journey to New Zealand. Read on to learn about our impact at the WildAid Gala 2018.
Ker & Downey’s Amy Willis traveled to Uganda on the Nets for Africa 2018 trip. Nets for Africa is Ker & Downey’s year-round philanthropy project. With your help, we provide insecticide-treated mosquito nets to protect against malaria and medical visits to African villages most in need. Photos by Nathalie Bonnete.
When you speak to Mary Fanaro, founder of the OmniPeace Foundation, it is easy to get swept up in her passion for Rwanda. Her dedication has inspired a whole slew of celebrities to support her schools in Africa—nine total that educate close to 3,000 children. We caught up with Mary to find out why she feels a pull to this part of the world.
Tanzania’s call of nature is strong. We keep coming back to this east African gem for its superb safaris and decadent properties. While you spend your days spotting giraffes, lions, and zebras, and your evenings watching the sun set over the Serengeti, you can feel at ease knowing that these properties focus on sustainable practices. When you’re planning your safari, consider these sustainable properties in Tanzania.
Zambia is the birthplace of the walking safari, and even though years have passed since the first explorers set foot on its incredible land, it still has a special feeling of being untouched. Luxury lodges and camps give you a life-changing opportunity to get up-close to magnificent animals and the crashing Victoria Falls while ensuring the preservation of the spectacular country. Here are our top sustainable properties in Zambia.
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.
Responsible tourism in Africa – these six luxe safari lodges offer dream vacations with purpose. – By Rina Chandarana. Lodges and camps that host conservation programs are a safari bonus, allowing guests to get up close to magnificent endangered species as part of their journey. These are our favorite places to embrace responsible tourism.