Spend 11 epic days in Greece and Malta. By Katy Heerssen Greek culture is a tapestry of myth, legend, and history woven together at the geographical crossroads Europe, Asia and Africa. It is blessed with a wealth of white sand beaches, sun-bleached ruins, cobbled footpaths, aquamarine coastlines, and 130 million bountiful olive trees spread among 2000 islands in the Mediterranean. Nearby, the tiny island of Malta is a lesser-known jewel with an equally rich history and ancient ruins to rival those in Greece. Combine these countries for a perfect seaside getaway.
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 […]
Ker & Downey’s journey for Iran travel is an exploration of history, culture, and architecture across the country over 11 days. Dating back to 4,000 BC, Iran is home to one of the oldest societies in the world. The Medes, Assyrians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans have all left their mark on the landscape and peoples of historic Iran. Since declaring independence on April 1, 1979, Iran is a theocratic republic with a developing economy and a modern infrastructure. A journey through Iran unveils the history of the Persian Empire and modern day Iran through architecture, art, and culture. Over the […]
Elizabeth Frels fills us in on how her dream of a luxury Argentine escape turned into a reality with the help of Ker & Downey. Here at Ker & Downey, we are all about customization. Every itinerary we create is handcrafted to suit each client’s interests and wishes, meaning no two Ker & Downey journeys are the same. But what about those of us who don’t know exactly what we want to see or do? Perhaps we are interested in traveling to a specific region but have no idea where to start in our planning. Or maybe all we have […]
Does a safari sound like a nice way to start your September? On this itinerary, two of southern Africa’s most beautiful natural wonders are yours to explore: the Okavango Delta region and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls & Botswana Jaunt After a refreshing overnight in Johannesburg, your journey begins in Victoria Falls. From the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, enjoy a privately guided tour of the Zimbabwe side of the falls, followed by a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. It’s a magical welcome to Africa! Botswana is next, where you will spend two nights at Linyanti Bush Camp. This small, intimate tented […]
Jaunt off to Kenya on a unique safari, arriving by chartered flights into the wonderful wilderness. Spend eight days indulging in game drives, wildlife sightings, and guided exploration in Amboseli National Park, Meru National Park, and the iconic Masai Mara. Kenya Fly-In Safari Arrive in Nairobi, spending the evening at Hemingways Nairobi before continuing your journey. In the morning you will be collected from the hotel and board your private charter to Amboseli. This area is best known for its unrivaled views of Kilimanjaro, and its large elephant population, and Tortilis Camp will be your home for the next two nights. Game drives, walks, sundowners and bush […]
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 […]
This fantastic journey is filled with safaris and scenery known all across the world. From Kapama to Cape Town to the stunning Victoria Falls, this panorama of southern Africa is especially exciting in November! Zimbabwe & South Africa Jaunt You’ll land in Johannesburg and connect with a flight to the Kapama Private Game Reserve. Spend four nights at Kapama Karula in one of South Africa’s privately owned game reserves in the Limpopo Province renowned for its high density of big game animals. Kapama Karula’s position along the Kapama River makes it an ideal base from which to explore the wildlife of the reserve. With the […]
The Kenya Walking Safari, handcrafted by Ker & Downey, gives you a chance to slow down and take in the world around you. Our Kenya walking safari is our newest offering in East Africa and one that we’re really excited to share with you. It’s unique, intimate, and full of adventure.
Safari and beach vacations give you the best of adventure and relaxation in one getaway. Seek out animals in their natural environment, then spend a few days soaking up the sun’s rays on these two distinct journeys. The word safari, originally from Arabic word safar, meaning a journey, first started popping up in the English language at the end of the 1850’s thanks to explorer Richard Francis Burton. And while it once was associated with big game hunts, today, it has come to be more of an expedition to observe animals in their natural habitat. This week our newsletter is all about […]