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Australia Dreamtime

Australia Dreamtime

Take a walk on Australia’s wild side on this 19-night itinerary, perfect for the luxury adventure traveler. Discover the farthest reaches of the outback and the cultures deep within the “island” on scenic flights over the diverse landscapes, get to know a traditional Aboriginal guide, and dive deep into the Great Barrier Reef to see majestic coral formations. Read more about this incredible journey in the current issue of QUEST magazine. Scenic Flight to Rose Bay, Sydney Fly over Sydney Harbor in a restored seaplane to a beautiful restaurant perched on the water’s edge in the heart of the Kuring […]

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Big Cats

Big Cats

Majestic, thrilling, and powerful – the big cats of the world rule the animal kingdom and have long provided endless inspiration for art, film, and fiction. A safari graced by these beauties sparks the imaginations of travelers too, and today we’re sharing some of our favorite places to encounter big cats in Africa and beyond. Saruni Samburu, Kenya The Saruni National Reserve’s hilly landscape, with its ample trees and high craggy outcroppings, can be a leopard’s playground. Keep your eyes up near Saruni Samburu when looking to spot these cats. Little Makalolo Camp, Zimbabwe Head to Hwange National Park, a […]

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Golf South Africa: Exclusive Ernie Els journeys with Ker & Downey

Golf South Africa: Exclusive Ernie Els journeys with Ker & Downey

Ker & Downey is pleased to be the exclusive North American partner to Ernie Els African Experience. Only with us, take in South Africa’s wonderful golf, wine, and safaris on journeys crafted to honor one of the country’s greatest golfers, Ernie Els. Ernie Els South African Golf Experience From Johannesburg to the Garden Route to the Winelands to Kruger National Park, you’ll enjoy five rounds of golf, private access at Ernie Els Wine Farm and trophy room, and game drives in stunning South Africa. Ernie Els Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play a round of golf with Ernie Els […]

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Ker & Downey Announces Exclusive North American Partnership with Ernie Els African Experience

Ker & Downey teams up with Ernie Els African Experience to offer guests a bespoke luxury safari in South Africa. Katy, TX, April 23, 2014 – Ker & Downey, ranked amongst the world’s leading tour operators, and Ernie Els, one of the most successful and popular golfers on the world golfing stage, today announced a partnership to market, promote and sell the products of Ernie Els African Experience in North and South America. As a native of South Africa, Ernie has a life-long appreciation for the spectacular attractions of his home. South Africa is the quintessential African experience. First time […]

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Earth Day 2014: Planet-friendly Spaces to See

Earth Day 2014: Planet-friendly Spaces to See

Treading lightly when exploring our big, beautiful world doesn’t mean sacrificing the little luxuries. Check out a few of our favorite ultra-gorgeous eco-friendly properties that have reimagined existing places and taken good care of the environment they share, with future generations of travelers in mind. The Singular Patagonia Torres del Paine, Chile Housed within the walls of a former meatpacking plant, the quirky industrial feel of The Singular Patagonia has been carefully preserved. Adhering to the latest LEED certified protocols for environmentally-friendly building, the building’s historic interior became the dining room, bar, and reception area. Six Senses Soneva Kiri Koh […]

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Secrets of Northern Italy

Secrets of Northern Italy

Ker & Downey presents the Secrets of Northern Italy, a journey that uncovers some of the best art, fashion, and natural beauty Il Bel Paese has to offer. Explore fashionable and historic Milan before heading into the stunning scenery of Lake Como, a legendary luxury retreat. Cruise on Lake Como, Lake Como Take a private cruise around the inspiring coast of the lake, viewing opulent villas, townships, and fishing villages from a traditional Venetian water limousine. View The Last Supper, Milan Visit the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie and enter the refectory for an exclusive viewing of Leonardo da […]

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The Great Outdoors: Wings and Fins

The Great Outdoors: Wings and Fins

Our world is teeming with wonders to discover, and whether searching for winged wildlife by air or angling for game beneath the water, Ker & Downey encourages travelers to look beyond the land-based dwellers and expand their understanding of the wild world. Australia, Bamurru Plains Navigate the Mary River at this uniquely wild luxury camp while fishing for the great Barramundi. An airboat ride across the swamps reveals the region’s abundant birdlife – some 236 species altogether. Tanzania, Rubondo Island Camp Fish for Lake Victoria’s record-breaking Nile perch by boat or on the shore, and head into the thick jungle […]

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Giving Our Best

Giving Our Best

At Ker & Downey, we get a thrill from sending curious and eager travelers to discover the corners of our big, beautiful world. Giving our best starts with that first phone call or email, manifests in our obsession over the details, and keeps up with our commitment to hand-crafting the perfect custom journey. Check out a handful of our picks for the unique experiences our world has to offer, and contact us to share your travel dreams. Let us show you how we give our best with each experiential journey. Best Links – The Golfer’s Bucket List Balance time on […]

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Fun in the African Sun

Fun in the African Sun

If sun, sand, and safari are on your mind lately, Seychelles and Kenya need to be on your travel watch list. Embark on a journey across two of Africa’s contrasting landscapes – the powder-white sands of the glorious Seychelles and the rugged isolation of the vast Kenyan bush with our 13-day journey. Enjoy idyllic moments in the surf and reflective game drives through the wilderness, both offering their own brands of relaxation and wonder. Seychelles Desroches Island Resort Though Desroches Island is just under two square miles in size, the activities are endless on land and at sea. The sands […]

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China Rediscovered

China Rediscovered

From the ancient monuments on every must-see list to the quiet beauty of the hidden countryside, China has a character and appeal that takes several trips to discover completely. Ker & Downey’s reimagined China suggestions marry the best of the heavy hitters, like the Great Wall and Tiananmen Square, with the secret treasures of the country’s natural landscape and culture. Diverse China China’s secret southern region comes to life on this 13-day journey. Among the many highlights is the quiet fishing village of Xingping, sheltered on the Li River and surrounded by a landscape of endless green terraced rice fields […]

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