If it’s your first time to go on safari, your list of wildlife to see probably includes the “Big 5.” The term, originally coined by the big game hunters of the early safari days, refers to the five most difficult animals to see while on foot: lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo. Spotting them on the safaris of today can still be challenging… unless you know where to look.
Ker & Downey’s top tips for what to consider when planning a safari. For many, a safari is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But where do you even begin? There are (literally) hundreds of properties spread throughout Africa’s top safari regions. And once you decide on properties, how do you even get there? Drive? Fly? Walk? (Yes, as in walking safari.)
With the clock ticking on a potential Brexit, currently expected to occur on March 29th, 2019, a lot of questions have arisen surrounding the United Kingdom’s split from the European Union and how it will impact visitors. Ker & Downey has some helpful hints on how you can still travel to the UK, even under its current uncertain political climate.
After her recent visit to Uruguay, Ker & Downey’s Tiffany DeSalvo shares why the country should be next on your travel bucket list. Why Uruguay? Uruguay is sandwiched between Brazil and Argentina and is one of the best-kept secrets in Latin America. Because not many people think if it when planning a journey to Latin America, it has a more “off the beaten path” feel to it. The country is safe, politically and socially stable, and has little economic disparity. It’s a socially-progressive country with great infrastructure. And lastly, the food and wine throughout the country is amazing.
Uganda is sometimes overlooked by those searching for a safari experience. But Ker & Downey travel designer Cherie Tann says it’s an east African country worth exploring for its spectacular landscapes, gorilla and chimp treks, and friendly people. She shares the top spots to visit on a journey to Uganda. As told to Rina Chandarana.
Elusive and increasingly threatened, the African wild dog is a coveted sighting while on safari. Some of our favorite safari camps throughout eastern and southern Africa are among the top places to see African wild dog.
Whether you are planning a trip in the new year or just daydreaming, these 2018 travel trends are sure to make your wayfaring heart swoon.
Ker & Downey has been partnering with travelers to create their own journeys to Cuba since August 2015. Recent policy changes on American travel to the country have stirred up questions about traveling to Cuba and the future of visiting a place that is so close but was once too far out of reach for many. The good news: Cuba is not out of reach with Ker & Downey. What Do the Policy Changes Mean? In short, the style of travel offered by Ker & Downey and our in-country partners is not impacted, for the time being. The changes will […]
Ker & Downey recently traveled to Ladakh in Northern India. We’re sharing our Ladakh travel guide with you today, with photography by Austin Mann. Our journey to Little Tibet was a revelation of high-altitude desert drama, fortress-like monasteries towering atop hills resembling stone sentinels guarding the villages below. Located in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh is draped in a surreal landscape made up of steep mountains, craggy canyons, blue glacial lakes and green raging rivers. In this photographer’s paradise, the intense sunlight at this height produces amazing colors, particularly at sunrise and sunset. The people of this […]
Ker & Downey has been partnering with travelers to create their own journeys to Cuba since August 2015. Recent policy changes on American travel to the country have stirred up questions about traveling to Cuba and the future of visiting a place that is so close, but was once too far out of reach for many. The good news: it’s not out of reach with Ker & Downey. Our legal, support the Cuban people trips can still get U.S. citizens to Cuba. However, with new regulations on the horizon, having a responsible partner in your corner while you travel is important—now more than […]