Our clients often ask us what they should pack for a safari. Our women’s safari packing list gives you a good guideline for a 10-14 day safari in southern and eastern Africa (excluding a Kilimanjaro hike). The number one thing to consider when packing for a safari is to avoid overpacking. Small chartered flights on safari adhere to strict weight restrictions for all luggage.
Going on safari and not sure what to bring? Get some ideas with our men’s safari packing list, suggested for a 10-14 day safari in southern and eastern Africa.
Is my passport in order? Do I have everything I need? How long will it take me to get through security? What if my flight is delayed and I miss my connection? Air travel might be the most stressful part of every trip. In the first post of our air travel series, we took a look at the 8 Pre-Trip travel preparations to make before you even arrive at the airport. In this post, our Air Department is sharing their top packing tips to make getting through the airport a breeze.
The people in Ker & Downey’s Air Department have a combined 95 years in the travel industry, so they know a thing or two about air travel, and what you should do to help start your trip off on the right foot.
If it’s your first time to go on safari, your list of wildlife to see probably includes the “Big 5.” Spotting them on the safaris of today can still be challenging… unless you know where to look.
For many, a safari is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But where do you even begin? If ever there was a time to hire a travel designer, planning a safari is it.
A lot of questions have arisen surrounding the United Kingdom’s split from the European Union and how it will impact visitors. We share 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.