The team at Ker & Downey gets to explore around the world every day, and we love to share the most inspiring findings right here on our blog. We’re looking back at the features from our blog that had you talking (and sharing) in 2018.
African sleepouts provide a stargazing experience for everyone. There are few sights in the world that can rival the night sky of Africa. Low population densities in the bush and desert mean little light pollution to interfere with sky-watching. Only the sounds of the animals in the night lull you to sleep. With luxury tree houses, elevated sleep out decks, and star beds attached to your suite, there’s a stargazing experience for everyone. We’ve gathered up our top 12 favorite African sleepouts for stargazers.
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 and partake in African wild dog safaris.
Ker & Downey’s top 5 fly camping experiences in Africa get you close to nature.
Traveling during Africa’s green seasons – after the rains, when the grasses are lush and green – nets the intrepid explorer a few surprises. Richer colors, lush landscapes, and active game are among the reasons a green season safari is coveted both by photographers and seasoned safari-goers. Plan ahead for travel this spring and summer with our picks for enjoying green season at its finest.
Top Safari Outfitter honors were bestowed upon Ker & Downey as the #1 Safari Outfitter in this year’s Travel + Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Awards, as voted by its readers. We are thrilled to announce that Travel + Leisure Magazine’s World’s Best Awards named Ker & Downey “World’s Best Safari Operator.” Ker & Downey received 98.44 out of 100 points from readers’ surveys conducted November 3, 2014 through March 2, 2015. Readers scored Ker & Downey’s quality in the following categories: staff/guides, itineraries/destinations, activities, accommodations, food, and overall value. “We are honored that readers voted us best Safari Operator in […]
Discover what makes the African Safari so unique this month as we highlight its riches in a series of blog posts. Beginning with An African Safari: The Thrill of the Safari while on a game drive. Written by Haley Beham There is nothing that quite compares to the thrill of being on an African safari. It’s exhilarating to set out in the crisp morning air in the back of an open vehicle, armed with a camera and, depending on the season, a warm blanket. Whether it is your first time on safari or you’re seventeenth, the anticipation is always there. […]