Entries tagged: Africa

Where to Go in Africa 2020

Where to Go in Africa 2020

The mention of Africa conjures up thoughts of wildly beautiful landscapes teeming with the contrast of black and white zebra stripes against deep green savanna, the arch of an elephant’s grey trunk, and a proud lion shaking out his mane. Besides the animals, there are a wonderful array of diverse terrains—the crashing Atlantic surf in Namibia, the bizarre forests of Madagascar, and the romantic expanses of Kenya’s Masai Mara. Trust us, narrowing in on where to go in Africa is never easy. But we’ve done the hard part; now all you have to do is pack.

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Shark Cage Diving: Frequently Asked Questions

Shark Cage Diving: Frequently Asked Questions

Shark cage diving is one of the most thrilling—and unpredictable—travel experiences in the world. To help you know what to expect, Ker & Downey has compiled some of our most frequently asked questions regarding shark cage diving off the Western Cape in South Africa.

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Singita Grumeti Reserve: A Year-Round Safari Destination

Singita Grumeti Reserve: A Year-Round Safari Destination

Explore the Singita Grumeti Reserve on a luxury safari with Ker & Downey.  Located in northern Tanzania, the 350,000 acre the Singita Grumeti Reserve is a vital part of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem. It was created to protect the path of the annual wildebeest migration, one of the greatest natural spectacles in the world. With its impressive set of properties that cater to different guests, it’s no wonder Singita Grumeti Reserve has won numerous awards and accolades. While the migration is certainly a highlight in Tanzania, the Singita Grumeti Reserve offers fantastic game-viewing experiences year-round. Because it’s a private park, […]

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A WildAid Safari with Peter & Corie Knights

A WildAid Safari with Peter & Corie Knights

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 […]

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The House Called Mbabati - An Interview With Samantha Ford

The House Called Mbabati – An Interview With Samantha Ford

Ker & Downey talks with Samantha Ford, stylish globetrotter and author of The House Called Mbabati, available on Amazon now. Samantha Ford is a globetrotter in every sense of the word. Wanderlust courses through her veins. She grew up traveling the world, moving from place to place every few years. As she got older, she continued to move about, settling until restlessness crept in, then picking up and moving on. Her travels have greatly influenced her career as a writer. You can tell she’s well traveled and well-versed in the art of observing her surroundings. It’s these experiences that provide […]

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A Romantic Getaway and a Tanzania Engagement

A Romantic Getaway and a Tanzania Engagement

A romantic getaway for Anne turned into an engagement story to remember!  This past summer, I enjoyed one of my favorite trips to Africa. Although it was my fifth trip to Tanzania and seventeenth trip to Africa as a whole, this trip may have been the most memorable of my life. I got engaged to marry the most wonderful man and here’s the bonus: he loves traveling as much as I do! We flew to Tanzania via Istanbul, arriving in the middle of the night. Fortunately we had two nights in Arusha as we really needed that first full day […]

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Time to Book Your Botswana Safaris: Botswana Tops Lonely Planet's Places to Visit in 2016

Time to Book Your Botswana Safaris: Botswana Tops Lonely Planet’s Places to Visit in 2016

Botswana safaris may be all the rage in 2016. Lonely Planet just released its list of top destinations for 2016 and Botswana tops the list. It’s not hard for us to see why. Botswana has long been one of our favorite destinations. Here’ are Ker & Downey’s top 5 reasons why you should go. Wide Open Spaces Botswana is one of the last untouched areas in Africa with over 17 percent of its land set aside for national parks. Its concessions aren’t bound up by fences, so the wildlife roams free. What makes Botswana unique is its concept of “low-volume” tourism. […]

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Tanzania Safari: A Luxury Journey with Ker & Downey

Tanzania Safari: A Luxury Journey with Ker & Downey

Tanzania safari – a journey to one of the last great places on earth. With our brand new luxury Tanzania safari, your journey is exclusive and showcases the best Tanzania has to offer, from the peaks of Kilimanjaro to the famed Serengeti plains. Your Tanzania safari begins at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro at the Rivertrees Country Inn where you’ll have the opportunity to rest from your long journey and prepare for your two-week adventure. The following day, you’ll depart to Oliver’s Camp at Tarangire National Park, set amidst the beautiful scenery and dense wildlife. You’ll have three days of […]

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Mosqutio Nets for Africa: An Update from Ker & Downey

Mosqutio Nets for Africa: An Update from Ker & Downey

Mosquito Nets for Africa are life-saving. Ker & Downey President David Marek updates us on the annual Nets for Africa trip to Uganda, coming up in August. Once again, Ker & Downey is supporting a team visiting Uganda who are taking much needed mosquito nets, medications, doctors and nurses to the rural areas around Mbale. The trip is set for August 27 through September 7 and once again Ker & Downey is matching all donations that come through our website. Last year’s trip was a huge success with over 9,000 mosquito nets distributed, 15,000 people saw a doctor for diagnosis – […]

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