Entries tagged: Africa

A Virtual African Safari

A Virtual African Safari

It’s hard to narrow in on an African country to visit, so maybe a virtual African safari will help. The massive continent has so much to choose from. We’ve got way too many favorites including Namibia’s hauntingly beautiful Skeleton Coast. There’s also Rwanda’s gorilla trekking. West Africa’s fascinating cultures is something to see. But one African experience that we keep going back to, time and time again, is a traditional safari. In case you are trying to decide if you should go or not, maybe this virtual African safari will give you a little inspiration.

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Where to Go in Africa in 2020

Where to Go in Africa in 2020

Where to go in Africa in 2020? The list is vast! 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 […]

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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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Calving Season in the Serengeti

Calving Season in the Serengeti

Traveling to Africa is exciting year-round as there is always game to be found across several countries, but some times of the year are truly magical. For a few weeks at the start of the year, traveling to the Serengeti in Tanzania gives you the rare opportunity to witness calving season in the Serengeti, where thousands of wildebeest are born each day.  Each year the Serengeti plays host to hundreds of thousands of animals during the migration. In June and July wildebeest make their way across the Grumeti River moving northwest in the park, a sight that easily tops the […]

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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, Tanzania 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 […]

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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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