Entries tagged: Africa

Living a Dream in Southern Africa

Living a Dream in Southern Africa

The destination specialists at Ker & Downey love to be a part of turning travel dreams into lifelong memories. When Jaime shared her clients’ story of an African wedding and honeymoon with us, it put us in the mood for Valentine’s Day. Colorado couple Mike and Sharon had a lot of dreams to consider as they planned their wedding and honeymoon. Sharon’s dream was to be married on a beautiful beach. Mike’s dream was spotting Big Five on a true African safari. After lots of planning and researching, Littleton travel agent Suellen Reeves and Ker & Downey’s Jamie Bell stepped in to craft a […]

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World Travel for the Whole Family

World Travel for the Whole Family

Traveling with family takes a bit of finesse, and finding a destination that is enjoyable and offers flexibility for each family member can be a daunting task. It’s a challenge the experts at Ker & Downey regularly accept. With Spring Break on the horizon and summer vacation not far behind, get a head start on your family travel plans and contact us before the rush. Ker & Downey Family Safari | Botswana Recently honored as the Best Family Safari Experience in Africa, this Botswana family of camps is the perfect match for families ready to explore this rich, lush region. […]

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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, 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 bucket lists of many […]

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An Interview with Michael Matera

We’re continuing our series on the African bush this week by highlighting the incredible cuisine and the talented chefs of the bush with an interview with Michael Matera, Senior Sous Chef at Singita Sasakwa Lodge and the 2012 recent recipient of the Tanzania Chef of the Year Award. If you desire, each meal in the bush is an event and worth every indulgence. A large spread of eggs, granolas, yogurts, pastries, fruit, and fresh squeezed juices greet you upon returning from an early morning game drive while midday meals are light and fresh. Dinners involve several courses and come in the […]

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Visit Uganda with Ker & Downey

Uganda’s Wild Kingdoms is a life-changing journey that will take you to the mist-swathed forests and the cultural centers in the pearl of Africa. You’ll traverse through all of Uganda’s major national parks, participating in extraordinary gorilla trekking, nature walking, and even a Ker & Downey Philanthropy stop. Primate Trekking One of the iconic activities in Uganda’s national parks: set off with guides to seek out families of chimpanzees in Kibale and silverback gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Giving Back Ker & Downey’s passion for service extends to the communities of Uganda. The annual mission recap from our own David […]

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Africa’s Most Unique

Africa’s Most Unique

Ker & Downey Recommends: The 5 most unique African experiences. By Katy Heerssen Anyone who’s been there can tell you that Africa by itself is an adventure. You expect the unexpected, the exotic, and your journey delivers generously. For fearless explorers who want to push boundaries of the usual on the continent, the following five, matchless experiences are sure to blow your mind. Tanzania The Experience Climbing Kilimanjaro is a popular bucket-list item for all levels of adventurers, but for those who prefer to do things with a touch more panache and exclusivity, climbing Kilimanjaro via the Machame route is […]

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Big Cats

Big Cats

Majestic, thrilling, and powerful – the big cats of the world rule the animal kingdom and have long provided endless inspiration for art, film, and fiction. A safari graced by these beauties sparks the imaginations of travelers too, and today we’re sharing some of our favorite places to encounter big cats in Africa and beyond. Saruni Samburu, Kenya The Saruni National Reserve’s hilly landscape, with its ample trees and high craggy outcroppings, can be a leopard’s playground. Keep your eyes up near Saruni Samburu when looking to spot these cats. Little Makalolo Camp, Zimbabwe Head to Hwange National Park, a […]

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The Great Outdoors: Wings and Fins

The Great Outdoors: Wings and Fins

Our world is teeming with wonders to discover, and whether searching for winged wildlife by air or angling for game beneath the water, Ker & Downey encourages travelers to look beyond the land-based dwellers and expand their understanding of the wild world. Australia, Bamurru Plains Navigate the Mary River at this uniquely wild luxury camp while fishing for the great Barramundi. An airboat ride across the swamps reveals the region’s abundant birdlife – some 236 species altogether. Tanzania, Rubondo Island Camp Fish for Lake Victoria’s record-breaking Nile perch by boat or on the shore, and head into the thick jungle […]

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Fun in the African Sun

Fun in the African Sun

If sun, sand, and safari are on your mind lately, Seychelles and Kenya need to be on your travel watch list. Embark on a journey across two of Africa’s contrasting landscapes – the powder-white sands of the glorious Seychelles and the rugged isolation of the vast Kenyan bush with our 13-day journey. Enjoy idyllic moments in the surf and reflective game drives through the wilderness, both offering their own brands of relaxation and wonder. Seychelles Desroches Island Resort Though Desroches Island is just under two square miles in size, the activities are endless on land and at sea. The sands […]

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Safari Awards 2014

Safari Awards 2014

For the past six years, the annual Safari Awards has recognized the best properties and organizations in the business, awarding winners in 18 categories ranging from best property and best cuisine to best charitable organization in Africa. The winners are the best in the business and we are proud to partner with many of these recognized properties in providing the best experience for our clients. Taking home the top honors for the second year in a row with Best Safari Property in Africa is Zarafa Camp in Botswana’s Linyanti Game Reserve. Authenticity, luxury and simplicity define the camp, owned by […]

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