We share highlights from the whole world here on the Ker & Downey blog, and it’s our pleasure to bring you travel stories that inspire. Here’s what you read the most of in 2019. Which story was your favorite?
With its multicultural mix of residents, it’s no wonder that the South African food menu is a delicious foray into its history and people. When you travel to South Africa with Ker & Downey, we have a few ideas of some South African food you should taste before or after a safari. Our South African Designer Ken Hermer shares some tips on what to eat when you visit Cape Town. “Having grown up in South Africa,” he says, “describing all these delicious foods have brought back the best of memories.”
Do you feel the Christmas spirit yet? Holiday in the Wild, Netflix’s new romantic comedy starring Rob Lowe and Kristin Davis, can help put you in the mood. Filmed in Zambia and South Africa, the movie features two of our favorite year-round safari locations, and calls attention to the ongoing conservation efforts in the region. Go ahead, settle in for a feel-good flick that will leave you longing for a safari for two.
The thrill of an African safari is the opportunity to witness wild and wonderful creatures in their natural habitats, from floodplains to fantastic grasslands. And sometimes in the midst of spotting the usual suspects (like giraffes, elephants, and lions), you may catch sight of something more unique. See these bizarre animals on an African safari. It will give you something even more exciting to share with your friends back home.
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.
The Pangolin is an elusive creature that has quickly become one of the world’s most trafficked mammals. They are hard to spot in the wild because of their nocturnal behavior, but we’ve rounded up five places for you to travel to increase your chances of spotting the pangolin. Leo Tolstoy said, “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” No words have rung truer for Gordie Owles, a third generation Kenyan and Marketing Director for Asilia Africa, our ground partner in Tanzania. He waited 30 years to catch a glimpse of the elusive pangolin and tells a story of […]
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 […]
We’re continuing our series on the African bush this week by highlighting its uniqueness. Each game drive is special and you never know what you are going to see. Take a journey with us as we go through a typical day on safari. The day starts early on safari. A knock on the door or outside your chic tent is followed with a soft voice announcing the arrival of your morning Rooibos tea or coffee. This is your wake up call. Daylight hasn’t broken yet but you take your rooibos tea with a splash of milk as you eagerly dress for […]