Entries tagged: Botswana

Starstruck - Where the Celebrities Stay

Starstruck – Where the Celebrities Stay

Every now and then, celebrities jet off to escape being in the public eye, leaving behind their glamorous lives to enjoy a little downtime in luxurious locations around the globe. We can help you also feel like a star by planning a celebrity-style trip to one of these hot spots where the famous jetset have stayed.

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3 Ways To Go "Into The Okavango"

3 Ways To Go “Into The Okavango”

We’re no strangers to Botswana safaris, but since we aren’t on safari every day, a chance to see it on film has us scrambling to set our DVRs. Consider us ready for the acclaimed Into The Okavango National Geographic documentary to make its small screen debut. Named an Official Selection at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, the film documents the sweeping landscapes and wild animals that are unique to the region and, sadly, increasingly threatened. To celebrate its world premiere on Nat Geo Wild, we’re taking a look at how travelers can go Into The Okavango with Ker & Downey.

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7 Destinations Better than Vegas for your Next Mancation

7 Destinations Better than Vegas for your Next Mancation

Why should girls have all the fun? Men need to take a guy’s trip every once in a while too. It’s just as important for men to build their friendships with other men as it is for women to build their friendships with their girlfriends. Getting away for a little bit will help them bond and connect in ways that an after-work drink can’t do.

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Green Season Safari

Green Season Safari

Traveling during Africa’s green seasons – when rain is more common – 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.

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Top 7 Reasons to Travel to Botswana

Top 7 Reasons to Travel to Botswana

Botswana is the ultimate safari destination. It’s a country of diverse landscapes full of natural beauty and plentiful wildlife. The country adopted a “low volume” tourism model to limit the negative effects of tourism in wildlife areas. The results are vast, untouched wildlife destinations. And because its private concessions aren’t fenced in, the wildlife can roam free. If you need a reason to travel to Botswana, we’ve got 7 of them. 1. Botswana is where it all started. Recent studies show that the KhoiSan bushmen represent an isolated population of humans from 100,000 years ago. The best place to learn […]

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World Lion Day

World Lion Day

Celebrate Wold Lion Day with Ker & Downey. Find out how you can get involved with conservation efforts on World Lion Day to support the big cats.  August 10th is World Lion Day. It’s a day to celebrate Africa’s biggest cat, but also a day to bring awareness to their declining numbers. Recent estimates state as few as 20,000 lions remain in the wild. It’s a staggering number when you realize their numbers were closer to 450,000 just 50 years ago. The biggest threat facing lions is habitat loss and degradation, and conflicts with humans. In 2009 National Geographic explorers […]

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The Pangolin: What It Is and Where to Find It

The Pangolin: What It Is and Where to Find 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 […]

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Top Travel Destinations for 2016, Month by Month

Top Travel Destinations for 2016, Month by Month

Ker & Downey’s guide to the top travel destinations for 2016, broken down month by month. Visit the top travel destinations in style and luxury in 2016. From where to go and what to do, these are our top travel destinations around the world for each month. Where are you traveling in 2016? January | Calving Season in the Serengeti Head to the famed Serengeti for calving season – an incredible spectacle where upwards of 8,000 wildebeest are born each day. With the many infants on the plains, there’s sure to be lots of predator action as well. February | […]

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Have the Best Safari in Africa at Zarafa Camp, 2016 Safari Award-Winner for ‘Best Safari Experience’

Have the Best Safari in Africa at Zarafa Camp, 2016 Safari Award-Winner for ‘Best Safari Experience’

Looking for the best safari in Africa? Look no further than Zarafa Camp in Botswana, voted the ‘Best Safari Experience’ in Africa in the recent Safari Awards. The 2016 Safari Awards were held recently with Zarafa Camp in Botswana winning for Best Safari Experience, Best Safari Cuisine, Best Design, and runner up for Best Community Focused Safari Property. Great Plains Conservation’s Zarafa Camp in Botswana has long been a favorite property of  Ker & Downey’s so it comes as no surprise that it won ‘Best Safari Experience’ in the recently held Safari Awards. The property is owned by award-winning National […]

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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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