Entries tagged: Conservation

The Top Sustainable Properties in Kenya

The Top Sustainable Properties in Kenya

Environmentally conscious travelers rejoice in this selection of Kenya’s sustainable camps and lodges that pair luxury with conservation. Enjoy an eco-friendly journey to East Africa with these suggested sustainable properties in Kenya.

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Conservation in Time of Coronavirus

Conservation in Time of Coronavirus

Even through lockdowns and travel restrictions, these conservation champions continued their much-needed work across the globe. While the coronavirus seems to be taking over the world, these Ker & Downey partners are proof that conservation still matters and that forces of good will always prevail.

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Visit the Sarara Singing Wells

Visit the Sarara Singing Wells

Come with us to remote Kenya and the Namunyak Wildlife Conversation Trust to discover the only place in the world to see the traditions at the singing wells. Unchanged and un-photographed for centuries, this Samburu ritual matches the Great Migration in its rare and captivating nature.

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The Desert Lion Project with Ker & Downey

The Desert Lion Project with Ker & Downey

Bewitchingly beautiful, Namibia’s Damaraland region is an otherworldly landscape that needs to be witnessed. Join us on a bespoke journey to Namibia with the Desert Lion Project. This special conservation trip departs in November 2019; contact us to reserve your space, and keep reading to learn all about the trip.

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The Good Trip - Responsible Tourism in Africa

The Good Trip – Responsible Tourism in Africa

Responsible tourism in Africa – these six luxe safari lodges offer dream vacations with purpose. – By Rina Chandarana. Lodges and camps that host conservation programs are a safari bonus, allowing guests to get up close to magnificent endangered species as part of their journey. These are our favorite places to embrace responsible tourism.

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Sarara Camp: Finding Luxury in the Remote Reaches of Kenya

Sarara Camp: Finding Luxury in the Remote Reaches of Kenya

In the remote reaches of Northern Kenya, where the Matthews Mountain Range meets the savannah plains of the desert, you’ll find Sarara Camp. Located on the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, it’s the only camp for hundreds of miles. Its six luxury tents sit perched overlooking the dramatic Mathews Mountain Range. The camp shares space on community-owned land in an area where wildlife and cattle farmers co-exist, and the Samburu are just as integral to the land as the wildlife. From its hillside location, you’ll catch a glimpse of the Samburu tending to their cattle in the distance and wildlife congregating around […]

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Cause & Effect: WildAid Conservation Travel in Kenya and Tanzania

Cause & Effect: WildAid Conservation Travel in Kenya and Tanzania

We check in with Corie Knights on the work WildAid and the WildAid conservation travel partners are accomplishing in Kenya and Tanzania. Since 2000 WildAid has made it their mission to end the illegal wildlife trade. To highlight the importance of their work and showcase some of their various conservation projects, Corie Knights leads donors’ trips around the world each year. In June she and her husband Peter, who founded WildAid, traveled to Kenya and Tanzania with Ker & Downey and 11 philanthropists to visit some of their partner conservation projects and check in on the progress their partnership is making. Corie sat down with us to […]

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An Interview with Nicky Fitzgerald, Owner of Angama Mara

An Interview with Nicky Fitzgerald, Owner of Angama Mara

In Kenya, conservation of the natural resources and wildlife and the involvement and development of local communities go hand-in-hand with the sustainability of the camps and the ability to provide authentic experiences. Follow our journey as we explore seven properties that offer unique experiences for their travelers, are committed to conserving Kenya’s natural resources and wildlife, and are intimately involved in the development of their local communities. To see all of the posts from this multi-part series, click here. Welcome back for our final post in our series of top safari properties and conservation partners in Kenya. We’re concluding today […]

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Angama Mara

Angama Mara

In Kenya, conservation of the natural resources and wildlife and the involvement and development of local communities go hand-in-hand with the sustainability of the camps and the ability to provide authentic experiences. Follow our journey as we explore seven properties ( this one being angama mara ) that offer unique experiences for their travelers, are committed to conserving Kenya’s natural resources and wildlife, and are intimately involved in the development of their local communities. To see all of the posts from this multi-part series, click here. Nicky and Steve Fitzgerald have a long history in the tourism industry. Together, the […]

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An Interview with Mark Boyd, Community and Conservation Manager at The Safari Collection

An Interview with Mark Boyd, Community and Conservation Manager at The Safari Collection

In Kenya, conservation of the natural resources and wildlife and the involvement and development of local communities go hand-in-hand with the sustainability of the camps and the ability to provide authentic experiences. Follow our journey as we explore seven properties that offer unique experiences for their travelers, are committed to conserving Kenya’s natural resources and wildlife, and are intimately involved in the development of their local communities. If you’re just joining us in this multi-part series featuring seven of Kenya’s top properties, be sure to click here for the rest of the posts. Today we’re interviewing Mark Boyd, The Safari […]

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