Entries tagged: experiential travel

Okavango Horse Safari Guides: PJ, Barney, Thabo, and Rodgers

Okavango Horse Safari Guides: PJ, Barney, Thabo, and Rodgers

The Okavango Horse Safari is one of our exciting new horseback riding adventures we’re pleased to offer our clients. A few weeks ago we introduced you to Annie and Paul, guides of our Kenya riding safaris. Today we’re taking a look at our Okavango Horse Safari and the guides that lead them. Why You Should Take an Okavango Horse Safari Botswana’s Okavango Delta is the lifeblood of the country and home to large concentrations of game and bird life. The region can be explored by game vehicles and mokoros, but a horse safari offers an up close look at all […]

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Celebrating Mother's Day: What Our Children Have Taught Us About Travel

Celebrating Mother’s Day: What Our Children Have Taught Us About Travel

Sunday is Mother’s Day here in the United States and in honor of the day, I asked some of the mothers at Ker & Downey to share what being a mom has taught them about traveling, what they hope their children get out of traveling the world, and some tips from their firsthand experience. What Being a Mom Has Taught Us About Travel Children teach us all kinds of things each and every day. When you travel with them to other parts of the world, you hope they learn to appreciate the world around them. But do you anticipate how […]

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Africa Family Safari: an Experience for the Whole Family

Africa Family Safari: an Experience for the Whole Family

An Africa family safari is an opportunity for the youngest explorers to discover the charm and wonder of the African bush. Many properties even cater special activities to kids. Here are our top things to do on your next Africa family safari. Africa Family Safari in Botswana and Zimbabwe Earn your Ker & Downey Young Explorers Badge by mastering key bush survival skills and learning how to identify and follow animal tracks along the Okavango Delta. Explore the reed beds and Okavango waterways in a traditional mokoro canoe, observing the many skills developed by local people to survive in the environment. For instance, […]

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African Horse Safaris: Our Top 5

African Horse Safaris: Our Top 5

African horse safaris combine the best of adventure with the thrill of searching for wild game on horseback, and luxury with beautiful and comfortable fly camps and lodges to return to in the evenings. At Ker & Downey, we’ve worked hard to handcraft high experiential horseback safaris using some of the best guides in the business. Over the course of the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to the expert guides leading our horseback safaris, but today we’re kicking off the series with an overview of the journeys themselves. African Horse Safaris in Kenya Our African Horse Safaris in Kenya explore […]

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Top 10 Hidden Beaches

Top 10 Hidden Beaches

Escape the winter chill to one of our top ten favorite hidden beaches and their resorts. Everyone has that secret place they like to retreat to – the one that no one else knows about. It’s special because it is yours and yet to be discovered by the outside world. The privacy and seclusion is all you need to recharge your batteries. So when you are traveling, why head to overcrowded destinations? Seek solitude in the hidden gems of the world. We’ve gathered our top ten hidden beaches and retreats to help you get started. Song Saa, Cambodia The beaches […]

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Hong Kong's Hottest Plates

Hong Kong’s Hottest Plates

Fierce Traveler Scott Goetz serves up the insider’s guide for foodies in Asia’s world city. Read the article on our blog and in the debut issue of Quest Magazine. For more than 150 years Hong Kong has embraced her colonial role as the world’s gateway for Westerners heading East. Now, for the first time, China is experiencing booming wealth, and the tides have opened to the West with a flood of vacationers hungry for international luxuries. Hong Kong is embracing her new era by graciously playing the part of the energetic host who welcomes her guests to revel in the cultural explosion of […]

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Beyond Myanmar’s Golden Stupas

Beyond Myanmar’s Golden Stupas

Myanmar is a country full of stunning archaeological and architectural wonders and a landscape rich with natural and man-made beauty. Some 4,000 stupas pepper the face of Bagan and the mountainous surrounds of Inle Lake shelter some amazing scenery as well as more than 30 hill tribes. Recently some Ker & Downey clients returned from a trip to Myanmar and wrote about their journey for us. Written by Randolph Barba Myanmar is the land of the golden stupas. When you hear about traveling to the country or you look at advertisements for its tourist sites, Buddhist iconography is always front […]

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Italy: Tailor Made

Writer Nell Casey takes a satisfying solo trip to fashionable Milan and the enchanting, jet-setting paradise, Lake Como. She finds the perfect fit. Read the full article here and in the current issue of QUEST Magazine. Walking into the Armani Hotel Milano feels a bit like walking into the mind of the celebrated fashion designer. This 95-room hotel is as minimal and sleek as one of Giorgio Armani’s iconic suits—and as elegantly determined as I imagine the man himself to be. The whole setting conspires to make you feel as if you’ve been airlifted out of life, that busy and […]

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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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