Entries tagged: Kenya

Eco-Friendly African Safari Camps: Low Impact, High Luxury

Eco-Friendly African Safari Camps: Low Impact, High Luxury

Eco-friendly African safari camps can take on many forms. Some are mobile, moving with the seasons or each guest, fly camps that move along a trail each night, or camps that are built into nature but would leave no trace of their previous existence if they were ever to be disassembled. This Earth Day, we’re exploring our top six eco-friendly African safari camps that leave no trace behind. These eco-friendly African safari camps bring out your inner explorer. Singita Explore Mobile Tented Camp, Tanzania Singita Explore Mobile Tented Camp doesn’t use the word “mobile” lightly. With each new guest that […]

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Kenya Riding Safari Guides: Annie Waterer and Paul Thuku

Kenya Riding Safari Guides: Annie Waterer and Paul Thuku

Our Kenya Riding Safari is just one of our exciting new horseback riding adventures we’re pleased to offer our clients. Over the course of the next few weeks, we’ll explore the new journeys and the guides leading them, starting with Annie Waterer and Paul Thuku, Ride Manager and Head Guide of our Kenya Riding Safari. Our Kenya Riding Safari explores Chyulu Hills and the wildlife that call the region home. On this journey, you’ll venture through forests, craters, and underground lava tubes tracking buffalo, leopard, syke’s monkey, and forest hogs, returning to the campfire of ol Donyo Fly Camp to […]

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The Good Trip

The Good Trip

A call to action from Ker & Downey’s President David Marek reveals just how easy it is to combine passion for travel in Africa with compassion for the people, wildlife and breathtaking lands cape of this great continent. Make a difference today. Protecting Africa’s Wildlife and Natural Resources My passion for African wildlife started in 1978 when I first flew over the Okavango Delta in a Cessna 206 and watched a herd of elephant trundle over the flood plains trailing a plume of dust. Seeing Africa for the first time instills in one the desire to preserve it for those […]

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Experience the African Bush

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 […]

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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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Arrivals

Arrivals

We’re searching the globe for the latest hotel openings and best revamps. Check out some of our finds below. To see more Arrivals, be sure to check out the latest issue of Quest Magazine. Park Hyatt Siem Reap, Cambodia In 2012, the Hotel De La Paix underwent a 14-month top-to-bottom renovation and rebrand and opened as the Park Hyatt Siem Reap with 108 guest rooms and suites and easy access to the town’s largest old market, night markets, and numerous restaurants. It’s just a short tuk-tuk ride away from the 12th century ruins of Angkor, one of the largest pre-industrial […]

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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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Ker & Downey Favorites to Add to Your Own It List

Ker & Downey Favorites to Add to Your Own It List

Travel + Leisure has released its annual It List, and not surprisingly it includes some of our can’t-miss favorites from across the globe. Travel with Ker & Downey means custom journeys that don’t just include the world’s best places to rest your head, but feature jaw-dropping experiential moments you’ll keep on your own personal “best of” list for a lifetime. Start curating your own collection of destinations and experiences by contacting us now. Mara Toto Masai Mara, Kenya Perfect for ardent safari-goers and Africa-newbies alike, modern comforts and authentic encounters define this lovely Great Plains camp. Mara Toto is a […]

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The Year of the Horse

The Year of the Horse

Click here to view Ker & Downey’s Horseback Adventures, handcrafted and hand-picked from around the world. According to the Chinese zodiac, 2014 is the year of the horse, and with this new year come unexpected opportunities, new adventures, and long journeys. It’s a good year to travel, and Ker & Downey can help you blaze a trail to unfamiliar destinations, or revisit old treasures. Get inspired by some of our favorite horseback experiences from around the world, and contact us to start making your 2014 travel plans. Gaucho for a Day San Antonio de Areco, Argentina With suites named after […]

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The Mara: Rebirth of a Legend

The Mara: Rebirth of a Legend

A seasoned safari man, David Marek, sees his old stomping grounds in a fresh, new light. Read the article here and in the current issue of QUEST magazine. I had been to the Masai Mara in Kenya many times in the past. The sheer number of animals one can see during the migration is always astounding. For those that have been to other parts of Africa on safari, it seems that first trip to the Mara is like experiencing safari for the first time. All the films and photography on The Great Migration just do not do it justice. Still […]

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