Entries tagged: Kenya

World Lion Day

World Lion Day

Celebrate World 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 threats facing lions are habitat loss and degradation, and conflicts with humans. In 2009 National Geographic explorers […]

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Kenya Family Safari - The Ultimate Family Holiday

Kenya Family Safari – The Ultimate Family Holiday

Ker & Downey’s Kenya Family Safari is the ideal family getaway in the African bush. It’s an all-ages luxury adventure through some of the country’s most memorable landscapes and game-rich areas. The Kenya Family Safari begins with one night at the unforgettable Giraffe Manor, just outside of Nairobi. It’s world-renown for its resident herd of Rothschild giraffe who can often be found poking their long necks through the windows in search of a treat. Your children will delight at the interaction with the unabashed animals. Then you and your family are off off to Ol Pejeta Bush Camp in the […]

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The Best Luxury Family Holidays

The Best Luxury Family Holidays

Luxury family holidays give you a chance to create memories with your children that will last a lifetime. Traveling to other parts of the world allows you to share different cultures and perspectives with your family and leave behind your busy lives for a while. Luxury family holidays with Ker & Downey take out all the stress associated with planning and coordinating a family vacation. Our Luxury Travel Consultants can handle all of your requests. All you have to do is make sure to get everyone packed and on the plane! Ker & Downey’s top Luxury Family Holidays: Venture to […]

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A Surprising First Trip to Africa

A Surprising First Trip to Africa

When preparing to travel, it’s only natural to have certain expectations and even some hesitations about discovering an unfamiliar part of the big, beautiful world. Ker & Downey guests often find that preconceived notions are turned on their heads, as did Brigitte B. and Mike F. of New Jersey, who share a surprising first trip to Africa. When was your trip? September 2012 Where did you Go? Mount Kenya in Kenya and Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Carter and the Serengeti. Who did you travel with? Just the two of us. Where was your favorite place to stay? We had an amazing trip […]

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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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