Entries tagged: Kenya

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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Holiday on Safari

Holiday on Safari

This is your last chance to escape to an unforgettable safari with Ker & Downey this holiday season. Trade your white Christmas for warmer climes in the northern Serengeti and Masai Mara Game Reserve where you will encounter famed wildlife and be welcomed into luxury tented accommodations. Sayari Camp | Lamai, Serengeti Sayari Camp is among just a few permanent camps in the northwestern Serengeti. Year round the concentration of wildlife is astounding, thanks both to its position near the Mara River and lack of heavy tourist traffic. Naboisho Camp | Masai Mara Game Reserve The eight safari-chic tents at […]

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Anne’s Ker & Downey Journeys and Holiday Traditions

Anne’s Ker & Downey Journeys and Holiday Traditions

The end of the year is just around the corner. How do you want to finish off 2013? Maybe you want to travel to a new destination or start a new family tradition that includes a hand-crafted Ker & Downey journey. Recently we asked some of the sales team at Ker & Downey to share their travel experiences from this year with us and, to get in the holiday spirit, some of their special holiday traditions. Below Anne talks about her journey to Africa this year and her favorite holiday traditions. This year I visited Botswana, South Africa, Kenya, and […]

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Introducing QUEST

Introducing QUEST

A LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT: Pauline R. Kezer said, “Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.” And so with this issue of the Ker & Downey magazine we are changing in order to give you, the reader, the full breadth of the luxury travel lifestyle. You’ve probably noticed that we’ve given the magazine a new title, QUEST. Ker & Downey IS on a quest. And our quest is to provide you with the best life experience every time you travel with us. So, check out our magazine and the changes […]

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Interact with the Wild

Interact with the Wild

Traveling the world opens our eyes to different places, people, and cultures and allows us to experience things outside of daily life. With Ker & Downey’s conservation journeys, interact with some of the world’s most loved but endangered species without sacrificing luxurious amenities and comfort. These journeys combine the best of both worlds with eye-opening experiences and five-star accommodations. Discover the Cheetah Conservation Fund with the Namibian Encounter The cheetah is the world’s fastest land animal, but not even it can outrun the risk of endangerment. The icon for speed and highly revered among kings for thousands of years, the […]

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Stories from the Bush

In July David Marek visited Mara Plains Camp in Kenya and his guide Daniel shared a few stories from his life. The following are Daniel’s stories, as told by David and Daniel. On our recent trip to Kenya we stayed at Mara Plains and Mara Toto camps. Our guide for the 6 days was Daniel, a local Maasai of about 30 years old, who told me many stories. I asked him if he was married and he said, “Not yet, but I have a girlfriend.” In his culture it is the parents who decide who the children marry so Daniel […]

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Fall Escapes with Ker & Downey

Fall Escapes with Ker & Downey

Dreaming of seeing the Great Migration, skiing the snowy slopes in the Caucasus Mountains, or just wanting to escape to warmer weather? With Ker & Downey’s exclusive rates on Turkish Airlines, starting your journey to these great destinations is simple. Tanzania – Witness the southern movement of the Great Migration and relax on the beaches of Zanzibar on this 12-day excursion. Israel – See the childhood town of Jesus Christ and the icons of Jerusalem on an eight-day journey Into the Holy Land. Georgia – Head to the slopes of Georgia and the stunning ski town of Gudauri, with tracks […]

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