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.
For every thing there is a season, and in the safari world, that season is year-round. An African safari in November with Ker & Downey is a rewarding experience with lower rates, fewer crowds, and excellent game viewing.
Ker & Downey Luxury Travel Consultant Trista Gage shares why a bush walk is one of her favorite things to do on an African safari A bush walk is one of my favorite things about a safari. I feel more immersed in my surroundings, stepping into the bush and breathing in the sounds and smells of Africa. It’s not like they are shoving you off into the wilderness with a compass and a pocket knife. You have a skilled ranger with a rifle and an experienced tracker to lead the way. Talking is kept to a minimum so the ranger […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]