Entries tagged: Luxury Botswana Safari

Have the Best Safari in Africa at Zarafa Camp, 2016 Safari Award-Winner for ‘Best Safari Experience’

Have the Best Safari in Africa at Zarafa Camp, 2016 Safari Award-Winner for ‘Best Safari Experience’

Looking for the best safari in Africa? Look no further than Zarafa Camp in Botswana, voted the ‘Best Safari Experience’ in Africa in the recent Safari Awards. The 2016 Safari Awards were held recently with Zarafa Camp in Botswana winning for Best Safari Experience, Best Safari Cuisine, Best Design, and runner up for Best Community Focused Safari Property. Great Plains Conservation’s Zarafa Camp in Botswana has long been a favorite property of  Ker & Downey’s so it comes as no surprise that it won ‘Best Safari Experience’ in the recently held Safari Awards. The property is owned by award-winning National […]

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Time to Book Your Botswana Safaris: Botswana Tops Lonely Planet's Places to Visit in 2016

Time to Book Your Botswana Safaris: Botswana Tops Lonely Planet’s Places to Visit in 2016

Botswana safaris may be all the rage in 2016. Lonely Planet just released its list of top destinations for 2016 and Botswana tops the list. It’s not hard for us to see why. Botswana has long been one of our favorite destinations. Here’ are Ker & Downey’s top 5 reasons why you should go. Wide Open Spaces Botswana is one of the last untouched areas in Africa with over 17 percent of its land set aside for national parks. Its concessions aren’t bound up by fences, so the wildlife roams free. What makes Botswana unique is its concept of “low-volume” tourism. […]

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Visit World Heritage Sites with Ker & Downey

Visit World Heritage Sites with Ker & Downey

Travel with Ker & Downey to see UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the globe. You’ll enjoy the best of luxury travel with private guides and custom journeys. A Brief History of UNESCO World Heritage Sites The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) formed in 1945 with a purpose to promote international collaboration through education, science, and culture. Flash-forward to Egypt, 1954 and the government’s decision to build the new Aswan High Dam which would result in a large stretch of the Nile River valley flooding. Several Ancient Egyptian cultural treasures in Nubia were in danger of destruction so […]

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Desert Camps | Top 6 Luxury Desert Camps

Desert Camps | Top 6 Luxury Desert Camps

Desert camps are located in some of the world’s most striking landscapes. If you are going to spend your day exploring harsh environments, you’ll want somewhere comfortable to rest your head at night. That’s why we’ve gathered a set of luxury camps that will make exploring the desert an enchanting experience. Jack’s Camp, Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, Botswana Jack’s Camp has a setting unlike any other – on the edge of the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, surrounded by the Kalahari Desert. Its roots date back to the 1960’s when Jack Bousfield, a character in his own right and for whom the camp […]

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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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