Entries tagged: Luxury Kenya Safari

7 Destinations Better than Vegas for your Next Mancation

7 Destinations Better than Vegas for your Next Mancation

Why should girls have all the fun? Men need to take a guy’s trip every once in a while too. It’s just as important for men to build their friendships with other men as it is for women to build their friendships with their girlfriends. Getting away for a little bit will help them bond and connect in ways that an after-work drink can’t do.

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Sarara Camp: Finding Luxury in the Remote Reaches of Kenya

Sarara Camp: Finding Luxury in the Remote Reaches of Kenya

In the remote reaches of Northern Kenya, where the Matthews Mountain Range meets the savannah plains of the desert, you’ll find Sarara Camp. Located on the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy, it’s the only camp for hundreds of miles. Its six luxury tents sit perched overlooking the dramatic Mathews Mountain Range. The camp shares space on community-owned land in an area where wildlife and cattle farmers co-exist, and the Samburu are just as integral to the land as the wildlife. From its hillside location, you’ll catch a glimpse of the Samburu tending to their cattle in the distance and wildlife congregating around […]

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Samburu Special Five

Samburu Special Five

Travel to the Samburu National Reserve to see the Samburu special five with Ker & Downey. The Samburu National Reserve is a special place. Located on the edge of Northern Kenya’s arid savannahs, it stands on its own for the rare and diverse game. There, you’ll find the typical game like lions, elephant, and cheetah, but you’ll also find the Samburu Special Five (Beisa oryx, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, Gerenuk antelope and Somali ostrich). You won’t find a more diverse concentration of wildlife anywhere else. The Reticulated Giraffe The reticulated giraffe makes its home in Somalia, southern Ethiopia, and northern […]

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An Interview with Nicky Fitzgerald, Owner of Angama Mara

An Interview with Nicky Fitzgerald, Owner of Angama Mara

In Kenya, conservation of the natural resources and wildlife and the involvement and development of local communities go hand-in-hand with the sustainability of the camps and the ability to provide authentic experiences. Follow our journey as we explore seven properties that offer unique experiences for their travelers, are committed to conserving Kenya’s natural resources and wildlife, and are intimately involved in the development of their local communities. To see all of the posts from this multi-part series, click here. Welcome back for our final post in our series of top safari properties and conservation partners in Kenya. We’re concluding today […]

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Angama Mara

Angama Mara

In Kenya, conservation of the natural resources and wildlife and the involvement and development of local communities go hand-in-hand with the sustainability of the camps and the ability to provide authentic experiences. Follow our journey as we explore seven properties that offer unique experiences for their travelers, are committed to conserving Kenya’s natural resources and wildlife, and are intimately involved in the development of their local communities. To see all of the posts from this multi-part series, click here. Nicky and Steve Fitzgerald have a long history in the tourism industry. Together, the African tourism pioneers helped establish over 60 […]

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An Interview with Craig Millar, Head of Security at Big Life Foundation

An Interview with Craig Millar, Head of Security at Big Life Foundation

In Kenya, conservation of the natural resources and wildlife and the involvement and development of local communities go hand-in-hand with the sustainability of the camps and the ability to provide authentic experiences. Follow our journey as we explore seven properties that offer unique experiences for their travelers, are committed to conserving Kenya’s natural resources and wildlife, and are intimately involved in the development of their local communities. To see all of the posts from this multi-part series, click here. Big Life Foundation partners with ol Donyo Lodge and Great Plains Foundation for the Maasai Olympics. Today we’re interviewing Craig Millar, Head […]

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An Interview with Mikey Carr-Hartley, Owner of The Safari Collection

An Interview with Mikey Carr-Hartley, Owner of The Safari Collection

In Kenya, conservation of the natural resources and wildlife and the involvement and development of local communities go hand-in-hand with the sustainability of the camps and the ability to provide authentic experiences. Follow our journey as we explore seven properties that offer unique experiences for their travelers, are committed to conserving Kenya’s natural resources and wildlife, and are intimately involved in the development of their local communities. To see all of the posts from this multi-part series, click here. Yesterday, we took at look at properties that make up The Safari Collection. Today, we’re interviewing Mikey Carr-Hartley, owner of The […]

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The Maasai Olympics - A Hunt for Medals, Not Lions

The Maasai Olympics – A Hunt for Medals, Not Lions

The Maasai Olympics are a biennial event making strides to change the Maasai culture of lion hunting for status. Travel with Ker & Downey on a luxury Kenya safari to witness the 2018 Maasai Olympics. For the Maasai, hunting and killing a lion is a traditional rite of passage and a way to win the hearts of girls. It’s an age-old tradition that has been practiced for centuries. But the once strong Kenyan lion population is dwindling. Forty years ago, the lions of Kenya numbered around 250,000. Today, there are about 35,000. Every 10 to 12 years, a new generation […]

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Kenya Walking Safari

Kenya Walking Safari

The Kenya Walking Safari, handcrafted by Ker & Downey, gives you a chance to slow down and take in the world around you. Our Kenya walking safari is our newest offering in East Africa and one that we’re really excited to share with you. It’s unique, intimate, and full of adventure.

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A Migration Safari That's Heavy on Animals, Not Tourists

A Migration Safari That’s Heavy on Animals, Not Tourists

A migration safari through Tanzania and Kenya is a bucket list item for many travelers. The Luxury Travel Consultants at Ker & Downey can help you plan your migration safari so that you see herds of animals and not herds of tourists.  A migration safari is on the bucket list for many travelers. And rightly so! It’s one of the world’s most incredible natural events – a sight almost beyond words. It’s a time when over one million wildebeest, zebra, and antelope make their way between Tanzania and Kenya in a clockwise formation courting, mating, and giving birth. With the […]

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