The mention of Africa conjures up thoughts of wildly beautiful landscapes teeming with the contrast of black and white zebra stripes against deep green savanna, the arch of an elephant’s grey trunk, and a proud lion shaking out his mane. Besides the animals, there are a wonderful array of diverse terrains—the crashing Atlantic surf in Namibia, the bizarre forests of Madagascar, and the romantic expanses of Kenya’s Masai Mara. Trust us, narrowing in on where to go in Africa is never easy. But we’ve done the hard part; now all you have to do is pack.
When the weather gets dull and dreary in January, we could recommend many places to visit to escape the doldrums. This January, we think you should consider an adventure in Africa. It’s crowd-free and wild as can be.
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with Ker & Downey is an exciting journey to the Roof of Africa! It ascends the mountain on the Rongai Route and returns on the popular Marangu Route for a well-rounded adventure. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro – it’s a bucket list item for many adventure travelers. And rightly so. It’s the highest peak in Africa, yet its summit is very accessible. For some, a walking stick and proper clothing are all that’s required to reach the crater rim. Ker & Downey’s newest journey to Tanzania will have you climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in no time. On our seven-day climb, […]
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 […]
Luxury tented camps, also known as glamorous camping, or “glamping” for short, offer a modern take on a classic experience. Where camping in a traditional tents allows you to escape the city and get closer to nature, luxury tented camps allow you to do just that, without sacrificing luxury or comfort. It might even make you feel more alive to hear an elephant snacking on a nearby tree with only a wall of canvas to separate you. We believe everyone should take the time to slow down and escape, but not leave behind our favorite creature comforts like luxury linens and soaking tubs! […]