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.
Today is the birthday of Charles Darwin. To celebrate, we thought we would take a look at his historic journey on the HMS Beagle and where he might travel if he were alive today. Charles Darwin spent almost five years traveling around the world on the HMS Beagle as a naturalist, collecting and sending specimens to Cambridge, investigating local geology, and formulating his thoughts on what would later become “On the Origin of Species.” During his journey, he spent five weeks in the Galapagos Islands studying the tortoises, mockingbirds, and finches. Today the Galapagos Islands remain some of the most […]
Madagascar adventure travel with Ker & Downey is wild, intoxicating, and otherworldly. Travel with us to experience the uniqueness and luxury of this provocative island. With a landmass surpassing that of France and Kenya and a unique biodiversity akin to that of the Galapagos and Borneo, Madagascar stands as one of the world’s foremost wildlife and cultural destinations. To call it a naturalist’s paradise is an understatement. Raw and real, Madagascar houses five-percent of the world’s known plant and animal species. That means one in 20 species on Earth only live in Madagascar and Madagascar alone, with 50-percent of the […]