Entries tagged: photography safaris

Photography Tips For Safari

Photography Tips For Safari

Ker & Downey President David Marek, an avid photographer, visited Mara Plains Camp in 2013 and asked two professional photographers to share their photography tips for the Ker & Downey clients. Update: To see how the new iPhone 7/7 Plus perform on a safari, click here. Recently I had the opportunity to spend some quality time at Mara Plains Camp; the luxury safari property owned by Great Plains Conservation. One of the truly unique things they do for guests during their stay is provide them with a Canon 7D or 50D camera with 100-400 f4 lens and also with a […]

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Luxury Tiger Safaris by Ker & Downey

Luxury Tiger Safaris by Ker & Downey

World’s Best Safari Outfitter is a title we wear with pride and show off to the fullest in our newest luxury tiger safaris through India. Ker & Downey first got its start in Africa more than five decades ago, and it is this ingrained history that led to us being named the #1 Safari Outfitter in the 2015 Travel + Leisure Magazine’s World Best Awards, as voted by its readers. But what many don’t realize is that our “safari” designation extends well beyond the African savannahs. Our assured attention to detail, ultra-luxe accommodations, and epic wildlife encounters can be experienced […]

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An African Safari: The Thrill of the Hunt

An African Safari: The Thrill of the Hunt

Discover what makes the African bush so unique this month as we highlight its riches in a series of blog posts, beginning with An African Safari: The Thrill of the Hunt while on a game drive. Written by Haley Beham There is nothing that quite compares to the thrill of being on safari. It’s exhilarating to set out in the crisp morning air in the back of an open vehicle, armed with a camera and, depending on the season, a warm blanket. Whether it is your first time on safari or your seventeenth, the anticipation is always there. What will […]

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Fun in the African Sun

Fun in the African Sun

If sun, sand, and safari are on your mind lately, Seychelles and Kenya need to be on your travel watch list. Embark on a journey across two of Africa’s contrasting landscapes – the powder-white sands of the glorious Seychelles and the rugged isolation of the vast Kenyan bush with our 13-day journey. Enjoy idyllic moments in the surf and reflective game drives through the wilderness, both offering their own brands of relaxation and wonder. Seychelles Desroches Island Resort Though Desroches Island is just under two square miles in size, the activities are endless on land and at sea. The sands […]

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Safari Awards 2014

Safari Awards 2014

For the past six years, the annual Safari Awards has recognized the best properties and organizations in the business, awarding winners in 18 categories ranging from best property and best cuisine to best charitable organization in Africa. The winners are the best in the business and we are proud to partner with many of these recognized properties in providing the best experience for our clients. Taking home the top honors for the second year in a row with Best Safari Property in Africa is Zarafa Camp in Botswana’s Linyanti Game Reserve. Authenticity, luxury and simplicity define the camp, owned by […]

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The Mara: Rebirth of a Legend

The Mara: Rebirth of a Legend

A seasoned safari man, David Marek, sees his old stomping grounds in a fresh, new light. Read the article here and in the current issue of QUEST magazine. I had been to the Masai Mara in Kenya many times in the past. The sheer number of animals one can see during the migration is always astounding. For those that have been to other parts of Africa on safari, it seems that first trip to the Mara is like experiencing safari for the first time. All the films and photography on The Great Migration just do not do it justice. Still […]

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Holiday on Safari

Holiday on Safari

This is your last chance to escape to an unforgettable safari with Ker & Downey this holiday season. Trade your white Christmas for warmer climes in the northern Serengeti and Masai Mara Game Reserve where you will encounter famed wildlife and be welcomed into luxury tented accommodations. Sayari Camp | Lamai, Serengeti Sayari Camp is among just a few permanent camps in the northwestern Serengeti. Year round the concentration of wildlife is astounding, thanks both to its position near the Mara River and lack of heavy tourist traffic. Naboisho Camp | Masai Mara Game Reserve The eight safari-chic tents at […]

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Cherie’s Ker & Downey Journeys and Holiday Traditions

Cherie’s Ker & Downey Journeys and Holiday Traditions

The end of the year is just around the corner. How do you want to finish off 2013? Maybe you want to travel to a new destination or start a new family tradition that includes a hand-crafted Ker & Downey journey. Recently we asked some of the sales team at Ker & Downey to share their travel experiences from this year with us and, to get in the holiday spirit, some of their special holiday traditions. Below Cherie talks about her journey to Botswana this year and her family’s holiday traditions. This year I had the opportunity to visit Botswana, […]

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Icons of Tanzania

Icons of Tanzania

This 13-day adventure lets you travel through the Ngorongoro Crater, safari in the famed Serengeti and the Selous Reserves, and relax on Zanzibar’s sunny shores. Together, these areas comprise the most iconic areas for Tanzania’s wildlife and beauty. Gibb’s Farm Exuding rustic charm and natural beauty, Gibb’s Farm is the perfect retreat on the edge of Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park. Matemwe Surrounded by some of the best white sand beaches in Zanzibar, Matemwe is known for friendly staff, excellent snorkeling and diving, tranquil surroundings, and delectable cuisine. For more information about the Icons of Tanzania itinerary or […]

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Stories from the Bush

In July David Marek visited Mara Plains Camp in Kenya and his guide Daniel shared a few stories from his life. The following are Daniel’s stories, as told by David and Daniel. On our recent trip to Kenya we stayed at Mara Plains and Mara Toto camps. Our guide for the 6 days was Daniel, a local Maasai of about 30 years old, who told me many stories. I asked him if he was married and he said, “Not yet, but I have a girlfriend.” In his culture it is the parents who decide who the children marry so Daniel […]

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