Entries tagged: photography safaris

Lions in the Manyeleti Game Reserve

Experience a safari in the Manyeleti Game Reserve in South Africa. Check out the footage of a few lions captured on a morning game drive. Lions in the Manyeleti Game Reserve The Manyeleti Game Reserve is situated off the beaten path on the border of Kruger National Park between the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and the Timbavati Game Reserve in South Africa. The big five frequent the reserve and leopard sightings are particularly good here. Bird life is also prolific, with over 300 identified species in the area. For more information about including a safari in South Africa on your […]

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Safari: South Africa

Safari: South Africa

Janna, Marketing Lead at Frosch, recently returned from a trip with Ker & Downey to South Africa. She wrote about it and shared her photos on the Frosch Insider. You can read an excerpt below and the full article here. They say that smell is the sense with the strongest ties to memory. So perhaps the smells of the African savannah at dusk—cool and green, thick with oxygen under a veil of stars, with a hint of dust and whiffs of the fauna that hides in the darkness—hark back to the shared ancestral memory of where it all began. To […]

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Exploring Tanzania

Exploring Tanzania

In September 2012, Ker & Downey President David Marek and his wife Gana traveled through Tanzania. He recalls his journey – an incredible adventure of unexpected wildlife and unrivaled luxury on the edge of the Great Migration – in the current issue of BESPOKE magazine. September 2012 found my wife, Gana, and me headed to Tanzania, our “reward” after completing an emotionally draining two weeks at a medical mission in Uganda, handing out 12,000 mosquito nets and assisting doctors and nurses who saw more than 20,000 sickly individuals – most of them women and children. The dichotomy of this trip […]

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Well-Guided Safari: Catching Up with Doug Wright

Well-Guided Safari: Catching Up with Doug Wright

BESPOKE Magazine’s Special Edition highlighting the Best of Africa will be available for download later this month. Preview some of the magazine below as Ker & Downey catches up with Doug Wright, our long-standing favorite guide in Botswana. The safari business has evolved over the past half century just as all businesses have evolved. In the days of Hemingway, a safari was a several months-long production with porters, cooks, gun-bearers, and trackers with the Professional Hunter heading up the whole affair. The job of the Professional Hunter in those days was not only to locate big game for his clients, […]

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Exploring the Best of Dubai & South Africa

Several members of the Ker & Downey family recently returned from a trip to the United Arab Emirates and South Africa. Our regional sales manager Wazha Dube recalls his journey and the luxury properties that welcomed him along the way. On my most recent FAM trip I spent two weeks enjoying the opulence, thrills, and adventures that exist in Dubai and South Africa. Arriving in Dubai, I spent my first two nights at the Armani Hotel located in the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The modern hotel’s minimal opulence in design and bare tones offer a distinct but discreet […]

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Holiday Travel: Beyond Safaris with Ker & Downey

Believe it or not, the winter holidays are right around the corner. It is never too soon to begin planning for an unforgettable family vacation, and Ker & Downey’s many destinations and itinerary options will ensure that you find the perfect trip for you and your loved ones. Ramses to the Rift: Egypt and Kenya Our latest itinerary is a nine-day jaunt through the best of Egypt and the wonder of Kenya’s Masai Mara. Set off to see the Pyramids, the Sphinx and more wonders of the ancient world in Cairo while staying at the banks of the Nile. Continue […]

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Experience the Unexpected Diversity of Namibia

With an expansive coastline that gives way to desert and some of the most rugged and unforgiving terrain found in Africa, Namibia is home to a perplexing landscape. Luxury travel is possible and plentiful in this region known for harsh conditions and mighty sands. Travel to Namibia with Ker & Downey to discover the hidden splendor of legendary cultures, elusive game and sublime comfort in a surprising region. Skeleton Coast Namibian bushmen refer to this region as “The Land God Made in Anger” – a striking landscape where harsh desert sands meet the powerful waves, rocky coast and opaque fog […]

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