Each year the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network publishes the World Happiness Report. For the past four years, Finland has taken top honors. The report is less about how happy people are, but rather, how content they are with their lives. While the report gives some general insight into how each country’s citizens perceive their own happiness, we thought it would be fun to poll our staff and see what they believe are the happiest places on earth based on their travels. Ker & Downey’s Happiest Places on Earth Argentina “I always refer to Argentina as my ‘happy place.’ […]
Make the most of holiday travel in 2021 with these wonderful worldwide destinations. Whether you are looking to travel without the crowds, cruise to remote islands, or hole up in a private lodge, these trip ideas allow you to travel confidently and comfortably over the holidays. The Galapagos Islands The Galapagos Islands are uniquely suited for holiday travel in 2021. The islands combine meaningful and sustainable travel with an unfiltered connection with nature in a safe and stunning environment. Plus, visitors will be rewarded by having the islands almost all to themselves. This means an immense amount of wildlife surrounds you with […]
At Ker & Downey, we think Africa is always a good idea. We asked our staff to share their favorite Africa trip: from the safari experiences in the south and east, to the ancient history in the north, Africa certainly keeps us inspired.
As the world begins to open back up and lift the COVID-19-related travel restrictions, do you know what you need before you begin traveling again? In part one of our Know Before You Go series for “On the Horizon”, Marketing Director Sara Kramer speaks with our experts Tiffany Dunn and MJ Eraci about how they prepared and what they are doing to stay safe during their upcoming trips to Rwanda, Kenya, and South Africa.
Journey with Ker & Downey on a Rwanda safari, where mountainous forest habitats are home to some of Africa’s most elusive primates. This 11-day Rwandan safari takes you to intimate lodges on the edge of the wild.
Africa offers so many unique choices for your next African safari. You can kick back on the beach after searching for the Big Five. Or trek through mist-laden forests to see the gorillas. No matter your choice, we have you covered in our list of African safari experiences you cannot miss.
What is special about this Primate Safari ? This custom 16-day adventure by Ker & Downey is the ultimate primate safari, pairing the apes of Rwanda with the chimpanzees of Tanzania’s Rubondo Island and Mahale Mountains.
Rwanda’s Mountain Gorillas in the Mist is a four-night itinerary. It offers one of the rarest and most sought-after safari opportunities: visiting the habituated mountain gorillas of northwestern Rwanda. Add this experience to any custom African safari with Ker & Downey.
When you speak to Mary Fanaro, founder of the OmniPeace Foundation, it is easy to get swept up in her passion for Rwanda. Her dedication has inspired a whole slew of celebrities to support her schools in Africa—nine total that educate close to 3,000 children. We caught up with Mary to find out why she feels a pull to this part of the world.
A Rwanda Trek with John Harbison On a Ker & Downey-curated luxury Rwanda trek through steaming jungles, travelers John and Renata Harbison took amazing gorilla photographs in the wild. They share the experience in their own words. Photography by John Harbison