Uganda is sometimes overlooked by those searching for a safari experience. But Ker & Downey travel designer Cherie Tann says it’s an east African country worth exploring for its spectacular landscapes, gorilla and chimp treks, and friendly people. She shares the top spots to visit on a journey to Uganda. As told to Rina Chandarana.
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 […]
Don’t put off your safari plans. To allow for confident travel, our Ker & Downey specialists can craft a journey that includes the ability to cancel within 60 days of departure without any penalties. Special pricing may also apply to select destinations. Book by November 30, and contact us now to begin crafting your own custom safari experience with Ker & Downey.
We’re continuing our series on the African bush this week by highlighting its uniqueness. Each game drive is special and you never know what you are going to see. Take a journey with us as we go through a typical day on safari. The day starts early on safari. A knock on the door or outside your chic tent is followed with a soft voice announcing the arrival of your morning Rooibos tea or coffee. This is your wake up call. Daylight hasn’t broken yet but you take your rooibos tea with a splash of milk as you eagerly dress for […]
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 […]
From where to go to what’s in store, Ker & Downey VP and intrepid traveler David Jones scouts the globe and answers burning questions from those who live to go there. Have a question for our destination guru? Email it to us at email@example.com or ask us on our Facebook page. We’ve been on safari in Africa several times. On our next trip, we’re looking for a more unconventional safari experience that still allows us to see incredible wildlife and experience the authentic African bush. What do you suggest? C. Hernadez, San Diego, California One of the best things about […]
August is National Golf Month, and the world of Ker & Downey is home to unforgettable golfing experiences across many countries. Few outings on the green can rival those spent in the beauty of South Africa, and here’s your chance to play the country’s highest ranked courses. This incredible 10-day journey features great golfing adventures and the beauty of South Africa. Play South Africa’s #1 This journey visits South Africa’s #1 ranked Leopard Creek Golf Course and Country Club – its water features are home to pods of hippos and the par-five ninth hole is a treat for long hitters. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]