Entries tagged: safari

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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Away for the Holidays

Away for the Holidays

Whether you are looking to unplug, pioneer a new family tradition or celebrate the season in style, check into a luxe destination far from the beaten path. Read the article here and in the current issue of QUEST magazine. Punta del Este, Uruguay Soak up the sun at one of South America’s most exclusive beach resorts in one of Uruguay’s most extraordinary locations. Punta del Este’s varied coast is home to countless beaches leading into the deep blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean—making its shores perfect for sunning and swimming. From the marina, board a yacht or sailboat to explore […]

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Anne’s Ker & Downey Journeys and Holiday Traditions

Anne’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 Anne talks about her journey to Africa this year and her favorite holiday traditions. This year I visited Botswana, South Africa, Kenya, and […]

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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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Wild World on Rubondo Island

Wild World on Rubondo Island

Katy Heerssen previews the paradise on Rubondo Island, a secret gem on Lake Victoria that proves as unpredictable as it is peaceful. The island home of Asilia Africa’s newest addition, Rubondo Island Camp, is a bit of an enigma to me. One-part relaxed waterfront retreat and one-part field day for active adventurers, I found it so different from the traditional safari, jungle or island experience. Still, all three are a part of its identity. Uninhabited and unexplored for decades, Tanzania’s Rubondo Island is the largest island national park in Africa, and Rubondo Island Camp is the only property on some […]

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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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Fall Escapes with Ker & Downey

Fall Escapes with Ker & Downey

Dreaming of seeing the Great Migration, skiing the snowy slopes in the Caucasus Mountains, or just wanting to escape to warmer weather? With Ker & Downey’s exclusive rates on Turkish Airlines, starting your journey to these great destinations is simple. Tanzania – Witness the southern movement of the Great Migration and relax on the beaches of Zanzibar on this 12-day excursion. Israel – See the childhood town of Jesus Christ and the icons of Jerusalem on an eight-day journey Into the Holy Land. Georgia – Head to the slopes of Georgia and the stunning ski town of Gudauri, with tracks […]

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