When the weather gets dull and dreary in January, we could recommend many places to visit to escape the doldrums. This January—and throughout the whole year—we think you should consider an adventure in Africa. It’s crowd-free and wild as can be.
Each country in Africa is unique. Kenya has the Masai Mara. Botswana has the Okavango Delta. But Tanzania has the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater – both teeming with wildlife and bucket-list destinations for African wildlife lovers. Cherie recently returned from a trip to Tanzania and shares her thoughts about three luxury classic tented camps she recommends. Entamanu Ngorongoro Entamanu Ngorongoro lies in a prime location on the less-traveled Eastern side of the Crater, just under thirty minutes from the nearest descent point. There’s just six luxury tented suites at Entamanu, each with decks that overlook the rim to the […]
Ker & Downey’s guide to the top travel destinations for 2016, broken down month by month. Visit the top travel destinations in style and luxury in 2016. From where to go and what to do, these are our top travel destinations around the world for each month. Where are you traveling in 2016? January | Calving Season in the Serengeti Head to the famed Serengeti for calving season – an incredible spectacle where upwards of 8,000 wildebeest are born each day. With the many infants on the plains, there’s sure to be lots of predator action as well. February | […]
When preparing to travel, it’s only natural to have certain expectations and even some hesitations about discovering an unfamiliar part of the big, beautiful world. Ker & Downey guests often find that preconceived notions are turned on their heads, as did Brigitte B. and Mike F. of New Jersey, who share a surprising first trip to Africa. When was your trip? September 2012 Where did you Go? Mount Kenya in Kenya and Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Carter and the Serengeti. Who did you travel with? Just the two of us. Where was your favorite place to stay? We had an amazing trip […]
Seeking big cats, Kelly Phillips Badal explores Tanzania’s untouched Soit Le Motonyi region—reopened after a 20-year hiatus—from Asilia Africa’s newest luxury camp. Read the full article below and in the current issue of Quest Magazine. With the sun sinking fast, I sit transfixed. Fifty feet away, a mature male lion is stalking a younger male, his muscular body parting the eastern Serengeti grasses. He’s mythical Aslan of Narnia brought to life—majestic, confident and proud—and suddenly he’s a golden bullet, racing forward, roaring thunderously. The younger male turns and flees. The chase is on. Their sounds attract two other brawny males, presumably […]
Traveling to Africa is exciting year-round as there is always game to be found across several countries, but some times of the year are truly magical. For a few weeks at the start of the year, traveling to the Serengeti in Tanzania gives you the rare opportunity to witness calving season, where thousands of wildebeest are born each day. Each year the Serengeti plays host to hundreds of thousands of animals during the migration. In June and July wildebeest make their way across the Grumeti River moving northwest in the park, a sight that easily tops the bucket lists of many […]
The “endless plains” of the Serengeti are ideal for a close encounter with the Big Five and a myriad of African wildlife. Game drives and walking safaris are not to be missed when embarking on experiential travel to Tanzania. The Great Migration happens each October, with millions of wildebeest, zebra, antelope, and other herbivores coming from Kenya, crossing the Mara River into the southern Serengeti plains of Tanzania in search of greener fields – followed by lions, cheetahs and other predators in search of a bountiful hunt. The Mara River and the surrounding wetlands are in a prime location for […]