What better way to begin the new year than on safari? Consider a journey to Botswana or Tanzania to experience the best safari in January or February. Both safari hot-spots are crowd-free and wild as can be.
In August 2019 the Tanzanian government enacted a new visa-on-arrival handling process at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), effective immediately. The process is cumbersome, and involves standing in three different lines, adding a significant amount of time to arrivals. With this change in place, it is our recommendation that all clients entering through JRO obtain a visa prior to departure, either by applying at the embassy or consulate, or processing the visa online.
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.
The thrill of an African safari is the opportunity to witness wild and wonderful creatures in their natural habitats, from floodplains to fantastic grasslands. And sometimes in the midst of spotting the usual suspects (like giraffes, elephants, and lions), you may catch sight of something more unique. See these bizarre animals on an African safari. It will give you something even more exciting to share with your friends back home.
Banish the big box hotel blues with a stay in one of these re-purposed spaces transformed into luxury hotels. Re-purposed and re-imagined, these amazing spaces each have a story to tell.
Explore the Singita Grumeti Reserve on a luxury safari with Ker & Downey. Located in northern Tanzania, the 350,000 acre the Singita Grumeti Reserve is a vital part of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem. It was created to protect the path of the annual wildebeest migration, one of the greatest natural spectacles in the world. With its impressive set of properties that cater to different guests, it’s no wonder Singita Grumeti Reserve has won numerous awards and accolades. While the migration is certainly a highlight in Tanzania, the Singita Grumeti Reserve offers fantastic game-viewing experiences year-round. Because it’s a private park, […]
There’s nothing like diving into a refreshing pool of water when the weather warms up. Summer calls for chilled cocktails, colorful swimsuits, and blazing sunsets enjoyed poolside. We’ve got a list of some of the world’s must-see unique pools that will make any journey go swimmingly.
Traveling during Africa’s green seasons – when rain is more common – nets the intrepid explorer a few surprises. Richer colors, lush landscapes, and active game are among the reasons a green season safari is coveted both by photographers and seasoned safari-goers. Plan ahead for travel this spring and summer with our picks for enjoying green season at its finest.
Get out of the winter slump and shed those heavy coats. These are the best places to travel around the world in February. Iguazu Falls Sure, South American summer is still in full force in terms of humidity and heat, but February guarantees thunderous falls and plenty of spray, whether visiting the Argentina or Brazilian side of these iconic waterfalls. Tanzania In early February, you can catch the end of calving season in the Serengeti. It’s a great time for a safari because the predators are out in full force on the hunt for prey so there’s sure to be […]
The Pangolin is an elusive creature that has quickly become one of the world’s most trafficked mammals. They are hard to spot in the wild because of their nocturnal behavior, but we’ve rounded up five places for you to travel to increase your chances of spotting the pangolin. Leo Tolstoy said, “The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” No words have rung truer for Gordie Owles, a third generation Kenyan and Marketing Director for Asilia Africa, our ground partner in Tanzania. He waited 30 years to catch a glimpse of the elusive pangolin and tells a story of […]