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 […]
Traveling the world opens our eyes to different places, people, and cultures and allows us to experience things outside of daily life. With Ker & Downey’s conservation journeys, interact with some of the world’s most loved but endangered species without sacrificing luxurious amenities and comfort. These journeys combine the best of both worlds with eye-opening experiences and five-star accommodations. Discover the Cheetah Conservation Fund with the Namibian Encounter The cheetah is the world’s fastest land animal, but not even it can outrun the risk of endangerment. The icon for speed and highly revered among kings for thousands of years, the […]
From Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, think outside the box this year and whisk your family away to a private getaway with Ker & Downey. Consider creating a journey with one of our favorite exclusive-use properties, each acting as a home away from home and perfectly appointed for celebrating the season. Contact us now before space becomes limited and begin your holiday planning.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In September 2012, Ker & Downey President David Marek and his wife Gana traveled through Tanzania. He recalls his journey – an incredible adventure of unexpected wildlife and unrivaled luxury on the edge of the Great Migration – in the current issue of BESPOKE magazine. September 2012 found my wife, Gana, and me headed to Tanzania, our “reward” after completing an emotionally draining two weeks at a medical mission in Uganda, handing out 12,000 mosquito nets and assisting doctors and nurses who saw more than 20,000 sickly individuals – most of them women and children. The dichotomy of this trip […]
One generally wouldn’t think that the words Africa and tropical vacation spot would go together, but then you wouldn’t be familiar with the Quirimbas Archipelago. Situated off the northern coast of Mozambique from Pemba to the Ruvuma River, which is the natural border in between Mozambique and Tanzania, the area includes 32 islands. The few resorts on the string of islands, including Vamizi Island, are first class, private resorts that give you the feeling that you are on your own little tropical oasis. Outside of a few lodges on the islands, the islands have never been fully developed, leaving you […]