On this 10-night Uganda gorilla safari, you will experience more than just game drives in East Africa. You also have the opportunity to see firsthand the incredible beauty of the Kibale National Park and the Queen Elizabeth National Park. From the volcanic crater lakes to the exotic Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, this is a safari that will dazzle your senses.
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.
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 […]
Mosquito Nets for Africa are life-saving. Ker & Downey President David Marek updates us on the annual Nets for Africa trip to Uganda, coming up in August. Once again, Ker & Downey is supporting a team visiting Uganda who are taking much needed mosquito nets, medications, doctors and nurses to the rural areas around Mbale. The trip is set for August 27 through September 7 and once again Ker & Downey is matching all donations that come through our website. Last year’s trip was a huge success with over 9,000 mosquito nets distributed, 15,000 people saw a doctor for diagnosis – […]
A call to action from Ker & Downey’s President David Marek reveals just how easy it is to combine passion for travel in Africa with compassion for the people, wildlife and breathtaking lands cape of this great continent. Make a difference today. Protecting Africa’s Wildlife and Natural Resources My passion for African wildlife started in 1978 when I first flew over the Okavango Delta in a Cessna 206 and watched a herd of elephant trundle over the flood plains trailing a plume of dust. Seeing Africa for the first time instills in one the desire to preserve it for those […]
Uganda’s Wild Kingdoms is a life-changing journey that will take you to the mist-swathed forests and the cultural centers in the pearl of Africa. You’ll traverse through all of Uganda’s major national parks, participating in extraordinary gorilla trekking, nature walking, and even a Ker & Downey Philanthropy stop. Primate Trekking One of the iconic activities in Uganda’s national parks: set off with guides to seek out families of chimpanzees in Kibale and silverback gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Giving Back Ker & Downey’s passion for service extends to the communities of Uganda. The annual mission recap from our own David […]
Ker & Downey President David Marek and his wife Gana are in Uganda this week handing out medications and insecticide-treated nets with the Nets for Africa Program. Check out his update below and continue to check back for updates throughout the week. Today we completed our first two-day program at our first church just down from Sipi Falls. I don’t know if it’s rumor or fact that Sipi Falls got its name when Stanley and Livingstone were exploring the Nile and found the falls. Stanley, finding the waters of the falls looking so enticing said to Livingstone, “I’ve just got […]
Each year Ker & Downey employees work to provide mosquito nets to communities most in need in Africa. These insecticide-treated mosquito nets reduce the life-threatening effects of a mosquito bite and are saving lives across the continent. This year Ker & Downey has some exciting news regarding the distribution of the donated nets. Our efforts at Ker & Downey to provide insecticide-treated mosquito nets for the people of Africa is an ongoing endeavor. What started as a small medical mission trip in the summer of 2009 quickly grew to something much more. With your assistance, our Nets for Africa program […]
For the past three years, Ker & Downey employees have worked to provide mosquito nets to communities in Uganda to reduce the life-threatening effects of a mosquito bite. This year the goal is set higher than any year before; distribute 18,000 nets to the communities most in need. In a recent article in the New York Times, Nicholas Kristof spoke of a hope found in the progress of the African continent and the decline of disease stating, “one of the great achievements of humanity in recent decades has been the marginalization of ancient and dreaded diseases.” Trachoma, polio, and leprosy […]
Mosquito nets and medical assistance included as part of the annual relief effort HOUSTON, TEXAS, April 25, 2012 – In observation of World Malaria Day, Ker & Downey has announced their commitment to distributing 12,000 mosquito nets in Uganda to help end the sting of mosquito bites and malaria. Via the organization Manna from God, Ker & Downey’s president David Marek has traveled to assist impoverished communities in Uganda. On these annual mission trips the residents are provided with countless blood tests, doctor visits, clothing, and supplies, including thousands of mosquito nets. “Malaria accounts for 40 percent of Uganda’s public […]