Entries tagged: Uganda

Bizarre Animals on an African Safari

Bizarre Animals on an African Safari

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.

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Mosqutio Nets for Africa: An Update from Ker & Downey

Mosqutio Nets for Africa: An Update from Ker & Downey

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 – […]

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The Good Trip

The Good Trip

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 […]

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Visit Uganda with Ker & Downey

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 […]

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Nets for Africa: An Update from David Marek in Uganda

Nets for Africa: An Update from David Marek in Uganda

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 […]

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Exciting News for Ker & Downey’s Nets for Africa Program

Exciting News for Ker & Downey’s Nets for Africa Program

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 […]

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Nets for Africa Reduces the “Sting” of Mosquito Bites

Nets for Africa Reduces the “Sting” of Mosquito Bites

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 […]

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Ker & Downey to Provide Mosquito Nets and Assistance to Communities in Uganda

Ker & Downey to Provide Mosquito Nets and Assistance to Communities in Uganda

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 […]

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Trekking in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Jamie Bell, one of Ker & Downey’s Ugandan experts shares her experience in Bwindi National Park. Gorilla trekking in Uganda has long been considered a highlight for most people visiting the country, and with good reason. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is home to roughly half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas, about 350 of them. The verdant maze of trees and vines of this national park provides a perfect home for these gentle giants  and an adventure in Uganda unlike any other. Our day started at 8am. Crawling out of my comfortable, full-size bed at Gorilla Forest Camp I could see […]

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Visit Uganda for a Custom Designed Travel Adventure

Uganda is a landlocked country in East-Africa. It shares borders with Kenya on the East, Sudan on the North, the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the west, Rwanda on the southwest, and Tanzania on the south. Notably, the southern part of the country is home to a major portion of the Lake Victoria. The inhabitants of the country were Bantu speaking hunter-gatherers until perhaps 2,300 years ago. Arab traders moved inland into Uganda in the 1830s and their religion quickly spread throughout the country. In 1888, the United Kingdom named the country a ward of the British East Africa […]

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