A safari and cruise through Botswana, Zambia, and South Africa reveals some of the continent’s top highlights; Big Five safaris and incredible bird life, a cruise down the Chobe River, the mesmerizing Victoria Falls, all topped off with a few days in cosmopolitan Cape Town.
A Zambian company invests in the protection of South Luangwa National Park and its surrounding communities, all while creating the premier destination for wildly authentic Zambia walking safaris.
Last year we highlighted some of our favorite luxury treehouses around the world. This year, we scoured the globe and found eight more treehouses you can stay in for a night of pretending you’re a kid again. Kanana, Okavango Delta, Botswana Located in the remote reaches of the Okavango Delta, but just close enough to camp for you to feel comfortable, Kanana’s sleep out tree house is the best way to experience the vast African night sky. It overlooks a waterhole that is home to hippo, crocodile, and varied bird life during the annual rains. In the dry season, once the […]
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.
A Zambia walking safari through the country’s pristine wilderness is the ideal way to explore South Luangwa and Liuwa Plain national parks. Zambia is the birthplace of the walking safari. At a time when safari-goers were heading to Africa in search of big game trophies, Norman Carr pioneered the idea of a photographic safari instead of a hunting safari in the South Luangwa National Park. On Ker & Downey’s 10-day Zambia Walking Safari, you’ll explore the pristine wilderness of South Luangwa and Liuwa Plain national parks in an authentic walking adventure. Your Zambia walking safari begins in South Luangwa National Park, […]
Eco-friendly African safari camps can take on many forms. Some are mobile, moving with the seasons or each guest, fly camps that move along a trail each night, or camps that are built into nature but would leave no trace of their previous existence if they were ever to be disassembled. This Earth Day, we’re exploring our top six eco-friendly African safari camps that leave no trace behind. These eco-friendly African safari camps bring out your inner explorer. Singita Explore Mobile Tented Camp, Tanzania Singita Explore Mobile Tented Camp doesn’t use the word “mobile” lightly. With each new guest that […]
Introducing the Africa Bucket List, our curated collection of can’t miss experiences across the inspiring continent. Ker & Downey’s history is forever intertwined with Africa, and together with many of our travelers we relish the opportunity to return again and again to continue discovering, learning, and growing through unforgettable experiences. Follow our series over the next few months and get inspired to begin your first safari experience, or fall in love with beautiful Africa all over again. How many of these things have you checked off? What’s still left for you to complete? Check off your own personal bucket list with the experts at Ker & […]
We’re continuing our series on the African bush this week by highlighting its uniqueness. Each game drive is special and you never know what you are going to see. Take a journey with us as we go through a typical day on safari. The day starts early on safari. A knock on the door or outside your chic tent is followed with a soft voice announcing the arrival of your morning Rooibos tea or coffee. This is your wake up call. Daylight hasn’t broken yet but you take your rooibos tea with a splash of milk as you eagerly dress for […]
Hidden in Zimbabwe and Botswana’s treasured reserves, African Bush Camps proves that an intimate, low-frills safari is still overflowing with plenty of tangible and soulful luxuries. You can read about it below and in the Fall 2012 issue of BESPOKE Magazine. Today’s world travelers are lucky if Africa is on their to-do list – there’s no shortage of luxurious properties to choose from, an almost limitless list of experiences to have in the bush. But for it to be an authentic excursion, it helps to have a homegrown force guiding the way – in more than just the Land Rover. […]
Zambia is a landlocked country in Central Africa roughly the size of Texas or France. Known for offering some of the world’s best safari opportunities, Zambia is the perfect locale for anyone looking to create their own luxury safari experience. Formerly known as the territory of Northern Rhodesia, Zambia was administered by the South African Company from 1891 until 1923. During the 20s and 30s interest in Zambia skyrocketed as advances in mining gave foreigners access to the large mineral reserves in the country. In 1964, the country gained its independence and the name Zambia was chosen by the people. […]