At Ker & Downey, we think Africa is always a good idea. We asked our staff to share their favorite Africa trip: from the safari experiences in the south and east, to the ancient history in the north, Africa certainly keeps us inspired.
African Bush Camps founder Beks Ndlovu is redefining what luxury in the bush looks like.
Where to go on safari to avoid the crowds for an experience that’s wholly your own.
In our nearly 25 years as a global tour operator, we’ve held fast to our roots in Africa and forged partnerships with safari planners who love the continent, its cultures, and its wildlife as much as we do. Taking a holistic approach to responsible tourism across three countries — Botswana, Kenya, and Zimbabwe — the Great Plains Conservation safari camps remain among our favorites. They continue to innovate in ways that celebrate our connection to Africa, and they work to conserve it for generations of future safari-goers by setting standards for sustainable commercial operations. Their efforts prove that responsible cooperation […]
With incredible natural beauty, exceptional wildlife variety and some of the friendliest people on the planet, Zimbabwe offers an unrivaled safari experience at a fraction of the cost of its neighboring countries.
If traveling to Africa in 2019 is your goal, we invite you to go beyond the typical safari. Take a walk on the wild side in these under-the-radar African countries that are brimming with wonderful landscapes and creatures.
Majestic, thrilling, and powerful – the big cats of the world rule the animal kingdom and have long provided endless inspiration for art, film, and fiction. A safari graced by these beauties sparks the imaginations of travelers too, and today we’re sharing some of our favorite places to encounter big cats in Africa and beyond. Saruni Samburu, Kenya The Saruni National Reserve’s hilly landscape, with its ample trees and high craggy outcroppings, can be a leopard’s playground. Keep your eyes up near Saruni Samburu when looking to spot these cats. Little Makalolo Camp, Zimbabwe Head to Hwange National Park, a […]
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 Jamie talks about her journey to Zimbabwe this year. Each year I look forward to my next adventure, and now another wonderful year […]
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. […]