Category: Giving Back

The Desert Lion Project with Ker & Downey

The Desert Lion Project with Ker & Downey

Bewitchingly beautiful, Namibia’s Damaraland region is an otherworldly landscape that needs to be witnessed. Join us on a bespoke journey to Namibia with the Desert Lion Project. This special conservation trip departs in November 2019; contact us to reserve your space, and keep reading to learn all about the trip.

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Giving Back at the WildAid Gala 2018

Giving Back at the WildAid Gala 2018

WildAid’s star-studded Hollywood gala brought out LA’s stylish and conservation-minded set to support the organization and bid on a Ker & Downey journey to New Zealand. Read on to learn about our impact at the WildAid Gala 2018.

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Nets for Africa 2018 Trip to Uganda

Nets for Africa 2018 Trip to Uganda

Ker & Downey’s Amy Willis traveled to Uganda on the Nets for Africa 2018 trip. Nets for Africa is Ker & Downey’s year-round philanthropy project. With your help, we provide insecticide-treated mosquito nets to protect against malaria and medical visits to African villages most in need. Photos by Nathalie Bonnete.

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Giving Back in Rwanda with the OmniPeace Foundation

Giving Back in Rwanda with the OmniPeace Foundation

When you speak to Mary Fanaro, founder of the OmniPeace Foundation, it is easy to get swept up in her passion for Rwanda. Her dedication has inspired a whole slew of celebrities to support her schools in Africa—nine total that educate close to 3,000 children. We caught up with Mary to find out why she feels a pull to this part of the world.

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The Top Sustainable Properties in Tanzania

The Top Sustainable Properties in Tanzania

Tanzania’s call of nature is strong. We keep coming back to this east African gem for its superb safaris and decadent properties. While you spend your days spotting giraffes, lions, and zebras, and your evenings watching the sun set over the Serengeti, you can feel at ease knowing that these properties focus on sustainable practices. When you’re planning your safari, consider these sustainable properties in Tanzania.

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The Top Sustainable Properties in Zambia

The Top Sustainable Properties in Zambia

Zambia is the birthplace of the walking safari, and even though years have passed since the first explorers set foot on its incredible land, it still has a special feeling of being untouched. Luxury lodges and camps give you a life-changing opportunity to get up-close to magnificent animals and the crashing Victoria Falls while ensuring the preservation of the spectacular country. Here are our top sustainable properties in Zambia.

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Sustainable Properties in South Africa That Give Back

Sustainable Properties in South Africa That Give Back

With a diversity of city life and superb safaris, South Africa is a must on any African travel bucket list. Camps and properties are taking impressive strides to ensure eco-friendly practices are common practice to preserve the gorgeous landscape. Ker & Downey shares our favorites of the top sustainable properties in South Africa.

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The Good Trip - Responsible Tourism in Africa

The Good Trip – Responsible Tourism in Africa

Responsible tourism in Africa – these six luxe safari lodges offer dream vacations with purpose. – By Rina Chandarana. Lodges and camps that host conservation programs are a safari bonus, allowing guests to get up close to magnificent endangered species as part of their journey. These are our favorite places to embrace responsible tourism.

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Cause & Effect: WildAid Conservation Travel in Kenya and Tanzania

Cause & Effect: WildAid Conservation Travel in Kenya and Tanzania

We check in with Corie Knights on the work WildAid and the WildAid conservation travel partners are accomplishing in Kenya and Tanzania. Since 2000 WildAid has made it their mission to end the illegal wildlife trade. To highlight the importance of their work and showcase some of their various conservation projects, Corie Knights leads donors’ trips around the world each year. In June she and her husband Peter, who founded WildAid, traveled to Kenya and Tanzania with Ker & Downey and 11 philanthropists to visit some of their partner conservation projects and check in on the progress their partnership is making. Corie sat down with us to […]

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A WildAid Safari with Peter & Corie Knights

A WildAid Safari with Peter & Corie Knights

Every Ker & Downey itinerary is designed to leave the traveler transformed, and this special journey is no exception. Join WildAid founders Peter and Corie Knights from June 14-26, 2017, as they visit important conservation projects in Kenya and Tanzania on our exclusive WildAid safari. This private and intimate safari will bring you up close to some of the world’s most majestic and threatened wildlife. Complete with celebrated accommodations and private charters, your journey is both meaningful and magnificent. On this trip you will visit WildAid’s partner projects on the ground and participate in hands-on experiences side-by-side with Peter Knights, CEO of WildAid. Begin the 13-night […]

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