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June 1, 2021

Ker & Downey® Africa’s 5 Exhilarating Bucket List Safaris

“Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown.” – Anthony Bourdain

Africa is an adventure seeker’s utopia. It is a continent brimming with exhilarating experiences, and home to some of the most incredible natural marvels on the planet. The allure of an adventure in Africa exists in the depth of its wild, untamed destinations, diverse landscapes, and diversity of culture, heritage and unique wildlife. It is a land like no other, and any journey is guaranteed to be a life-changing experience.

Leading award-winning travel company, Ker & Downey® Africa, is made up of a community of explorers, mindful travelers and adventurous souls who are driven by a shared passion for the continent. Catering to the elite, their one-of-a-kind LuxVenture® trips aim to connect you with the best of both worlds — adventurous days and luxurious nights in some of the most remote and unique corners of Africa.

With their finger on the pulse of travel trends across Africa, as well as expert knowledge on do-before-you-die journeys, their team of travel advisors have put together 5 exhilarating bucket list adventures that are sure to capture the attention and curiosity of thrill-seekers and discerning travelers alike.

The Great Wildebeest Migration – Masai Mara, Kenya

A must for any nature-lover’s bucket list has to be the Great Wildebeest Migration. Widely known as ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’, it is one of nature’s greatest ever spectacles, and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. A classic example of survival of the fittest, this quintessential wildlife experience sees millions of wildebeest, zebra, and other antelope species make the hair-raising, treacherous journey across Tanzania into Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve each year.

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Horseback Safari – Okavango Delta, Botswana

To those looking to get off-the beaten-track in Botswana, a dynamic experience awaits. While a mokoro safari is a must when visiting the wild, wending floodplains and river channels of the Okavango Delta, a way to really get your adrenaline pumping is exploring the Delta or Makgadikgadi Salt Pans on horseback. Requiring a fair amount of experience, this once-in-a-lifetime adventure sees you galloping along the fertile plains and through the lush wetlands of this magnificent pristine wilderness and gets you up-close-and-personal with the animals and birdlife.

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Gorilla Trekking – Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Walk in the footsteps of Dian Fossey, traversing the same rainforest slopes and misty cliffs of the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, where you can observe the remarkable mountain gorillas that call the jungle home. The trek is an arduous, but formidable one, and the profound experience observing these charismatic creatures is a wildlife encounter like no other in the world. Their uncanny resemblance to humans that translates into their behavior, is something you will never forget.

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Walking Safari – South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

For an experience that quite literally immerses you in the bush, a walking safari is a life-changing activity that sees you becoming a part of the landscape, and not just a spectator. On foot, you become closer and more intimately entwined with the tapestry of sights, smells, sounds and signals of your wild surroundings, with the freedom to explore where safari vehicles cannot venture. Considered the birthplace of walking safaris, South Luangwa National Park in Zambia is the perfect destination for the discerning safari traveler who wants to experience one of the wildest places on the planet… on foot.

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Mosi-o-Tunya – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Known by locals as Mosi-o-Tunya meaning ‘the smoke that thunders’, Victoria Falls is the world’s largest sheet of falling water and is a truly mega natural wonder, worthy of any adventurer’s bucket list. This mighty body of water is twice the height of Niagara Falls, and nearly a mile wide, and is characterized by its massive plumes of mist as it roars and crashes to the ground. Listed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, this thundering waterfall divides the countries of Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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The team at Ker & Downey® Africa are raring to go to welcome you to Africa and get some truly epic experiences ticked off your ever-expanding bucket list. Get in touch with one of our LuxVenture® Designers today and plan your dream bucket list holiday today!

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