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Ker & Downey® Africa is a Luxury Adventure Travel Company made up of intrepid explorers, bound by the thrills of adventure, exploration and discovery.

Our mission is to challenge, to connect and to leave a positive legacy for Africa. Ker & Downey Africa is an official Conservation Travel Partner to African Parks.

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What we do

Ker & Downey® Africa research, plan and operate LuxVenture® trips throughout the African continent from our home base in Cape Town. 

Every LuxVenture® trip includes, as standard, on the ground support and your own personal adventure concierge.

We know how hard you work and that this might be your only time in Africa, so you want to do it right. We also know that you want to experience the raw thrill of Africa whilst ensuring your safety and creature comforts. 

Most importantly- we are here to help.

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LuxVenture® trips

What Are LuxVenture® trips?

LuxVenture® trips are quality expeditions and journeys that focus on unique experiences and untouched destinations. We bring together Luxurious nights and Adventurous days in these carefully crafted, quality experiences.

LuxVenture® Trip

Botswana + Zambezi Island LuxVenture®

A world-class journey to Botswana and Zambia’s finest destination, in style.

Duration 10 Days
Price Price on request
When Jun - Oct
LuxVenture® Trip

Tanzania Great Migration LuxVenture®

Find yourself in the epicentre of the world’s largest wildlife migration.

Duration 9 Days
Price from $8,690 - $9,320
When Jun - Oct
LuxVenture® Trip

Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari

Trek through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in search of the rare Mountain Gorilla.

Duration 4 Days
Price from $4,095 - $4,280
When Jan, Feb, Jun - Sept
LuxVenture® Trip

Botswana Explorer Safari

Experience the distinct landscapes of Botswana's most iconic destinations on this LuxVenture® Experience to Chobe, Okavango Delta + the Kalahari desert.

Duration 10 Days
Price Price on request
When Apr - Oct

Top destinations

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Botswana

The classic Botswana safari tour offers up much more adventure than you would realise. Experience countless opportunities to explore by boat, land, jeep, sky or horseback.

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Tanzania

Tanzania is home to the great migration, Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro crater and the Serengeti - proving exactly why this destination is popular globally as a wildlife and safari must see. 

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Uganda

Uganda is the gorilla trekking destination for the adventurous and fit. Steep climbs and beautiful valleys reward you with incredible mountain gorilla encounters.

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South Africa

South Africa didn’t become the tourist hotspot of Africa by accident. It literally has it all - world class wildlife encounters, pristine beaches, buzzing cities and epic thrills.

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Destination Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Your journey to Zimbabwe will provide you with remarkable encounters with both people and wildlife. The cities are vibrant and the parks and reserves take you off-the-beaten-track to discover rugged wilderness.

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Where to go when

When are you looking to land on African soil?

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BJ

Benin

CAR

Central African Republic

ET

Ethiopia

CG

Congo-Brazzaville

TD

Chad

MW

Malawi

RW

Rwanda

UG

Uganda

DRC

Democratic Republic of Congo

TZ

Tanzania

NM

Namibia

ZA

Zambia

ZI

Zimbabwe

SA

South Africa

BT

Botswana

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Kenya


Meet our Adventurists

Meet Emma

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With adventure solidly engrained in her soul Emma loves trying new things, experiencing new cultures and taking on new challenges. Emma puts together trips of a lifetime for her clients with unmatched care and professionalism.

"Your involvement in our trip and planning as if you were going on this trip really touched me. Its the personalisation you have demonstrated from the very beginning." - Anu, USA

Meet Sarah

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Sarah is potentially our most epic adventurer. If there’s something adrenaline pumping, she’s done it or planning to do it. Sarah’s a world travelling adventurer that’s all about the experience and the ride.

"Thanks for all your help. We are looking forward to a great experience thanks to you."

Meet Johanna

Team Member Card Johanna

Johanna is a positive and hardworking member of our German division. Being both well travelled and a people’s person Johanna puts together incredible trips for her German clients from smaller groups to very large incentive travel groups.

Meet Razaan

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Head of our dedicated concierge team. Razaan has a passion for looking after our clients. As concierge she ensures that she is one step ahead of every one of our guests to make sure every LuxVenture® trip goes down without a hitch.

"With good email communication from Razaan, our personal concierge, they held our hands all they way, and we were so pleased we booked with them."

Meet Marcelo

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Marcelo is one of our most seasoned adventurists. Having planned world class experiences for South American clients that include royalty, politicians and celebrities, if you’re looking for the best of the best, he’s your man.

"Marcelo Novais of Ker & Downey Africa organized a superb safari for us this past May/June 2017" - Peter King, USA

Meet Patrick

Team Member Card Patrick

Patrick is one of our most experienced Adventurists. Working in the German division, Patrick creates and delivers five star FIT experiences to primarily South Africa.

From the Journal


Travel Tips

The Ngorongoro Crater

Visiting the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania features high up on many adventurer’s bucket lists, and for good reason – this magnificent natural wonder is one of the best places on the planet to see the Big Five.

Travel Tips

How to choose the ultimate African glamping destination

Do Glamping right. A fusion of glamour and camping offering travelers the option of experiencing untamed wilderness without giving up any creature comforts. 

Wildlife

Botswana National Parks

Our list of the best places to visit when considering an adventurous LuxVenture® getaway in Botswana.

Wildlife

What to expect from the annual Wildebeest Migration

Everything you need to know about one of the greatest wildlife phenomena on earth, the Wildebeest Migration across Tanzania and Kenya. 

Travel tips

5 Perks of a Mobile Tented Camp safari

Five reasons why you should choose a mobile tented camp adventure for your next safari.

Inspiration

What to expect from a Botswana Horseback Safari

Everything you need to know about a Botswana Horseback Safari.

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