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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.

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Great Migration + Gorilla Trekking Safari

A one-of-a kind luxury safari showcasing 4 iconic wildlife destinations in East Africa.

Duration 12 Days
Price from $20,254 per person
When July - October
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Rwanda, Botswana + Mozambique LuxVenture®

Experience gorilla trekking, big game safaris and island adventures in the ultimate safari covering three top destinations in Africa.

Duration 18 Days
Price Price on request
When Jun - Oct
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Africa to Antarctica LuxVenture® Expedition

Transport yourself from the tip of Africa to the white deserts of Antarctica followed by an African safari in Kruger National Park.

Duration 10 Days
Price from $45,772
When Jan
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Diving for Diamonds LuxVenture®

Our exclusive diamond safari takes you to the West Coast of South Africa in search of raw aquatic diamonds on a salvage dive followed by an exhilarating African safari in Limpopo.

Duration 11 Days
Price from $13,138 - $15,490
When Sept - Mar
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Madagascar Safari: Northern Islands LuxVenture®

Experience an island adventure beyond the norm on this 12 day LuxVenture® which takes you to the bustling city of Antananarivo and to the pristine northern beaches of Nosy Komba, Mitiso Island, and Nosy Ankao.

Duration 12 Days
Price from $19,710
When Nov - Sept
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Ultimate Morocco Adventure

Discover the enchanting history of Morocco as you wander through the alleyways of the city medinas, camp overnight in the Sahara desert and fly over Marrakech in a hot air balloon.

Duration 10 Days
Price from $7,978
When Feb - May, Sept - Dec
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South Africa Friends + Family Safari

A private family safari exploring the best of Cape Town, the Cape Winelands and Madikwe Game Reserve. 

Duration 9 Days
Price from *$18,027
When All year round

Top destinations

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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 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 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


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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Meet our Adventurists

Meet Emma

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Emma is a passionate travel designer who is dedicated to detail and service. By working with Emma it will mean finding a travel partner who will give an in-depth consultation to truly get to know you, your interests and make your trip a once in a lifetime experience. 

I have a bachelor's degree in Business with a specialty in Human Resources but used all of my elective subjects to study tourism and fell in love with the subject and made it my life's passion.

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.

A designer of luxury travel to Africa. Sarah aims to create magic memories, adventure and once in a lifetime experiences — may you have many of them.

Meet Kayleigh

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Kayleigh is one of our Adventurists - claiming the title without a doubt. She has ticked off some pretty epic bucket list items, read more about her adventures here.

"Thanks again Kayleigh - it was awesome dealing with you, and the contact we had with you during the trip was a real comfort. We will definitely be back in Africa"- Katrina Husclebosch

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