Your LuxVenture® starts here.

Ker & Downey® Africa is an 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.

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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. 

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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

Okavango Delta + Chobe Safari

Our best-selling six day Botswana safari ticks all the boxes at an unbeatable price.

Duration 6 Days
Price from $3,699 - $5,299
When All year round
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Across Africa Experience

Experience the very best of Southern Africa safaris as you visit South Africa, Victoria Falls + Botswana in one trip.

Duration 13 Days
Price from $7,898 - $10,428
When All year round
LuxVenture® Trip

Chobe River + Okavango Delta Luxury Safari

Explore the famous Chobe National Park with a cruise along the Chobe river before experiencing game drives and helicopter safaris through the Okavango Delta.

Duration 7 Days
Price from $6,333
When All year round
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Botswana + Vic Falls "Into The Wild" Safari

Combine untouched wilderness and unparalleled game viewing with the adventure capital of Africa and you've got a LuxVenture® for the bucket list.

Duration 8 Days
Price from $5,618
When All year round

Top destinations

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This classic safari destination offers up much more adventure than meets the eye. Experience countless opportunities to explore by boat, land, jeep, sky or horseback.

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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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Zambia offers up some of the best game viewing in Africa, which, combined with the remote and rugged landscapes of the National Parks provides an experience unlike any other destination.

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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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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

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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

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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.

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