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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

South Africa Safari: City, Coast + Karoo

Take the road less traveled and discover 3 unique landscapes on this 10 day South Africa safari which takes you to Cape Town, the Whale Coast and the Little Karoo.

Duration 10 Days
Price from $4,960 - $7,150
When All year round
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Northern Ethiopia LuxVenture®

Witness the best of Northern Ethiopia on this ten day LuxVenture® which takes you to the churches of Lalibela, the Simien Mountains and the Blue Nile River.

Duration 10 Days
Price from $6,245
When All year round
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Uganda Safari: Primates + Predators

The ultimate Uganda safari showcasing the best of East Africa's primate species and wildlife in one epic LuxVenture® trip.

Duration 11 Days
Price from $8,260 - $9,350
When All year round
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South Africa "Big 7" Family Safari

The ultimate family safari in South Africa crafted for all ages. Tick off the "Big 7" on this city, sea and bush safari.

Duration 9 Days
Price from $3,399 - $4,735
When All year round

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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Morocco

MD

Madagascar

BJ

Benin

CAR

Central African Republic

ET

Ethiopia

CG

Congo-Brazzaville

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Chad

MW

Malawi

RW

Rwanda

UG

Uganda

DRC

Democratic Republic of Congo

TZ

Tanzania

NM

Namibia

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Zambia

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Zimbabwe

SA

South Africa

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Botswana

KY

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

Team Member Card Sarah

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.

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Travel Tips

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All the tips you need to know before you embark on your Uganda safari.

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