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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

Réunion Island LuxVenture®

Hike to the rim of active volcanoes, jump off the edge of waterfalls and explore Réunion Island by helicopter on this 12 day LuxVenture®.

Duration 12 Days
Price from $2,872 - $3,760
When Feb - Sept
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Zimbabwe Safari: Hwange, Mana Pools + Vic Falls

Safari in Hwange National Park, Mana Pools National Park and end off your trip alongside the famous Victoria Falls.

Duration 9 Days
Price from $5,365 - $6,343
When June - October
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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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South Africa + Vic Falls Train Safari

Safari in South Africa and continue your journey by luxury train as you make your way to the famous Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

Duration 9 Days
Price from $4,945
When Jan - Jun
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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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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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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

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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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 Rene

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In addition to being a veteran explorer and one of our most seasoned Adventurists, Rene is also at the forefront of our conservation initiatives. Her passion for the conservation of African wildlife and the environment makes her our go-to Adventurist for sustainable travel itineraries.

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in you sail. Explore. Dream. Discover."

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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