Ker & Downey® Africa Latin America DMC

Your trusted luxury Africa travel partner

Get in touch

Ker & Downey® Africa > Agent Zone > Latin America Destination Management Company

About Ker & Downey® Africa Latin America DMC

Ker & Downey® Africa DMC services luxury agencies and boutique tour operators in Latin America. Based in both Cape Town, and Santiago, our Brazilian team offers the highest standard of services to our agents and their clients.  Our team consists of General Manager, Renata Ferreira, Travel Consultant, Leonarod Chi, both based in Santiago, and our South African-based Operations Manager, Paulo Florencio. Paulo is joined in Cape Town by Maria Furtado our trustworthy Travel Assistant.

We specialize in high-end safari destinations in both Southern and East Africa, namely South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. In addition to these countries, we also specialize in Indian Ocean Island destinations such as Mauritius, Seychelles, Mozambique and Madagascar.

Our dedicated team are experts in delivering bespoke itineraries to our agents and their high net worth clients as a result of our extensive product and destination knowledge.

Our story

In the late 70s, Jeffrey Squire’s passion for Africa set in motion the successful journey of Ker & Downey® Africa. While captaining the Welsh rugby team, Jeff traveled between Wales and South Africa, exposing him to the uniqueness of the country and the potential growth that the African tourism industry had.

The story of his career is iconic, having worked for Orient Express in the early 90s and building their Safari brand (nowadays known as Belmond Safaris), Jeff was headhunted and continued his career working directly with Geoffrey Kent as the head of Southern Africa Operations for Abercrombie & Kent. During this time he managed the opening of the Sanctuary Lodges in Botswana before transferring to their offices in London.

Jeff was determined to return to Africa and founded Thebe Tourism Group in 2002 who purchased the majority shareholding in the Ker & Downey Group in 2003. Having sold his interest in Thebe Tourism Group, Jeff set his focus on building Ker & Downey® Africa into the leading Luxury African DMC it is today.

Our services

01. Latin American Team Based in Cape Town, São Paulo & Santiago

We work in small teams of 4 or 5 experts per region/market. The teams are made up of world-class experts who have spent time in or are from their regional market and can, therefore, speak the language and have a deep understanding of the specific demands and expectations of clients from that market. We have an in-market specialist in Brazil, so that we can be contacted in office hours during the timezone of our agents.

02. Personalised Attention

We offer the best personalised service in the market due to our in-country and on-the-ground concierge structure.

03. Original Itinerary Designs & Independent

Everything we do is tailor-made and personalised according to your clients’ profile and expectations. We have a proven formula for success which involves a very detailed conversation at the outset about your clients and what they really want to see and experience during the trip, so we can come up with a unique and life-changing itinerary that fits their profile and delivers a 10/10 experience for you and your client. We are an independent DMC, so we can combine and offer different brands on the same trip, always looking for what’s best for your clients profile.

04. White-Label Solution

We are a white-label company and we never promote ourselves to your clients. We always introduce ourselves to your clients as your partner in Africa. Any documents that we share with your clients will have your logo on it. In East Africa, our safari vehicles will be branded with your logo on the side as well as your logo on the wheel cover, gift boxes and guide uniforms. In Southern Africa, all materials and documents and gifts will have your logo on it. If your clients are travelling to/through Cape Town, the transfer vehicles and day tour vehicles will have your discreet branding.

05. World Class Training Support

We offer regular customised exclusive training for our agent’s and their team. We have a treasure trove of sales and marketing materials designed to help our agent’s guide their client’s choices in and around Africa.

Why book with us

Competitive Rates

Having our headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa gives us access to preferential local rates that will give our agent’s a competitive pricing edge.

Proudly Independent

Ker & Downey® Africa Latin America DMC does not own any properties of its own (we are not affiliated with Ker & Downey Botswana or Ker & Downey Houston). We are free to choose the very best options each and every time for our agent’s clients without any pressure to direct bed-nights to properties that might not be the right fit.

Existing Client Base

Ker & Downey Africa® Latin America DMC has an impressive list of existing clients. Some of the very best names in the industry trust Ker & Downey® Africa Latin America DMC with their high-end clients from Germany, Brazil (Matueté, Nova Safari, Chris Biagioni Viagens Especiais) and USA (The Chartered Path, Smartflyer) among others.

We Respect our Agent’s Client’s Data

Ker & Downey® Africa will protect our agent’s client’s data. We will never market directly to our agent’s clients. Instead, we will introduce ourselves as part of your company in Africa, and any material delivered to the clients during their time in Africa will have your logo and not ours. We respect the value chain.

Meet Renata Ferreira – General Manager, Latin America

Renata joined our stellar Latin America team in 2021 and brings with her an incomparable wealth of 23 years of experience in the tourism industry. Being based in Chile, she has a deep love for her Latin American roots and also a passionate appreciation for the beauty and magic of Africa. Renata and her team are focused on creating personal experiences for travelers to discover and explore more of the African continent through engaging and memorable journeys. Renata loves exploring and has traveled to Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Kenya, Tanzania, and an incredible seven times to South Africa.

Get in touch

Top destinations

We specialise in ground-handling services across Southern and East Africa.

Botswana safari. Ariel view of African landscape and river.


With a combination of flood plains, semi-desert bush, saltpans and expansive savannah grasslands, you are guaranteed to encounter a wide range of wildlife in Botswana.

Download PDF

zimbabwe victoria falls


Zimbabwe offers 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.

Download PDF

Sunset mountaintop view of Cape town South Africa's mountains, ocean and skies.

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.

Download PDF

Aerial view of a hot air balloon in 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.

Download PDF

uganda gorilla


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

Download PDF

rwanda infant gorilla


The 3 major national parks of Rwanda offer up an incredible diversity of potential wildlife encounters, from the big game on safari to the 13 species of primates in the forests.

Download PDF

namibia swakopmund desert


Namibia is the land of a thousand landscapes. From the famous dunes of Swakopmund to the the beautiful ocean views along the Skeleton coast, if you’re looking for adventure – this is the place.

Download PDF

zambia victoria falls


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.

Download PDF

kenya great migration


Venture into the heart of Africa, where wilderness safaris originated. Kenya boasts culture, adventure and wildlife experiences that are unique in comparison to any other African or global destination.

Download PDF



With granite boulder shorelines, dense island rainforests and vibrant coral reefs, our Seychelles luxury trips are hard to beat for an island getaway.

mozambique azura quilalea aerial view


Beckoning to the seasoned traveler, Mozambique’s remote islands, and untamed national parks offer the perfect combination for a beach and bush safari.

mauritius island birds eye view


A volcanic island off the east coast of Africa, Mauritius has long lured travelers to its pristine beaches and sapphire waters.

Thank you for your interest in our services. To help us tailor-make that exceptional itinerary your clients are dreaming of, please complete the short form below.

Agent Information

Client Travel Details

Where is your client traveling to?(Required)
Do you know which month your client wants to travel to Africa?
Do you know the arrival date of your client?(Required)
Are there any children traveling?(Required)
What is the price range per person traveling?(Required)
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


latin america destination management company

latin america destination management company

latin america destination management company

latin america destination management company


latin america destination management company

latin america destination management company

latin america destination management company

latin america destination management company