Conservation + community


We strive to leave a positive legacy in Africa.

Responsible Travel

Leaving a positive legacy in Africa is the foundation of everything that we do at Ker & Downey Africa. We believe that making a difference starts within our company culture and that it is our responsibility to extend this mantra to our clients as well as everyone we associate ourselves with in the industry. Sustainable travel is of utmost importance to us in order to preserve Africa’s wildlife and to empower local communities, which is the driving factor behind our trips which encourages our guests to leave a positive legacy when traveling to Africa. Our Legacy Program has evolved into collaborations with many local initiatives, such as leading conservation NGO, African Parks.

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Our Legacy partners

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African Parks

African Parks is a non-profit conservation organisation that takes on the complete responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. African Parks currently manages 15 national parks and protected areas in nine countries covering 10.5 million hectares in Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, the Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Zambia. Ker & Downey Africa is an official Conservation Travel Partner to African Parks. Read more on African Parks here.

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Harambee is a Cape Town-based NGO who strives to improve the unemployment challenge that many young South Africans face. They connect employers with ambitious, high-potential candidates who are disadvantaged because of a lack of financial support and networks needed to find jobs. They have helped 40 000 young people find their first job. We have partnered with Harambee and now run an internship program with their candidates at our offices in Cape Town. Read more on Harambee here.

Conservation destinations

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Zakouma National Park, Chad

Situated just south of the Sahara Desert and above the fertile rainforest regions, Zakouma is positioned to be the foremost safe haven for Central and West African wildlife. Read more about Zakouma National Park.

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Bangweulu Wetlands, Zambia

Bangweulu is a community-owned park in north-eastern. Its unique floral and faunal diversity set the stage for a spectacular display of more than 433 different bird species, including the rare and prehistoric-looking shoebill. Read more about Bangweulu Wetlands.

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Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia

Liuwa Plain National Park is situated in the western reaches of Zambia and has the distinction of having one of the longest established conservation histories throughout the continent. Read more about Liuwa Plains.

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Odzala-Kokoua, Congo

This nirvana for nature-lovers is situated in the heart of the second-largest tropical rainforest in the world, harbouring approximately 22,000 western lowland gorillas, elusive forest elephants and approximately 444 bird species. Read more about Odzala-Kokoua National Park.

Legacy Trips

LuxVenture® Trip

South Africa Rhino Conservation Expedition

Take the once in a lifetime opportunity to assist in the conservation of the endangered rhino.

Duration 9 Days
Price from $6,873 - $7,994
When May - Sep
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