Conservation & Community
We strive to leave a positive legacy in Africa
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.
Our legacy partners
Project Brave Foundation
In support of women empowerment in Africa through the means of travel, we have partnered with Project Brave Foundation, a non-profit organization focussed on uplifting marginalized women and children in South Africa. Our purpose is to connect our clients with Project Brave during their safari in South Africa – whether this means that they actively partake in a volunteering program or provide financial support, the choice is up to the individual.
Read more about Project Brave Foundation.
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 about African Parks.
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.
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.
The Akagera National Park is one of central Africa’s last-remaining refuges for endemic savannah wildlife in Rwanda and the largest protected wetland in the region. Read more about Akagera.
Conservation enthusiasts from around the world flock to Liwonde National Park to witness herds of elephants trampling the ground between ancient baobab trees and to retrace the steps of Prince Harry who helped African Parks relocate 500 elephants into Liwonde.
The Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve in Malawi is one of the two large game areas in central Africa, with large herds of elephants being translocated into the reserve and more than 130 recorded species of vultures and birdlife calling Nkhotakota home.