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Luxury African Travel with Emma

Emma is a passionate travel designer who is dedicated to detail and service. By working with Emma it will mean finding a travel partner who will give an in-depth consultation to truly get to know you, your interests and make your trip a once in a lifetime experience. 

Meet Emma
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Hello, I'm Emma.

I'm a passionate traveller. A world explorer and an African aficionado. After visiting South Africa while on vacation in 2015 I fell in love with this incredible country and all it has to offer. It's not hard to feel the excitement of following wild animals or the complete relaxation of our pristine beaches, and I love to pass this onto my clients.

As a Senior LuxVenture® Designer for Ker & Downey Africa I pride myself on understanding my clients and what will make their trip special, it's the little touches that make the difference. Luxury is not only fine dining but also finding experiences like no other.

I have the motto that we will 'take care of you from the moment you touch down in Africa' so if you are looking for an expert in both Southern and East Africa please feel free to get in touch! 

Client reviews

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Experienced Botswana

Mary Anne and Jim — USA

Our perfect 1st Safari planning and experience. We are still in awe as we reminisce about our short 6 day safari in the beautiful country of Botswana. Almost last minute, we decided to add a safari to our travel plans to South Africa and were referred to Ker & Downey. What an exceptional experience we had working with Emma. 

After several idea changes and many inquiries she narrowed down an intinerary to fit our sense of adventure and interests. Our many airport connections, organization of storage for our extra luggage and delivery to our final hotel, meetups with airport personnel to navigate customs was incredibly efficient and occurred without one flaw. We were astounded with the level of detail organization Emma orchestrated. We also worked together with Razaan and she picked up right where I left off with Emma. The communication between the two was continual and I never had to re-explain my desires or inquires. The detailed itinerary was easily downloaded and followed; it was ALOT of information and even more helpful as I re-read it afterwards having “lived” it.

I have fallen in love with Botswana, what we learned and experienced; interacting with the Botswanian people and children, the beauty of the land were life changing. I hope that another African adventure will be in our near future. I won’t hesitste to seek out Emma and Razaan at Ker And Downey. We graciously thank you Emma and Razaan for your expertise and for taking in our “personalities” into account to make this adventure one for Life’s chapters.

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Experienced Botswana

Michelle W — AU

Flawless! Ker & Downey were fabulous.. 
Emma looked after us in every possible way making sure our Botswana adventure exceeded our expectations.

Communication & service was outstanding right from early discussions through to returning home.. incl a little hiccup mid way, which was sorted promptly & without fuss.. 

Our adventure of a lifetime may just have become one of many! 
Will definitely choose Ker & Downey again..

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Experienced Botswana + South Africa

David and Joan — CA

Highly professional, knowledgeable, great attention to to detail and a delight to work with. 

We are experienced, independent travelers who usually make our own arrangements. But for a bespoke, three-week adventure for just the two of us to some pretty remote areas of Botswana and South Africa, we knew we needed a trip manager with deep expertise. Boy did we select a great company. Our adventurist Emma Perrin and our Customer Experience Coordinator Razaan Abrahams were superb and their services went far beyond anything we could reasonably have expected. Nothing was impossible, including switching dates and reorganizing the entire itinerary halfway through the planning period, just to enable us to spend three nights at an accommodation that was on our bucket wish list. Emma just seemed to "get us" from the beginning and her suggestions on what we might want to include on our trip were brilliant. She really knows her stuff and it showed up over and over in the eventual enjoyment of our trip, which was the best one we have ever taken.

This is a company with extraordinary contacts (as we learned from staff at the camps where we stayed), flawless execution and instant communication while you're on your trip. They even supply you with a mobile phone app that contains every detail of your itinerary and can be used offline, important when you're out of Internet and mobile range. We appreciated their attention to detail in planning, since everything we could possibly have wanted was taken care of prior to our arrival at each and every bush camp. At airports and air strips, we were met and transferred without confusion or delay and on the one occasion when there was a minor glitch, Emma remedied it quickly. (They are always instantly available by phone, email, WhatsApp, Skype or whatever system you're using. Very impressive) The best thing, though, was that their advice, experience and responsiveness to what we said we wanted to see and do in Africa made this trip an absolute joy from start to finish. We cannot recommend them highly enough and would definitely use Ker & Downey again.

Luxury Travel Inspiration

Just to give you an idea, have a look at a collection of some of my favourite itineraries from the past year. 

12 Day East Africa LuxVenture

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Arusha - Tarangire National Park - Ngorongoro Region - Northern Serengeti - Zanzibar

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20 Day South Africa LuxVenture

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Kruger National Park - Timbavati Private Nature Reserve - &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve - Umhlanga - Central Drakensberg - Cape Town - Cape Winelands

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