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Ker & Downey Africa

5.0 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
Service Level
  • Luxury
Type
  • Regional Expert
Established
  • 2012
Headquarters
  • Cape Town, South Africa
Trips
  • 27

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Flawlessly planned April 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We (my wife and I and two friends) recently travelled to South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana on a trip organized by Ker-Downey. Although we duplicated a trip taken by other friends some years ago, K-D did an excellent job in adjusting our itinerary and accommodations to suite our wishes. Every detail from start to finish including guided transfers was flawlessly planned. The hotels, lodges and camps were excellent although decidedly not budget. Americans tend to be a bit reluctant to travel to Africa and as a result miss some very unique opportunities. No doubt there are risks but Ker-Downey helps travelers in getting around and staying safely.
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Cape Town organized a superb safari April 2018

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Marcelo Novais of Ker and Downey, Cape Town organized a superb safari for us this past May/June 2017. We took Rovos Rail Pretoria/Victoria Falls (second time on the train - splendid experience). Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero lodge at Chobe NP was almost nest to the park entrance which was VERY convenient. Then off to Savute for & Beyond under Canvas which we loved. Great lion sightings. Sanctuary Baines' Camp, mainly water activities was great including having our bed on the deck and sleeping under the stars. Sanctuary Chiefs Camp in Moremi has been very recently redone and is stunning. The staff were marvelous. And then home :-(. We have been to Botswana a number of times and certainly enjoyed the rich game and natural world of Botswana.
Thanks, Marcelo, Peter and Carol King
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Their exemplary planning July 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We have always arranged our own travel arrangements and accommodation when holidaying, but found it difficult to do so for Africa.
After approaching several agents who pushed us towards the standard group tours which only partially fitted our suggested itinerary, we luckily found Ker & Downey and Emma and Razaan in Capetown.
Their exemplary planning and service allowed us to spend an unforgettable month in Botswana, Tanzania and Zanzibar.
Accommodation was excellent, transfers were allways on time and 100 % reliable, and most imprtantly we experienced a wide range of different country, from delta to desert to rainforest to open plains and savanna.
Due to this our interaction with animals, birds, the local people and the environment in general, was nothing short of amazing!

Thanks again to Emma and Razaan, BEST HOLIDAY EVER!
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An amazing experience thanks to Ker and Downey April 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My Husband and I usually book our own holidays but not knowing enough about travelling in Africa we thought we could use some help organizing our tour. We asked Ker and Downey to put together a tour, giving them an outline of what we wanted to see and do in a tight time frame. What they suggested and came up with was fantastic and just what we asked for. The accommodation was lovely, the transfers on time, the game watching terrific and everything was just perfect. With good email communication from Razaan, our personal concierge, they held our hands all they way, and we were so pleased we booked with them.
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An amazing experience April 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My Husband and I usually book our own holidays but not knowing enough about travelling in Africa we thought we could use some help organizing our tour. We asked Ker & Downey Africa to put together a tour, giving them an outline of what we wanted to see and do in a tight time frame. What they suggested and came up with was fantastic and just what we asked for. The accommodation was lovely, the transfers on time, the game watching terrific and everything was just perfect. With good email communication from Razaan, our personal concierge, they held our hands all they way, and we were so pleased we booked with them.
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Great holidays thanks to Ker & Downey April 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We have travelled to Botswana with Ker & Downey and everything was perfect. Ker & Downey knows how to make you and your family feel special from the very beginning to the day after your trip has ended. We followed their recommendations on everything and it was our smartest decision. I strongly recommend everyone planning a safari in Africa to contact Ker & Downey.
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Stride Review

Ker & Downey is an award-winning luxury tour operator with more than five decades of experience in the travel industry.

What Makes Them Stand Out?

Ker & Downey is known for African Adventure Travel – primarily including Safaris and Gorilla tracking, but extending into all forms of adventure from bush walks to mountaineering. They offer private tours with a focus on experiential travel with VIP assistance, incredible guides, and fabulous properties for every itinerary. They’ll partner with every you to design the ultimate memorable, unforgettable, and even life-changing itinerary. They are the perfect company if you’re after “adventurous days and luxurious nights”.

Who Travels With Them?

Ker & Downey offers experiential luxury travel for all ages including families, couples, and solo travelers. Group size ranges - they are equipped to handle anything from solo travellers to groups of 100.

Where Do They Operate?

They specialize in luxury safaris to Africa. These tours go all over, but they are known for Botswana, South Africa, Victoria Falls, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Rwanda, Uganda, Congo, Namibia, Reunion Island and Malawi. And though Africa is their focus, they offer custom itineraries all over the world.

Why Travel With Them?

Ker & Downey designs each of its journeys to provide the traveler a worry-free experience. They have expertise in a vast list of destinations, with each of its luxury travel consultants traveling there on a yearly basis, if not more often. Its “white glove expertise” will recommend properties, transfers, guide services, and dining locations for any destination. Many clients might request destinations that are not on the featured list, but Ker & Downey will make special arrangements to create an itinerary matching travelers’ interests.

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From Ker & Downey Africa

Ker and Downey® Africa is a Cape Town based travel company specializing in adventurous, high-end safaris to Africa. Our specialities lie in African travel to Botswana, Tanzania, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. We are the founders of LuxVenture® Trips which are crafted to challenge our clients with adventurous experiences and to connect you to the people, culture and spirit of the destinations you are visiting. With our passion for sustainable travel we encourage clients to leave their legacy in Africa by incorporating conservation and community experiences to your trip to Africa.

LuxVenture® Travel:

LuxVenture® is a product category that we created. We bring together the best of luxurious nights and adventurous days to satisfy our clients' need for thrills in Africa as well as understanding their needs for the finer things in life. We have invested decades of experience, passion and creativity into our LuxVenture® experiences. This means that nothing in our trips is designed by accident, every transfer, lodge and route has been crafted specifically for the best possible experience. Booking with us allows you to leverage our expertise to give you and your family the best possible chance of the trip of a lifetime.


Challenge:

Our LuxVenture® Trips are designed to challenge you to experience the most adventurous and unique experiences in the world.


Connect:

We create opportunities for you to truly engage with the people, culture and spirit of your destination.

Legacy:

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 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.

Associations:

Southern African Tourism Services Association

Highlights

  • Explore Arusha
  • Drive to Ngorongoro Crater, enjoy walking safari or standard game drive including sundowners
  • Visit Serengeti National Park's Mwiba Airstrip
  • Enjoy a world class breakfast at your lodge and a morning at leisure
  • Spend your next 3 days at the Resort & Spa enjoying the multitude of activities on offer
  • Discover Zanzibar
  • Enjoy visiting Dar es Selaam
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Highlights

  • Enjoy boat cruises on the Chobe River, game drives, guided nature walks and tours of the local community
  • Experience a completely unique Chobe river experience in this magnificent thatched luxury lodge
  • Have a chance for bird watching, bush dining, specialist guides, star gazing, guided walks and the most phenomenal game drives.
  • Explore Botswana safari in Chobe National Park
  • Enjoy the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans on quad bikes
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7 days
Private Guided
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
From: $ 6,333

Highlights

  • Experience world-class river safari on mighty Chobe River
  • The Zambezi Queen offers cruises beside Botswana's Chobe National Park
  • Enjoy game drives in Selinda Reserve
  • Discover Okavango Delta is one of Africa’s most amazing, sensitive and complex environments supporting a spectacle of wilderness and wildlife
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5 days
Group Tour
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
From: $ 3,917

Highlights

  • Enjoy your Malawi Adventure in Johannesburg and in Majete Wildlife Reserve
  • Experience boat safari and stay in Mkulumadzi Lodge
  • Have a chance for Optional walking safaris along the Shire River
  • Enjoy your daily game drive
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