This Tour Is Offered by Ker & Downey Africa
Ker & Downey Africa
- Offices In:
- 20-50 employees (Founded in 2012)
- Member Of:
- APTA, SATSA & CTT
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
Ker & Downey® Africa design and operate LuxVenture® trips from our base camp in Cape Town, South Africa. LuxVenture® trips are quality expeditions, safaris and journeys that focus on unique African experiences and untouched destinations. We seek experiences that challenge us, allows us to connect with our surroundings and leave some kind of positive legacy behind. Get ready to experience Africa in a different way. Book your LuxVenture trip now! Booking with Ker & Downey Africa ensures that either a conservation project or community upliftment project are supported by giving a donation to our preferred legacy partners everytime a client books with us.
Professional, Personalized, Fantastic African Travel
Sarah Morris at Ker Downey was extremely responsive from our very first inquiry regarding a Southernn African journey. She provided excellent service by promptly answering questions and concerns in emails and via phone calls ( in spite of the time difference).She was very willing to incorporate our own prearranged accommodations in Cape Town,Johannesburg and self arranged wine tastings with her recommended safari lodgings, tours and tour operators. She was very accommodating by staying within our budget and our preferred travel dates.
The lodgings she arranged in Zimbabwe,Botswana and Kruger,South Africa were all excellent. The staff, drivers/guides and trackers were courteous,welcoming, professional, personable,etc. We were always met at airports, drives,etc. on time with smiling drivers. All exceeded our expectations and enhanced our already over the top experience in Southern Africa. Finally, we enjoyed meeting Sarah at our Cape Town hotel for coffee and a chat!
Incredible experience in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe
For our honeymoon, Emma at Ker & Downey planned a 16 day trip for us including stays in the wine country near Stellenbosch, Cape Town, two safari camps in Botswana, a camp in Zimbabwe, and then finally Johannesburg. The whole trip was seamless and every day was as near perfect as one could hope for. We loved the experience and can't wait to go back!
Amazing, Delightful and Friendly!
In the beginning, we were a little hesitant as we were not familiar with South Africa and also our first time travelling through a tour operator. Our worries disappeared when we checked into our first flight. From then on, it was magically amazing. All the transfer rides were on time and waiting for us. The accommodations were also all ready and have been informed that this was our honeymoon thus going out of their way to make it even more magical. Prior, Sasha was extremely helpful, guiding and advising us. In fact, we initially wanted to go on a different itinerary, but she suggested otherwise which turned out to be a great one!
She did not stop there, she went further and arranged for each of our accommodation to prepare something special for us given that this was our honeymoon. And it must be said that the safari reserves and safaris that was booked by her turned out to be something almost out of this world especially for Leopard Hills. It was simply breathtaking. As it turns out, itineraries that we purchased separately were the most disappointing one as compared to what she planned for us.
Special mention also goes to Pippa as well who was prompt in responding when we were on the 'ground'.
So beautiful that we cannot wait to have her plan for our next Africa adventure!
Ker & Downey Africa are over the top of my traveling experiences.
First Thank you to Emma Perrin which was perfect and super patience with me and my hundreds of questions. She always respond and help us planning our Safari in a perfect way. She designed every single detail and beyond of our safari experience.
Emma help me to design a complex safari trip with many flights, road trips and safari timings so we do not missed any second and with Ker & Downey Africa works like a Swiss clock. One day we had a safari drive in the morning in one lodge but at the afternoon drive we had to be in a different one and we did it, was perfect, we do not want to loose any chance to get amazing photographs from our trip.
As photographers timing is everything, with Emma and Ker & Downey Africa we did not get blurred at any second.
I asked to Emma for one specific lodge and she booked that one for us, plus she select 2 others which make our experience perfect because every single place was so different from the others, and for a photographer that was a plus because I got a chance to photograph animals in different conditions.
I live in the other side of the world, so communication was complicated, but Emma was always helping me with my questions and comments so she return my e-mails with the perfect plan.
English is not our native language so she also was patience with me in this aspect, We are so grateful to Emma and Ker & Downey Africa for our perfect safari trip.
We return home with so many amazing stories about, hyenas, cheetahs, elephants, lodges, people, food, flights, etc... and all of them are positive.
I think there is no way go wrong with Ker & Downey Africa, to book online you always get suspected but at the end I am so happy that we did everything with them and we had no bad experiences. It is sad for me to read reviews of other travelers that go to Africa and after all that time and money they return home with bitter things of they experience. As I said... you can't go wrong with Emma and K&D Africa.
The most AMAZING vacation ever!!!
My husband and I are seasoned travelers so trust me when I say that this is the BEST vacation we've ever had! Thank you Ker & Downey and specifically, Sarah and Pippa, for putting this all together and exceeding our very high expectations! They did an outstanding job of listening to our wishes, promptly responding to our many, many questions, and offering outstanding suggestions that fit our time and budget constraints. Sarah and Pippa know Africa and the companies in operation there. You can trust their expertise. And, they did this all with a charming attitude eager to make this the vacation of our dreams. My only regret is not visiting Capetown and meeting them in person. I guess we have to save this for our next visit.
Other Safaris & Tours52 – Offered by Ker & Downey Africa
5-Day Victoria Falls Experience
$1,960 to $2,460 pp (USD)
Zimbabwe: Private tourLuxuryLodge
You Visit: Victoria Falls Airport (Start), Victoria Falls (End)
5-Day Safari in Botswana
$2,245 to $2,698 pp (USD)
Botswana: Private tour
You Visit: Kasane (Start), Chobe Forest Reserve, Okavango Delta, Maun Airport (End)
5-Day Safari Kruger Park
$2,231 to $2,629 pp (USD)
South Africa: Private tourLuxuryLodge
You Visit: Skukuza (Start), Kruger NP, Southern Kruger, Skukuza (End)
5-Day Fly Me to Phinda
$3,960 pp (USD)
South Africa: Private tourLuxuryLodge
You Visit: Johannesburg (Start), Phinda GR, Johannesburg (End)
6-Day Hamiltons Tented Camp + Tree House Boutique Hotel
$2,617 to $3,010 pp (USD)
South Africa: Private tour
Mid-rangeTented Camp & Hotel
You Visit: Johannesburg (Start), Mluwati, Cape Town (End)
8-Day Etosha, Swakopmund + Namib Desert Exploration
$2,230 to $2,453 pp (USD)
Mid-rangeLodge & Chalet
You Visit: Windhoek (Start), Etosha NP, Swakopmund (City), Sossusvlei (Namib-Naukluft NP), Windhoek Airport (End)