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.
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.
The Trip of a Lifetime
Our planned 30th wedding anniversary trip to Africa was not simple. We wanted to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro and follow that with a safari that included viewing the Great Migration. Ker-Downey delivered it ALL! From the detailed planning to the actual trip itself, Emma Perrin brought everything together. We were met at every stop by friendly and well informed drivers. They arranged excellent outfitters (Summits Africa) for our Kilimanjaro climb. Our accomodations at Arusha Coffee Lodge, Lake Dulati, Gibbs Farm (not to be missed!), Lemala Kuria Hills, and Elewana Sand River were spectacular, as were the game drives at each location. We saw many discount safari drives where people were crammed into converted mini vans with pop-up roofs and drivers that rely entirely on radio communication to locate wildlife. In contrast, our game drives were in open-sided, converted Toyota 4 Runners that could drive up the side of a cliff if need be and driven by guides that know where the wildlife is without someone telling them. The food at each location was excellent and varied. The bush breakfasts each morning during our game drives were just wonderful. Don't skip the opportunity to take a hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti or Masai Mara Preserves. Each location went out of their way to arrange a surprise to commemorate our anniversary. Finally, at Emma's urging we flew to Zanzibar and spent three nights at the Zuri Zanzibar Resort. Emma was right. The perfect way to round out our dream vacation. Even though we spent 25 days in Africa, we barely scratched the surface. My wife and I consider ourselves addicted to Africa and are already planning a return.
Other Safaris & Tours42 – Offered by Ker & Downey Africa
4-Day Experience the Migration in the Heart of the Mara
$1,935 to $2,307 pp (USD)
Kenya: Private tourLuxuryTented Camp & Hotel
You Visit: Nairobi (Start), Masai Mara NR, Nairobi (End)
7-Day Botswana Safari Experience: Predators & Elephants
$3,242 to $4,480 pp (USD)
Botswana: Private tour
You Visit: Kasane (Start), Chobe Forest Reserve, Okavango Delta, Moremi GR (Okavango Delta), Maun Airport (End)
8-Day Cape Town & Safari Family Fun
$3,687 to $5,153 pp (USD)
South Africa: Private tourLuxuryLodge & Hotel
You Visit: Cape Town (Start), Madikwe GR, Johannesburg Airport (End)
9-Day Best of South Africa: City & Safari
$3,683 to $4,765 pp (USD)
South Africa: Private tourLuxuryLodge & Hotel
You Visit: Johannesburg (Start), Kruger NP, Cape Town (City), Cape Town Airport (End)
6-Day Okavango Delta + Chobe Luxventure® Safari
$3,120 to $5,069 pp (USD)
Botswana: Private tourLuxuryTented Camp
You Visit: Maun (Start), Okavango Delta, Chobe NP, Maun Airport, Kasane (End)
9-Day South Africa Wildlife + Winelands
$4,788 to $5,196 pp (USD)
South Africa: Private tourLuxury+Lodge & Hotel
You Visit: Cape Town (Start), Sabi Sands (Greater Kruger), Tinga Concession (Kruger NP), Kruger NP, Skukuza (End)