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Richard fisher   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2019 Reviewed: May 20, 2019

Email Richard fisher  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Did all the right things
5/5

They were spot on and left out no detail. Sarah and her team were great and responsive on the whole trip. Highly recommend

Grant & Bekah   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2019 Reviewed: Apr 18, 2019

Email Grant & Bekah  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

The most amazing trip of my entire life.
5/5

Words can't really describe how wonderful our trip to Africa was with Ker and Downey. Not only did we have the most memorable experience with excellent game viewings and excursions, but our lodgings were second to none, and all needs were taken care of so thoroughly. I've traveled extensively around the world and without a doubt this was the best trip I've taken and also the smoothest. I credit a lot of it to Emma Perrin, our travel agent with Ker and Downey. She kept us so informed before, during, and after the trip and made sure things went seamlessly and organized. I can't thank her enough for opening our eyes to the natural beauty and wonderful people of Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. There's no doubt that I will use Ker and Downey again for future African adventures and would request them to everyone I know thinking about venturing to Africa- and I already have. Thank you SO much! -Grant and Bekah; Memphis, TN, USA

Wendy Tepfer   –  
United States US
Visited: March 2019 Reviewed: Mar 31, 2019

Email Wendy Tepfer  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

The most extraordinary journey of my life
5/5

Ker and Downey Africa planned and executed the most adventuresome, inclusive, and thoughtful trip I have ever been on. Rene Gliddon laid the groundwork, choosing hotels and lodges that were reflective of my aspirations and budget for this vacation. Emma Perrin and Zeena Ponto followed through on every detail meticulously with the warmth and expertise of consummate professionals. Knowing I was anxious about travelling alone, Emma even met me at the airport in Capetown (even though a transfer was arranged) and stayed in my hotel the first night! She also arranged a city tour for me with Lauren Barnard, Co-Owner if Island View Tours, who showed me around knowledgeably and enthusiastically. Every transfer was on time. Every hotel and lodge offered me a first class experience. Emma and Zeena checked in with me every day, to see how things were going and to hear about my escapades! It was a wise decision to choose Ker and Downey Africa, a small company, who intimately knows the lands of South Africa. I would use them again in a heart-beat, if I should find myself back in that part of the world. Thank you all for life changing moments in time.

Roger Bradshaw   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2018 Reviewed: Feb 27, 2019

Email Roger Bradshaw  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Excellent service from a very passionate team of people who are Africa tour experts
5/5

Excellent high quality private safari. This was the highlight of our South Africa tour. Arathusa Safari Lodge withinThe Kruger National Park was a fantastic Safari experience. Superb game drives. Saw all the Big 5 plus lots more. Rangers and guides provided an immersive experience we will never forget

Jenny   –  
Canada CA
Visited: December 2018 Reviewed: Feb 27, 2019

Email Jenny  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Ker & Downey was professional, thorough and knowledgeable tour operator.
5/5

Our trip to Ethiopia and Tanzania couldn't have been better executed. We were delighted with our tour guides because they were knowledgeable, thoughtful and fun. Had we not had guides, I believe the trip would not have run as smoothly and we would have wasted a lot of time trying to figure things out like transportation, hotels etc. We gave K & D our budget and the sights we wanted to see and they did a fabulous job making it all happen.
Our guides figured us out pretty quickly too. In Ethiopia, Tariku realized that my husband already knew a lot about Ethiopia's culture having worked there so he took us to places that he probably would not take everyone. That was cool. In Tanzania, Solomon gave us a super time and was free to go on a safari whenever we wanted but was also happy to leave us alone reading by a fire or lounging on a sofa under a tent watching giraffes stroll.
It was just my husband and me on the tour and both our guides gave us such a memorable time. We hope to be back again soon and would choose Ker & Downey again to organize our trips.

Kyriakos & Yoanna   –  
Cyprus CY
Visited: February 2019 Reviewed: Feb 11, 2019

Email Kyriakos & Yoanna  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Ker&Downey put together a dream trip which exceeded our expectations!
5/5

From the very early stages of our communication we realized that Ker & Downey is a serious and professional travel agent which receives your desires and transform them into a reality. Frequent contact, continuous feedback and multiple re-arrangements in order to deliver the best possible itinerary was the reason we trusted them for our honeymoon organization.
Not only they had provided an excellent and comfortable trip, they have been staying in touch with us in order to make sure that everything goes as planned.
Kruger Park game reserve at Sabi Sabi Little Bush Lodge was by far the best experience of our lives!
All flights and transports to our destinations were precise and accommodations at Cape Town and Kruger Park were just amazing!
Rene and Zeena were extremely polite and helpful throughout our tour and we would like to thank them for the general management!
We highly recommend this agency no matter what your trip purpose is. We will definitely come back for out next adventure!

A&A   –  
Morocco MA
Visited: January 2019 Reviewed: Feb 6, 2019

Email A&A  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Amazing experience - Full of wonderful surprises
5/5

The safari was a great experience. The lodge Ker&D advised us was perfect for what we looking for: comfy and beautiful place. The crew was very nice and welcoming. The experience of the Safari with the drives and all the animals we got to see from a very close distance took our trip in South Africa to another Level! Thanks a lot for everything!!

James   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: December 2018 Reviewed: Jan 21, 2019

Email James  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Safe pair of hands
5/5

Ker and Downey made us feel looked after all the way. The bespoke itinerary was exactly what we were looking for, and they even threw in some nice surprises. Their agent met us for breakfast during our stop in Cape Town, and had very useful local knowledge and recommendations.

Fam Annika Modin   –  
Sweden SE
Visited: December 2018 Reviewed: Jan 4, 2019

Email Fam Annika Modin  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Just awesome!!!!
5/5

We actually contacted Ker & Downey from Sweden because of their good reputation and we then got contact with Sarah Morris ! She is the one that manager to arrange this trip to a memorable, wonderful , one-in-your-lifetime experience!
We are not that easy because of all our demands and requests but she took care of it all and manager to arrange everything we wished for!
We started in wonderful Oyster Box outside Durban and then continued to Phinda Mountain Lodge and after 3 great days we flew to Sabi Sands! We finally spent 6 nights on Azura Benguerra Island ! She gave us good advice all along and she was always very easy to reach both before the trip and even during our trip! We had actually a back-up 24 hours which we never had to use because everything was so perfectly planned!
So we can definitely recommend Ker & Downey and definitely Sarah Morris if you want to have a perfect arrangement for your Journey !!!
For reviews regarding the lodgings and hotels Pls see Trip Advisor!!!

David & Karla   –  
Australia AU
Visited: November 2018 Reviewed: Dec 17, 2018

Email David & Karla  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

An outstanding hassle free holiday experience.
5/5

After our initial contact with Ker & Downey Africa, Sarah our adventurist made contact with us even called us to find out what we would like to do on our Africa holiday. Sarah put together an itinerary & dates to suit us. Sarah was so easy to communicate with and very prompt with responses to our emails. Organizing our holiday with Ker & Downey Africa by email and from Australia, we always felt comfortable and secure with all decisions and payments that we made. Our holiday was spectacular and Sarah & Zena put so much work into the logistics of our holiday from the VIP airport pick up on arrival in Johanesberg to small things like wine in the hotel room on arrival in Cape Town, ensuring that we had restaurant bookings, they were in constant contact with us during our holiday to ensure everything was going to plan or respond quickly to any text that we sent to them.
The selection of Safari Lodges, Tour guides & Transport companies were all excellent the people that worked in the Safari Lodges were great friendly, helpful and welcoming, which just added to the outstanding hassle free holiday and then you add in the game drives were we experienced so many wonderful animals and spectacular scenery.

Ker & Downey Africa and there staff certainly worked hard to ensure we had a wonderful holiday and from our experience we would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone to handle there holiday booking.

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