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Ker & Downey South Africa (Pty) Ltd

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“Pioneering African Travel” – Africa deserves better than been-there-done-that packages and tours. Whether it be eating breakfast with giraffes in Kenya, joining gorillas in their natural habitat in Uganda or experiencing the Serengeti migration up close on horseback in Tanzania – we design bespoke experiences around the exact requirements of the traveller which always reflects the true heart and soul of Africa. Take the road less travelled with Ker + Downey Africa.

Ker & Downey Africa is a pioneering luxury African safari and travel company steeped in history. Because we know Africa, and we get to know you, we tailor-make authentic African travel experiences that are truly unforgettable. After listening to what you want we help plan every moment of your trip from charter flights and luxury lodges to candle-lit dinners and cultural
 excursions, whilst giving you the freedom 
to explore by yourself and find your own surprising moments along
 the way.

Ker & Downey was founded by Syd Downey and Donald Ker in 1946 following a chance encounter in the ‘Officers Club’ in Addis Ababa. Syd and Donald shared a passion for Africa and an unrelenting desire to create a company that would provide visitors to the region with an unforgettable Safari experience. The early years of the company were partly focused on hunting safaris, which had been glamorised by Ernst Hemmingway in his popular short stories and books – The Green Hills of Africa (1935), The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber (1936) and The Snow of Kilimanjaro (1936).

It is our belief that Africa's natural beauty and diversity deserves better than been-there-done-that packages and tours. Instead, our travel designer’s use their local know-how to create unique travel experiences tailored to your unique interests, taste and budget.

  • Accommodation
  • Arranging Transfers
  • Conferencing and Events Organising
  • Corporate Team Builds and Events
  • Destinationation Management Company
  • Experienced Tour Operator
  • Family Safari holidays
  • Family Safaris
  • Group Travel
  • Individual Travel
  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Safaris
  • Tailor made Tours
The options are endless with Ker + Downey Africa. We go beyond the norm by designing travel itineraries and activities that reflects the way you want to experience Africa – whether that be raw adventure, relaxation in luxury or in complete privacy. Trusted for our reliability and expertise, guests can feel safe in the knowledge that we are always here on-the-ground to assist.

  • Adventure
  • Airport transfers
  • Beer Tours
  • Bird watching
  • Birding
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Close to many restaurants and entertainment venues
  • Craft Beer Tours
  • Cultural Tours
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Elephant back safaris
  • Fishing
  • Game Drives

Contact Details

Boulevard Office Park, Searle Street, Woodstock
-33.930765832876325, 18.43984499210012
+27 21 201 2484
Lee Kelsall

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