Luxury Safaris
Since 1968

Ker & Downey Botswana is a name that is – and always will be – associated with exclusive, yet time-honoured safari experiences. Over five decades it has developed into one of Botswana’s most esteemed safari operators, representing luxury service and personal attention to detail.

At Ker & Downey Botswana, we are committed to providing guests the highest quality wildlife and adventure safari experience, whilst preserving the delicate environment and natural beauty of Botswana. We constantly strive to maintain standards of excellence within the industry whilst fostering economic and social development of the local communities and Botswana as a whole.


The Okavango Delta is the only inland delta of its kind and a unique oasis of life in the centre of the arid Kalahari Desert in Botswana. The 16,000 km² delta owes its existence to rainfall in the Angolan highlands. The rainy season begins in November, and the floodwater begins its 250 kilometre journey downstream. Because of the gentle slope of the delta basin, the floods take around six months to make their way from Angola.

The Okavango Delta consists of channels, tributaries and lagoons as well as floodplains, islands and mainland areas. There are two distinct areas of the Delta: the vegetation of the permanent swamp includes groves of wild date palm, swathes of papyrus, islands fringed with forest and lagoons covered with floating water lilies while the seasonal swamp consists of open floodplains which support tall and elegant real fan palms.

Experiences in the Okavango: Family Photography Walking

Moremi Game Reserve

Moremi Game Reserve is situated at the heart of the Okavango Delta, Botswana and was the first wildlife area to be set aside by tribal people rather than colonial powers. In 1963 the Batawana Tribal Administration approved setting up a reserve in the area of Khwai and Mogohelo. The reserve was subsequently named Moremi Wildlife Reserve after Chief Letsholathebe Moremi. Although the delta is a Ramsar site the Moremi is the only statutorily protected part of the Okavango Delta, it is surrounded by a buffer zone which is carefully controlled in terms of wildlife management. The reserve itself is unfenced, allowing free movement of animals within the Delta according to seasonal migrations. Moremi extends east and northwards as far as Chobe National Park, ensuring a continuous area of protected land all the way to Kasane. Chief's Island is the largest island; 100km long by 15km wide, it was most likely created by tectonic movements.

Moremi Game Reserve supports the most diverse habitat and animal populations in Botswana. Resident species include wild dog, cheetah, leopard, lion, elephant, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, hyena, zebra, kudu, lechwe, sable and roan antelope.

Experiences in the Moremi Game Reserve: Family

Central Kalahari

The Central Kalahari is one of Botswana’s most wild and remote areas and although the landscape isn’t as diverse as the Okavango or Moremi the seemingly endless wilderness and remoteness is remarkable. Home to wildlife ranging from giraffe to the antelope, small mammals like the honey badger, bat eared fox and porcupine to predators including the Kalahari lion, cheetah, leopard and brown hyena.

The annual rains transform the arid desert landscape into a lush profusion of Kalahari vegetation, offering guests a unique insight into the lesser known desert experience. Birding is particularly spectacular as the area hosts over 200 different bird species including the Kori Bustard and Crimson Breasted Shrike and a high concentration of Pale Chanting Goshawks.

Experiences in the Central Kalahari: Family Photography Walking

Our Safaris

Family Safaris

For over five decades, Ker & Downey Botswana have welcomed generations of families. Our camps are family-friendly and set in perfect locations for a pristine wilderness experience.

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Photographic Safaris

Embark on an unparalleled photographic adventure with Ker & Downey Botswana’s safari experiences, where every moment is an experience waiting to be captured.

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Guests can experience the wilderness in the most traditional way – on foot. Walking is the highlight of a 'true' safari experience, and no special training is required.

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Bespoke Botswana Safaris

You are free to plan your own safari itinerary in Botswana, along with an experienced travel professional of your choice, as the beauty of the Ker & Downey Botswana Safari portfolio is that our camps can be booked in any combination and may be combined with other areas in Botswana and Southern Africa.

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