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The Original Ker & Downey Safaris

Tim is a Director and Partner of The Original Ker & Downey Safaris Limited which, since 1946, has been leading safaris across eastern and southern Africa, connecting thousands of discerning travellers with the world’s most fabled wildernesses.


With a peerless guiding pedigree and a proud history of supporting local communities and conservation, we continue to bring unimaginable luxury to some of the wildest areas in Africa.


With more than 70 years of experience, Ker & Downey has the broadest network of campsites and conservancies, authentic cultural connections and remarkable conservation projects, in some of the most untouched and beautiful places in the world.

“Some think the best large-scale operation after the war… was the one launched over a drink or two on the veranda of the Imperial Hotel in Addis Ababa.”

– Bartle Bull, Safari: A Chronicle of Adventure, 1988

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