Awards and Accolades

Ker Downey | Luxury Travel Awards

2017

– Ker & Downey Vice President Reid Bader selected as a 2017 PURE Pursuits challenger

2016

– Ranked No. 5 by Travel + Leisure in the 2016 World’s Best Awards for Top Safari Outfitter

2015

– Voted No. 1 by Travel + Leisure in the 2015 World’s Best Awards for Top Safari Outfitter

2014

– Named to the Short List for the PURE Life Experiences Award for Community Engagement – Nets for Africa
– Winner of the Seven Star Global Luxury Award for Best Luxury Tour Operator

2013

– Five Consecutive Years on Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards
– Ranked No. 4 by Travel + Leisure in the 2013 World’s Best Awards for Top Safari Outfitter

2012

– National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime – Path of the Polynesians
– Ranked No. 4 by Travel + Leisure in the 2012 World’s Best Awards for Top Safari Outfitter
– Travel + Leisure Magazine T+L Trip Pick – Primates of Africa

2011

– Ranked No. 2 by Travel + Leisure in the 2011 World’s Best Awards for Luxury Tour Operator
– National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime – Uncovering Alexander’s Egypt: A Desert and Diving Expedition

2010

– Ranked in the Top Ten by Travel + Leisure in the 2010 World’s Best Awards for Luxury Tour Operator

2009

– Ranked No. 3 by Travel + Leisure in the 2009 World’s Best Awards for Luxury Tour Operator
– National Geographic Adventure Magazine’s “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth” – Luxury Category

2008

– National Geographic Adventure Magazine’s “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth” – Luxury Category
– National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime – Australia Dreamtime
– Conde Nast’s online magazine Concierge.com “Best Adventure Tour” – Best of Peru
– National Geographic Adventure Magazine’s “One of the Best Outfitters on Earth”

2007

– National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime – Splendors of the Cape
– Luxury Link – “World’s Best Tour Companies”

2006

– National Geographic Traveler’s 50 Tours of a Lifetime – Namibia Explorer
– Outside Magazine’s “Trip of the Year” – Tribes of the Amazon