Travel Butlers: African Safari Holiday Specialists
Our Experience, Your Adventure
See the best of Africa With Travel Butlers
Africa is a continent of epic romance. From sweeping plains that stretch into the horizon to vast deserts, huge canyons and tropical beaches, Africa is rich with beauty. And then there’s the wildlife. Nowhere else in the world can you see elephants gathering around a waterhole at sunset, lion cubs playing in the savannah and wildebeest migrating in their thousands across the plains. It is a magically diverse and totally addictive place.
Many people set off on a once-in-a-lifetime safari holiday to Africa only to fall in love and return year after year. Africa has a way of getting under your skin that will leave you longing to jump on a plane and go straight back.
At Travel Butlers, we are self-confessed Africa addicts. Our company has grown directly from our love of the continent and we’ve travelled to Africa countless times ourselves. We’ll use our own personal experiences and years of expertise to build you an unforgettable safari holiday in Africa. From first-time Africa holidays to honeymoons, we’ll really listen and tailor your trip to your own individual needs and budget.
Simply call us on 01932 428380 to talk through your wishes or get in touch via the website, and we’ll start planning the Africa safari holiday of your dreams. We guarantee that, just like us, you’ll be hooked on Africa in no time!
Special Offer - Deposits from only £100 per person
Travel Butlers is celebrating 10 years in the safari business, and to mark the occasion we’re offering you the chance to pay a deposit of only £100 per person to secure your holiday to South Africa.
The offer is valid for all new bookings confirmed before 31 March 2014, and the balance will be due 8 weeks before travel, as per our usual terms and conditions.
This £100 deposit per person (or equivalent amount in USD, EUR or ZAR) will secure your safari lodge, hotel bookings, and transfers or hire car in South Africa. If you would like to book your flights with us, we’ll need to take payment in full for these at the time of booking.
We can accept payment by bank transfer, Mastercard, or Visa, or UK debit card, with no surcharges for card payments.
You can’t beat a safari and beach holiday. By following a heart-thumping African safari with total relaxation on the tropical white shores of the Indian Ocean, you will get the very best of both worlds. Adding an exotic beach retreat to the end of your safari will give real balance to your holiday, letting you completely unwind before heading home to reality. It’s like rolling two brilliant holidays into one!
There are lots of different ways to combine your safari holiday with a beach escape. For inspiration, take a look at some of our safari and beach holiday suggestions, featuring Kenya, Tanzania, or South Africa.
It’s a myth that all Africa safari holidays have to break the bank. We work with all kinds of budgets and we always have some great special offers on the go to ensure that your safari holiday is just as affordable as it is amazing. We’ll also include the best of our current special offers in your holiday itinerary, getting you the very best for your personal budget.
Right now, you can get an extra night FREE when you spend 2 or 3 nights at selected safari lodges or get a FREE stay at a 5* hotel when you book a safari in South Africa. What are you waiting for?
Start with an unforgettable safari, tour along South Africa's popular Garden Route coastline to the Cape Winelands, and end your trip in Cape Town, one of the world's most spectacular cities. Can you think of a better way to spend your holiday?
See our suggested itineraries for this route.
Prices from GBP £ 1,099 US$ 1,824 ZAR 19,227 EUR 1,329 pp*
Without a doubt, Cape Town is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, from the splendour of Table Mountain to the white sandy beaches of the Cape Peninsula, and the lively atmosphere of the V&A Waterfront.
There’s so much to see and do in Cape Town, from poignant boat trips to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned to open air concerts in the stunning Kirstenbosch National Gardens and, of course, the cable car to the top of Table Mountain.
It’s not only a must for first-time visitors to South Africa, but a captivating city that many people fall hopelessly in love with, returning time and again.
The private game reserves and lodges of the Greater Kruger Park offer some of the best Big 5 game viewing in all of Africa. You’ll take guided safaris through the bush to track lions and leopards as the sun sets, stopping for a atmospheric sundowner on the plains. You’ll also set off on dawn safaris in search of big cats, elephants and giraffes gathering around waterholes in the cool of the morning. Between these safaris you can relax by the lodge pool, soaking up the African sun before your next wildlife adventure. Bliss!
We have personal knowledge of all of the Kruger lodges and reserves that we offer, so we’ll help you pick the perfect one for your South Africa holiday.
Photo Competition Winners: Lions, Lions Everywhere!
Many thanks to everyone who entered our most recent Photo Competition. It is always lovely to see some of the fantastic pictures that our clients take on the holidays they book with us, and it is also always very difficult to pick the winning photos. Read more...
Travel Butlers Reports Boom in South Africa Holiday Sales
The current strength of the pound against the South African Rand has helped drive record sales of holidays to South Africa in January 2014, with many people also taking advantage of the exchange rates and special offers to book more expensive hotels than they night otherwise treat themselves to. It is probably easier to see the impact of these changes if we look at the cost of staying at one of South Africa's best known 5* safari lodges. Read more...
Travel Butlers' Top 5 Travel Destinations For 2014
Every nook and cranny of Africa is packed with magic, from coast to coast and corner to corner. It's totally timeless and full of eye-opening, heart-warming surprises at every turn. Read more...
The African Twelve Days Of Christmas
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Guest Rating: 4.3 / 5.0 based on 3 ratings
The words 'private', 'secluded' and 'tranquil' best describe the Tanda Tula safari experience. This intimate camp is renowned for its charming service and passionately well informed staff.
Tanda Tula Safari Camp: Stay 4 nights for the price of 3Valid: 1 October 2013 - 30 April 2014.
Kenya...phenomenal wildlife, tropical palm-fringed white sandy beaches and timeless ethnic tribal cultures. A country offering a holiday full of highlights and unforgettable memories from start to end.
See our suggested itineraries for this route.
Prices from GBP £ 671 US$ 1,113 ZAR 11,738 EUR 812 pp*
Botswana will surpass your wildest wildlife dreams. It’s rated as one of the top wildlife destinations in the world, and for good reason.
During your Botswana holiday, you can try a river cruise safari in the Chobe National Park, be amazed by the thundering Victoria Falls and explore the vast wetlands of the Okavango Delta in a dugout mokoro boat.
If you’re after a true wildlife adventure, Botswana is a brilliant bet.
Tanzania is a world class safari destination with amazing, epic landscapes as well as a breathtaking diversity of wildlife.
Watch herds roam freely across the Serengeti Plains, marvel at the 30,000 animals of the vast Ngorongoro Crater and track lions through the grass in Selous Game Reserve.
Whether you’re a first-time safari goer or an old hand, you’re sure to feel the magic of Tanzania.
One of the most rewarding parts of our work here at Travel Butlers is hearing how much people enjoy their holiday and seeing how many of them fall in love with Africa as a result. Below is a typical example of the feedback we get from our clients, but do take a look at more guest comments and see a selection of some photos taken by our clients.
Travel Butlers were fantastic and even with the initial flight glitch sorted us out perfectly. Everyone should go to SA, what an amazing country!
A MCLAREN, January 2014
Why Book With Us?
- Specialists in African Holidays
- Friendly Expert Service
- Hundreds of Special Offers
- Tailor-made itineraries
- Price Promise
- No Credit Card Fees
- We can book your flights
- ATOL Protected
- UK Based
Award Winning Service
Travel Butlers were delighted to win the SATOA award for Best Tour Operator in 2012 and 2013.
Many thanks to everyone who voted for us.
All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme.
When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it.
All packages that are not protected by ATOL are protected by a topp policy.
You can find out more about financial protection in our Terms and Conditions.
Choosing Your Safari
If seeing the wildlife is the main reason for your trip to Africa, it may be better to start planning your trip based on the type of experience you want rather than with a fixed idea on which country to visit.
We would recommend different places depending on the time of year you are travelling, what you want to see, if you have children with you, and of course your budget and the type of lodge that you prefer.
From July to November each year the southern coast of South Africa offers some of the world's best whale watching as thousands of whales come to the region to have their calfs.
The Great Migration
The wildebeest migration in East Africa is one of the world's greatest natural events, and we can get you to the center of the action in Kenya or Tanzania.
pack for a purpose
Many of the properties we feature support Pack for a Purpose, an initiative set up to enable travellers to make meaningful contributions to help meet the needs of the places they visit.
client rating awards
The Travel Butlers Awards are based on the ratings that our clients give after to the places they stay at when they book a holiday with us.
Our heartfelt thanks and congratulations go to all of the award winners as they have all given outstanding service and experiences to our guests over the recent months and years.