Travel Butlers: African Safari Holidays Specialists
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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!
Safari and Beach
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?
The Latest News From Our Blog
MalaMala - Exclusively YoursMalaMala - synonymous with the bygone era of romantic safaris, Hollywood superstars and exclusive game viewing. Celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, in 1964 the MalaMala land was sold to Michael Rattray who since then has grown the brand to be one of the most famous in the world of safari goers, and who was truly the pioneer of the photographic safari experience that we know and love today. Read more...
Seeing the Wild Dogs of AfricaThe African wild dog, or the Painted Dog as it is also called, is now unfortunately one of Africa's endangered species. Changing habitats and disease have caused the population to drop rapidly, and it is estimated that there are now only between 3,000 and 5,000 left in the wild. Read more...
Raising Money for Malawi - Update From Conor DicksonOn Saturday 25th October my I set off to cycle to Eastbourne as part of my fundraising for Malawi next year. I chose this destination as the mileage, via cycle paths, was almost the same distance as the width of Lake Malawi. Read more...
Ebola Outbreak: Should I Cancel My Trip To Africa?Following the very moving Ebola appeal that was aired on all major TV channels in the UK last night, we have been contacted by a number of clients asking the same questions: should I cancel my trip to Africa? It is easy to understand the worry and distress that the Ebola coverage is causing in the UK, however Africa is huge and the whole of Southern and East Africa is literally thousands of miles away from the outbreak and all the countries that we book for our clients are considered safe from the disease. To put this into context, the outbreak in West Africa is over 3500 miles away from Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, and over 3,000 miles from Botswana and Namibia - London is about 3000 miles from the affected area, so many of these places are further from the centre of the outbreak than the UK. Read more...
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 £ 1,444 US$ 2,253 ZAR 24,554 EUR 1,805 pp*
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.
Kruger National Park
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.
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The decor and furnishings of the 30 rustic thatched chalets are African-inspired. All rooms are equipped with both air-conditioning and ceiling fans.
If you're looking a really wild holiday, a South African safari topped off with a trip to Mozambique is exotic in the extreme. By combining these two destinations, you'll get a magnificent mix of animal adventure and laid back island life.
See our suggested itineraries for this route.
Prices from GBP £ 1,947 US$ 3,037 ZAR 33,100 EUR 2,434 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.
Client Comments and photos
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.
We had the most fantastic holiday and we can't thank you enough for what you did.
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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.
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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.
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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.