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!
Fall in love with Cape Town, find new wines while visiting one of the many wineries of the Cape Winelands, and tour along the Garden Route - and if these are not enough highlights for one trip, end your holiday with an amazing Big 5 safari.
See our suggested itineraries for this route.
Prices from GBP £ 737 US$ 1,149 ZAR 13,814 EUR 1,039 pp*
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
The Travel Butlers Top Ten of ... Things to Pack for a SafariHere is our quick guide to the Top Ten 'essentials' you need to include when packing to go on a safari. One important thing to note upfront is if you are flying by light aircraft to your safari destination, you have to pack everything into soft-sided bags - the luggage compartments in the planes used for safari hops are small so the pilot needs to be able to squish the bags in together - so hard cases are a big no-no as these just are not flexible enough! 1. Read more...
What Dad Do You Have?With Father's Day this weekend (Sunday June 21st).. Read more...
The Travel Butlers Top Ten of ... Reasons to Go To Africa SoonCan you believe we are half-way through the year already - it seems like only yesterday I was hanging my stocking out for Santa! So with 2015 well under way, and 2016 rapidly approaching, now might be the time to tick a few things off your Africa bucket list. Reason 1 to Go To Africa - Going on Safari in the Kruger National Park We are now in the middle of the winter months in the Kruger, and this is a wonderful time for guests to visit here. Read more...
The Travel Butlers Top Ten of ... Different Things to do in Cape TownIf you have some time in Cape Town, of course it is obligatory to visit Table Mountain, take a tourist bus around the city, and maybe do a cruise around the harbour, but what about considering something a little unique and off the normal, well trodden tourist track.. Read more...
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.
The 15 elegant en-suite bedrooms and suites all have air-conditioning and underfloor heating. Sumptuously prepared meals are enjoyed in the main dining room or around the open blazing fire at the Barn.
Shamwari Game Reserve: Stay 3 nights for the price of 2Valid: 1 May 2015 - 31 July 2015.
If you're looking a really memorable holiday, a South African safari topped off with a trip to Mozambique is exotic in the extreme. By combining these 2 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 £ 1,691 US$ 2,638 ZAR 31,706 EUR 2,384 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 are back! And had the most amazing time. Thank you so much for organising mine and Jodie's honeymoon, we couldn't have had a better time. The lodges each had their own characteristics, each making our stay there memorable, from sleeping in the tree house, romantic dinners in the bush, group dinners on the drive and breakfast in the wild. We were overwhelmed by whole experience and the welcome we received at Mohlabetsi, Africa on Foot and Ngala. Each reserve offered a different mix of wildlife and we spotted the big five on more than one occasion and a lot more. we would just like to thank you for organising our adventure, we really enjoyed our time in South Africa and cannot wait to go back.
Why Book With Us?
- Specialists in African Holidays
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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.
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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 an insurance policy underwritten by CBL Insurance Europe Limited.
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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.