African Safari Guide
Safaris across Southern and East Africa
South Africa has a wealth of safari destinations to explore including the world-famous Kruger National Park, the malaria-free reserves of the Eastern Cape and Madikwe, the scenic Waterberg, and the private lodges and National Parks in KwaZulu-Natal.
Wherever you choose, you can be assured of a wonderful safari experience.
The vast open golden plains of the Masai Mara, the Amboseli National Park with the stunning backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, or the scenic Laikipia Plateau – Kenya really is the epitome of a true safari experience.
And of course, there is the option to combine your safari with time relaxing on one of Kenya's white sandy beaches too.
Get an extra night FREE when you pay for 2 or 3 nights at selected lodges, or get a free stay at a 5* hotel when you book a safari.
To find out more, see our Special Offers.
The Great Migration is not only one of the most amazing safari experiences that Africa has to offer, it is also one of the world’s most impressive naturally occuring events.
Every year over 1.5 million wildebeest, 200,000 zebras and 350,000 gazelles congregate on the Serengeti plains in Tanzania, and follow the rains en mass to Kenya’s Masai Mara in search of greener grazing land, before returning southwards again - a total journey of over 1,800 miles.
The Etosha National Park in the north of Namibia offers some of the finest wildlife viewing in Africa, and is one of the undisputed highlights of any visit to the country.
From Victoria Falls in the south – one of the natural 7 Wonders of the World – to the vast Luangwa Valley in the north - home to one of the greatest collections of wildlife in the world including leopard, lion, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, hippo and more than 400 species of birds – it is easy to see why Zambia is fast becoming a popular safari holiday destination, yet still remains untouched by mass commercialisation.
Safari holidays here can include private walking safaris, exclusive game lodges, and luxury houses for groups or families travelling together.
Private lodges offer exclusive safari experiences, where your experienced guide can often drive offroad in search of the Big 5.
Our guide will tell you what to expect from a safari at a private safari lodge.
From Kenya's Rift Valley to the south coast of South Africa, these companies offer some of the best safari experiences to be found anywhere on the continent.
Stay at a lodge run by one of these companies, and we are sure you will have a great experience!
is it safe?
Safaris are overall exceptionally safe, particularly safari lodge based safaris where visitor safety is a key priority and your guide and the lodge staff will do everything they can to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable stay with them.
Self-drive safaris are also very safe as long as you abide by some simple and common sense rules.
Selected Special offers for South Africa
Exeter River Private Game Lodge: Stay 4 nights for the price of 3Valid: 1 January 2012 - 31 December 2013.
Kirkman's Kamp: Stay 4 nights for the price of 3Valid: 1 January 2012 - 31 December 2013.
Jock Safari Lodge: Protect & Save from only R3000Valid: 1 May 2013 - 30 September 2013.
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve: Protect & Save from only R3000Valid: 1 May 2013 - 30 September 2013.
Recapture the romance of a bygone era, and spend your safari under canvas surrounded by the sounds of the African bush.
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The air holiday packages on this website are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10245, and you can confirm our ATOL certificate on the CAA website.
All packages that are not protected by ATOL are protected by a topp policy.
Travel Butlers Ltd are also members of SATSA (the South African equivalent of ABTA).
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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 safari experiences to our guests over the recent months and years.