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Inyati Game Lodge – One of the Good Guys

Tracey Campbell - March 3, 2021

This week, we wanted to do a quick shout out about one of our favourite lodges – Inyati Game Lodge. Inyati are located in the world-famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve and set right on the Sand River with views across the river to the undulating Sabi Sand grassy plains. With just 11 rooms, you are […] Read More


2021 Looking Optimistic, 2022 Looking Even Better

Tracey Campbell - February 27, 2021

I think it is fair to assume that for the majority of people, 2021 has not started as well as many would have hoped. I am not sure whether we all secretly hoped that as the clock struck midnight on the 31 December 2020, there would suddenly be a miraculous end to Covid-19 and the […] Read More


Gorilla Permits in Uganda – Prices Dropped for 2021

Tracey Campbell - November 30, 2020

Great news for anyone with a New Years Resolution to go and trek the endangered mountain gorilla – a real bucketlist ambition for many people. The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) have just announced massive reductions on gorilla and chimpanzee tracking fees – which now makes this more affordable. Gorilla tracking permits have been reduced from […] Read More


Namibia on UK Travel Corridor List

Tracey Campbell - November 20, 2020

Really good news! As of Saturday 21st November, UK travellers no longer need to self-quarantine for 14 days upon their return from a holiday to Namibia. Namibia is a stunning country to visit and explore – the iconic sand dunes of Sossusvlei are a photographers dream; the wildlife of Etosha will delight first time safari […] Read More


South Africa To Open Borders from 1 October 2020

Paul Campbell - September 17, 2020

The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, announced the country will reopen its borders for international visitors on October 1, 2020. Speaking in a televised address yesterday evening (16th September), President Ramaphosa said “We are ready to open our doors again to the world and invite travellers to enjoy our mountains, our beaches, our vibrant […] Read More


Safari Travel In The Age Of Covid-19

Paul Campbell - August 13, 2020

COVID-19 has fundamentally changed the way we live, and travellers are having to adjust to the new protocols and procedures that have been put in place across the globe as international travel resumes. Many of the destinations that we work with are already open or about to open to international visitors again, and all properties […] Read More


Londolozi Welcomes New Wild Dog Pups

Tracey Campbell - June 4, 2020

Londolozi has always been renowed for its excellent wildlife sightings across their 16,000 hectare private concession, which forms part of the world famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Now they have something else to shout about – wild dog pups! For the first time in a decade, the alpha female of their wild dog clan has […] Read More


Coronavirus Update

Paul Campbell - June 1, 2020

Travel Butlers has been working with clients, airlines, and partners across Africa to postpone and reschedule holidays affected by the coronavirus travel restrictions since governments around the world started to put their countries into lockdown in March. We are constantly monitoring the ever-changing situation as lockdowns are starting to be lifted, and whilst we have […] Read More


Seychelles and Mauritius are now free of Covid-19

Paul Campbell - May 22, 2020

The island paradise of Seychelles has become the second country in the Indian Ocean to become free of Covid-19. The nation of fewer than one hundred thousand inhabitants reported 11 cases in total, and the last infected patient has tested negative for a number of consecutive days and is now considered to be fully recovered […] Read More


Victoria Falls In Full Flow

Paul Campbell - May 13, 2020

In a timely reminder that nothing lasts forever, reports from Zimbabwe and Zambia are showing that Victoria Falls has staged an epic recovery and are now in full flow just a few months after widespread reporting that the waters were at a historically low levels due to seasonal drought. In December of last year, stories […] Read More