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Botswana In The Green Season

Paul Campbell - April 20, 2017

Conventional wisdom is that the best time to visit Botswana is in the dry season which runs from May to October.  The logic is that less rain means that wildlife concentrates around permanent waterholes and rivers  and it is easier to see the animals as trees and bushes lose their leaves and the grasses die […] Read More


Why elephants are more like us than we may think (and where to see them in the wild)

Paul Campbell - January 31, 2016

Elephants are one of the coolest species on the planet and for good reason. Did you know that one of the largest and most famous African elephants was called Jumbo, his name thought to be derived from the Swahili word for ‘boss’ or ‘chief’. He is the reason we use the word ‘jumbo’ as a way […] Read More


Top 5 Places to See Lions In the Wild

Tracey Campbell - August 10, 2015

We have seen a lot of news articles recently about lions, well, one lion in particular, but today is not for mourning Cecil, but it is for remembering him and celebrating the existence of lions all over the world – present and past. Today is World Lion Day – the first global campaign to recognise […] Read More


The Travel Butlers Top Ten of … Reasons to Go To Africa Soon

Tracey Campbell - June 10, 2015

Can 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 […] Read More


Love is in the Air

Tracey Campbell - February 11, 2015

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it got us thinking about the romance that Africa can offer you. Here is our shortlist: Proposing on the top of Table Mountain – One of the most iconic destinations in Africa, if you want your proposal to be memorable then going down on one knee here will not fail […] Read More


UNIVISA Launched Today

Tracey Campbell - November 28, 2014

Today, Friday 28th November, sees the launch of the new tourist Kavango Zambezi Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA) UNIVISA – but let’s just call it the UNIVISA for ease! I must say, the team at Travel Butlers are very excited about this. The UNIVISA is a comon tourist visa, which during its pilot launch (lasting 6 […] Read More


Seeing the Wild Dogs of Africa

Tracey Campbell - November 19, 2014

The 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. Unlike their domestic doggy cousins, the […] Read More


The African Twelve Days Of Christmas

Paul Campbell - December 4, 2013

On the twelfth day of Christmas, Africa showed to me… 12 Springbok grazing 11 Lions a-lazing 10 Zebra crossing 9 Cheetah chasing 8 Monkeys marching 7 Hippo hiding 6 Rhino roaming 5 EL-E-PHANTS! 4 Soaring birds 3 Wild Dog 2 Tall giraffes And a leopard in a thorn tree!


Woof Woof!!!

Tracey Campbell - October 23, 2013

Hot off the press, thanks to a newsletter just in from the wonderful Alex Walters. Always had a yearning to see wild dogs? Well, you should go to the Selinda Reserve in northern Botswana immediately.  Guests and guides here have had the pleasure of not just one wild dog pack denning in the area – […] Read More


Devil’s Pool – so not for the faint-hearted!

Tracey Campbell - August 14, 2013

Hot off the press – the Devil’s Pool at Livingstone Island, Victoria Falls will be ‘open for business’ from Friday 16th August. The ultimate infinity pool, the Devil’s Pool is a natural pool formation that teeters right on the very edge of the Victoria Falls.  Just a small submerged rock wall below the water surface […] Read More