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Double the fun or double the trouble? Five tips for planning the perfect family safari.

Paul Campbell - March 13, 2016

As much as documentaries such as Big Cat Diaries may inspire you to want to see the real thing, parents often dismiss the idea of a safari with nippers in tow because of concerns about safety, enjoyment and the general hassle factor. So is it possible to embark on a family safari holiday that is […] Read More


Perfect Places to Pop the Question

Paul Campbell - February 14, 2016

The thing about getting hitched these days is that the bar has been set pretty damn high and, let’s face it, getting down on one knee during dinner at your local restaurant just isn’t going to cut it anymore. Now we may be a teeny bit biased here (okay, very biased) but when it comes […] 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


South Africa – it’s the cat’s whiskers!

Paul Campbell - January 22, 2016

In the past decade, South Africa has become established as one of the most popular long-haul destinations for visitors from all over the world. And with exchange rates and special offers meaning the majority of safari lodges and hotels are around 20% cheaper than in 2015, there’s never been a better time to book a […] Read More


Revealed: Our Top 5 Destinations For 2016

Paul Campbell - December 31, 2015

As winter storms batter the UK and the excesses of the Christmas celebrations give way to hopes and plans for the New Year, we thought we would share a little inspiration with anyone thinking of planning their 2016 holiday over the next few weeks. These are our top 5 destinations in Africa and the Indian […] Read More


22 September is World Rhino Day

Tracey Campbell - September 22, 2015

Today is World Rhino Day. There will be lots of stories today about this truly worthwhile cause, which is to stop the barbaric and illegal trade in rhino horn, and to promote global rhino conservation issues. Rhino horn is believed by some to have medicinal purposes, such as a miracle cure for fever, pain, arthritis, […] Read More


Kenya eVisa Requirements from 01 September 2015

Tracey Campbell - September 1, 2015

As of today (01 September 2015), it is no longer possible for tourists to Kenya to obtain a visa upon arrival at their port of entry. It is now compulsory to apply online for your visa via the eVisa portal https://www.ecitizen.go.ke/. It is quite a simple process: Visit https://www.ecitizen.go.ke/ Click on the eVisa tab Click […] 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


24 Hours in…Cape Town

Tracey Campbell - July 22, 2015

Cape Town is one of the world’s most beautiful cities – with a magnificent mountain as its centre, miles of sandy beaches, a colourful and moving history, and countless bars and restaurants, Cape Town captures the hearts of visitors. We normally recommend a minimum of 3-4 nights, so that you can really get to see […] Read More


The Travel Butlers Top Ten of … Driving Tips in South Africa

Tracey Campbell - July 15, 2015

One of the best ways to see South Africa is to get into your own car and explore at your own pace. Driving in South Africa is easy and enjoyable, as the main roads and highways are generally maintained in a good condition, and are straight, long and fast. There are very few roads in […] Read More