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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

Ebola Outbreak: Should I Cancel My Trip To Africa?

Paul Campbell - October 31, 2014

Following the very moving Ebola appeal that was aired on all major TV channels in the UK last night, we have been contacted by a number of clients asking the same questions: should I cancel my trip to Africa? It is easy to understand the worry and distress that the Ebola coverage is causing in […] Read More

The Ebola Outbreak: Is It Still Safe To Go To Africa?

Paul Campbell - August 7, 2014

Given the alarming coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, it is not surprising that we have had a number of people asking if it is safe to travel to South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana and other destinations in Eastern and Southern Africa. The short answer is ‘yes – you can still safely travel […] Read More

Travel Butlers Reports Boom in South Africa Holiday Sales

Paul Campbell - February 6, 2014

The current strength of the pound against the South African Rand has helped drive record sales of holidays to South Africa in January 2014, with many people also taking advantage of the exchange rates and special offers to book more expensive hotels than they night otherwise treat themselves to. It is probably easier to see […] Read More

Travel Butlers’ Top 5 Travel Destinations For 2014

Paul Campbell - December 31, 2013

Every nook and cranny of Africa is packed with magic, from coast to coast and corner to corner. It’s totally timeless and full of eye-opening, heart-warming surprises at every turn. On safari in Africa, you’ll be a tiny presence in a land that’s larger than life, dwarfed by vast plains, mist-shrouded mountains, thundering falls and […] Read More

Cuteness in the Cape

Tracey Campbell - November 6, 2013

We have had the Royal birth, we have just had the Royal christening – but these 2 significant events have been royally topped with the recent news from our friends at Pumba Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. Not one, not 2 but THREE pure white lion cubs have been born! The mother, Nomathemba, who […] Read More

Blackwater Tubing in Tsitsikamma

Tracey Campbell - October 30, 2013

Tsitsikamma is known as the Garden Route’s ‘adventure playground’ and for adrenelin junkies, there is yet another activity to add to the adrenelin-pumping list that already includes bungee jumping and tree top canopy tours. How do you fancy a blackwater tubing river adventure trip? Just about to be launched on Friday by Tsitsikamma Black Water […] Read More

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

Lusaka is still accessible!

Tracey Campbell - October 7, 2013

British Airways recently announced that they were stopping their direct London Heathrow to Lusaka, Zambia flight – the last flight departs Heathrow on the 25 October. However, this should not deter people from considering going to Zambia for their safari holiday, as you are missing out on a wonderful wildlife experience.  Not to mention the […] Read More

Travel Butlers Win Best Tour Operator At SATOA Awards

Paul Campbell - September 20, 2013

Travel Butlers were delighted to win Best Tour Operator at the 2013 SATOA Travel Awards. Speaking after last night’s ceremony in central London, Paul Campbell of Travel Butlers said: “This is a really special award for us as it is voted for by the people who matter most to our business:our clients and our friends […] Read More