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Planning A Luxury Self Drive Holiday Along The Garden Route

Paul Campbell - April 9, 2019

I have to admit….. I have been really lucky to have travelled often throughout my life, and now, living abroad in the UK, I have been able to explore and experience so many new places, however I always find myself drawn back to the Garden Route. Having grown up along the Southern coast of South […] Read More


Introducing Saseka Tented Camp, Thornybush Game Reserve

Paul Campbell - April 1, 2019

There is nothing quite as romantic and glamorous as a tented safari lodge, and so we were thrilled to hear about the 5* Saseka Tented Camp  – the latest addition to the Thornybush Game Reserve in South Africa.  Forming part of the greater Kruger National Park, Thornybush is rich and diverse with a mixture of […] Read More


Travel Butlers Nominated In Two Categories In The British Travel Awards

Paul Campbell - July 23, 2018

We are delighted to have been nominated in the British Travel Awards 2018 in the “Best Safari, Wildlife & Nature Holiday Company” and “Best Holiday Company to Africa” categories. These industry-leading awards are often called the Oscars of the travel industry, and the winners are decided by public vote and announced at a gala dinner […] Read More


Travel Butlers Wins 2018 Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award

Paul Campbell - February 19, 2018

With the awards season well under way, we are thrilled to hear that we have just been awarded our third Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award based on independent reviews by our customers on Feefo.com. Our heartfelt thanks to all the clients that have given us such lovely reviews on Feefo over the last year, and […] Read More


Oh dear – I think Africa may have turned me into a birder…

Paul Campbell - December 14, 2017

I remember when I went on my first safaris over 15 years ago (ouch!), I was fascinated by everything I saw.  Well… nearly everything. Of course, initially I was more interested in the more spectacular wildlife – lions,  leopards,  elephants and rhino in particular, and especially if they were hunting or had young with them.  […] Read More


Is Zambia A Good Choice For Your First Safari? Yes!

Paul Campbell - November 2, 2017

We have long heard various people saying that Zambia is ideal for safari connoisseurs and people on their third or fourth safari, whilst South Africa and Kenya are often cited as being the best option for first timers.  But is there any reason why Zambia would not work for someone on their first safari? We […] Read More


You never forget your first time…

Paul Campbell - October 31, 2017

Well it was a long time ago, but we never forget a face!  We have written previously about how a holiday to South Africa inspired us to take a career break in 2003 which ultimately lead to us setting-up Travel Butlers…well imagine our surprise and delight when we bumped into our first safari guide when […] Read More


Introducing The New Travel Butlers App For iPhone And Android

Paul Campbell - September 1, 2017

We are delighted to announce the launch of our free Guest Information App for clients, and this is available on both Android and iPhone/iPad. The App includes: day-by-day itemisation of services details of every booking emergency phone numbers static and interactive maps live flight status updates 5-day weather forecasts general information on immigration requirements, medical […] Read More


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


Thornybush drops fence to Greater Kruger Park

Paul Campbell - March 8, 2017

We are delighted to hear that Thornybush Private Nature Reserve has begun removing its eastern boundary fence with the Timbavati, a process that should be complete by early May and will mean that Thornybush will become fully open to the Greater Kruger Park. We think this is great news, as whilst the lodges in Thornybush […] Read More