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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


Travel Butlers Wins Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award

Paul Campbell - February 16, 2017

Excuse us if this seems a little like we are blowing our own trumpet, however we are delighted to hear that we have just won a Feefo Gold Trusted Service Award based on independent reviews by our customers on Feefo.com. As a company we always strive to offer the best possible service, advice, and support […] Read More


2017 South Africa Special Offer – Deposits from only £100 per person

Paul Campbell - December 30, 2016

Regular readers of our blog will know that we are huge fans of South Africa as a holiday destination, and we believe it offers amazing variety and great value for money.  From the bustling heart of cosmopolitan Cape Town (regularly voted one of the most beautiful and characterful cities in the world)  through to the […] Read More


The land that inspired the Lion King… Reasons to start planning a trip to Tanzania

Paul Campbell - October 3, 2016

There are many reasons why a trip to Tanzania should be on your bucket list.  Here are six of the best. The East African country of Tanzania is one of Africa’s top safari destinations, and it’s easy to see why. Home to wildlife-filled game parks including the famous Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater with those iconic […] Read More


Elephants on the Move to Malawi

Tracey Campbell - July 5, 2016

500 elephants are being moved in Malawi in an attempt to preserve the current dwindling numbers – it is estimated that there are now fewer than 450,000 African elephants remaining, as a result of excessive poaching and habitat loss.  The exercise, a collaboration between African Parks and the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, will […] Read More