Travaleur - About Us

about us

THE CONNOISSEURS OF TRAVEL

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welcome to Travaleur

How you book your travel arrangements often depends on the type of traveller you are, and until now, no single travel company meets all the needs of today’s modern traveller. Whilst some people are well suited to the speed and functionality of online travel companies, others prefer a more personalised service and the expertise to tailor a trip to one’s specific needs.

Located in Africa, Europe and North America, Travaleur was founded with the single goal of fulfilling all the needs of our customers. On the one hand, Travaleur creates complete travel packages led by our best-in-class guides, yet on the other hand, we compare the prices of Comfort, Premium and Deluxe rated accommodations, to save you time and energy when it comes to looking for the best value travel deals.

Watch our Video and read the How It Works page to learn about Travaleur, an expert hybrid Travel Company. We look forward to welcoming you as one of our valued guests.

why us?

We are always on the lookout for the world's best travel experiences, and with over 20 years of experience exploring and working on the African continent, the Travaleur team has travelled extensively across North, East and Southern Africa.

First-hand knowledge and experience of all featured destinations means our dedicated travel specialists are well qualified to design tailor-made and scheduled tours around the particular needs of our customers. 

Featuring beautiful destination videos and imagery, we showcase the best of Africa with inspiring highlights of your next getaway. Our vision is to be the number one company for experiential travel, specialising in authentic, adventurous and immersive experiences.

STAFF ON THE GROUND

Designing Tailor-made or Scheduled Group tours around the needs of Travaleur's customers, our destination specialists in Africa provide first-hand experience and knowledge of every country we feature. With our exceptional customer service, we're with you every step of the way.

BEST PRICE AVAILABILITY

When creating itineraries, Travaleur compares the prices of Comfort, Premium and Deluxe rated accommodations. Our ethos is simple: to offer competitive prices and make savings for our customers, so they don't have to shop around when looking for the best value deals.

FLEET AND DRIVERS

Travaleur's comprehensive fleet of vehicles includes custom-built 4x4 safari vehicles and minivans, operated by trained local drivers. Our vehicles and specialist safari equipment will cater for all your requirements, including Guided safaris, Self-drive safaris, or point-to-point Transfers.

FULL FINANCIAL PROTECTION

Travaleur is ATOL protected and a member of Protected Trust Services. No matter where you call home, when booking a holiday with us, book with confidence knowing your money is safely held in a seperate trust account, managed by independent trustees, and is only used to pay for your trip.

responsible travel

Travaleur is the brainchild of Kristin McGee and Richard Pfäffli, who for the last 20+ years have travelled the length and breadth of the African continent, whilst researching destinations and creating unique tour itineraries.

As part of a series of pioneering travel partnerships, from 2006 to 2013, Richard designed specialist tours to Africa and India, in partnership with Born Free, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund (DFGFI), Jane Goodall Institute, and World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Highlights of these travel partnerships included operating tours in Rwanda guided by Clare Richardson, the President of DFGFI, in addition to sponsoring DFGFI's 2008 BAFTA screening of 'Titus the Gorilla King', hosted by David Attenborough.

In the same spirit, and by operating a socially and environmentally conscious business model, Travaleur will soon announce its support for a select number of wildlife organisations, to highlight the challenges faced by critically endangered species. To find out more about these new partnerships, sign up to our newsletter.

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We offer both Tailor-made and Scheduled Tours

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Why travel with Travaleur
STAFF ON THE GROUND STAFF ON THE GROUND
BEST PRICE AVAILABILITY BEST PRICE AVAILABILITY
FLEET AND DRIVERS FLEET AND DRIVERS
FULL FINANCIAL PROTECTION FULL FINANCIAL PROTECTION
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things”
HENRY MILLER