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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. Whilst some people are well suited to the services Online Travel Agents (OTAs) or Price Comparison specialists offer, others prefer the more personalised services and expertise provided by Tour Operators.

In our opinion, no single travel company meets all the needs of today’s modern traveller. There is a shortage of companies who provide the skillsets to tailor a travel itinerary to your specific needs, yet offer the convenience and functionality of an Online Travel Agent to source multiple suppliers, whilst simultaneously aggregating the best available rates provided by Price Comparison specialists.

Travaleur was conceived with the single goal of fulfilling all these requirements. On the one hand, we create complete travel packages to include everything that you require, yet on the other hand, we compare multiple suppliers on a like-for-like basis to save you the 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 all about Travaleur, a new and unique hybrid Tour Operator, Online Travel Agent, and Price Comparison specialist, all wrapped into one. We look forward to welcoming you as one of our valued guests.

why us?

We are always on the lookout for the best travel experiences in the world. With your choice of Group or Tailor-made tours, and supported by Travaleur's team of destination specialists, we give you total control over every aspect of your booking journey. We are passionate about all the destinations we feature and having extensively travelled throughout each country, we can offer you our first-hand experience and knowledge when booking your trip with us.

Our promise is to provide you with our Best Price Availability, Pricing Transparency, Superior Service, and 100% Financial Protection. Read our How It Works page, to learn all about Travaleur's price comparison methodology for our 3, 4 and 5-star products.   

Travaleur’s website has been designed to offer video-rich content with you, our customer, in mind. With beautiful and inspiring destination videos, we aim to surround you with the sights and sounds of each country to showcase the unique highlights of your next getaway. 

SUPERIOR SERVICE

We live and breathe Africa. Having extensively travelled throughout this diverse continent, our destination experts can provide first-hand knowledge of every country we feature. With our exceptional global customer service, we're with you every step of the way.

BEST PRICE AVAILABILITY

By comparing like-for-like prices of up to ten local suppliers per itinerary, we provide you with the best value travel packages, without sacrificing on quality. Our ethos is simple: to make savings available for our customers, so you won't have to shop around when looking for the best value deals.

PRICING TRANSPARENCY

With tour accommodations ranging from 3 to 5-stars, we believe there’s an adventure for everyone, at every budget. If you want flights included in your travel package, we will happily book these for you, or you can book flights yourself through our flight finder booking tool.

100% FINANCIAL PROTECTION

Travaleur is ATOL protected and a member of Protected Trust Services (PTS). When booking with a PTS member, all customers globally, can book with confidence knowing their trip is 100% financially protected. PTS members are fully Package Travel Regulation compliant. 

meet our founders

With in excess of 20 years’ experience exploring and working on the African continent, Travaleur is the brainchild of Kristin McGee and Richard Pfäffli. They have travelled extensively throughout Africa and between them have completed several overland trips, including self-drive expeditions from the UK to South Africa, South Africa to Rwanda, Kenya to Zimbabwe, and most recently from South Africa to Mozambique.

Kristin and Richard's vision is for Travaleur to be the number one travel company for experiential travel, offering a higher quality user experience through rich media and engaging content. With Travaleur's price comparison methodology for its 3, 4 and 5-star products, they want to bring something new to the table and differentiate the business from current travel companies.

With high expectations for Travaleur, specifically for operating a socially and environmentally conscious business model, we will be announcing our support for a select number of wildlife organisations, to highlight the challenges the conservation of critically endangered species is facing. To find out more about these new partnerships, please sign up to our newsletter.

Experienced in building travel companies, Kristin and Richard have also held senior management positions with multinational blue-chip corporations.

your journey starts here
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Our promise to you
BEST PRICE AVAILABILITY BEST PRICE AVAILABILITY
PRICING TRANSPARENCY PRICING TRANSPARENCY
SUPERIOR SERVICE STANDARDS SUPERIOR SERVICE STANDARDS
100% FINANCIAL PROTECTION 100% FINANCIAL PROTECTION
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things”
HENRY MILLER