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Giles Trotter

Giles Trotter

Timbuktu Travel

About Giles

Brought up the National Parks of Zambia, Giles has led safaris from the age of 18. He worked for 10 years in geological exploration, before returning to Zambia to run Norman Car Safaris and then setting up his own walking and mobile safari operation in the North Luangwa National Park. Giles marred and returned to the UK in 1996 to set up Scott Dunn World, a luxury specialist tour operator. Giles has travelled the length and breadth of Africa and much of Asia. He now continues to run the tailormade holidays at Scott Dunn and lives near Winchester with his wife and three children.


Timbuktu was founded with a clear vision: to make Africa more accessible to all, by empowering you, the traveller, to explore and build your own safari, regardless of experience or budget, while saving money along the way.

For years, safaris have been notoriously exclusive and complicated to plan and book. Sadly, the only people losing out are the travelers themselves. We’re on a mission to change this.

Timbuktu (and technology) to the rescue!

Using over 30 years of combined Africa-loving experience, we’ve created a content-rich site that showcases our hand-picked crop of amazing African journeys, and empowers you to chop, change and refine these adventures, or simply build one from scratch—all under the specialist guidance from our experts.

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