What happens on a typical African safari day? | Step-by-step guide

An African safari is a unique adventure, leaving many of us wondering “what happens on a typical safari day” before we go. Unlike any other holiday, an African safari ( especially the exclusive, luxury kind) have a distinct routine. Although each luxury Mahlatini African safari lodge and camp offer their own unique experiences, there is …

Travel after Coronavirus | Our predictions for future travel

The effects of the Coronavirus pandemic are being felt across the globe. After the healthcare industry, no other sector has been hit harder than travel and tourism. It’s safe to say that when things do return to ‘normal’, our priorities when travelling will look a lot different than they did before Coronavirus hit. So, what …

Top 10 Reasons a Safari Should be on Your Bucket List

For us at Mahlatini, a safari is so much more than just a holiday, it’s a life changing experience. If you are unsure if a safari should be on your bucket list, here are some reasons which might change your mind. 1. Wildlife An African safari is all about the wildlife. There’s no other place …

Luxury Train Travel in Africa – Rovos Rail & The Blue Train

Experience timeless elegance with luxury train travel in Africa. Rediscover the elegance of a classic era of exploration as you travel across Southern Africa on board Rovos Rail or The Blue Train. Both Rovos Rail and The Blue Train pride themselves on offering travellers the height of comfort with wood-panelled carriages; plush, sophisticated furnishings; sumptuous …

Top 6 Unique Safari Tours

Swap the traditional African safari for a unique safari tour. From gliding through the waterways of the Delta to soaring above the Mara in a hot air balloon, there’s plenty of not-so-traditional safari options for the intrepid traveller. 1. Horseback safari A horseback safari is a unique and exhilarating way of viewing the incredible scenery …

Where to go on a Marine Conservation Holiday

Did you know, over a quarter of the world’s live coral cover has been lost in the last 30 years as a result of climate change? Coral bleaching is when coral loses its vibrant colours and turns white, and this is happening across the world. Not only this, but marine pollution is another major problem. …

Mozambique – Beaches, Scuba Diving & Wildlife

Mozambique‘s raw, wild beauty and white coastline offers the ultimate castaway experience. With seemingly undiscovered beaches, tropical archipelagos strung together by endless turquoise waters, a melting pot of cultures and delicious cuisine and protected marine and wildlife reserves – Mozambique is one of the best remote, tropical paradise destinations on offer! Mozambique Beaches Mozambique is still …

A Guide to Halal Safaris

There is no barrier to going on a luxury African safari if you have halal dietary requirements. Many of Mahlatini’s luxury safari destinations in Africa are continually taking great measures to cater for Muslim travellers. Staying in luxurious and upmarket properties will be able to cater for your needs the best. Luckily, Mahlatini specialise in luxury …

First Time Safari Guide

Planning a first time safari is exciting but can seem daunting. The best way to start planning your first time safari in Africa is to talk to one of our Travel Experts. Our Travel Experts are all African natives or have travelled the continent extensively and are here to help guide you in your choices with …

Everything You Need to Know About Gorilla Trekking

It’s a deeply primal experience to sit on the African jungle’s leafy floor and experience a family of critically endangered mountain gorillas. Only around 1000 mountain gorilla still survive with almost all of them living within three heavily protected national parks: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda, and on the slopes …