Latest Posts in: Botswana

Romance and safari, the perfect pair

Safari and romance go hand-in-hand and it’s the perfect experience to celebrate honeymoons, anniversaries, birthdays or just to reconnect and enjoy quality time together. Harry and Meghan fell in love in Botswana, William and Kate got engaged in Kenya -who knows what memories are in store for you and your loved one in Africa? When …

An experts guide to planning safari

The word safari is a Swahili word meaning ‘journey’ and for us safari is much more than just a holiday; it’s often a life changing experience. Mahlatini’s Travel Experts have put together some of the key things they consider when planning the optimum safari experiences for clients. Seasonality: When is dry season and why is it …

Family holidays to Africa: our insider’s view

Are you still on the hunt for this year’s family holiday? Whether you are planning some quality time with the kids for your summer break, a half term getaway or an escape from the weather with the family over Christmas and New Year, here’s a little enticement from us. As experts in luxury escapes to …

Nikki’s time at Nxabega Tented Camp

While travelling Botswana, earlier in May, I was lucky enough to visit Nxabega Tented Camp in the Okavango Delta and having heard so much about this wonderful camp was bound with anticipation. Knowing the landscape and the lodge well could not have prepared me for arrival. Having arrived hot and sticky off our light aircraft transfer …

A Day on Safari

To get to grips with the safari specifics use our photo essay to guide you through an average day on safari. Lose yourself in the experience, from delicious cuisine to beautiful scenery to absolute luxury, it’s all in a day’s work for a guest on safari. Arise before dawn and enjoy tea and coffee before …

Ostrich Easter Eggs

Easter time is almost upon us, so to celebrate the festival of ‘new life’ our latest blog focuses on a very special kind of egg. This one isn’t made of chocolate and is not produced by Cadbury instead it’s produced by an ostrich. The eggs of these incredible birds are almost as interesting as they …

David Livingstone’s Bicentenary

The 19th March 2013 marks the bicentenary of the birth of David Livingstone. The famous Scottish born missionary and doctor was one of the 19th Century’s greatest explorers, opening up Africa to the Western world and making a long list of incredible discoveries; from the Zambezi River to the mighty Victoria Falls. Uncover the details …

Comic Relief Celebrities Face Zambezi Rapids

The major UK charity Comic Relief recently organised for 6 UK and Irish celebrities to navigate 111kms (68-miles) down the Zambezi River, which runs through Zambia, Angolia, Namibia, Botswana, along the boarder of Zambia and Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Through Red Nose Day, the charity’s main fundraising campaign, comedians Dara O’Briain, Jack Dee, world champion triple-jumper Phillips …

Unusual Holidays to Africa

Of the many places to enjoy an unusual holiday experience Africa tops the list. Whether it’s gentle exploration or climbing a mountain there’s plenty more to do aside from just a safari. Here’s a lowdown on the many exceptional holidays you can have: 1. To kick off, climb Africa’s highest mountain and the highest freestanding …

African Family Holidays at a Glance

For an incredible family holiday there are hundreds of places all around the world that you could visit. However, there are very few as memorable or as exciting for the kids as the wild plains and coastlines of Africa. Disneyland doesn’t even come close. South Africa, Tanzania and Kenya are the destinations of choice for families. These …