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12 Iconic African Journeys for Your Africa Bucket List

Africa is not a single bucket list destination, but a continent rich with diversity, adventure, heritage, colour and or course, incredible landscapes and wildlife. We have identified 12 of Africa’s most iconic journeys that should be added to your Africa bucket list: 1. Masai Mara, Kenya The Masai Mara is known for its big cats, …

Top 10 Instagrammable Experiences in Africa

Many people are often inspired to travel to places they’ve seen on Instagram and usually want to recreate those amazing images for their own feed. There are so many incredible instagrammable experiences in Africa that will most definitely inspire you and have you adding one more thing to your bucket-list! Here are our top 10 …

A Lion King safari

There is no denying the computer animated remake of Disney’s ‘Lion King© ‘ has ignited a lion passion around the world, with many of us feeling inspired to experience a real Lion King© safari. The film also has Team Mahlatini planning a group cinema trip! Where to find a real ‘Lion King’ safari experience? The …

Where to go on safari – Southern Africa vs. East Africa

Deciding where you should go on safari can sometimes be a difficult task. If it is your first time, you may want to go to a destination which is going to give you the best game viewing possible for your time there. If you have been on safari before you may want to go somewhere …

Top 10 reasons to go on a family safari

A family safari is the perfect experience to reconnect in beautiful surroundings and explore new life experiences together. From malaria free safaris in South Africa to Maassi training for your little warriors, we have picked our top 10 of the many reasons a safari is the ultimate family get away. Safaris in South and East …

Top 10 safari lodges where animals roam free

Team Mahlatini are big fans of safari lodges which offer prime ‘deck chair’ safari experiences. When we say ‘deck chair’ safari, we mean properties that while you’re lounging in your deck chair, taking a dip in the pool or relaxing in your room, an animal could walk by at any moment. Our ‘ top 10 …

Where can you find a Big 5 safari?

Lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and cape buffalo are the  animals who make up a Big 5 safari. The term originated from game hunters who referred to their most desired prizes as the Big 5. However, now ‘Big 5’ is about witnessing all of these amazing animals in their natural habitats… That’s the real prize! The …

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 …

Liane’s ‘Out of Africa’ Kenya adventure

My African travels to date have all been in Southern African countries. Where better to kickstart my exploration of East Africa than in the most famous safari reserve in the world – the Maasai Mara? My first night in Kenya was enjoyed at the 148 Guest House in Nairobi’s quiet suburb of Langata, just down …