Latest Posts in: Tanzania

Adam’s Top 10 Experiences of Tanzania Part 1

It’s a tough job Adam has. Back in May he had to tear himself away from the office to hop on a plane to Tanzania with Mahlatini’s director Greg Fox. Together they spent a week travelling the ‘northern circuit’ taking in the famous Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater with a short visit to Lake …

Africa’s Top 9 Adrenaline Rushes

1. The Table Mountain Abseil (South Africa) At 3,558ft it goes without saying that the views from the top of Cape Town’s Table Mountain are nothing short of spectacular. So why not go the extra mile for the adrenaline junkies out there and create the original highest commercial abseil in the world? It would be …

Twin Centre Honeymoons

We are constantly finding that honeymooners are asking for a honeymoon combining two or more components in it, for example, they might wish to have an action packed safari as well as a romantic tropical island beach holiday in one. These holidays, which are termed ‘Twin Centre Holidays,’ are steadily growing in popularity. This is …

The History of Safari

When many of us hear the term ‘safari’ it evokes images of a bygone era where decadence, exploration and adventure were the spirit of the day.  We think back on a time ruled by hunters, dark tales of adventure, and an undeniable mysticism.  The history of safari is fascinating but how did today’s safari as we …

An Interview with Claire from Mahlatini

Claire grew up in the Warm Heart of Africa, Malawi. A natural water baby, she moved from Malawi at 18 where many a weekend had been spent at Lake Malawi to becoming a scuba diving instructor at Aliwal Shoal along Durban’s famous coastline. After spending a few years working as an instructor in South Africa …

An Interview with Travel Consultant Adam

Adam was born and bred in Belfast, Northern Ireland. On finishing his schooling Adam worked for a number of years as an Estate Agent including a stint in Spain. Following a period of travelling the world Adam decided to enter the travel industry and worked at British Airways. Ultimately this experience led him to Mahlatini, …

Things you should know when planning a safari holiday

The planning of a safari holiday can be a daunting process.   It isn’t your average beachside break and is likely to cost more.    There is a huge choice of styles and destinations and this can make safari planning a mind boggling experience.   For many people a safari is the holiday of a lifetime so it …

The Wildebeest Migration Explained

The average person is likely to have heard of the ‘Wildebeest Migration’ (probably as a result of various documentaries or the Lion King movie) however very often little is actually known about this incredible wildlife  event – where it occurs, what it involves etc. Many assume that the migration is all about the dramatic river …

Colonial Style Safaris

When many of us hear the term ‘safari’ it evokes images of a bygone era where decadence, exploration and adventure were the spirit of the day. Over 100 years ago safaris began with European naturalists and explorers on exploratory travels throughout Africa identifying and cataloguing new animals and charting ‘undiscovered’ territories.  Thereafter safari became synonymous with …