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Animals that Mourn their Dead

This blog comes with a warning for animal lovers: ‘beware, have the tissues at the ready.’ Today’s blog is all about how animals mourn their dead. While many scoff at the very notion of such a thing there is evidence to suggest that animals do indeed process death. They do so by exhibiting different behaviours …

10 Radical Rhino Facts

Wake up to the plight of one of earth’s most famous inhabitants and play your part in saving a species before it’s too late. In honour of World Rhino Day we have compiled our Top 10 rhino facts to get you interested, involved and, hopefully, to tell you something about rhinos you didn’t already know. …

The Grey Market – Africa for the over 60’s

If you are a tourist and you are over 60 then you are officially classed as the grey market. Interestingly it is the over 60’s that are helping the tourism industry stay afloat. The chicks have flown the nest and as a result the bank balance is healthier. For these reasons the ‘grey market’ is …

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 …

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 …

Do Cheap Safari Holidays Exist? (And other things to know before a safari)

Continuing on from the first edition of this blog, today we discuss knowing your budget before starting to plan your safari holiday as well as accommodation options. How Much Can I Spend? Knowing your budget (cheap/expensive) is vital before you start the planning process  Most people understand that safari isn’t really a ‘cheap’ holiday and …

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 …

An Interview with Sarah Fox

Sarah was born in Johannesburg in South Africa and spent most of her life in the seaside city of Durban.  Upon completion of University, Sarah decided to travel Northern Ireland where she had extended family.  Over the following years this became her base for work and for travel and it was here that she met …

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 …

A Day at the Races

Last Saturday Mahlatini’s Directors Greg Fox and Chris Goldring attended the JN Wines Northern Ireland Festival of Racing at Down Royal Racecourse. As well as enjoying a brilliant day out, they were there to present the winner of this year’s Best Dressed Lady Competition with a Mahlatini sponsored holiday to Zambia. The lucky winner Pamela …