Latest Posts in: Family Holiday

My family safari adventure reignited my passion

As owner of a safari specialist tour operator, you would expect that the African bush would be as familiar to my kids as the Disney channel. Their first safari experience was when they were aged only 2 and 4. Whilst we have wonderful memories from that family safari trip, theirs are hazy at best. So, …

Packing for children on safari

What to pack for safari is a question our Travel Experts get asked often. With family safaris being one of our predicted travel trends this year, we thought it would be useful to put together a general guide to packing for children on safari.  The following list is meant to give parents/guardians some ideas of …

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 …

Mahlatini’s Hospitality Heroes #1

Mahlatini has built trusted relationships with the very best in the business, meaning our clients get the VIP treatment as standard. In celebration of Mahlatini’s hospitality heroes, we’re running a series of up close and personal interviews with some of the most respected figures in African tourism. First up, we chatted with Wayne Coetzer, General …

Epic Family Adventures in Africa

Taking your children out of the city, miles from the trappings of the modern world and immersing yourselves in nature and culture is what holidays to Africa are all about. Each one of our bespoke luxury family holidays provides a safe fun-filled adventure, valuable cultural interactions and plenty of opportunities for learning and bonding as …

The Manor at Ngorongoro (a personal perspective)

This month we’re obsessed with the amazing ‘Keeping it Simple and Special’ offer from our friends at Elewana; not only do they offer the most comprehensive collections of beautiful camps in east Africa but now you can choose from these incredible camps to make your dream itinerary, and receive your first two nights’ of accommodation …

Last Minute Summer & Autumn Safari Specials

Make a last minute decision that will change your life and let our expert planners organise your summer or autumn 2015 holiday to Africa – we have some incredible deals with the best safari and beach providers in Africa for travel between now and the end of October and we’re dying to share them with …

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 …

The Gorongosa Story

Once considered one of the greatest wildlife areas in Africa, The Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, is finally making a comeback after 15 long years of war. During the 1960’s and 70’s the park was a wildlife oasis and drew huge crowds of tourists and even some major celebrities of the day, including John Wayne …

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 …