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Best LGBT Friendly African Safaris

Africa is not a single bucket-list destination, but a continent rich with diversity, heritage, colour and of course, incredible landscapes and wildlife. Since 2002, our passionate team has helped countless LGBT couples and families make their African safari dreams a reality. Every Mahlatini experience is 100% tailormade and our travel experts will plan the perfect …

The Fox Family’s Post-Lockdown Travel Story | Travel in the Covid-19 Era

As the world opens up after months of lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us are wondering what travel will look like in our ‘new normal’. In keeping with our pioneering ethos, Mahlatini were keen to be one of the first to explore once again. Our Cape Town based co-founder Greg Fox, his …

What happens on a typical African safari day? | Step-by-step guide

An African safari is a unique adventure, leaving many of us wondering “what happens on a typical safari day” before we go. Unlike any other holiday, an African safari ( especially the exclusive, luxury kind) have a distinct routine. Although each luxury Mahlatini African safari lodge and camp offer their own unique experiences, there is …

Travel after Coronavirus | Our predictions for future travel

The effects of the Coronavirus pandemic are being felt across the globe. After the healthcare industry, no other sector has been hit harder than travel and tourism. It’s safe to say that when things do return to ‘normal’, our priorities when travelling will look a lot different than they did before Coronavirus hit. So, what …

Top 10 Reasons a Safari Should be on Your Bucket List

For us at Mahlatini, a safari is so much more than just a holiday, it’s a life changing experience. If you are unsure if a safari should be on your bucket list, here are some reasons which might change your mind. 1. Wildlife An African safari is all about the wildlife. There’s no other place …

Top 6 Unique Safari Tours

Swap the traditional African safari for a unique safari tour. From gliding through the waterways of the Delta to soaring above the Mara in a hot air balloon, there’s plenty of not-so-traditional safari options for the intrepid traveller. 1. Horseback safari A horseback safari is a unique and exhilarating way of viewing the incredible scenery …

A Guide to Halal Safaris

There is no barrier to going on a luxury African safari if you have halal dietary requirements. Many of Mahlatini’s luxury safari destinations in Africa are continually taking great measures to cater for Muslim travellers. Staying in luxurious and upmarket properties will be able to cater for your needs the best. Luckily, Mahlatini specialise in luxury …

First Time Safari Guide

Planning a first time safari is exciting but can seem daunting. The best way to start planning your first time safari in Africa is to talk to one of our Travel Experts. Our Travel Experts are all African natives or have travelled the continent extensively and are here to help guide you in your choices with …

Everything You Need to Know About Gorilla Trekking

It’s a deeply primal experience to sit on the African jungle’s leafy floor and experience a family of critically endangered mountain gorillas. Only around 1000 mountain gorilla still survive with almost all of them living within three heavily protected national parks: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda, and on the slopes …

What to Wear on Safari Top Tips

Watch our ‘What to pack for safari’ Video What is best to wear on safari? We recommend you wear neutral coloured clothes that are lightweight, breathable and comfortable. Man-made fabrics such as MaraTech and BUGTech shirts are the best which you can purchase at The Safari Store. The two main times you tend to head …