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Solo Travel | 6 reasons to go on a solo safari adventure

A love of travel and a sense of independence inspires many of us to embark on a solo travel adventure. From years of experience planning dream journeys, our team appreciate that many solo travellers are less budget-minded and more inclined to want a luxury experience. A luxury African safari can redefine your sense of indulgence, with …

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 …

Guide to Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly Safaris

There is no denying more and more of us are choosing to follow plant-based diets and it’s becoming easier to find luxury vegetarian friendly safaris in Africa. While vegan options haven’t caught up just yet, many of Mahlatini’s luxury destinations are continually taking great measures to cater for those who follow strict plant-based diets. How to …

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 …

Best Photographic Safaris

All safaris offer the chance to take great photographs, but certain camps and lodges offer specific photographic safari experiences which allow you to permanently capture the soul of your adventure. Select safari properties can provide guests with professional photographic equipment to use, hides from which to capture authentic wildlife moments and specially trained guides who …

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 …

The prize of a lifetime, a luxury Tanzania safari

“We’re delighted to tell you that you’ve won the Mahlatini Luxury Tanzania Safari Competition!” I couldn’t believe what I was seeing… we were actually going to Tanzania! I had always wanted to visit Africa and for good reason; it was an experience I will never forget.  My partner Paul and I began counting down the …

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 …

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 …