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An Interview with Mahlatini’s Nikki

Nikki is one of Mahlatini’s newest members of staff.  Nikki was born and bred in Belfast and studied Theology in London.   Since her degree Nikki has worked in both recruitment and travel.  1.  How long have you worked in travel and what attracted you to this career? I have worked in travel for around 8 …

Sightings from Kwando at Nxai Pan Tau Pan and Lagoon Camp in March

Lagoon A new pride of lions – 4 adults and two cubs about a year old – moved into the area early in the month. They spent some time following a herd of buffalos, but were not seen to have been successful in a hunt. It will be interesting times when this pride bumps into …

March Sightings from Kwando at Kwara and Lebala

Kwara Concession The beginning of March is the beginning of the fishing season – however, this didn’t seem to be limited to just humans enjoying throwing a line in the water to see what they could pull up for dinner: the first ‘legal’ day for fishing saw a crocodile munching on a fish, and, in …

Top 10 Favourite Sounds of the African Bushveld

Whilst watching a wildlife documentary on the TV the other night I was struck by just how I missed the sounds of the African bushveld.  Living in a city, miles away from my beloved Africa it struck me how emotive those sounds were and it created a real longing in me; a longing to be …

South African Township Tours voyeurism or valuable cultural encounters

When planning holidays to South Africa we are often asked whether an inclusion of a township tour is recommended. Recently this question has been more frequently asked following the Football World Cup 2010. TV correspondents often reported from townships showing jubilant scenes of tourists celebrating with local fans. Many people who have undertaken these tours …