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Reasons To Book Travel For 2022

The global pandemic has caused many delays and uncertainty, especially when it comes to travel. However, the need to explore has been ingrained into the very fiber of the human species from the beginning of time, and we are confident international travel will inevitably return in 2022. This is why so many people are booking …

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 …

4 Top Tips on How To Travel With a Purpose

When travelling to Africa, many of us want our trip to have a sense of purpose. Africa is undeniably beautiful, wild, diverse and rich in culture, which is why we at Mahlatini only work with properties that strive to protect and preserve Africa’s landscapes, wildlife and indigenous communities. We also have our own carbon off-setting …

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 …

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 …

Kosher Safari Holidays in Africa

Many of Mahlatini’s luxury safari destinations in Africa are continually taking great measures to cater for Jewish travellers who follow a kosher diet. How to plan a kosher safari holiday in Africa The most important thing you can do is communicate your dietary requirements with your Mahlatini Travel Expert. It is crucial that you are totally open …

Top Tips to Travel Plastic-Free

More and more we are hearing about the dangers of single-use plastics, but how can we try to bring our plastic-free practices to our travels? Did you know that by 2050 it’s predicted there will be more plastic than fish in the sea? (Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 2016)  Mahlatini is passionate about conservation. Just small steps can …