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Luxury Train Travel in Africa – Rovos Rail & The Blue Train

Experience timeless elegance with luxury train travel in Africa. Rediscover the elegance of a classic era of exploration as you travel across Southern Africa on board Rovos Rail or The Blue Train. Both Rovos Rail and The Blue Train pride themselves on offering travellers the height of comfort with wood-panelled carriages; plush, sophisticated furnishings; sumptuous …

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 …

Where to go on a Marine Conservation Holiday

Did you know, over a quarter of the world’s live coral cover has been lost in the last 30 years as a result of climate change? Coral bleaching is when coral loses its vibrant colours and turns white, and this is happening across the world. Not only this, but marine pollution is another major problem. …

Mozambique – Beaches, Scuba Diving & Wildlife

Mozambique‘s raw, wild beauty and white coastline offers the ultimate castaway experience. With seemingly undiscovered beaches, tropical archipelagos strung together by endless turquoise waters, a melting pot of cultures and delicious cuisine and protected marine and wildlife reserves – Mozambique is one of the best remote, tropical paradise destinations on offer! Mozambique Beaches Mozambique is still …

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 …

Where to find Gorillas in Africa

Gorilla trekking in Africa is up there as one of our teams top bucket-list safari experiences. Why? Because we LOVE Gorillas! Did you know gorillas display many human-like behaviors and emotions, such as laughter and sadness. They even make their own tools to help them survive in the forest. In fact, after chimpanzees and bonobos …

Hidden Gems – True Off the Grid Africa Lodges

How does an off the grid safari sound? Do you dream of immersing yourself in the untouched nature of the remote African wilderness? Perhaps you have ticked off the big bucket list experiences and want to explore the roads less travelled in Africa. Our travel experts have picked some of the best places to go …

6 reasons to make a safari your next solo travel 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 …

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 …