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 …

Expert guide to Seychelles Islands and when to visit

When planning a holiday to the Seychelles, it can seem a little confusing. Which island should I stay on? Do I visit more than one? Which islands are the best to stay on? How easy is it to travel between islands and what is there to see on each? And when is the best time …

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 …

Luxury island hopping with Four Seasons Seychelles

Two Inspiring Islands, One unique Seychelles holiday If you’re looking for a luxurious twin-island Seychelles holiday, whether a honeymoon, anniversary, or family holiday – look no further than Four Seasons’ two Seychelles properties. Enjoy luxurious villa accommodation at the Four Seasons Seychelles resort on the main island of Mahe, combined with Four Seasons Desroches Island a coral …

Conquering Kilimanjaro

Most people hear the word honeymoon and think of beginning married life with relaxing beach days and romantic dinners. However, when your husband has an avid sense of adventure and you can’t say no to a challenge, you may find that your once in a lifetime trip takes a different turn. Mount Kilimanjaro stands at …

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, …

Denis Island Seychelles – A unique, tropical island gem

The first time I visited Denis Island, I found it to be a magical place. That was in 2007. I’m delighted to say that following my latest trip just a few months ago, my fourth, it still feels just as special. Yes, a few things have altered, but the essence of the island is still …

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 …