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First Time Safari Guide

If you’ve never been on a safari before, you’ve one of life’s great experiences to look forward to. The term ‘safari’ comes from the Swahili word for ‘journey’ and your luxury safari will deliver amazing wildlife encounters, expert guiding and excellent hospitality. Our travel experts are routinely asked what a day on safari is like and how different the experience is in one African country versus another. This beginner’s guide will answer some of your questions and when ready, our experts are here to plan and fine-tune your perfect safari trip.

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Want some practical advice on your safari adventure or preferred destination? From when and where to go; to wildlife and cultural information, our travel guides are designed to give you the inside track at the planning stage or before you depart.

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TRIP PLANNER

Mahlatini offers so many dream destinations and unique experiences, just waiting for you to enjoy. Planning your first, or even your fifth, visit to Africa can be overwhelming and confusing. There are many aspects that you need to take into consideration: where you want to visit, who you are travelling with and what you want to experience; as well as time of year and budget implications. Our trip planner tool is the perfect place to start to both inspire and guide you.

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