Siobhán McLaughlinOperations Manager

Siobhán studied Marketing and Management in University before beginning a career in retail management. She has six years' experience covering both Commercial and Operational roles. Her own travelling adventures have ignited a passion for helping others to realise their travel dreams, with a particular interest in outdoors and activity-based trips. She spent nine months on a round the world journey visiting twelve countries across three continents and hopes to continue exploring new destinations.

Siobhán's role in Mahlatini allows her to work in her ideal industry, while using her expertise to support the team in delivering flawless customer service.

African Countries Visited

  • Tanzania

Most Memorable Travel Experience

My husband and I like to challenge ourselves, and to finish up our round the world trip we completed a ten day trek to Everest Base Camp. It was both mentally and physically challenging but one of my greatest accomplishments to date. The simplicity of life as we travelled through the Himalayas was truly humbling, and to stand in awe of the world's highest mountain is something I'll never forget. Climbing Kilimanjaro is the next adventure in the pipeline.

Travel wish-list

I like to go off the beaten track and am not great at sitting still, so I'd love to complete a canoe safari in Botswana. The opportunity to be up close with some of the beautiful wildlife the area has to offer sounds ideal, along with being able to decide what areas you can explore to make the trip personal and unique.

Favourite Lodge

Little Chem Chem in Tanzania looks fantastic - the remote location and authenticity are exactly what I like to experience from a trip.

Favourite safari animal

It has to be a giraffe. They are beautiful and elegant, despite being the tallest terrestrial animal.

Best #MahlatiniMoment

My best #mahlatinimoment was taking the Mahlatini flag to the roof of Africa. I climbed Kilimanjaro in 2019 and the support and encouragement from the whole team kept me motivated through the months of training, and of course they all joined in on the celebrations once I made it to the finish line!