Review by: Jack Lingard

Overall Impressions

Truly incredible trip and an experience of a lifetime. It is certainly something i will never forget. The lodge that we stayed was incredible and i cannot thank the team at Mahlatini enough for their recommendation on it.

Countries Visited


The Mara is an incredible place and is truly a beautiful place. However i have to mark it down 1 point for the airport and the centre of Nairobi. However the hotel we stayed outside of Nairobi was also beautiful.


A beautiful paradise island, very friendly people and the most beautiful scenery.

Accommodation Visited

Hemingways Nairobi

As before

Ol Seki Hemingways Mara

Everything was absolutely spectacular from the flight, and drive, in to the hotel; to the views from the rooms and pool/lounge area. The rooms are incredible: very spacious and private (except for the animals who are there to greet you). The communal areas are also beautifully decorated and laid out. The addition of the pool is also incredible and allowed us to truly enjoy every day looking over the Savannah even when we weren't out on drives. All of the staff are the most friendly and helpful people, who were always available to meet any needs we had. In particular the guides who took us out on the drives twice a day were amazing and we cannot fault a thing about our time out in the cars with them. The safari itself was truly breathtaking and has given us memories for a lifetime. A final mention to Debbie (and George) who absolutely puts the guests first, does a brilliant job bringing all the guests together at meal times and ensures that she is always available to assist or ensure you are able to maximise the enjoyment you get when you stay here. Not forgetting sharing some amazing stories as well. We cant wait to one day do this all over again! P.s. the two reviews below (Michelle and Helen) were people staying there at the same tienes us and I can only agree 100% with everything that they have said :).

Maradiva Villas, Resort and Spa

This place is truly a 5 star experience. The villas are exceptional and beautiful with so much space and privacy. The outdoor areas (in particular the pool) are wonderful and allowed us to truly enjoy time together in each others company. The food at the 3 different restaurants was all delicious and with so much variety you never got bored of eating. The staff were very attentive and were always available to assist us when we booked activities or wanted to travel outside of the resort. The spa is beautiful and the treatments were incredible. The grounds and kn particular the pool and beach area were perfect too, we couldn't of asked for a nicer week of sun, sea and relaxation!

Staff Review

Wonderful people who were truly amazing in helping us plan and prepare for the perfect honeymoon! Without doubt, for my next special holiday and safari I will be coming to Mahlatini to organise.