Review by: Catherine Bond

Overall Impressions

Our African Holiday was everything we could have imagined and more. We are telling all of our friends to go. It exceeded all of our expectations as was by far the best holiday we have ever had.

Countries Visited

Namibia

Namibia exceeded all of our expectations. The beauty, the natural landscape, the wonderful people, service and the amazing wildlife made this a holiday destination and experience of a lifetime. We self drove, it was easy to get around, the gravel roads were excellent and we felt safe the whole time. We enjoyed the entire country but the highlights were Etosha Sossusvlei and Damaraland.

Zimbabwe

We were surprised with how happy and friendly the people were in Zimbabwe. We loved our helicopter flight over the falls which gave a different perceptive from the ground and well worth doing. We also did a segway tour which was very interesting from a history perspective. The Victoria falls hotel is worth a visit for lunch. It is a beautiful historical building with incredible views and great food.

Botswana

OMG.... From the minute we met our guide to the minute we left, we were taken care of. We absolutely loved every second we spend in this incredible country. The wildlife was in abundance every single day. Our mobile tented camp with Letaka safaris was perfect in every way. We will be using this company again if we return.

Accommodation Visited

Olive Grove Guesthouse

Great food and service. The rooms were comfortable and it was a lovely peaceful place to relax.

Namib Desert Lodge

This was our favorite accommodation. The lodge was positioned under a ridge and had the most spectacular views. The rooms were comfortable, the food was excellent and it was a fantastic place to start our holiday. It impressed us on every level.

The Delight Swakopmund

Located close to town, friendly staff, comfortable quiet rooms.

Grootberg Lodge

Incredible views, great service, excellent food, very relaxing. Very comfortable room. We would recommend the Rhino trekking tour.

Etosha Safari Lodge

Fantastic location, excellent food. Comfortable rooms.

Bayete Guest Lodge Victoria Falls

Clean comfortable rooms.

Letaka Mobile Camp

Letaka Mobile camp was fantastic. Our guide was Matambo, he was very friendly, fun and extremely knowledgeable. We always felt safe and he knew all of the good places to find animals. The staff at the camp looked after us very well, the camp was comfortable, clean, and located in beautiful spots in the park. The food was out of this world. It was all prepared in a camp kitchen and was better than some top restaurants we have been to. Overall we loved everything about it and will be back.

Staff Review

After doing quite a bit of research, I came across Mahlatini Luxury travel. I chose this company because the travel agent was located in Africa and I wanted someone to put together our trip that has a good knowledge and experience in the area we were traveling to. Monique was the best travel agent I have delt with. She booked everything we wanted and made recommendations on the best places to go based on her experience and our time frame and the type of holiday we wanted. She organized everything from transfers, meet and greets, car hire, tours and was contactable during the trip if we needed anything which we didn't as it was so organized. She was friendly to deal with and answered any questions we had. We couldn't have asked for anything more. If we travel to Africa again we will definitely be using her again.