Review by: Liz Byron & Daniel Lapensee

Overall Impressions

Our Honeymoon was SO well organized. We did not have to worry about a single thing the entire time. We absolutely loved the mix of doing a safari combined with a beach trip as we felt we got the best of both worlds - adventure and relaxation.

Countries Visited


Kenya is such a beautiful country, from the little we saw. All the people we interacted with were extremely friendly and helpful.


Seychelles is something like we had never experienced before. The pictures do not do it justice. The water is SO clear and the beaches are incredibly beautiful.

Accommodation Visited

Tamarind Tree Hotel

The staff was very courteous and helpful and went out of their way to accommodate our late dinner at Carnivore. The room was very clean and had everything we needed. It was a great pit spot after our long international flight before heading out to the bush for our safari.

Ol Seki Hemingways Mara

Ol Seki was amazing! From the moment we arrived, Debbie made sure that we were 100% taken care of. Our tent was large and provided all the comforts we needed. The game drives exceeded all of our expectations. The guides were so knowledgeable and knew how to find and approach the animals to get us as close as possible. We saw every animal we wanted to and more in just 4 days.

Hemingways Nairobi

This hotel was beautiful. Although our stay was short, the staff were extremely helpful and made our entire experience here seamless.

Constance Ephelia Seychelles

The resort is quite large but there are golf carts that come very frequently that took us wherever we needed to go. The service was amazing. Our room was always cleaned each time we left for breakfast and dinner. The food was great! The beach was beautiful and very clean.

Raffles Praslin Seychelles

Raffles was amazing. The facilities were of the highest quality as compared to anywhere we have stayed before. The food was exceptional. The honeymoon extras including a couples massage and champagne and bath set up were a great touch. We were also upgraded to a full oceanview pool villa upon arrival. At times, the service could have been a little more consistent but the beautiful beach and room made up for it.

Staff Review

From the very first time that I reached out to Mahlatini, Stuart made us feel at ease that everything would be planned perfectly for our honeymoon. I had initially reached out to other travel agencies, but they did not provide the same level of genuine interest and care that Stuart did. Stuart was very quick to answer any and all inquiries that we had and made sure to confirm any information he provided to us with the properties we were staying at beforehand. Even the day before we left, Stuart called us personally to wish us a good trip. Our entire honeymoon experience was completely seamless and stress-free and there was not a single detail (transfers, flights, excursions, etc.) that was left out. Would highly recommend Mahlatini to anyone who is looking to book a safari trip!!