Review by: Melissa A Webb

Overall Impressions

Mahlatini planned our dream honeymoon for us! With wedding planning and COVID going on, it was so nice to have a qualified and knowledgeable team planning every step of the trip. Once we got to Africa, everything was seamless! They did such an amazing job ensuring that every detail was planned out and as easy and enjoyable for us as possible. The hotels and experiences were all incredible. We could not have done it without their help and will definitely be using them for future travels! Thank you, Mahlatini for making our dream trip so special!

Countries Visited

Kenya

Kenya was a beautiful country with beautiful people! We felt safe and taken care of the entire time we were there and thoroughly enjoyed our experience there.

Tanzania

Zanzibar was a truly unique and special place. We were very glad that we had the chance to experience it!

Accommodation Visited

Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport

Very clean, nice and up-to-date hotel! The service was fantastic and they had great food.

Ol Seki Hemingways Mara

Incredible!! I can't imagine a better place to enjoy a safari experience. Debbie and the rest of the staff were absolutely incredible! The accommodations were very comfortable and beautifully decorated. The food was delicious and they were accommodating to any dietary restrictions. Our guide Amos for the safari was amazing! Not only was he extremely knowledgeable, but you could feel his love for the area and his home, and his passion for sharing it with others. He made the safari a dream come true.

Upendo Zanzibar

The Upendo hotel is a gem right in the middle of Stone Town. The hotel is beautifully decorated and the staff is kind and very helpful! They made us feel right at home and continued to do so throughout our stay. The restaurant is delicious and the pool and roof top area is beautiful and a great addition. The location is perfect for experiencing the culture and history of Zanzibar. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here!

Isaraya Luxury Over Water Villas

Absolutely stunning!!! The decor and setup of these villas are what dreams are made of. Once you are in the room, you don't want to leave... the best part is, you don't have to! Room service is easy to get, food is delicious and the patio is private enough to lounge out there and enjoy your personal ocean view all day. The service here was amazing, the rest of the resort at Konokono was beautiful and the beaches were well-kept and pristine.

Staff Review

We could not have done it without the Mahlatini team! From the beginning, the Mahlatini team worked with us to ensure we were getting the honeymoon that was the perfect fit for us. They talked us through various options for our trip, activities that would be a fit, countries that had what we were looking for, and even provided us with accommodations ranging in price to ensure we were spending what we felt comfortable with, and helped us with every detail along the way. It was such a pleasure arriving in Africa and not having to worry about what we needed to do next because it was all planned out for us and was all fantastic! Stuart was great about communicating any changes and updates to us, maintained fantastic communication with any questions we had, and kept us up to date with any COVID updates or changes that came up. We would 100% recommend Mahlatini moving forward and will be using them for any upcoming trips. Thank you to Stuart and the Mahlatini team for making our honeymoon such an incredible and memorable experience and for introducing us to Africa! We definitely left a piece of our hearts there and can't wait to return!