The experience of a safari is in essence a thrill of the senses. It's seeing the drama of a lion kill or a pack of wild dogs on a hunt, it's being woken to the sound of a fish eagle or grunting hippos, it's the smell of the camp fire, the taste of your gin and tonic and it is being touched to the core by Africa's untamed beauty.
The word safari is a Swahili word meaning 'journey'. For us a safari is so much more than just a holiday, it's a life changing, once-in-a-life-time experience.
Stepping away from the trappings of modern life and getting back to nature, Africa's immense wilderness, wildlife, people and star-filled skies will undoubtedly inspire you.
We at Mahlatini have been well and truly 'bitten by the Africa bug' and are completely passionate about its wildlife and wilderness areas.
For young or old, a first time visitor or a seasoned Africaphile with many trips under his / her belt, a safari is always an awe-inspiring experience providing a lifetime of memories. Its beauty lies in the fact that each visit will offer something completely new to keep you enthralled and yearning to come back.
The planning of a safari holiday can seem like a daunting process. It isn't your average beachside break and is likely to cost more. There is a huge choice of styles and destinations and this can make safari planning a mind boggling experience.
An African safari with Mahlatini can be any number of things. You may be after a traditional Big 5 guided safari or want to catch the spectacular wildebeest migration in Kenya and Tanzania. You might want to get off the beaten track with a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda or Rwanda or experience a water safari on the Okavango Delta in Botswana. You can explore Africa on foot or even by horseback or hot air balloon.
Safaris are perfect for couples, groups of friends, families, honeymooners or solo travellers and the accommodation on offer is varied to suit everyone's tastes, whether you are after an air-conditioned modern lodge or a rustic tented camp.
We can also offer opportunities for you to mix wildlife with culture or beach. Whatever you choose, we aim to offer you to offer you a completely tailor-made wildlife experience and adventure holiday of a lifetime.
We love what we do and we want you to fall in love with safari as much as we have.
This is why we offer a one-to-one dedicated service with safari specialists who, with their vast experience, will assist you in narrowing down on the right experience. With no ownership of any accommodations or safari companies, our recommendations of camps and lodges for you are entirely unbiased.
Our specialists have either grown up in Africa or travelled the continent extensively and are therefore well placed to help and guide you in your choices and at the same time advise you on where to save and where to spend.
- Dedicated safari expert
- First hand knowledge and first class service
- Water and land based safari activities
- Hot air balloon safaris
- Primate safaris
- Unique wildlife spectacles such as the Great Migration
Why choose Mahlatini
- 100% Financial Protection
- Specialist Knowledge
- Personal Service
- 100% Tailor-made
6 Night Botswana and Zambia Special Offer
- Cost Per Person
- From $5,340 (Includes international flights from JFK)
- Okavango Delta, Livingstone & Victoria Falls
Sanctuary Retreats Kenya and Uganda Stay 3 Pay 2
- Cost Per Person
- From $5,490 (Includes international flights from JFK)
- Masai Mara, Nairobi, Bwindi
Tanzania Skysafari Family Special
- Cost For Family of 4
- From $20,160 (Includes international flights from JFK)
- Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves
Okavango, Chobe and Victoria Falls Summer Special
- Cost Per Person
- From $5,020 (Includes international flights from JFK)
- Chobe, Okavango Delta, Livingstone & Victoria Falls
Philip and Myra Morley5
We enjoyed the whole trip, even though we went to some places we had been before we saw so much more.Read full trip review
Janice Lappin & Joy Shiell5
This trip was extremely well organised and provided a great opportunity for culture, history and wildlife. We always felt safe and our guides and drivers were highly professional, ensuring we saw and experienced an amazing array of sights. Every detail was well executed, from airport transfers to sight seeing excursions, not one hiccup. All our contacts on the ground had excellent English, were flexible and well versed in the history and culture of India making for an extremely enjoyable holiday.Read full trip review
Philip & Linda Hampson5
Sensational hotels, fantastic itinerary Could not be betterRead full trip review