An African safari is so much more than a holiday, it is a life changing experience. It's witnessing the intricate connections between a herd of elephant or a dramatic African sunset. It's being woken to the sound of a native bird's song or the grunts of a hippo pod. It's the rustic 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.
Safari is a Swahili word meaning 'journey'. For us, a safari is so much more than just a holiday, it's a life changing experience. All of team Mahlatini have been truly 'bitten by the Africa bug' and are passionate about the wildlife, the land, the culture and the luxury safari experiences on offer.
Planning a safari tour can seem like a daunting process, with the huge choice of styles and destinations. Our travel experts have either grown up in Africa or travelled the continent extensively and are here to help guide you in your choices with genuine, unbiased advice. You just need to decide what is the best safari for you. You may be after a traditional Big 5 guided safari or want to witness the spectacular wildebeest migration in Kenya and Tanzania. You might want to get off the beaten track with gorilla trekking safari in Uganda or Rwanda or experience the exhilaration of a walking safari in Zambia. No two safari destinations are the same!
Conservation is at the heart of a Mahlatini African safari and our genuine commitment to protecting the African ecosystem is present in every tailor-made journey we create. This can be seen in our longstanding relationships with suppliers who are pioneers of responsible tourism, our carbon-setting initiative and our support for several wildlife and community-based charities.
Safaris are perfect for couples, groups of friends, families, honeymooners or solo travellers. Whoever you choose to travel with and wherever you choose to travel to, your dedicated travel expert will offer you a completely unique, tailor-made safari experience that will stay in your heart forever.
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Read what our previous clients thought of their Safari holiday
Holiday to Botswana & South Africa
Our trip to Botswana was wonderful. Our trip was well planned by Steve which made it more enjoyable.
Holiday to Mauritius & South Africa
One of our best trips EVER. The accommodation and service in each location was just impeccable as was the food - South Africa has been on our bucket list for a while and it did not disappoint. A honeymoon to remember.