We've been proud partners of Save the Rhino since 2013 and share a joint vision that all rhino species will thrive in the wild for future generations. Through our bespoke Survive program we invite our safari customers and fund their initial membership to support the charity's incredible work. Hopefully they will all be inspired by what they've seen on their travels to believe there's an Africa worth protecting from those who illegally exploit its resources and engage on a long-term basis.
Conservation & Charity
- Endorsed by ATTA
- Featured in National Geographic
- World Travel Awards Winner
- Rated Excellent by Tripadvisor
At Mahlatini we live and breathe Africa. We love everything about this extraordinary continent and understand that we have a responsibility to protect and respect her; her nature, her wildlife, her people, her traditions. We are proud to work with select suppliers and safari lodges that share the same ethos as Mahlatini. We partner
primarily with conservation companies focused on protecting local habitat and wildlife and those directly empowering their local communities through employment, economic support and funding of schools and medical centers.
We may be small, but we’re determined to be a force for change, supporting the following important charities and community projects, protecting wildlife and helping local school children.
Save the Rhino
“We are thrilled to be working in collaboration with Mahlatini to raise vital funds and awareness for global rhino conservation efforts. Since 2013, Mahlatini has helped us raise more than $20,000 through donating auction prizes, purchasing merchandise, and clients' Survive memberships. Their support is vital in helping us achieve our ambitious vision of seeing all five rhino species thriving in the wild.”
PACK FOR A PURPOSE
When you Pack for a Purpose, the trip you take goes farther than the miles you travel. The vision behind this charity is simple – enabling people fortunate enough to travel to other countries to make meaningful contributions to the places and local communities they visit. We support our clients by identifying the best items to add to their luggage and work with our suppliers to ensure that these are distributed to those most in need.
"Pack for a Purpose is delighted to be a long-established partner with Mahlatini. Our partnership allows us to grow the number of Pack for a Purpose travelers who make a positive impact in the African communities they visit. We are delighted to provide Mahlatini's clients with the information they need to make their life's great journeys even more meaningful."
Pack for a Purpose works closely with another charity we support, Children in the Wilderness, in some of our key destinations such as Zimbabwe, Rwanda and Zambia. In partnership, the pipeline of our clients' packed goods (toys, clothing, school supplies) are delivered to the local schools to directly benefit the children.
One tree Planted
Conscious of the potential impact of long-haul travel, we launched our own carbon-offsetting initiative in 2020 with our nominated charity partner, One Tree Planted. For every client travelling with Mahlatini, we will fund the planting of one tree in reforestation projects across Kenya and Rwanda. The focus is on rebuilding animal habitats, restoring soil and critical watersheds, all while improving the lives of the communities who rely most heavily on the forests. These reforestation projects also work to educate farmers on the benefits of improved forestry practices, providing communities with sustainable sources of food, wood, and income.
The team at Mahlatini frequently revisit our favourite African destinations. To balance out our own carbon footprint, we will naturally also plant a tree for every staff flight through our One Tree Planted partnership. A small step in the right direction to limit climate change impacts.
Interested in Donating?
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