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Excellent service

Rated 5 out of 5
Oct 26, 2021

From start to end, booking process was seamless. All my questions were answered, service was professional and efficient. Zaheer is super helpful and always happy to lend a hand. An awesome team, well done! Will definitely use them again.


Pegado’s family stay at MalaMala Game Drive

Rated 5 out of 5
Oct 15, 2021

Excellent services, amazing sightings, overall a wonderful experience. Photography assistance was first class. Photo album of top 50 pictures would cement this experience forever.

Brenda Pegado

Amazing Mala mala experience

Rated 5 out of 5
Oct 11, 2021

Zalis attention to detail was pa excellence. The sightings blew us away. All big 5 close up and personal in one game drive. Hospitality was unparalleled. Accommodation was above expectations. Thanks to Zali and his team at Mala Mala. An experience of a lifetime.

Muhammad mosam

Amazing amazing trip!

Rated 5 out of 5
Oct 5, 2021

No place like the sabi sands! And zali’s knowledge about sabi sands and all the lodges inside is phenomenal


Definitely worth doing

Rated 5 out of 5
Oct 2, 2021

From the time I showed interest, right up to the end of the trip Zali was o top of everything. Everything was easy and uncomplicated.
Mala mala was the best destination. Amazing sightings. Saw everything except the Cubs.
Villiers, our photographic guide was excellent. He knew what to look for. Where to park. What to expect…. So we were all prepared when we got to the citing. I took over 4000 pics and they are all so awesome I don’t know which to delete.
Thank you Zali, Villiers and everyone at Mala Mala for an awesome amazing few days.


Amazing close up experience

Rated 5 out of 5
Sep 28, 2021

We had an amazing 2 night stay at Nkorho lodge in Sabi Sands. Great lodge with great knowledgeable staff. The game drives were superb and we got up close and personal with lions, leopards and elephants. Really great experience to get so close to these majestic creatures. Zali is the best host looks after you properly, will definitely book with him again.

Naasik Osman

Best Safari Ever

Rated 5 out of 5
Sep 15, 2021

I have been visiting the game parks for many years.
This was by far my best experience ever.
The game sightings at Mala Mala was unbelievable and my host Zali was incredibly accomadating with whatever we requested.
Mala Mala is the park to be in.
Zali was the perfect host and made sure that this was an out of world experience for us.
I will definitely be going again with him.


Excellent safari

Rated 5 out of 5
Aug 15, 2021

We were a group of three that booked a private safari, with Zali safari, to go to Mala Mala. Zaheer managed our bookings and liaised with the camp to make sure that all our requirements were attended to, for our photographic safari.
We had an amazing experience, with Zaheer keeping in touch with us to make sure that all was going well, even after we had left to return home.

Deepak Daya

Great service

Rated 5 out of 5
Aug 14, 2021

Zali was very professional throughout the process. Went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable and everything went smoothly, including making additional arrangements at the lodge specific for us


Luxury beyond

Rated 5 out of 5
Jul 30, 2021

Excellent hospitality from onset til home.. highly recommended. Felt like home..

Hamza Khan

Chitwa Chitwa

Rated 5 out of 5
Jul 29, 2021

The Safari at Chitwa Chitwa was such an amazing experience. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and the game viewing was incredible. We have come away with memories that will be forever treasured.

Nasreen Karodia

Mala Mala

Rated 5 out of 5
Jul 21, 2021

The whole experience from start to finish with the Zali team was faultless. The stay at Mala Mala has always been a dream and it exceeded our wildest expectations in terms of the lodge, food, accommodation and game viewing. Villiers was our photographic guide over the few days and is very knowledgeable and put us in the best position at every sighting. The Mala Mala guide, Nick was truly professional and is one of the best we have travelled with. Thank you Zali for everything and we hope to join you again soon.

Neal Cooper

Magical Mala Mala

Rated 5 out of 5
Jul 20, 2021

We had the best experience from enquiry until we returned home from Mala Mala. Absolutely all out needs were met and expectations exceeded. Booking with Zali assured all our dietary requirements were met and this greatly enhanced our stay. Words cannot do justice to explain the Mala Mala magic. The people and wildlife sightings are spectacular. Don’t delay, experience it for yourself. Spoil yourself, it is worth every cent!



Rated 5 out of 5
Jul 14, 2021

Highly recommended! Everything was superb, accommodation, food, host, service, guide was really amazing! Thanks Zali and Villiers👌

Louise B

Incredible photographic safari at Indlovu River Lodge.

Rated 5 out of 5
Jul 10, 2021

The 3 night stay at Indlovu River Lodge was faultless in every way. From the accommodation, the food, service and hospitality were top class. The unique experience of sitting in the sunken hides brought great opportunities for photographing animals and birds in very close range. Villiers Steyn was a brilliant guide and he shared his photographic knowledge in great practical ways. Zali organised the whole excursion with such puntuality and professionalism. A fantastic experience all round. Thank you so much.

Mariette Steyn

Incredible experience

Rated 5 out of 5
Jul 10, 2021

Loved every minute

John Knox

Mala Mala

Rated 5 out of 5
Jul 10, 2021

Mala Mala was Next Level 👌👌👌
From the sightings to the rooms
and delicious fine dining on the deck
Staff were great 👍 very accommodating and friendly
Thanks Zali


Our unforgettable wildlife experience with the Zali Team

Rated 5 out of 5
Jul 9, 2021

We were very excited for our trip with Zaheer, I just got the hang of my camera and was very keen to learn and get tips from the pro himself, unfortunately Zaheer had covid and was not able to join us. Although Zaheer was not well and on oxygen he ensured that the staff at both malamala and chitwa chitwa anticipated our needs thus exceeding our expectations. We hope to return again and this time hopefully with Zaheer the pro himself

Imtiaz and sumayya khan and Family

Out of the movies

Rated 5 out of 5
Jul 8, 2021

Amazing experience


Replenished my soul

Rated 5 out of 5
Jul 8, 2021

Everything from the booking, spectacular sightings, the restful and well run Indlovu River Lodge, the helpful and knowledgable photographer Villiers Steyn, to the very charming fellow guests, made a truly memorable experience. The bush is my happy place and these four days did not disappoint. Giraffes, zebras, many different antelope and even an elusive green pigeon. Thank you Zali and Villiers Steyn and of course Louisa and staff at Indlovu River Lodge. I was blessed.

Joan D’Arcy

A wish list fulfilled...

Rated 5 out of 5
Jul 7, 2021

Before going on safari at Chitwa with Villiers Steyn for Zali Safaris, Zaheer called me asking what my wishes and expectations were. Having been fortunate to have seen many leopards on various safaris in the Sabi Sands I had always missed seeing leopards drinking and I mentioned this. Our 4 days at Chitwa were amazing and all was well organised. We had fantastic leopard sightings- 7 different leopards, lion and exciting wild dogs. The highlight was a sighting of Thandi fetching her son Maribye to a kill… and on the way my dream sighting happened- not one but two leopards drinking at Chitwa Dam!! A fantastic way to finish this special safari experience.

Jane Smith

Chitwa chitwa

Rated 5 out of 5
Jul 5, 2021

Excellent service.
Villiers was an excellent guide.

Mohomed imran karolia

Bucklers Lodge

Rated 5 out of 5
Jul 5, 2021

Excellent choice by Zali which met all out expectations. He is always helpful and goes out of his way to meet my requirements. Keep it up Zaheer!


KPL April 2021

Rated 5 out of 5
Jul 5, 2021

Thoroughly enjoyed my trip to KPL. Booking the trip was simple and we were fortunate that Zaheer arranged for an upgrade to our accommodation without even asking for it. Upon arrival we were greeted and all additional requests at any time during our stay were catered for. Would recommend using the Zali team for all future bookings


Chitwa Chitwa June trip

Rated 5 out of 5
Jul 5, 2021

What an amazing trip. Their hospitality was fantastic. Ricci was such an amazing host. The team at chitwa chitwa were so nice and kind. My grandmother unfortunately had to be rushed to hospital which was 3hrs and the team at Chitwa Chitwa were on it and so professional they were extremely impressive and she’s okay now. The sightings that we had were flabbergasting I didn’t think a leopard would come to close to the car! Overall the Chitwa Chitwa team was amazing and the place itself was stunning. Ricci was so fun and exciting and booking with Zali was a great choice!!


Family safari

Rated 2 out of 5
Jul 1, 2021

We signed up for a family safari. We were told that there was a kids program in the works to be hopefully ready by the time we arrived. There was no mentioned of this until we arrived and I asked. The answer was that the lodge did not have it ready. Our family safari was basically a regular safari. Nothing special for our family. We only received 2 bush walks because we asked. The person hosting us did his own thing , they had nothing to do with us other than be on every drive for 8 days. We assumed that the person would be giving us lots of photos of our family on saf

Dawn Reale

Mala Mala with Zaheer Ali

Rated 5 out of 5
Jun 25, 2021

Everything from the food, to the staff, to the rangers and the ground staff were amazing. It was truly an awesome experience and left us with a lifetime of breathtaking memories….
And of course, Zali was the cherry on the top….

Aziza Arbee

Chitwa Chitwa

Rated 5 out of 5
Jun 25, 2021

Absolutely wonderful. Thank you Zali for an unforgettable experience.

Zahidah Moosa

Mala Mala with Zaheer Ali

Rated 5 out of 5
Jun 25, 2021

We were treated to personal service that was simply amazing. It was nothing short of being treated as royalty. Definitely will do this again.

Ismail Osman

Mala Mala Izrel Kriek

Rated 5 out of 5
Jun 25, 2021

From the time we arrived Zaheer was very accommodating and went out of his way to provide us with the best possible safari experience. His kindness ,courtesy and attentiveness to our needs and requirement was second to none and was always at our beck and call.
I’ve been a avid safari goer my entire life and with regards to actual sightings… Mala Mala coupled with the Zali experience was the best safari experience I’ve ever had. We saw the mala mala 7 all in one weekend !
We have never seen cheetah in the wild.. and that was not a issue as Zali and our guide (Izel) made sure we got to witness the fastest mammal on the planet live in action.
Truly amazing trip !!!
Highly recommend for any wildlife enthusiasts !!
I will definitely do this again in the near future.

Kerwin Pillay

Mala Mala with Zaheer Ali

Rated 5 out of 5
Jun 25, 2021

Where do I start !!! From start to end, priceless in every expect
Game reserve
Animals viewed
Our safari was
We loved every minute spent with zali and mala mala
Definitely will want to come back !!

Mohammed Karani

Mala Mala with Zaheer Ali

Rated 5 out of 5
Jun 25, 2021

Was incredible. Sightings were top notch. The excellent photographer always made sure I was in the right spot to take the best photos. Guide was very knowledgeable and taught me a lot of things about my camera and the wildlife. Definitely recommend this 10/10

Zhian Carim

Chitwa Chitwa with Zaheer Ali

Rated 5 out of 5
Jun 25, 2021

Z.Ali, himself! Went out of his way to ensure that we had the time of our lives. From driving with us from Hoedspruit to making sure that we had the best room at the lodge and that we were seen to 24/7. First time with Zali. in sha Allah not the last. Polite, professional, courteous, knowledgeable, great company, great photographer ;-), great guide and a great friend. Keep up the excellent work my bro. What an experience!!!!

Ismail Khan
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