I was born and raised in Johannesburg by a single mother. I grew up with very little, but I got the best. My mother made sure that she provided for me and my two siblings every day she could, to the best of her ability. She sent me to one of the best schools and always made sure we were happy with the little she had to give. I don't know how she did it!

Maybe because of my mom, I grew up with a desire to help people and also to do things that allowed me to meet different people. That is where my interested in tourism started, in a wish to travel and meet different people from all over the world. So, I decided to study tourism and again, my mother made it possible. My mother is my motivation - I want to be as strong as she is, I want to be successful and I want to be able to provide for her and give her the best.

Mbali's best travel experience

I have always dreamed of taking a long airplane ride that includes a layover in a foreign city. Dreams do come true! The opportunity of a lifetime for me came when I was invited to attend a travel trade show in Germany - ME?! This was the biggest deal ever. I traveled to Germany in one of the coldest months ever but that didn't stop me from exploring. And I kept going… From Germany, I took a three-day trip to Paris — oh how dreams come true! From uttering the words "one day I will get to see the Eiffel Tower" in college to seeing the day become reality made me the happiest ever. I had the greatest experience and traveled to places I only imagined. This made me grateful for everything I do.

Why is Mbali the right travel expert

As young as I am, I have learned a lot about traveling and the uniqueness of Southern Africa. Every day, I learn something new because I believe in giving my clients the best experience possible based on my knowledge and experience as well as our skilled tour guides on the road that also go out of their way to make our clients happy.