Lolebezi: Wild, Remote, Luxurious

The Zambezi is one of Africa’s largest and most iconic rivers. Originating in the highlands of Zambia, it sweeps out to the west into Angola, then back south through Zambia before forming the border between Namibia as it turns to the east, then the border with Zimbabwe, and eventually crossing into Mozambique where it continues…
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Birkenhead House Voted South Africa’s Best

Travel and Leisure Magazine reaches more than 16 million travellers every month, and their team includes a network of hundreds of writers and photographers across the globe, all providing a local eye on the best places to stay, eat, see, and explore. Each year the publication asks their readers to weigh in as to their…
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Mombo: Place of Plenty

Mombo Camp has long held a reputation as being the place to view wildlife in Botswana. The Mombo concession is located just below where the Okavango River splits into three primary channels, and supports a diversity of game hard to find anywhere else in Africa. When the water levels of the Okavango rise during winter…
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Abadi’s Iconic Africa Safaris Go Wild

Our Co-founder and director Terri Abadi was recently featured in a wonderful article in the Atlanta Jewish Times.  We have reprinted the article below for you to enjoy: Article by Marcia Caller Jaffe. Terri Abadi provides customized safari experiences from glamping to kosher based on her own love of nature and her native country. Terri…
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Amanzi: Lower Zambezi’s Living Eden

If tranquility in an African bush setting is what you are after, with the gentle current of the Zambezi River flowing past your private deck, a cold Zambezi Lager in one hand, a pair of binoculars in the other and a herd of elephants swimming across the river int he distance, Amanzi Luxury Tented Camp…
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Somalisa: the Elephant Heart of Zimbabwe

Hwange National Park in the west of Zimbabwe is a land of contrasts. From dense teak and acacia forest to vast open savannah, which offers visitors an exhibition of raw and diverse Africa. Somalisa Camp, under the African Bush Camps umbrella, is tucked away within a quiet Acacia grove on a private concession in the…
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Thorntree River Lodge: Victoria Falls in Style

Imagine a picnic in the middle of the Zambezi River on your own private island. But this island is barely 40 feet across. Elephants browse on the riverbank in the distance, hippos cavort in a shallow pool just upstream, and the call of the African fish eagle sounds from high above. In the distance to…
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Rhino Dehorning: the Latest in the War on Poaching

Over the last decade, over ten thousand rhinos have been lost to poaching across Africa. With both white and black rhinoceroses already endangered, these catastrophic losses have pushed both species even closer to extinction. In South Africa alone, 451 rhinos were lost during 2021. Although the general trend over the last few years has been…
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Ruckomechi Camp: Mana Magic

When half of the Southern African guiding fraternity view a destination as their own version of Mecca, you know something special must be happening there. Mana Pools National Park in north Zimbabwe draws people in fo many reasons, but the main attraction is most certainly one’s ability to have close encounters with wildlife on foot….
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The New Vumbura Plains

Vumbura Plains was already one of the jewels in the Wilderness Safaris crown in Botswana, but with its recent refurbishment, it is better than it ever was before. Lying towards the northern fringes of the Okavango Delta – a world heritage site – Vumbura Plains camp is perfectly situated to take full advantage of the…
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The Ultimate Botswana Family Safari

Long-time friend of Iconic Africa, Lorin Burgoyne, recently travelled to Botswana with her husband Paul and their kids to take advantage of some of the amazing specials Iconic Africa are currently running. Any uncertainty they may have had about taking young children with them on safari was quickly dispelled. Read Lorin’s account of their trip…
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Life Changing Gorilla Encounters

For many, the film Gorillas in the Mist sits in the fantasy bracket of what is actually possible in terms of wildlife encounters in the modern world. It just seems too surreal that encountering the most majestic of the world’s great apes in the flesh would be an actual possibility. Yet Wilderness Safari’s Bisate Lodge…
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Photography Tips #3: Understanding Composition Basics

Because photography is an art form, it is objective; a photograph that appeals to one person may not do so for another. However, there are certain guidelines to follow (I say guidelines rather than rules as they work most of the time, not every time) that will go a long way to making your photo…
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SA Resident Specials in Big Cat Paradise

As April draws to a close and lodges across Africa get busier and busier as travellers return, we are delighted to announce that certain South African safari properties will be upholding their resident rates in the short- to mid-term. Mala Mala Game Reserve, bordering South Africa’s world famous Kruger National Park, will be offering these…
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