Laikipia’s Black Leopards

They are the stuff of legends. Black Panthers. An idea from the Jungle Book that many people associate only with storybooks, and few believe actually exist. Those that do know that they are out there more often than not believe them to be a species apart, when the truth is they are simply melanistic versions…
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Bushmans Kloof: Peace in the Mountains

Drive north for a couple of hours from Cape Town, passing winelands and then up and over the Piekenierskloof Pass, twisting and turning down towards the town of Citrusdal alongside the Olifants River, you enter the Cederberg foothills. The mountains loom over you to the east, providing an unbroken chain from north to south, presenting…
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Tuludi Camp: the Luxury of Space

Tuludi Camp is the perfect base from which to explore one of the most productive areas of the eastern Okavango Delta. Set in the renowned Khwai Private Concession, and overlooking a stunning Delta landscape – rippling floodplains fringed by ancient riparian forest – the camp sits next to a permanent waterhole that is frequented by…
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3 of Africa’s Best Hidden Safari Gems

One of the hardest things about choosing a safari destination is simply wading through the huge amount of choice you get given. Literally hundreds of lodges and camps spread all over the continent, from desert to mountaintop and everything in between. Yet every now and then a really special place pops up on one’s radar,…
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Garonga Hambleden Suite

To the west of the world famous Kruger National Park, nestled beneath the norther escarpment of the Drakensberg Mountain Range, lies the 22000 hectare Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve. This secluded corner of South African bushveld welcomes you for an immersive Big 5 safari experience. High profile endangered species like cheetahs and wild dog are…
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King’s Pool: Linyanti Dreaming

Botswana’s northern regions are most famous for the Eden that is the Okavango Delta. But venture even further north, to the border with Namibia, and you come to one of Southern Africa’s most underrated wilderness destinations; the Linyanti. This river system is a section of a much greater flow; the Kwando river flowing south-east encounters…
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Where to View Leopards in 2023

In many ways, the leopard represents the African continent best. Whilst the regal lion may hold the title of King of the Beasts, and the elephant’s great size render it the most impressive African mammal, it is the enigmatic nature of the leopard, and the mystery that surrounds it, that most adds to its allure…
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The Outpost: Perched on the Rim of the World

The northern corner of the world-famous Kruger National Park is one of South Africa’s most breathtaking areas. Elephant herds wander through ageless fever tree forests, hundreds of buffalo spread like oil across the Limpopo floodplain, and through it all runs the Luvhuvu River, the lifeblood of the region. Perched on a hill high above the…
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Thanksgiving With the Iconic Africa Foundation

Seeing is just the start. Iconic Africa creates exclusive luxury African safari and adventure holidays for couples and families alike, in both Southern and East Africa. Our gorgeous destinations, all handpicked and visited by Iconic directors Terri and John, include: the sophistication of Cape Town, the glorious wine lands of the Franschoek Valley, the bustling…
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The Wildest of Wild Dogs

We recently ran a post on one of the best offerings in the Zambezi River Valley; Zambezi Grande on the Zambian side. This luxury lodge provides amazing access to the Lower Zambezi National Park and its incredible wildlife. Safari Guide Robbie Ball was recently on a trip to Zambezi Grande, and tells us here of…
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Zambezi Grande: The Perfect River Escape

Different wildlife areas in Africa come into their own seasons of popularity over the years. There always seems to be “the hottest new destination around”, and it is difficult for a single lodge to remain in the forefront of people’s minds for year after year. Well the star of the Lower Zambezi National Park and…
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Serondella: at Home in the African Bush

It’s rare to find a lodge where every luxurious comfort is available to you, yet you feel as completely at ease as though it were your own home. That is the overwhelming feeling you get when staying at Serondella Lodge in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve. It’s the heart of Big 5 country – which…
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Saseka: Jewel in the Thornybush Crown

Saseka Tented Camp is currently running a flash SADC sale not to be missed!  Location, location, location! The go-to phrase of any knowledgable real-estate developer. Where something is built is just as important as the building itself. Fortunately, in the case of the Thornybush collection of lodges, they have Location taken care of! The Thornybush Private Game…
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Kanga Camp: the Home of the Armchair Safari

Most safari lodges have you feeling like you should be out and about, exploring the area, wondering what might be going on around the next bend in the road. But Kanga Camp, set on a private concession in Mana Pools National Park of Zimbabwe, offers such prolific wildlife viewing from the comfort of an armchair…
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