Serra Cafema: Wild Silence

The north-western corner of Namibia is one of the harshest environments imaginable. Rolling dune fields, harsh gravel plains and mountains with barely any vegetation growing on them characterise the landscape. Yet amidst all this, in an area that at least superficially seems unable to sustain life, is one of the most remarkable and enchanting ecosystems…
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Iconic Africa’s 3 Bucket List Safaris

From the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia to the roaring Atlantic Beaches of Cape Town… Africa has an almost endless variety of experiences on offer. It would take multiple lifetimes to do them all. Yet if we were absolutely pushed to choose only THREE – an almost impossible task – we know which way we’d go….
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Lodges of Legacy

Dotted amongst the myriad of safari offerings out there are a few camps who have truly stood the test of time. Tracing their roots back to the early days of safari in their particular areas of operation, these gems have refined their offerings to the utmost degree, understanding their environments and their guests’ needs superbly….
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Celebrating 10 Years of Iconic Africa

When Londolozi Ranger John Holley picked up guest Terri Abadi from the Londolozi airstrip to host her and her family for their safari, little did he know that over a decade later they would be business partners in a venture revolving around the ruling passion in both their lives; safari. Although having moved to Atlanta…
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Victoria Falls Special

Victoria Falls isn’t just a destination—it’s an experience. From the powerful allure of the Falls to sundowners on the Zambezi, there’s an adventure for every taste. Stanley & Livingstone brings a touch of luxury to the Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve, home of the Big Five. Set amidst this incredible natural beauty, and just a…
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Where to Safari This Winter

(Note: Winter in this post refers to the Southern Hemisphere winter; roughly May through to September) The word “winter” doesn’t always conjour up exciting images of travel. More like pictures of cold, overcast days, likely some rain, not much happening, everyone sitting indoors reading a book. Yet for those who know safari, winter sends ripples…
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Disconnect to Reconnect

An African sunset makes you feel at peace. There are few things on earth that can bring such a level of contentment into your life in one moment. It doesn’t matter what other stresses might be going on back home; mortgage, bills, business deals, impending board meetings… in that brief period of time, surrounded by…
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‘Phones in the Bush: Dos and Don’ts

(Disclaimer: We know not everyone is on an iPhone specifically, so if we use the term iPhone we are meaning it generically – it can be both iPhone or Android) Phones rule our lives these days. From communication to social media to direction finding to taking photographs – you name it, they’ve got it. But…
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The Best Treehouses in Africa

Counting sheep is one way to try and fall asleep. Why not go one better though? Try to count a billion stars, have a lion roaring in the distance as a lullaby, and feel the cool night breeze of Africa on your face as it sussurates through the mosquito net… That’s the way to do it….
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Iconic Africa Wins Another Award

For the 5th year in a row, Iconic Africa has scooped top spot in a LuxLife Travel Awards category, this year being declared Best Luxury Africa Travel Agent – USA. We could not be more proud to once again be recognised for the experiences we keep aspiring to deliver for our guests, and the continent…
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Leopards of the Lower Zambezi

The Zambezi is truly one of Africa’s great rivers. The fourth longest in the continent, it rises in the highlands of western Zambia, before cutting down into Angola, back into Zambia and then acting as a natural border with Namibia, then Zimbabwe before it finally flows into Mozambique, wending its way down to the Indian…
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The Luangwa Valley: the Best of Time & Tide

Spoiled for choice is a wonderful term with which to associate with safari, and it is certainly the case when looking into lodge options within the South Luangwa Time & Tide portfolio. Stunning camps – some of which are set along the banks of the Luangwa River while the others are further west on the…
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A Londolozi of Leopards

The collective noun for multiple leopards is actually a Leap, but the alternate term in this post’s title is more than appropriate, given that Londolozi practically pioneered leopard viewing as we know it today. In the early 1970’s, thanks to progressive land-management practices and a sensitive approach to viewing wildlife, Londolozi started seeing a single…
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