In Italy, Valentines Day was once celebrated as a Spring Festival, held in the open air, where young people would gather in tree arbors to listen to music and the reading of poetry. However, over the years, this custom has consistently failed to infiltrate the Londolozi ranging team and as such the lead up to Valentines Day is very different here in the African Wilderness.

The stakes are high, the girl is beautiful and yet there always seems to be just one rose to give. The results are nothing short of cataclysmic for everyone involved…

As in the tradition of Valentines Day, we present the Londolozi Valentines Day Video 2011 for your entertainment…

If you enjoyed this video, please be sure to share it with others who you think might also.

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Rich Laburn

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Rich is the driving force behind Londolozi’s online storytelling and the Londolozi blog. His passions of digital media, film and photography, combined with his field-guiding background, have seen him take the Londolozi blog to new heights since he began it in 2009. Rich ...

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    sheryl says:

    OMG so funny, Thank you so much for the long laugh this was so much fun to watch what a great sense of humour you all have!!!! Thank you..

    Sharon McDorman says:

    how cute! Love it!!

    Judy Guffey says:

    Great way to start my morning half the world away. Thanks for the smile.

    Kate Goodman says:

    Very funny! Well done.

    Absolutely awesome better than I imagined. well done guys!!

    Survival of the fittest!

    Sad to have stepped out of the race.. My money was on Life Sibuyi

    Georgia says:


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    Rosie says:

    LMAO that looked so fun to make, it sure was fun to watch !!

    Pat Haines says:

    Wonderful made me laugh out loud!!

    Well done Rich; this is excellent work!

    Sheila Patel says:

    You guys crack me up! That was fun!

    James says:

    exceptional again Rich, great stuff…

    Betsy Hall Domoto says:

    Love it! SO WELL DONE!

    Betsy Hall Domoto says:

    Love it! So very well done!!!

    Elynn Eiss says:

    What an amazing video…well done, a great chuckle !!! Thx Elynn

    Love the dive tackle Serrao!

    chane says:

    Hahah that was gud. Very funny. Well done to the ranger who made it to the girl. Hope the girl in the red dress is alright.
    Well done on the vid.

    Tami McCall says:

    Now THIS I’d like to see! (Along with about a million other things in your part of the world.) Well done, Londolozi! Happy Valentines Day!

    Mandie labella says:

    What fun that was to watch

    Jessica says:

    I may have made a msitake in my career choice in not becoming a game ranger but at least I am not going to make a mistake of where to be next year on february 14!
    thank you – and well done.
    wonderfully refreshing in a world of saccharine and suspicion.

    Rich says:

    Jessica, that is great to hear. It is of course never to late to become a game ranger. Look forward to seeing you this time next year, if not sooner! xoxo

    Lyn says:

    However, over the years, this custom has consistently failed to infiltrate the Londolozi ranging team and as such the lead up to Valentines Day is very different here in the African Wilderness.
    That comment with the video made me laugh so much, that I got the entire office linked to the site to watch the rugby like attacks on other rangers and then the lovely green dress gets a heavy shove, was just the best ending. Excellent Londolozi!!!!!!!!!!!

    Rich says:

    Lyn, I am so pleased you got such a laugh out of it, thanks for sharing with the entire office. Hope they enjoyed it as much as you did. Have a wonderful day filled with much love, roses and possibly a few rangers thrown in there…. xoxo

    Peter Pyburn says:

    Great Rich! Challenging David Puttnam, Daryl Roodt and the Joubert’s!
    Just stay at Londo’s!

    Debbie Patching-Bozza says:

    This is hysterical guys, you must have had such fun making it!!!!! Enjoy you Valentines Day !!!

    Nix Illes says:

    This sort of thing just isn’t good for a girls blood pressure on a Monday morning….he he!

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