Come for the Leopards stay for the Lions and all the other amazing wildlife and people you will meet during your stay at Londolozi. This was my second visit of what I am hoping to be a yearly tradition. It is not just the leopards but the tracking and the hunt to find them. I was teamed up again with tracker Solly Mhlongo and ranger Adam Bannister. The excitement builds as we get on the jeep in the morning never knowing just what we will see but i can tell you it is more than you would ever expect.
My first trip I stayed at Varty camp – I saw seven leopards in seven days- this trip I stayed at Founders camp for four days and guess how many leopards I saw ? Yes, you guessed it four -I saw four leopards. I would say that is a pretty good record.
Adam saved the best for last- afternoon tea overlooking the beautiful Sand River with elephants meandering through and a drive to another new area of this picturesque reserve teaming with wildlife. What was awaiting us on this afternoon – a large male lion resting, waiting to mate with a female lioness from the Tsalala pride.
The excitement is in the total experience-the ride of a lifetime every day twice a day.
All I can say is after four trips to Africa, five different countries, fifteen camps, forty nine days and ninety-eight drives-Londolozi remains top of the list. I know this because it the place where I take thousands of photos-I never put my camera down-ok maybe to have sundowner. So pack up your camera and your safari hat and come see it for yourself!