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Don Heyneke

Photographic Guide

Don defines the quintessential success story in guide development. Having limited experience in the bush or photography when starting at Londolozi, his years here have been a meteoric rise to prominence, and his understanding of the bush and wildlife around him as well ...

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Marinda Drake
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Awesome experience Don. Great photos. Amazing video

Sandy Johnson
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Great video. So many wonderful animals to see at Londolozi. I checked a honey badger off my list while I was there but he was on the move and soon disappeared.

Adri Pretorius
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Ag how sweet …… love that little face all covered with soil!
Very special!!

denise Jeffery
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Great fotos, captured the whole event making me feel I was there….superb skill

Marla Oppenheim
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Great pictures and video!! One of the animals still on my list to actually see. I missed the other, a pangolin, last September in Londolozi by one day. I guess I will need to return for a third visit!! :>)

Martha Myers
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These images and the video were an absolute joy to watch. I’ve only seen a honey badger from afar in the dark and on the move. So what a treat it was to see it close-up, in broad daylight, doing whatever it is that honey badgers do. Thank you!

Nina Golden
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What a special and incredibly rare sighting, how fantastic! Thank you so m7ch for sharing it, your photos and the vid☆☆☆☆☆

Jill Grady
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Great pictures and video Don and Sergey! I’ve never seen a Honey Badger before so thank you for sharing these great images.

Rich Laburn
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Incredible sighting and video Don, thanks so much for sharing the factual insights as well. I have seen honey badgers on a handful of occasions but almost all of these sightings were brief encounters as the honey badger fled from our vehicle. What a rare occurrence to have one this relaxed! What do you think the age of the one is? Great pics and video!

Kate Collins
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Great blog Don, love the photos and the video footage. It must have been incredible to have seen this from so close. I ticked off my first honey badger a few nights ago, it trotted past our vehicle as we approached camp, a great sighting as well.

Gerald Wilson
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What a great sighting. Rare. Like you said when you least expect it, something great comes along to experience.

Janice Rudenauer
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Don, it was long ago that I was fortunate enough to have you as our ranger (2012)– now you are a photographic guide — congratulations and makes perfect sense given your talent. I am obsessed with honey badgers and would love to see one, and seeing your footage and shots is the next best thing. Great PBS special: Honey Badgers, Masters of Mayhem, is currently running. It is a fascinating look into their oversized brains and what they are capable of. Highly recommend and you can stream the full episode online. I hope to be back to Londolozi one day, if I am so fortunate.

Janie Hansen
Explorer

Oh My Goodness! Thank you, Don, for that one minute slice of safari heaven.

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