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Amanda Ritchie

Marketing Manager

Amanda joined the Londolozi team early in 2015 & immediately took the Londolozi Studio to an exciting new level. Her unflappable work ethic & perfectionism are exemplary, & under her guidance the Studio has become one of the busiest areas on Londolozi. The ...

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on The First Summer Rains at Londolozi

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Ronnie
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So happy to see that real rain has arrived. Lovely narrative and joyful video.

Bronwyn Laburn
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Amazing stuff!!!!

Joanne von Zeuner
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I read this blog with tears running doen my cheecks. We just returned from Londolozi 2 weeks ago. We were truly saddened by the drought in the Sabi Sand area. Wow. Just speechless and thankful. Enjoy and dance in the rain for me 🙏🏼🙏🏼 Thanks for sharing the happiness

Amanda Ritchie
Marketing Manager

Thank you, Joanne. I really believe in what I wrote in my blog- a little patience and faith goes a long way. Nature has it’s reasons and if we just ‘hang-tight’, the plan is revealed. Never the less, we are extremely happy for the rain (in fact, it rained again this morning and so we are squelching around again!)

Dina,Guido
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I’m looking through our window at the rain that didn’t stop all day and I can’say I’m happy!
But we feel happy for you and for wildlife :just a different look at rain that can bring joy or irritation …

Amanda Ritchie
Marketing Manager

Thank you so much for your comment 🙂

Jacqueline
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AT LAST !!!! I have been scrutinizing the weather forecast for the Skukuza areafor weeks and even months now, hoping for a quick relief of the fauna. I wish the stress on animals will soon diminish and I wish I could contemplate their joy. Best wishes to all of you from a rainy Paris!

Amanda Ritchie
Marketing Manager

Thank you for your good wishes, and for keeping an eye on us, Jacqueline!

Lea
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Thank the Good Lord for your amazing rainfall. I have tears of joy and a happy heart for all of you. Have been praying along with you all for this. Bring on some green grass and full dams for our wildlife family. Great article and thank you Amanda for sharing the joy and pictures with us. Have a great day all of you.

Amanda Ritchie
Marketing Manager

Thank you so much for your wishes Lea!

Tim Musumba
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It is good that the rains are now back and the weakened herbivores can now have enough pasture and energy to survive more so the Buffalo’s!Lastly what did you mean by saying While I’m not writing home, I’m writing from home with a happy report of the first summer rains at Londolozi?

Amanda Ritchie
Marketing Manager

Thanks for your comment Tim. What I meant by “writing from home” was just that I live and work at Londolozi, and this is my home. So I used a play on the term “nothing to write home about”… hope that makes sense! 🙂

Mary Beth Wheeler
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What happy news – and some of us Americans need some happy news this day!! Here’s to a wet and green bush!

Amanda Ritchie
Marketing Manager

Thanks Mary Beth… we are already seeing lots of new green shoots popping up around camp and the rest of the bush!

Amy Attenborough
Media Team

Yaaaaay for rain!! Beautiful Mands. Video made by Rot’s rain dance and Calasse’s super sexy puddle leaping Crocs!! 🙂

Amanda Ritchie
Marketing Manager

Thanks Ams 🙂

Susan Strauss
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I have tears in my eyes…Yay for the rain! And I agree that as an American this blog update could not have been any better timed today after yesterday’s events. It may be dire now, but the rains WILL come. Hang on!

Amanda Ritchie
Marketing Manager

Thank you so much Susan. We were all pretty excited as well!

Marg Guit
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Rejoicing along with you. First rains always lift the spirits!
Being there in mid-October, I appreciate how desperate the situation was. Let’s hope there is more to come.

Amanda Ritchie
Marketing Manager

Thank you for the comment, Marg. Hopefully you’ll see the difference that the rain has brought on the blog in future months! We actually woke up to early morning rain this morning, which is very exciting!

Jill Larone
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Great video Amanda, and I’m so happy the rain has come for you there!! I hope it continues until everything is lush and green, the Sand River flows and the animals are strengthened again, with plenty to eat! When that happens, please post a picture of the Elephants happily playing in the river again. 😊

Amanda Ritchie
Marketing Manager

Thank you Jill- I will be sure to get a picture of the Elephants in the river!

sandra harmon
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watched this video with joyful-thankful tears!

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