Have you ever thought what would happen if you said yes to the promise of adventure?  The Londolozi family are people who have chosen to live life differently. They have answered a call to nature. A call to the wild and an adventurous life and by doing this they are mapping the landscape of the unknown to show others the way. They are storytellers of the wilderness. Constantly following the tracks into an ever-unfolding mystery.

Out here we track more than animals,

we also track a feeling.

 

It was July 2009 and there was exactly one comment pending on the Londolozi Blog.  We had just published our first ever post and for the most part it disappeared into the ether of the internet.  It was however, that single comment which demonstrated to us that there are people around the world united by their love and respect of the natural world.  To that end, it important to tell our stories from Londolozi Game Reserve.

Just over eight years later, those original words written by Dave Varty remain as true:

Londolozi is located in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and is surrounded by 6 million acres of wild land. It is a place where nature’s intelligent processes unfold daily, substantially unimpeded. The Londolozi camps, vehicles and general business model unashamedly draws on modern technology in delivering a convenient and comfortable guest experience. The safari industry has done itself proud in bringing Africa to the discerning travelers, successfully raising “Safari” as a priority travel experience.  The safari industry has truly matured and competes with anything the world has to offer.

Londolozi Game Reserve Tracker

Perhaps the more difficult challenge now facing us is the ability to deliver in this modern and fast moving world, the profound and diminishing ingredients of ancient wisdom. Much of this wisdom has been trampled or lost as the industrial world has advanced to a point beyond the limits of growth and extraction of finite resources.

At Londolozi we regard ourselves as lucky and privileged to still be exposed to the last vestiges of this ancient wisdom, handed down by generations and the fore fathers of many of our trackers and rangers who are descendents of these hunter gatherers who gently harvested nature and had within their DNA a profound wisdom.

Londolozi Game Reserve Elephant Tracking
The descendants of these great naturalists still work at Londolozi today and this ancient wisdom remains deeply rooted in many of the Londolozi trackers and rangers psyche. Indeed we estimate that no less than 350 years of combined wisdom reside within this unique gathering of very special individuals who make up the Londolozi ranging and tracking reams who guide guests daily across the Londolozi reserve.

Londolozi Game Reserve Safari

Increasingly at Londolozi we are seeking ways to preserve and unlock this wisdom for posterity. We hope to communicate it to our guests and if possible, a wider audience in the belief that we all have an essential need to learn from these ancient cultures as we now understand that their way was sustainable and ours is not.

Storytelling and the sharing of Africa’s great wisdom has always been at the core of what the Londolozi Blog stands for. Woven into this is a deep understanding of this land, her animals and the ancient Shangaan way.

This knowledge and wisdom means we are artists of experience when it comes to safari. But it also means we are people who ask the question, what does it mean to Live Guided?

Over the years our storytelling has developed into epic, ongoing narratives about:

Our latest addition to this online ecosystem

is the Londolozi Live platform.

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Get Started – Quick Sign Up/In

The easiest way to get signed up for a Londolozi Live profile is to login in using Facebook or one of your social media accounts.  Alternatively we encourage you to click in the top right hand corner of the site to:

  • Click on Sign In/Register in the top right hand corner
  • Register below the sign in button
  • Create your profile

Your Profile

Build and share your collection of badges, leopard cards and stories from your experience at Londolozi.  If you are more a secretive animal you can also keep your profile private.

Londolozi Live Profile

Earn Points and Badges

Earn prowess and rank up as you interact with Londolozi Live and earn a spot of the monthly & overall points leaderboard.  Points are awarded for each of your interactions with Londolozi Live, and for earning new badges and titles.

Londolozi-Live-Prowess-Points

Badges are awarded for achieving various things and come with a bunch of points in tow.  To see all the badges on offer and find out how to grab them, visit the Badge Showcase or click on any badge which you happen to find…

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Discuss Stories

Chat with other Londolozi Live Explorers and with your favorite Contributors from the Londolozi team about their photos and stories from the wild.  If you develop an interesting conversation with other readers and contributors, you will receive points for every response to a comment thread.

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The Home of the Leopard

Tell us which of the Leopards of Londolozi you’ve encountered during your visit.  Their card will move to your profile page collection.

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Mashaba 3:3 Female
2008 - present

The Mashaba female is currently Londolozi’s best known leopard. Her relaxed nature means she is comfortable around the camps and vehicles.

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Mashaba 3:3 Female

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39 stories
Territory
maps
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2 known
Litters
3 known
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An enigmatic female not often encountered, this leopard lives to the north of the Sand River.

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Tutlwa 4:3 Female

Lineage
Sunsetbend
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markings
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18 stories
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2 known
Litters
7 known
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Tamboti 4:3 Female
2007 - present

The Tamboti female inhabits the south-eastern sections of Londolozi, having a large part of her territory along the Maxabene Riverbed.

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Tamboti 4:3 Female

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Sunsetbend
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33 stories
Territory
maps
Parents
1 known
Litters
3 known
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known
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Inyathini 3:3 Male
2008 - present

Another leopard who originated in the Kruger National Park, he has established a large territory in the south eastern areas of Londolozi.

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Inyathini 3:3 Male

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Unknown
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20 stories
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0 known
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1 known
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Register for your own profile to join this enduring family

united by our love of the natural world and connection

with a wilderness greater than ourselves.

 

Londolozi Game Reserve, Elephants

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Involved Leopards

Mashaba 3:3 Female

Mashaba 3:3 Female

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Tutlwa 4:3 Female

Tutlwa 4:3 Female

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Tamboti 4:3 Female

Tamboti 4:3 Female

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About the Author

Rich Laburn

Head of Digital

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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on Register to Londolozi Live – Your Daily Connection to the Wilderness

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Michael & Terri Klauber

Rich, We are thrilled with the new interactive abilities with the Londolozi Blog! Terri and I couldn’t imagine our days without the daily break and connection to our favorite place on earth! We love all the diverse stories, photos, and of course hearing from all of you there is wonderful. Thanks for all your hard work and please send our best to the team! Keep ’em coming!
Safari dreams, Michael and Terri Klauber

Rich Laburn

Michael, congratulations on being the top ranked Londolozi Live member, its unbelievable to see how many points you have racked up already! However it is certainly a testament to your and Terri’s connection to this place. We will continue to keep the stories coming (be sure to check out the new Live Guided feature video later today) and I will pass on your best to the team. Warmest, Rich & the Londolozi Live team.

Judith Guffey

Counting days. Founders… here I come.

Rich Laburn

Looking forward to having you Judy. How many days until you get back to Londolozi?

Judith Guffey

3 months …. 2 days. Yea! Arrive December 5.

Amanda Ritchie

I’m so excited about this new platform, and I can’t wait to earn more badges and jump up the leaderboard!

Joanne Wadsworth

Rich I can’t begin to tell you how impressed I am with your video ‘Live Guided’ on the blog. It is excellent in every way…the choice narrative coupled with the rich-toned voice… along with images that back-up and entrance the viewer. Good work!

Rich Laburn

Thanks Joanne, im so pleased to hear that you like it 🙂 Stay tuned for more videos still to be featured on the blog. Rich

Joanne Wadsworth

Londolozi IS a forever unfolding story and the photo’s and daily stories are educational and intriguing.

Callum Evans

Londolozi Live is absolutely incredible! I am overwhelmed by the incredible blogs that are posted every day, and L Live has made me feel a bit more connected to Londolozi and everything that is happening there, ranging from the arrival of the rains to the leopard saga and the Tsalala Pride ‘reunion’. I really really hope that I get to come to Londolozi someday somehow (no idea how at the moment, working on that)!

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