Everyone has one great love in their life, be it a spouse, a place, or simply the one that got away…

The wonderful intoxication you feel towards that love can quite simply take your breath away. You get tongue-tied, weak at the knees and your heart starts to flutter at the mere mention of their name.

Those who are or have been in love will know exactly what we are talking about, and for those who have yet to experience the overwhelming euphoria of that incredible emotional cocktail… trust us, it’s worth the wait!

Now, rangers clad in khaki are not renowned for being the emotional type. Sure, they love what they do, but truth be told the general public would put them as far more comfortable changing a Land Rover tyre or standing down a charging elephant than opening up emotionally.

Yet when we interviewed the Londolozi guides in the build-up to this Valentine’s day, about the greatest love they had ever had, they were surprisingly forthcoming in their responses. A few got choked up, some tears flowed, but it was incredible to witness the common ground and depth of emotion that these rugged men shared.

We’ll let the video tell you the rest of the story.

Enjoy learning about The Greatest Love Affair of All… (make sure you watch until the end!)


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James Tyrrell

Photographic Guide/Media Team

James had hardly touched a camera when he came to Londolozi, but his writing skills were well developed, and he was quickly snapped up by the Londolozi blog team as a result. An environment rich in photographers helped him develop the photographic skills ...

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Marinda Drake

Stunning! Amazing! Awesome! James you and the team realy created an amazing video! It touch my Aftican heart.

Pulse Africa Reception

this is so amazing, 100% in agreement, does make one emotional……AFRICA

Dave Mills

Time after time: classic photos, ingenious editing, clever story lines. How do you do it? And, just so you remember, we are all Africa, despite the kilometers that might separate us. We are all Africa.

Gemma Kemps

I cant agree more!!! I absolutely love AFRICA! Thats why I wait to become a guide. The first time I visited Africa and stepped on the soil I was home. I have never ever had a feeling like it. My love affair for her has never wavered. My dream will be coming true this November. However Londolozi if you have any availability for an intern I would take you up on it. No I really mean it…..

Lucie Easley

Well done, guys. Even if it was hard to get you serious on camera. I certainly felt the greatest love and gratitude when I visited Africa.

Mary Beth Wheeler

Brought a tear to my eye – then left me laughing at the bloopers! Fun video! Thanks!

Jill Larone

Beautiful, stunning and emotional video!! Even us who were not born in Africa, but have been to Africa, understand this emotion and great love for Africa.

Callum Evans

Personally I’d rather take my chances with a 2.5 metre black mamba,a buffalo bull in a reed bed, an elephant in mutsh or those lions I had in my camp at Mabuasehube than face the girl I have a crush on at the moment!

Callum Evans

That video was brilliant! Africa really is the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen, it’s where my heart is and I could never ever leave her! I’m suddenly dreading Valentines Day a little less now.

Jeff Rodgers

Another great video . . . particularly the outtakes.

Kimberly Salzer

Beautiful! And, the music too – who is it?

Susan Strauss

O period M period G period!!!!I wasn’t sure how you would top Jenny and the Ostriches…Brilliant

Samantha Hamilton

Well done James- and all the others! Speaks to my heart- found myself grinning like a Cheshire cat at my desk! Took me back home! Happy valentines day you big softies!

Al Kaiser

Excellent. Great way to start my morning!,

Iren Juppa

Have the remains of the old Tailles lioness been found?

Malavika Gupta

Loved the video! Extremely artistically made. And, “She’s better than a unicorn because she’s real”! Haha!

Nicki Ryan

YES – I totally agree! Africa……I love it too. I want to come back so much. Loved the clips at the end – so funny…..

Denise Vouri

What a wonderful video James!! The images are the essence of Africa, enticing those of us who don’t have the luxury of living there, to return once again and experience the love offered by your beautiful country.

Zoey Halla

Beautiful!! Love it, and the music. Can you tell me the title of the song? I have been trying to find it. It is so touching.

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