Adam Bannister is passionate about the African bushveld. Having worked as a Londolozi guide for just under three years, Ad is even more enthusiastic about the bush than when he first arrived. An in depth understanding of lion dynamics at Londolozi, stunning photography and of course his naturalist abilities, make Adam a valued member of both the ranging and blog team at Londolozi.
Adam’s love affair with Londolozi began at the ago of 5 when he played a lead role in the hit Disney children’s series “Bush School” with John Varty. Child stardom, however, was not for him as Ad focused on his naturalist passions and the outdoors. After working and traveling extensively throughout North and South America as well as volunteering in the Amazon Jungle in Ecuador, Adam completed his Conservation Ecology (Hons) at the University of Stellenbosch.
Starting at Londolozi in 2009, Adam quickly put into practice his knowledge and experience. Thriving in the bushveld both in the vehicle, on foot and behind the lens, Ad’s guiding ability is not limited to just the naturalist side of things. As one of the rangers on the African STAR Retreat, he brings an esoteric and thought provoking element to his game drive experiences. Working closely with his tracker, Solly Mhlongo, the pair have developed a unique safari experience for guests at Londolozi.
Adams most memorable sightings include Wild Dogs chasing Honey Badgers, the Nyaleti female hunting a newborn impala, the Tsalala Pride crossing the Sand River, and of the course the demise of a king.
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So lovely to see the face behind the blog. Adam sounds like an amazing guide and asset to the Londolozi family.
Have been very impressed with your incredible pictures of the Majingilane coalition and coverage of the dynamics amongst the male lions in the area in general with your ‘Lion Warfare’ thread. We were present in Londolozi to witness the youngest South Pride member fatally attacked this past June and truly came to realize the perils and hardships of life as a male lion. Keep up the great work as your passion is clear in your writing and photography! Charlie
All of us in the “Klauber Clan” want you to know that you helped make our August Londolozi experience unforgettable. You are a special breed. We will see you again!
Michael, Terri, Max and Mikayla Klauber
I am so happy this was written about you. You deserve it!!! You are awesome! As we bragged about how wonderful you are and how wonderful you made our Londolozi experience in the last blog, we are just as happy to hear others brag about you 🙂 You are one to be recognized, you give it your heart and your soul and it shows! Forever thankful, can’t wait to get back to Londolozi…
Rich, thank you!
…We feel the same and Solomon too…. still Living The Dream – our African Adventure and we have only been back two weeks…