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Dave Varty


Dave's story is too full and rich to tell in a brief blog bio. Suffice it to say that it is due to his passion, hard work and lifelong dedication to conservation that Londolozi is what it is today. One of the co-founders ...

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on Jaguars, Macaws and the Pantanal

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Very informative video. Thanks, and congratulations to all.

Geri Potter

Gorgeous animals! Are they identified by the spots on their face like the leopards?
Look forward to hearing more about them and their efforts! Best wishes and continued success to them!

Andrew Smith

We visited the Pantanal (and Southern Amazon) last year and found it a very exciting experience. We also missed out on seeing jaguar in the Southern Pantanal, but were more fortunate on four out of five river trips from Porto Jofre. Apart from the hugely spectacular birdlife, there is a whole range of unfamiliar animals including anteaters (giant and southern), armadillo, giant river otter, ocelot etc. We had already thought that this holiday would have great appeal for many, like us, who are regular African safari addicts, and were interested to hear that Dave Varty came to a similar conclusion.

Thais Racy

I hope you enjoyed the Pantanal and Caiman as I enjoyed Sabi Sands and Londolozi. That’s the best of both worlds. The jaguars are as special as the leopards, and we can only learn from your successful experience in habituating those animal.

Jen & Simon - INDRI Ultimate Mammal Voyages

The Leopards of Londolozi have been a massive inspiration for the project. Thanks Dave and Shan for your unwavering support. Lets get you back soon to see Chuva and the big tom!

Fernanda Melo

Dear Dave and Shan,
It was a great pleasure having you visiting us in the Pantanal, and it is great that you have enjoyed. Hope you come back to see Chuva and Trovão! Best Regards from the Pantanal!

Sepp Disch

The Pantanal has always been on my wishlist to visit and this just makes me keener! Hope to get there sooner rather than later. How fantastic it would be to sit and watch a jaguar in the wild!

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