After a two and a half week break from the bush it is wonderful to be back at Londolozi. Walking straight back into a loving ‘extended family’ is heart-warming and makes the lengthy travel process fade into oblivion. To see the many smiley faces gives me an idea of the feeling of welcoming that guests must feel when they too arrive here at Londolozi.
I have just finished unpacking from the most sensational road-trip through the United States of America. Wow, what a beautiful country full of so many incredible vistas and landscapes combined with fascinating people.
I have completed wading through the plethora of photos that I took in an attempt to capture just some of the beauty and variation. I thought I would put up a couple just to show you how spectacular this planet really is and how lucky we are to call earth our home. What was intriguing for me was to see just how different this environment is from that at Londolozi.
If you are American, or have travelled to this wonderful country, you may know some of the spots where these pictures were taken. For a bit of fun I have decided to not say where the photos were taken and let you try guess the location. Some are much easier than others. I will reveal the answers in a few days…have fun and put your answers in the comments below!
I hope you enjoyed some of the pictures. I can’t wait to get back on the road here and into the bush. I had an absolute blast in the States, but I certainly have not lost the bite that pulls me back to Africa. It is exceptionally hard to explain what the bite is, but it is contagious. I love it! I can’t wait to see the animals again and get back into the swing of things. With the beautiful season of Autumn currently at play, I have craved to get my head back into the natural cycles of the bushveld. I look forward to another six weeks of magic as our Winter Calendar shortly begins, and to sharing this magic with you.
And to think I do this as a job!
It is in Africa that my soul truly feels at home
Written and photographed by Adam Bannister
Special thanks to Erin Puckett