An airport is a gateway. Through its faces, its languages, and its energy, travellers are offered the “amazon preview” to the picture that lies in wait across the threshold. There is an element of security though. You’re off the plane and into the safety of a place that (usually) has information centres, police stations, car rental companies and maps.
A bush airstrip – on the other hand – is a little less predictable. You’re stepping straight off of a plane and into the wild. That’s the reality. Touchdown. Put on the shades. Sling your bag over your back and see what’s waiting.
Anything could happen.
Here are nine of our best photos from the Londolozi “bush” airstrip.
1. Border Control
2. Control Tower
3. Captain and First Officer
4. Jet Stream Ready
5. Unaccompanied Minor
6. Holding Pattern
7. Wheels Up
8. Import Duty
9. Night Duty Manager
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Stories from Guests:
Jan-Erik Rottinghuis writes:
“In 2008 I visited Londolozi and had a wonderful four days.
One morning we drove over the airstrip and found hyenas playing with the blocks of the planes that were parked there and chewing the rubber…
After a while they walked over to our jeep to check us out and see if we were more edible than this rubbery stuff!
I was glad to have Bennett and Alfie sitting calmly next to us showing absolutely no fear.”