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Marinda Drake
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Great sightings Sean. Awesome images of the spotted cuckoo and black coucal.

Sean Parker
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Thank you Marinda. I was astounded at the number of “special” birds we saw during this visit. As we crossed the Skukuza Low Water Bridge on our way to our Pick Up for Londolozi we managed Osprey and African Finfoot.

Kate Collins
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Great Post Sean, thank you for sharing the Londolozi’ effect’ with us! I hope to meet you on your next visit.

Sean Parker
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Thank you Kate and you are most welcome! We are counting the days to our next stay!

Evette Hartig
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Beautifully said, Sean, a feeling many of us have experienced. This will be my 4th consecutive year returning to Londolozi, it becomes a part of ones soul.

Sean Parker
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Wow Evette and I am sure each time gets better! When you know what you love – you know what you love!

Jill Grady
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Beautiful images Sean, thanks for sharing! I understand the “Londolozi effect” completely and experienced all those emotions while at Londolozi. I can’t wait until I am able to return again.

Sean Parker
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Thank you and you are most welcome Jill, it was an honour and privilege. I wish I could put the words to paper that do it justice… One simply has to experience it!

Wendy Hawkins
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Thanks Sean! Nice to see the rare birds too, but your pics are beautiful

Sean Parker
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You are welcome and thank you Wendy. The birds were an unexpected and complete delight – an absolute birding hot spot!

Rich Laburn
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What a wonderful blog Sean, thank you so much for sharing your words and pictures. I cant believe you got to see black coucal and a greater spotted cuckoo. What camera and lens were you using as your pictures are fantastic.

Sean Parker
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Thank you Rich and I can honestly say that I was not expecting to see these birds. I have the Nikon D610 and used my Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 as well as my Nikkor 80-400 f/4.5-5.6. I cannot tell you how happy I am with the results. Simon played a huge role by assisting me with the settings.

Rich Laburn
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Thats good to hear, its very worthwhile having a photographic guide assisting with advice and positioning of the vehicle. Those Nikkor lenses are both fantastic and I can see the quality and crispness of the images. Look forward to having you back with us and seeing more of your work.

Sean Parker
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I bought the 70-200 at the end of last especially for our Sabi Sands trips and got to use it during our visit to Rattrays on MalaMala in November 2014. To be honest, whilst the quality is superb, the 80-400 has been my go to lens. I feel the results are the same if not better and used it almost exclusivley now at Londolozi.

Amanda Ritchie
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What a great post, Sean. It gave me goosebumps. Looking forward to meeting you in January next year!

Sean Parker
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Thank you Amanda! We cannot wait for our visit in January. Rich and I have been discussing a surprise quick stop before then – it will be a last minute decision so hoping you have space – inshallah!

Kim Sams
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You nailed it!! My daughter and I visited Londolozi in May and can not wait to return!!! It is truly a magical place!!

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