“Here I am, where I belong” – Brian Jackman
These words by Brian Jackman sum up how I feel about joining the team at Londolozi. I had heard about Londolozi and its excellent reputation for training wildlife guides and had always hoped to join the programme. Once I’d started training, and had begun the exciting and challenging course, I knew I’d found the right place to continue and advance my career as a ranger. Still currently in the training process I am gaining an ongoing hunger for knowledge, and a deeper understanding of the Londolozi family story.
Londolozi has a rich family history dating back to 1926 when the first pioneers traversed these lands and set up the family farm known as Sparta. Part of the ethos of what Londolozi stands for today is to strive to instil an appreciation for the wilderness and to encourage personal growth – I can already feel that this is rubbing off on me!
With a great love of film and photography I have kept my camera close by. The below video is a compilation of some of the highlights from my first eight weeks at Londolozi – I hope you will enjoy.
Filmed and written by Cameron Engelbrecht, Londolozi Trainee Ranger