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James Tyrrell

Photographic Guide/Media Team

James had hardly touched a camera when he came to Londolozi, but his writing skills that complemented his Honours degree in Zoology meant that he was quickly snapped up by the Londolozi blog team. An environment rich in photographers helped him develop the ...

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on Sunday Stories: Bogged Down

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marinda drake
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Love the Sunday stories James. Never a dull moment in the bush.

Ian Hall
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There are worse things than getting hopelessly stuck in the mud whilst two leopards duke it out.
The Londolozi vehicles are the best I have ever seen and you know that if five Londolozi Land Rovers get stuck seven Land Cruisers will get stuck else and there will be no tractors to get you out.
You don’t realise the role of vehicle maintenance until the starter motor fails on the Nissan whilst surrounded by a Pride Of Lions…

Michelle
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James, I know, for sure, that any guest who has had the pleasure of sitting in a Land Rover with you (and Mike) will agree with what I am about to say. There is never disappointment, only pure gratitude. The level of caring and energy that you put into each drive is apparent. There is no amount of mud that can bog down your very obvious wish for guests to have the best sightings. There is no measure of rainfall that can prevent a guest from feeling your love for the land, animals, and your passion to share it with us. Ironically, the moments in-between sightings are some of my most precious memories. We have been stuck (although briefly) with you and we have missed a sighting due to things beyond your control, but there was never a sense of loss. You made every second count and gave it a thousand percent. Thank you, James, for giving us the gift of a lifetime. When we remember Londolozi, we reflect, not only on the splendor of the property, animals, and the magnificence of South Africa, but on the people, like you, who made it a priceless experience. With immense gratitude,
Michelle, Marc and Melissa Cohen Dec 2013-Jan 2014

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Hi Michelle,

Thanks very much for your kind words!
Are you planning a return visit any time soon?

Jill Grady
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Well James, we have all blamed ourselves for things that happen at times, that we often have no control over….life happens. They were still the luckiest people to just be there at Londolozi. I would gladly be stuck in the mud there any day…Leopard sighting or not!!

Merle
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I still hope some day when we return to Londolozi you will be our ranger!

Irene Nathanson
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Luck of the the drive. So sorry. I can tell you still feel bad :(.
Well we had great drives together 😉

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Thanks for the comments everyone. Never a dull moment out in the bush!
Let’s hope the rains are plentiful this year but not in such deluges as 2012!

John Wilson
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Hi James that must have been worth more than the Pink pouch.

Wendy Hawkins
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Well I hope for all your/our sakes that we have rain in the next couple of months, if not, global warming is going to test us!
I would have no problem being stuck in the mud with nothing but birds & the bush to watch! James you have an “office” all of us envy! Enjoy 🙂

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