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Amy Attenborough

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Amy worked at Londolozi from 2014 to 2017, guiding full time before moving into the media department, where her photographic and story-telling skills shone through. Her deep love of all things wild and her spiritual connection to Africa set her writing and guiding ...

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on An Unexpected Lesson About Rest From Africa’s Most Energetic Hunter

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Kevin Savage
Explorer

Superb blog and excellent advice! I will be checking out the podcast asap. 😬

Amy Attenborough
Media Team

Thanks Kevin. Ya the podcast is really worth it! Have you listened to any of the Sounds True Podcasts before? Many thanks, Amy

Amy – as soon as I saw dogs I knew this would be your blog post! I have such wonderful memories of chasing wild dogs with you. So good to see a healthy successful pack.

Amy Attenborough
Media Team

Haha, Caroline, you know me too well! When we going to see you back here for another dose of the dogs?

Werner and I need to start planning my next trip to Africa for next March. So far I have plane tickets and that’s all. I’ll let you know if I can get to Londolozi for a visit. Would love to see you and you know I always love to see the leopards.

Amy Attenborough
Media Team

Amazing Caroline! Keep us posted!

Lucie Easley
Senior Digital Ranger

Starting with the dawn image these pictures, along with the lesson on the importance of rest conveyed via the wild dogs, has helped me set the slower more restorative pace for my day. Such beauty in Londolozi.

Amy Attenborough
Media Team

That’s so good to hear Lucie! We all need these little reminders every now and again. Hope today is another slower and more restorative one. Fin Lawlor has a beautiful Week in Pictures coming out later today, which has lots more beautiful photos from the goings on here this past week. Enjoy!

Gawie Jordaan
Senior Digital Ranger

How immensely true Amy! Truly a matter as well as trying to have a balance between work or busyness and rest.

This is a wonderful blog, thank you! I usually get a chance to read these blogs 1/3 into my work day, when I feel the stress approaching. They always give me a since of calm and rest, allowing me to approach the balance of my work day feeling recharged. Always so informative and such beauty in all of the pictures.

Amy Attenborough
Media Team

Makes me so happy to hear Nickolette. Thank goodness for technology that allows us to tap into the wilderness from wherever we might be in the world! Wishing you a happy start to the weekend…

Denise Vouri
Master Tracker

Your prose suggests that animals are smarter than humans by listening to their bodies and knowing what is expected later – a fact that I totally believe. I was fortunate enough in February to witness wild dogs in Singita and in the Tau Pan , Botswana actively engaged in hunting and the former lucky enough to bring down a wart hog. The Botswana group tried to catch an impala but weren’t clever enough to make the kill. It was just too fast. At that point they regrouped and found a spot to relax. I love your stories.

Amy Attenborough
Media Team

So glad that you’ve been lucky enough to see this in real life Denise, it really is such a privilege. Didn’t you find their team work remarkable?

Geri Potter
Explorer

I agree, the world around us does not allow for much peace, we need to make our own. I would also say, most people do not ‘hunt’ for the greater good of the whole, but rather for their own prosperity, therefore, finding ‘peace’ is more individual. Figuring out where your own peace of mind begins is a true test, quest and worth the journey. Londolozi is a great place to start.

A B
Explorer

I’ve never been to Londolozi Game Reserve yet but reading these blogs make me yearn to be among the wild and learn their habits : )

Amy Attenborough
Media Team

We hope you can get here AV. It really is amazing what there is to learn from these wild animals and Nature in general!

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