Have you ever thought what would happen if you said yes to the promise of adventure? The Londolozi family are people who have chosen to live life differently. They have answered a call to nature. A call to the wild and an adventurous life and by doing this they are mapping the landscape of the unknown to show others the way. They are storytellers of the wilderness. Constantly following the tracks into an ever-unfolding mystery.
Out here we track more than animals,
we also track a feeling.
It was July 2009 and there was exactly one comment pending on the Londolozi Blog. We had just published our first ever post and for the most part it disappeared into the ether of the internet. It was however, that single comment which demonstrated to us that there are people around the world united by their love and respect of the natural world. To that end, it important to tell our stories from Londolozi Game Reserve.
Just over eight years later, those original words written by Dave Varty remain as true:
Londolozi is located in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and is surrounded by 6 million acres of wild land. It is a place where nature’s intelligent processes unfold daily, substantially unimpeded. The Londolozi camps, vehicles and general business model unashamedly draws on modern technology in delivering a convenient and comfortable guest experience. The safari industry has done itself proud in bringing Africa to the discerning travelers, successfully raising “Safari” as a priority travel experience. The safari industry has truly matured and competes with anything the world has to offer.
Perhaps the more difficult challenge now facing us is the ability to deliver in this modern and fast moving world, the profound and diminishing ingredients of ancient wisdom. Much of this wisdom has been trampled or lost as the industrial world has advanced to a point beyond the limits of growth and extraction of finite resources.
At Londolozi we regard ourselves as lucky and privileged to still be exposed to the last vestiges of this ancient wisdom, handed down by generations and the fore fathers of many of our trackers and rangers who are descendents of these hunter gatherers who gently harvested nature and had within their DNA a profound wisdom.
The descendants of these great naturalists still work at Londolozi today and this ancient wisdom remains deeply rooted in many of the Londolozi trackers and rangers psyche. Indeed we estimate that no less than 350 years of combined wisdom reside within this unique gathering of very special individuals who make up the Londolozi ranging and tracking reams who guide guests daily across the Londolozi reserve.
Increasingly at Londolozi we are seeking ways to preserve and unlock this wisdom for posterity. We hope to communicate it to our guests and if possible, a wider audience in the belief that we all have an essential need to learn from these ancient cultures as we now understand that their way was sustainable and ours is not.
Storytelling and the sharing of Africa’s great wisdom has always been at the core of what the Londolozi Blog stands for. Woven into this is a deep understanding of this land, her animals and the ancient Shangaan way.
This knowledge and wisdom means we are artists of experience when it comes to safari. But it also means we are people who ask the question, what does it mean to Live Guided?
Over the years our storytelling has developed into epic, ongoing narratives about:
- Lion Prides
- The Leopards of Londolozi
- Wildlife Photography
- African Cuisine
- South African Wine
- Life at Londolozi
Our latest addition to this online ecosystem
is the Londolozi Live platform.
Get Started – Quick Sign Up/In
The easiest way to get signed up for a Londolozi Live profile is to login in using Facebook or one of your social media accounts. Alternatively we encourage you to click in the top right hand corner of the site to:
- Click on Sign In/Register in the top right hand corner
- Register below the sign in button
- Create your profile
Build and share your collection of badges, leopard cards and stories from your experience at Londolozi. If you are more a secretive animal you can also keep your profile private.
Earn Points and Badges
Earn prowess and rank up as you interact with Londolozi Live and earn a spot of the monthly & overall points leaderboard. Points are awarded for each of your interactions with Londolozi Live, and for earning new badges and titles.
Badges are awarded for achieving various things and come with a bunch of points in tow. To see all the badges on offer and find out how to grab them, visit the Badge Showcase or click on any badge which you happen to find…
Chat with other Londolozi Live Explorers and with your favorite Contributors from the Londolozi team about their photos and stories from the wild. If you develop an interesting conversation with other readers and contributors, you will receive points for every response to a comment thread.
The Home of the Leopard
Tell us which of the Leopards of Londolozi you’ve encountered during your visit. Their card will move to your profile page collection.
The Mashaba female is currently Londolozi’s best known leopard. Her relaxed nature means she is comfortable around the camps and vehicles.
An enigmatic female not often encountered, this leopard lives to the north of the Sand River.
The Tamboti female inhabits the south-eastern sections of Londolozi, having a large part of her territory along the Maxabene Riverbed.
Another leopard who originated in the Kruger National Park, he has established a large territory in the south eastern areas of Londolozi.
Register for your own profile to join this enduring family
united by our love of the natural world and connection
with a wilderness greater than ourselves.