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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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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Amy I am going to miss your beautiful blogs that touched my heart. It was so lovely to have met you. I wish you luck with what lies ahead in your path.

Thank you Marinda! Have always appreciated your enthusiasm for our work. Keep well and wishing you and Des many more wilderness adventures!

Irene Henkes
Senior Digital Ranger

Oh Amy, this is a shock!! Hope you will be well and enjoying your time, wherever you are heading for…….

Kari Pearson
Explorer

What an amazing last article Amy – I have followed you for years and the Londolozi blog has been a part of my daily readings. I would love to follow my passion for the bush at Londolozi. Wishing you everything of the very best for your new adventure. Take care

Eve Eaton
Explorer

What a privilege spending time with you and getting to know you! You are amazing and I look forward to whatever new adventures await you.

Eve, what on earth am I going to do without Broadway in the Bush?!?! Such happy memories with you. You’re a legend!

Ann Seagle
Explorer

Amy, u have been a wonderful teacher. Thank u. Ann Seagle

Ann Seagle
Explorer

Amy, u have been a wonderful teacher.

Thank you Ann, that’s a beautiful compliment. Have so enjoyed engaging with you on the blog over the years. Much love

Teresa Flory
Explorer

I visited Londolozi in 2015 and for the year before I went and ever since, I have made reading the Londolozi blog part of my daily routine. I look forward to the day that I return to Londolozi. Amy, you write so eloquently with so much knowledge and insight and I will truly miss your work. I hope you will continue to use these gifts in your future endeavors and wish you all the best. Thank you for brightening my day and teaching me so much about wildlife and myself.

Thank you Teresa. What fabulous words to be taking with me on this new journey. I hope your return to Londolozi comes soon. All my best!

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

I am sure Londolozi will miss you too! Where are you headed next?

Thank you Darlene. The first part of the adventure starts in Cape Town but from there I am not sure yet. Will be continuing to track the joy… 🙂

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

All the best!

Alice Ross
Explorer

Amy I have followed your blogs since Trev & Erin worked alongside you. Am sorry but I don’t remember if you were at Erins bachelorette but want to wish you Gods blessings on you for wherever you are headed but I believe there’s not too much that can beat the wonderful camaraderie and friends made at Londo’s. We will miss you…..

It’s true Alice, they’re friends that last a lifetime! Thank you for the kind words. Love to you and Trev and Erie too!

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Thank you, Amy, for all your thoughts today and all your contributions to making Londolozi my ‘Aftican Home!’ Much luck in your new life adventures!

Ginger Brucker
Senior Digital Ranger

My heart skipped a beat when I read this. I have been so fortunate to attend two STAR’s and have been the grateful recipient of your knowledge, spirit, heart and thrilling game drives. Thank you for always giving so much of yourself and sharing your own journey. Love this beautiful tribute. I look forward to hearing what your next adventure is and hope our paths may cross again. Much Love.

Thank you Ginger. It has been so special getting to connect and adventure with you during those STARs. I hope that life is continuing to break your beautiful heart wide open:) Hoping our paths cross again too.. xxx

Mark Polis, M.D.
Explorer

Amy, your blogs have been one of my favorite and most welcomed happenings in my e-mail box. truly. Such great images, wonderful stories and a terrific sense from you of belonging to what you were ensconced in. Godspeed to you and best wishes in everything you do. You will be missed.

Thank you so much Jazz!

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

A perfect story Amy!!! So sorry to hear that you’re leaving Londolozi, am going to miss all your posts!!

Lucie Easley
Senior Digital Ranger

I am fairly new to reading about Londolozi. I have read your blogs with wonder and appreciation. You have introduced me to so many new interests and seeing Londolozi, and nature, through your eyes calms the soul and gives me hope for the future. I am sad that you are leaving as I will miss your words, but as you move into your future, I wish you the very best. You will always make any wild place home. Safe travels.

Thank you Lucie! Such kind and re-assuring words to set off on this new journey with. Straight to the heart. I hope the blog continues to bring you many gifts. All my best. xxx

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

Definetely one of my favourite posts! I can’t believe that the Nkoveni Female walked right past you while you were on the ground!! Had a brilliant leopard encounter barely three weeks ago in Mabuasehube when we found a leopard lying behind our showers 10 metres from us. He was completely unpeturbeb by our presence as we stood watching it! Still need a good leopard photo though!

How fabulous Callum. I know how much you were hoping for a special leopard encounter. That sounded magical!

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

It was so incredible (and we’d also seen lion and cheetah that same day too)! Plus I had an even more incredible sighting of my first ever wild dogs (a 30 strong pack) in Moremi!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Oh my, your final essay brought me to tears. Whilst I’ve never met you, through your words, I feel I know you. Your stories are inspiring, informative and fun to read. The decision to leave such a magical place could not have been easy, but whatever is in your future I hope gives you the same joy. Keep well and know you will be missed.

Thank you so much Denise, what a beautiful compliment. Your engagement and support on the blog has always been so appreciated! Wishing you everything of the best! xxx

Patricia Johnson
Explorer

Amy, my friend, thank you for all the gifts you have share we me, one of them is your love of connecting with people, animals, and nature. I know we will connect again somewhere even if just in memories. Thanks and lot of love in your next adventure!

Thank you so much Pat. I’m so grateful for all the special moments I got to share with you. You’re a beautiful soul! Keep writing 🙂 So much love to you. xx

Robert Shelton
Explorer

Amy, you are so spot on! We only spent 4 days at Londolozi in 2012 and it has called to us ever since. We have always felt connected to that spot because of people like you who, through your photographs and words, continually conveyed the richness of all that is Londolozi. This blog has always kept us enchanted and we will sorely miss your beautiful photographs and stories. Thank you. Thank you. Be well and God bless.

Thank you so much Robert! It’s so special to know that you have been reading and enjoying the blogs and that the wild is still making its way into your home from a distance. Wishing you continued enchantment…

Pam Chandor
Digital Ranger

Great farewell blog, Amy! Will miss you when we visit Londolozi in June. All the best to you!

Thank you Pam! I hope you have a magical stay!!

Jenn Anderson
Explorer

Amy…thank you so much for every word & picture that you’ve contributed to these blog posts! They inspired me, moved me, & always stoked the longing in my heart to one day actually EXPERIENCE, rather than just read about, the magic of Londolozi. I was hoping to be able to say “thank you” face to face, but I guess this will have to suffice 🙂 I wish you all the best, and I’m confident that everything you do will continue to add beauty and a passion for wildness to a world so desperately in need of them! <3

Thank you so much Jenn, that really is such a beautiful message. I too hope that you make it to Londolozi some day soon. To have got such a strong sense of it through the blog means that it is a place that would truly touch you should you visit in the flesh! Keep seeking the wildness 🙂

Andy Johnson
Explorer

Great post. Best of luck on your continuing adventure Amy. Robert Service…..nice!

Thank you Andy! So glad that I got to guide you again on your last trip. And yes, thank you for the wild inspiration 😉 Who knows, maybe see you States side on our next adventure!! Lots of love to you and Pat

Amy,
What a wonderful, smart, funny, and talented girl you are! I am so lucky to have spend a few visits getting to know you. Your contribution to Londolozi and of course this blog is immeasurable. I will miss you on the blog, and you when I next visit Londolozi, but I wish you all the best and know you will be successful in all you do. Good luck you wonderful human!

Thank you so much Sam! What a beautiful message. I have loved connecting with you on all your trips and will miss seeing you. Trusting that our paths will cross again though. Hopefully around a Londolozi boma fire some day 🙂 xxx

Hi Amy, Although we have never met i have enjoyed reading your blogs. I will miss them. You really said it right. Londolozi is magic. I wish you all the best with whatever endeavor you choose.

Jill Larone
Explorer

Amy, I will miss your beautiful blogs and incredible pictures. I wish you all the very best in this next journey in your life.

Thank you Jill. I’ve always appreciated your support and engagement on the blog. Much love

Ursula Jorch
Explorer

Amy, I’ll never forget the solo game drive you took me on to the leadwood forest, where you showed me an abandoned leopard den and porcupine quills, and you persisted until you found a leopard…an amazing drive. Wishing you all the very best!

That was such a special drive Ursula – remember it like it was yesterday. True treasures! I’m so glad you remember it too! Much love

Gail Arnott
Explorer

Dear Amy. Although I had obviously heard of Londolozi I signed up for the blog when my niece Amanda and Rob joined the “Londolozi Family”. Your articles have given me great pleasure over the last few years and I am sorry you are leaving. Good luck and safe travels.

Thank you so much Gail. Luckily you have such a beautiful writer in your niece to keep hearing the tales of Londolozi from. Will miss Mands and Robs lots. I hope you get to visit them there some time soon!

Anym V
Explorer

I’ve never been to Londolozi but the daily blogs sure give you a yearning to be there! Wish all the best for you in whatever you do next. I’m definitely going to miss your interesting blogs 🙁

Thank you AB! I really hope you manage to get to Londolozi some day 🙂 It really is such a special place and even more beautiful than the blogs can convey.

Amy- It must have been hard to enumerate these. I love your eloquence in writing and photography, and will sorely miss your blogs. Wishing you the best in your next adventure! AB

Thank you Angela!

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Amy, What a beautiful, touching story. We have tears in our eyes… You have managed to share the secrets of Londolozi in a way that we have not yet been able to put into words. Thank you for the gifts that you brought to Londolozi. Your passion, talent and creativity have helped take the Londolozi experience to a whole new level. We will remember the fun times with you! We will miss you and wish you the best always!

Thank you so much Michael and Terri. It’s been such a joy getting to know you. Keep up all the amazing work you do for Londolozi and the GWF- it’s inspiring stuff! All my best

Linda Polley
Explorer

Amy, I am so going to miss reading your blogs and seeing your face. You have touched my soul with your wonderful photos and deep understanding of life in the bush and its inhabitants. Wherever you go those who meet you will greatly benefit from your wild spirit and soulful knowledge. Godspeed.

Thank you so much Linda. What a gorgeous message! Wishing you everything of the best. xxx

Al Kaiser
Guest contributor

Best wishes Amy. It’s been a pleasure knowing you these past few years. I’m certain that we will see each other at Londoz again some day.

Thank you so much Al. I wish you many more years of happy memories at Londolozi. And yes- I certainly hope so!! xxx

Carolyn Whitaker
Senior Digital Ranger

Dear Amy,
We are incredibly sad to see you go. We wish you all the best as you move forward on your journey. Thank you for all you’ve taught us. Godspeed and Namaste ❤

Susan Strauss
Digital Tracker

My soul sister by another mister…I love your 11 things…and love you. Thank you for all you have given me just by being around you. You truly shine.

Carolyn Whitaker
Senior Digital Ranger

We feel so fortunate to have met you, and learn so much from you in your beautifully written posts, Amy. Your departure will be a great loss to Londolozi and all of us who have so enjoyed your writings. We wish you the very best in all your endeavors and hope our paths will cross again.

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Very sorry you are going, have enjoyed all your blogs

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

A whole host of friends gather with thankful hearts for all that has been shared of yourself, your spirit and of Londolozi itself. I will miss your blogs and the heart connections you freely gave us as we peered into the bush with you. I wish you only the very best as you spread your wings into the next chapter of your interesting life. Godspeed, Amy…you will be greatly missed!

Jodi Jacob
Explorer

Amy thank you so much for everything you have relayed about life at Londolozi. I have often printed out extracts from your blogs so I can absorb the words and return to them regularly – you have a powerful gift – the lens through which you view the world means so much. All the very best for your new adventures and thank you!

Janice Riley
Explorer

Hi Amy. I was shocked to read of your departure and I hope that you are off on more exciting adventures. I always hoped that I would meet you one day as I have enjoyed your work so much and learned many things from your posts. Take care and continue to live life to the full!

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