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Jemma Thorpe

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Jemma grew up on a farm in the Midlands Meander in Kwa-Zulu Natal and studied at the University of Cape Town. With little bush experience but with many hours of au pairing, teaching English and forming a love for travel, Jemma found herself ...

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This is such a lovely inspirational blog Jemma. I love story telling (that is maybe why I read the blog everyday.) The best music is probably the sounds of the bush, but nothing beats the choir singing, drums beating or someone strumming a guitar around the fire in the evening. Being creative is so good for the mind and soul. It is so important to teach young children to express themselves be it music, art or writing.

Thank you so much Marinda, I’m so glad you enjoyed it. It’s lovely to hear that you read our blog everyday, yet another creative outlet for us at Londolozi.

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And of course there is the wonderful art in all the good cooking at Londolozi .

Absolutely Ian! The Londolozi food is most definitely a form of art. Our talented chefs are full of creative energy.

I love doing all of these things, especially wildlife photography!! The sound of the bush for me is the best music in the world

I completely agree Callum. The sound of the bush is by far the best company and irreplicable music to the ears.

That is 100% true. God, I miss it so much!

Nature has it’s own unique way of opening the mind and heart to new paths of possibilities in both adults and children. I am grateful to the parents who choose to bring the entire family to Londolozi to experience all that nature has to offer; as well to Londolozi itself who, through their planned children’s program, also ignite and fuel those new pathways of imagination and possibilities. As it’s often said….”It takes a village.”

Thank you for your wise words Joanne. Nature is incredible in this way. It is wonderful introducing children to creative outlets which can be experienced in the bush.

Jemma, I thoroughly enjoyed reading your inspirational words in “A Creative Re-Awakening “. You have touched on the reasons why safaris are not only fun, but educational in ways that most people don’t think about when considering a trip. The sights of Africa are usually expected, big 5 animals plus others, but it’s the subtle experiences that capture your heartstrings. The sounds and smells on an early morning game drive, the sight of a leopard’s paw print, the music performed by members of staff and neighboring villages, the aroma of meals throughout the day- all leading to the ultimate immersion into nature’s bounty coupled with the creature comforts supplied by your hosts. Children are like little sponges, eager to learn and soak up everything they can and I commend Londolozi and other like lodges for providing a program rich in activities and information. Thank you.

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