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Nick Sims

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Nick always had a love for nature. Growing up in Johannesburg, the annual family trip to the bush (particularly the Kruger Lowveld region of South Africa) became an escape from city life. When he and his brother weren't physically in the bush, they ...

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on Teachings from the Ancient Art of Tracking

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

The trackers at Londolozi are the best. It is so exciting when driving through the bush and the tracker find tracks and give a littlle hand signal. It is part of the overall bush experience. Looking for traćks. Finding the animal. And the best is early in the morning. It is an amazing art and skill.

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

It has always amazed us how enthusiastic each of our trackers has been. They got genuinely excited as they caught sight of a track and were clearly gratified when their tracking resulted in a sighting.

Victoria Auchincloss
Senior Digital Ranger

We are always amazed watching the trackers and guides find the tracks and then follow them to another incredible sighting! It is even more exciting when they take you on a walk in the bush!! Victoria

Matt Uys
Contributor

Great read!

Amazing how the trackers can paint a picture with even the slightest of details left by the animal being tracked.

These guys are phenomenal.

Darlene Knott
Digital Tracker

How fascinating the art of tracking is! Patience, persistence, and an overwhelming knowledge are all vital. I have the greatest respect for the trackers.thanks for sharing this example, Nick.

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

Excellent blog today with truthful life lessons woven into the text. Good job, Nick….great images James!

Doug Hammerich
Senior Digital Ranger

Another super blog entry. I have a question: I’ve noticed posters seem to be awarded “points” with comments. What is the purpose of these points?

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Hi Doug,
It’s simply a way to encourage interaction and engagement in the online forum.
Best regards,
James

Judith Guffey
Senior Digital Ranger

Sending ‘aloha’ to tracker Freddy Ngobeni. He has made all of my Londolozi visits since 2010 absolutely unforgettable!

Ann Richardson Berg
Senior Digital Ranger

Hello Nick,
Interesting article about the art of tracking! Good written! It must have been an adventure… and finally you found him!

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Nick, Sounds like it was an exciting hunt! We are always amazed by the prowess and passion of the trackers. There’s nothing like the thrill of seeing a tracker’s arm go quickly up – signaling for us to stop. Found something!

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

I have so much admiration for the trackers. I’ve heard some reserves in the area opt not to have them; their guests are seriously missing out on a vital part of the bush experience.

Karl Kornwolf
Guest contributor

Tracking for me is the unique metaphor for life and living. Because I am a Christian I love the listening, watching an learning from nature. For me it is just practically Gods´garden – given to us. It is like talking with somebody and building a deep, ever. lasting relationship – step by step, totally free, voluntary and being loved, just because we ARE. And we are because of others.

In my business part of life I could learn a lot from Tracking as the fundamental metaphor. It is even more valuable than many interactions and learning I had in the so called Silicon Valley. And I don’t say there is nothing to learn or limiting this very valuable experience. Tracking is just different and offers e new vantage point of leadership. I´ll try to write something about it and hope to learn more by expanding my own Tracking experience. Yes, Londolozi is the best place to be.

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