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Rob Jeffery

Alumni Ranger

Rob joined the Londolozi team at the start of 2017. Having grown up on a farm in the Cape and spending many holidays traveling Southern Africa he developed a love for the outdoors and an appreciation for the natural world. After completing a ...

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Judas is such a great guy. Amazing tracker. Lovely to read about the Tsalala lioness and cubs.

Bravo to Tracker Judah who is so keenly aware and knowledgeable! What an exciting morning and one that the guests will never forget as they sat SO close to the lioness and her cubs feeding. I’m sure many will be commenting on those adorable cubs! So, so CUTE!

Judas did an amazing job! This is the sort of story that when you try to relate how exciting it is to someone who has never been on safari, they just do not get it! What a thrill your guests had. Thanks for sharing!

Great suggestion–would love to learn more about tracker academy.

They absolutely are true detectives, I have so much admiration for them. People who go to game reserves that don’t have trackers don’t realise how much they’re missing out on.

Rob, We have noticed that the trackers, especially Elmon (who we had the first time we visited in 2011) and Exon (who we had the last 2 times we visited), were excellent trackers, and knew all about the tracks left by the big cats, elephants, rhinos, etc.

Thanks Rob and Judas. Most exciting read. I was following along as if I were there with you. The video is amazing. I only wish it were longer as watching the cubs feeding for their first time is priceless. Makes me feel like I never left. Such an indelible impression of memories like this never leaves you. Each day I wait for and open the Blog with anticipation. Londolozi never disappoints

Bravo Judas! The trackers certainly get my vote as “true detectives “ in the bush, and Londolozi has some of the best. It’s as though they have that 6th sense to understand the thought process behind the movements of the big cats in particular.

Great storytelling, Rob! Judas, Jerry, Milton, Mike, Oxide – we’ve always had outstanding trackers at Londolozi! I so admire their almost mystical abilities to ‘read’ Mother Nature!

Fabulous pictures (as usual)!

Phil and have had at least 5 trackers and rangers in our visits to Londolozi and they have all been wonderful. We have always had a fabulous visit from a 30 minute old baby zebra to coffee with a journey of giraffes. The giraffes were a bit puzzled that we were not in the car and that we had legs, but they were not upset with our presence. Victoria

Trackers are the unsung heroes. Their knowledge, experience and judgement at times seem clairvoyant. I think you should do a blog on the Tracker Academy sometime so folks appreciate how many of their skills are developed by years of experience taught by the tracking masters themselves!

I would definetely say that trackers are true detectives!! Amazing sighting of the Tsalala Lioness and cubs!!

Fabulous tracking he does!

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