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James Tyrrell

Photographic Guide/Media Team

James had hardly touched a camera when he came to Londolozi, but his writing skills that complemented his Honours degree in Zoology meant that he was quickly snapped up by the Londolozi blog team. An environment rich in photographers helped him develop the ...

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on Your Safari – The Power to Protect

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Amazing video. It touch my heart. It is wonderful to know that every guest make a difference in another person’s life.

Andrew & Daniel Bolnick
Senior Digital Ranger

A visit to Londolozi. An eye opening life changing event. Thank you for the experience of a lifetime

Ivy Wilensky
Digital Ranger

Great Job!!

Suzi & Ben Byrd
Digital Ranger

LOVE the video. What our stay did to help those causes mentioned in the film makes me feel good about the big expense of our safari. We can’t wait to do it again. At Londolozi, of course.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Thank you for this enlightening blog and video. You have really highlighted the trickledown effect of each person’s stay at Londolozi, or at any other lodge. I feel fortunate to contribute in my small way to educational and employment opportunities within the Safari environments I’ve visited over the years.

By the way, who performed the sound track in your video? Great song!

Michael Kalm
Guest contributor

Tremendously superb point James. This exactly corresponds with what I had just posted on my face book page which I will repost here – This article from the Guardian really raises a good point. I don’t mind the super-rich. I don’t even mind them living super-rich lives. But I do think they are going to have to scale back the fossil fuel energy consumption OF their super-rich lives. Let them be creative and innovative as well as super-rich!

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/19/life-earth-wealth-megarich-spending-power-environmental-damage?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0Jlc3RPZkd1YXJkaWFuT3BpbmlvblVLLTE5MDkxOQ%3D%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=BestOfGuardianOpinionUK&CMP=opinionuk_email

Joan Schmiidt
Digital Tracker

James, I absolutely loved the video – we will return in Sept 2020 – it will be our fifth time there at Londolozi. It is my favorite place on earth. I love Londolozi.

Vin Beni
Digital Tracker

Tremendous video–knowing a visit has such impact on people and the environment!
The educational component, through the leadership of the Good Work Foundation, is remarkable!
https://www.goodworkfoundation.org/

Ian Hall
Digital Tracker

I have seen varying types of lodges, some where there is little interaction and it is hard to see what benefit tourism brings, the last two lodges I have stopped in, Londolozi being one and the other being in Samburu in Kenya ( for 🐘 elephants) have an approach where there are benefits both for the local community and the environment .

Interestingly both have a far greater knowledge of the animals that the visitor sees, with Londolzi it is an intimate knowledge of the leopards. With the lodge in Samburu they could identify all the elephant families, the solitary bulls etc.

As a consequence the visitor leaves with a greater knowledge and hopefully makes a greater impact for the good.

Susan Strauss
Senior Digital Ranger

More than any other factor…of which there are arguably many, is what sets Londolozi into a category of 1. So grateful to know this wonderful community.

Jim Davis
Explorer

James..outstanding video (and that comes from someone who has had advertising agency among my companies in US). Curious about who did it..was it you or others from Londonlozi? Keep up the good work..we look forward to reading the blogs each day. Regretably our next trip (Mid 2020) is to TZ where we usually go (Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Mara, et.al.) but some time we will add another trip to visit you and Lon. We have been impressed with your work. Jim

James Tyrrell
Photographic Guide/Media Team

Hi Jim,
Thanks for the kind words. The video was internal with a couple of us going out filming with the students.
Best regards

Linda Rawles
Digital Ranger

This is why we have been three times and are going to a Tracker Academy graduation in November.

Maria Deliou
Explorer

amazing video!!I really hope someday I will be able to come and visit you!! it touched my heart

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