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James Tyrrell

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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 Celebrating 10 Years of the Tracker Academy

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Lovely video. The Tracker Acadamy is doing amazing work.

Vin Beni
Digital Tracker

The success of any training program lies within the results. The trackers are incredible. We gained insight about the program from our young tracker, Joy, who enthusiastically spoke about his long-held childhood desire to become a tracker and who is obviously already so competent as a result of his commitment and training.

Declan Porter
Explorer

Fantastic video! It is incredible that the tracker academy and Londolozi are preserving the ancient art of tracking! Keep up the incredible and inspiring work!

Carolyn Whitaker
Senior Digital Ranger

What a beautiful and inspiring story. Congratulations on 10 years of changing people’s lives for the better! Not just the trackers, but all those they have touched.

Bob & Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Nice background information on the Academy. Could you add some sentences about the curriculum and what life in a typical day involves to produce these specialists? Also, are they taught the English language or is it already assumed?

Bob & Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Meant to also add “Great video”!!!

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

It’s such a shame that some reserves don’t use trackers; their guests don’t realise how much they’re missing out.

Joan Schmiidt
Digital Tracker

James, when we first came in 2o11 – James Hobson and Elmon – were our guide and tracker. I was amazed at all the knowledge they had. We have asked for Sandros and Exon on our trips in 2017, and 2018. I cannot remember who we had in 2014.

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Inspiring, heart-warming video! The Tracker Academy is a valuable asset to the conservation industry and to the country. Congratulations on 10 years!

Inspirational and moving. In a world of instant gratification and with quick fix superficial knowledge at the push of a button, you’ve found a way to reintroduce and sustain the essence and art of survival. Getting back to basics and being at one with the environment. Such a spiritual connection between people and place. Wonderful !

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

Such a heartwarming video! Congratulations to the Tracker Academy and it’s 10 years of success!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

What a beautiful story you have produced using prose and video to pay homage to the Tracker Academy. It is evident in the success rate that this program is extremely valuable to not only the students, but to their families and employers as well after graduation. Congratulations on 10 years of teaching men and women the value of seeing and protecting their incredible natural resources.

Matt Uys
Contributor

Power!

Congratulations to Alex and Ranius for achieving such a major success leading so many young boys and girls to acquire and develop a most valuable knowledge of wildlife. Best wishes to the Tracker Academy!

Andrew & Daniel Bolnick
Senior Digital Ranger

Both tracker and guide do amazing work. We went out with M&M. With the only exception of a Pangolin I believe we saw it all. From all the reviews of Londolozi I believe all the guests have very satisfying experiences. Great job.

Susan Strauss
Senior Digital Ranger

❤️❤️🐾🐾 I had the awesome opportunity to track with Alex, Renias, Andrea and Boyd on a Track Your Life Retreat. Check them out!

Callum Evans
Guest contributor

I love watching this video, it is really inspiring!! The Tracker Acadey is such a fantastic intiative!

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