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Boyd Varty


Boyd completed his basic schooling by studying the curriculum of a typical Western educational system while traveling the African bush to restore ecosystems, living in India and Europe to deepen his understanding of language and culture, and reading broadly to absorb a standard ...

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This is so inspirational. We live in a world where everything is about consumerism. We’ve got to live a simpler life. Get back to basics.

Boyd, Elmon was our first tracker, he with a driver James Hobart, 2011, it was funny because he said, “I want you to get back in the vehicle (we had stopped for a sundowner) there was a leopard approaching – however Elmon had one foot on the ground – Leopard stopped and sniffed him, and went on his merry way”

I just finished reading this wonderful book. It means a lot to me, as I had the privilege and honour of meeting Alex, Renias, and Boyd himself on my three visits to Londolozi. I love what they do, and the message of love and hope in such difficult times for wildlife in Africa.

I’m loving the book, Boyd, savoring it slowly since Bob and I re-met you at the Petaluma signing. Reimagining what is important….

So disappointed I missed that signing- never saw an advertisement…. just ordered the book through Amazon!

Good to know you’ve a new book and I just ordered it. I have thoroughly enjoyed your first book, reading some chapters over and over. Perhaps I’ll have the pleasure of meeting you on my next trip to Londolozi but in the meantime may we all find our path to self awareness and discovery of peace band kindness.

Thank you, Boyd. You are truly wise and kind. “Hau’oli La Hanau” from Hawai’i.

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I am quite well traveled having stepped on all 7 continents at least twice. And yet, it took less than a few hours on my first game drive at Londolozi in 2016 to realize that this piece of Varty paradise in South Africa’s Sabi Sand Game Reserve was my favorite place on the planet. A return in 2018 not only confirmed this conclusion, but exceeded the first experience, and while I tell friends and colleagues that I thrive on new experiences, perhaps the best evidence I can offer of the validity of the previous statements is I’m already booked for a third visit next May. I love to read extensively about a destination before I travel. Before my first visit in 2016, I read Boyd’s recently released “Cathedral of the Wild” as part of my trip prep. Before my 2nd visit to Londolozi in 2018, I read Dave Varty’s “Full Circle”. While at Londolozi in 2018, I purchased John Varty’s “Nine Lives” which I still plan to read before my 3rd visit May 2020, but news of Boyd’s latest book couldn’t have come at a better time with an upcoming holiday season trip to Germany complete with long flights and train rides. Needless to say, I immediately bought Boyd’s book and am looking forward to reading it on this upcoming trip. I feel like I have grown to know the Varty’s through these books, and during my visits to Londolozi of which I feel infinitely fortunate to have had, I feel a familiarity in the presence of Sithole’s and Mholongo’s. Many a man spend a lifetime seeking paradise. I feel fortunate to have found it in Londolozi as strange as it sounds to profess such of a place half a world a way from my own.

Terrific read!
Had the pleasure of listening to Boyd’s insights at our Safari Sarasota events which coincided with the USA release of the book. Very meaningful discussion of purpose.

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