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Michael Harmon

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Michael found his first Londolozi track as a sophomore in college when he picked up Boyd Varty’s Cathedral of the Wild. In it, Michael saw a place that embodied his childhood fascination with the culture and warmth of Africa and knew he had ...

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on A Tale of Two Game Drives

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Victoria Auchincloss
Senior Digital Ranger

The wonderful wonderfulness of the bush. What a great day!! Victoria

Joan Schmiidt
Digital Tracker

Michael, I loved the story of two leopards meeting and sizing each other up🤗

Jim Davis
Explorer

Good stuff…never had a leopard charge a Land Rover, but have had them snarl at us from a tree limb. Thanks.

Jen Lum
Digital Ranger

What a fabulous story! Even from afar, it’s exhilarating! As stated, “the Senegal Bush male revealed himself in spectacular fashion, charging our vehicle with a menacing snarl. It was a hair-raising but thrilling end to a challenging search, and we caught our breath in a clearing up the road while observing this skittish male leopard from a safe distance.” – I was so ready to read something more frightening! .. I guess the animals know to behave themselves in front of guests! HA!

Judith Guffey
Senior Digital Ranger

…..and hot chocolate with marshmallows. My favorite morning stop beverage.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Thanks for another great update and story! You had our hearts racing too just thinking about the to leopards colliding! Glad you got to the top of Ximpalapala – it is a special place for us where we have watched multiple memorable sunsets!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

How exciting for you and the guests!! Great image of the dung beetle.

Leonie De Young
Senior Digital Ranger

A heart stopping blog Michael. Hopefully the two “boys” sorted their differences out and both went unscathed. Life is tough in the bush. Thanks for sharing with us.

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