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Bronwyn Varty-Laburn

Creative Director

Bronwyn is 4th generation custodian of Londolozi Game Reserve, a mother, Master life coach and also one of its most longstanding employees, having grown up on the floors of the kitchen and in the gardens of the lodge. Bronwyn’s official title is that ...

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on The Power of Postponing has the Power to Protect

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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

In these strange times it just make sense to rather postpone your safari than cancel it. Watching safari videos on youtube just make you feel that you want to go, but imagine how much more we are going to enjoy and appreciate going on safari when we can go again.

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Bronwyn, I watched all videos – they are amazing. I hope we get to come in Sept 5, 2020, we will be celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary.

Bronwyn Varty-Laburn
Creative Director

Hi Joan, September 2020 at this point is still looking good for travel. Really hoping to have you back with us soon to celebrate.

Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Londolozi is one of two lodges I have stayed in that really go the extra hard yards for the staff, the wildlife, the environment and in the end that gives back extra to the guest . In comparison to perhaps some of the neighbouring properties .

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Thanks, Bronwyn, for cheering me – Bob and I were to be at Londolozi today. Instead we’re avidly reading the blog, watching James’s safari videos, listening to Boyd’s podcasts and imagining our days there. We have postponed our visit though and are already looking forward to next April when we hope the world is healed. We know the bush will be waiting…

Jen Lum
Senior Digital Ranger

What an amazing organization Londolozi is! It brings tears to my eyes, to see such respect and civility, with hope for a new future filled with possibility for the people of Africa.

Judith Guffey
Digital Tracker

So hoping our November Founders Camp booking will come to reality. Be well. Aloha….hamba kahle

Bronwyn Varty-Laburn
Creative Director

Hi Judy, sending such love to you. Holding thumbs we will see you in November.

Linda Rawles
Senior Digital Ranger

Thank you, Bronwyn, for reminding us of what is important. Three visits to Londolozi inspired my husband and me to start our own little nonprofit, one that scholarships Tracker Academy graduates to attend the next step of anti-poaching training. We are leading 11 donors to visit Londolozi next year – and we will also visit Samara, where we are helping to build their anti-poaching unit. We are also currently looking into small, strategic grants to help pay ranger salaries where lodges and reserves cannot do so due to lack of visitors. These small efforts have all been inspired by you and your family, and the wonderful animals and sacred space of your home. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. (BTW, I also study shamanism, and your brother once told me – don’t worry about finding a human teacher, the animals can be your teachers…so wise, that one!)

Bronwyn Varty-Laburn
Creative Director

Linda you and your husband do amazing work!

Paul Canales
Digital Tracker

This is all truly amazing. I look forward to visiting Londolozi at some point in the hopefully not to far future. In the meantime, I’ll be watching And interacting from here and taking a deep dive into the information you sent above Bronwyn. Thank you!!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Thank you so much for your inspiring words and reminders of how we, as guests, contribute to the employment, education and wellbeing of so many locals. I was supposed to arrive March 26 for a five night stay, but the virus didn’t impact me as much as the double fractured arm I experienced on 16 February. Currently I’m still in a cast… I had hoped to postpone but my agent told me because I couldn’t commit to a date, I would forfeit all of my prepayment… I’m hoping to reach out to your sales department to find a solution. I was was looking forward to returning, but even without the fractured arm, I would have been stuck at the airport, hoping to find a flight back home. I know I’m one of many who had planned on spending some quality, peaceful time with the Londolozi family but we will be there as soon as we can. Thank you!!

Mark Sutton
Explorer

We’ve been immersed in the Londolozi experience twice and have been enthralled by Dave’s story and Boyd’s journey. We have booked to return in July 2021 and it would break our hearts if that had to be postponed and we couldn’t come back to our favourite place on Earth.

Bronwyn Varty-Laburn
Creative Director

2021 is open for bookings so we are all very optimistic that you will be able to visit us by then! We are really missing our Londolozi guests.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Bronwyn, In the challenges of working in the current environment, we loose track of time and get behind on our daily dose of uupdates from you. We are slowing planning as we imagine you are to partial opening soon and have been engulfed in the details and new normal implementation. While scanning across all the missed blogs, this one popped up and we read the entire Impact Journey document – WOW! You all must feel so proud of what you have accomplished! We were lucky to be onsite the day you turned on the solar field for the first time – it was so exciting to see that part of your dream realized. We think of our Londolozi family often and are doing our best to keep up now and missing all of you!

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