During this unusual and difficult time, where many of our global Londolozi Family are unable to be with us, we remain connected to each other in our shared love for African wilderness and her people.
While Londolozi experiences a time of rest, the land and our wildlife kin continue to inspire people from all parts of the globe. So many of you have chosen to reconfirm your booking with us by postponing to a later date of arrival.
We wanted to make special mention of how much we appreciate this decision and draw to your attention that the simple act of changing (postponing) your dates has impacted significantly on the Londolozi ripple effect which we would like to share with you…
Londolozi is an original, stand-alone, family-run safari lodge and our conservation development model has inspired many others around the world. In advancing the concept of “luxury safari” to a pilgrimage, we have been able to ensure that your visit with us creates a ripple effect for a greater cause. We invite you to explore that effect in more detail through our Impact Journey, representing 94 years of distilled conservation into four chapters.
- Chapter 1:Pioneering New Systems For Living
- Chapter 2:Conservation Development Model
- Chapter 3:Social Enterprise
- Chapter 4:Rise Of Consciousness
Each one of the below highlights would not be possible without your original choice of Londolozi and then being willing to postpone your booking with an intention to return later.
Your Safari Has The Power To Protect
A safari at Londolozi has become much more than luxury in the wilderness or viewing animals in their natural habitat.
Indeed, over the last few decades Londolozi continued to re-imagine this experience by ensuring that we increasingly reconnect our guests with nature, stillness and self. When you visit Londolozi, beyond the immersive and thrilling wildlife experience, you support socio-economic well-being of a whole human ecosystem. Community upliftment, rural education, healthcare and the creation of safe havens for rhinos and other iconic species to roam freely, are just a few of the ways in which your safari is having a positive impact on the reserve and its surrounding areas.
Your Safari Reimagines Education In Rural South Africa
As the patron and founding donor of the Good Work Foundation (GWF), Londolozi established the first prototype digital learning centre in the Londolozi Village in 2007. From these humble beginnings, the GWF has grown into a significant futuristic educational model which operates in tandem with the formal schooling system and is now delivering access to world class education in a number of remote rural villages neighbouring the reserve.
In 2012 the Hazyview Digital Learning Campus (HDLC) prototype was established close to the border of the Greater Kruger National Park, approximately 100 kilometres from Londolozi.
This campus has become an ecosystem of learning, which not only complements the existing schooling system but prepares learners technically and emotionally to access gainful employment in the emerging digital cloud economy and the fourth industrial revolution. The success of the GWF is evidenced by the extraordinary results being achieved at both the central innovation campus in Hazyview and the six satellite digital campuses which have been established in the villages adjacent to the Sabi Sands and Kruger National Park.
By 2023 it is anticipated that approximately 26,500 learners will have access to world class digital learning. The success of this first-of-a-kind learning model has been directly linked to guests who have chosen to safari at Londolozi or in the Sabi Sand/Kruger area.
Your Safari Protects An Ancient Artform
The ancient art of tracking can be traced back to our ancestors 10 000 years ago and continues to this day as an essential survival tool in certain remote parts of this world. Indeed it represents mankind’s first and original scientific discipline. However, with rapid urbanization, the traditional art of tracking is being lost.
Through the generosity of the Rupert Foundation and the involvement of Londolozi and Samara Game Reserves, the Tracker Academy was created to give young men and women the opportunity to return to this ancient traditional skill once used by their elders.
Each year, 16 young men and women from disadvantaged backgrounds are trained through two separate intakes in the art of tracking. The one-year curriculum provides them with the skills needed to achieve permanent employment within the eco-tourism / wildlife industry. In so doing, the Tracker Academy keeps the art of tracking alive for new generations to follow…
At Londolozi we are immensely proud of our 10-year association with the Rupert Foundation and Tracker Academy and recognise that it is the contribution of our visiting guests from all over the world who ensure the ongoing sustainability of the Tracker Academy operations.
Londolozi, inspired by Jim Collins, developed the concept of sustainability flywheels and you, our guests, are the reason they continue to spin.
With deep gratitude,
Bronwyn, the Varty Family and the greater Londolozi Family