Boyd Varty decides to walk around the full boundary of Londolozi (no mean feet), and shares with us his adventure as he takes on this mission with Londolozi’s General Manager, Duncan MacLarty, Digital Storyteller and Ranger James Tyrrell and Head Ranger, James Souchon. The reason for walking, describes Boyd, was the classic intention of masculinity, and a desire to challenge yourself. Boyd who is used to walking 25km, was a bit anxious about doing double that on this particular boundary walk (equating to 31 miles).
This group of four men, were both good walkers and good talkers and so many stories were shared over this time period. It is said that talking while walking leads to much deeper conservations and this was true for these four. It was the groups job to lift the individuals no matter how sore you felt. There is something wild and both mentally restful about being on your feet, describes Boyd. Listen as Boyd walks through different sceneries and passes various wildlife, including the Nstevu Pride of lions… Their day had been about walking, but in truth their day had been about so much more, listen below for some classic African storytelling:
To hear more from our playlists check out Londolozi’s Echoes Below:
It has now been scientifically proven that Soundscapes play a huge role in stress levels and health of body. Safari is an incredible way to engage with natural soundscapes and to reset your circadian rhythm. These are often reasons people find themselves wanting to return to Africa without even knowing why. Fire light and storytelling are two of the ancient wisdoms we all need to reconnect with. Our inwards safaris (wellness challenges) has received incredible feedback and so we have decided to launch the Londolozi Echoes of Africa Sound Cloud Playlists, which will be updated with a beautiful compilation of guided meditations, breathwork sessions, nature soundscapes and a few original African stories for you to enjoy wherever you, at any time.
With the launch of both of our Wellness Challenges we have managed to stack up a beautiful compilation of meditations and breathworks. It occurred to us that many of you might enjoy meditative playlists, breathwork playlists and the introduction of an African storytelling playlist.
I had the privilege of going on two trails in Londolozi. One was led by Lex Hess and the second by Map, a Rhodesian. I enjoyed both so much. This is when I realised the importance of waking quietly through the wilderness and importantly, rejuvenating ones soul. Then enjoying the story telling around the camp fire in the evening. As a result of these trails I got involved with the Transvaal branch of the Wilderness Leadership School then Touch the Earth Wilderness Trails. I took trails and work parties into Pilanesberg Game Reserve for approximately 20 years and enjoyed the closeness to nature on every trail. It’s amazing and unforegtable. Thank you Londolozi, Lex and Map for introducing me to the joys of the Wilderness. I’ll treasure my experiences for years.
Bronwyn, Thanks so much for all the new content! We have really enjoyed the new SoundCloud material – brilliant and so appreciated during this time! Xo
I loved hearing what Boyd had to say …. he is a talented storyteller… Very mesmerizing ( as well was the 40 days and 40 nights podcast ).
Also thanks for making the content available that’s fantastic !
These are so wonderful to listen to. Calms my heart and reminds me that nature heals….me and itself. Mahalo.
This is a brilliant and super exciting development! I’m very much looking forward to digging in deep with all of this, especially the new content. I’ve very much enjoyed the guided meditations and breath work, but passionate about digging deeper. Much love and gratitude!!