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James Souchon

Field Guide

James started his guiding career at the world-renowned Phinda Game Reserve, spending four years learning about and showing guests the wonder of the incredibly rich biodiversity that the Maputaland area of South Africa has to offer. Having always wanted to guide in the ...

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on Discovering a Leopard Den

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wow. stunning. excited to visit next year

Such exciting news! Please keep us posted on the events around and in the den!

We will do Christiaan!

I adore these photos! And the area is stunning.

Hello James, it’s inspiring that the guides have all the history of the lions and leopards of Londolozi. Being able to track the lineage and linkages of individuals must be both satisfying and rewarding for you. It certainly makes for very interesting reading for us too.

What a wonderful experience and sight! It must be special to see the Makomsava female as a cub and then to follow her own offspring. .. it’s a great privilege and thank you for sharing!

Perseverance, patience, experience = fantastic sightings. I’m so looking forward to seeing the newest members of the Londolozi leopards!

Very exciting news!!!

What a nice story, James and particularly special to us. We first saw Nanga as a year-old cub in 2010, along with her mother and 2 brothers. In 2017 we spent time with her and her cub Makomsava, unnamed back then, watching them affectionately greet each other after having been separated. Now we looking forward to meeting the 3rd generation when we visit in the spring!

Wow, this is such an exciting post! I cannot imagine how wide your eyes got, James, when you locked eyes with the leopard! 😂 Beautiful photos!

Excellent news and lovely photos!

Such exciting news! Hopefully we will be able to see them when we return next year!

Cannot wait to see these cubbies!

James – great blog today, I did see cub leopard🤗

Ah, my wish came true, super that you have located the Makomsava cub/s. Look forward to seeing more of the family in the future. Just love the past photos bringing the whole story together. Thanks James and James ☺️🙏💕

James, you are making me so homesick!!

Well James that was a really nice blog. How fortunate that you all chose to have your sundowners where you did and how nice to find the den. That is a beautiful spot you were in and I don’t blame you for sitting and reflecting on the day’s happenings there. Thanks for sharing with us. Take care, be well and stay safe everyone at Londolozi.

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Oh my goodness! The Tsalala cubs were precious!

Thank you it’s good you have new leopard cubs

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Excellent news! Looking forward to pictures of the cubs

love, love, love this blog! Great job James!

Wow, what an amazing development! Looking forward to updates!

Wonderful news. Can’t wait to see pics of the cubs.

What a beautiful sighting to see those cubs peering down from the rocks. It will be fun to see future sightings of them both… hopefully!

Senior Digital Ranger

The intense relationship exhibited by the guides with their leopards and lions is so touching and overwhelmingly angelic.Passion for nature personified

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