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James Souchon

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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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Marinda Drake
Master Tracker

Lovely blog and great pics James. It is a strange time for all of us, but it is nice to be able to look back at how we spend it.

Camille Koertner
Explorer

Thanks for the memories that not all was a lost cause in 2020. I for one appreciated the daily contact with South Africa and Londolozi! Wishing you a return to a more “normal” as you open up to amazing animal sightings with tourists once again.

Sherry Rix
Explorer

Thank you for this post – fabulous images to remind us of the beautiful wildlife we’ll see when all this madness is over. Just what I needed to lift my spirits today. Thank you!!

Karin Maclarty
Explorer

Hi James. This is a great recap of the past six months. Terrific photos which capture the months so well.

Tina Canales
Explorer

I really LOVE this!! What a beautiful capture of the past 6 months. I can only imagine the days in between!
Thank you for bringing us all along with you.

Francesca Doria
Digital Tracker

What special intimate experience You have had over there! The full moon is my favourite sight in every place on earth – it looks so dramatically different and mesmerising . The zebra foal looks just adorable and also the cheetah so rare and fragile. Also finding a rhino lying peacefully among vegetation gives a sense of peace. As usual leopards are gorgeous and pups funny and energetic. So many emotions blended together… thank you for sharing

Ivy Wilensky
Digital Ranger

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing lockdown with us!

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

All of these events have brought much enjoyment and made experiencing this pandemic not seem so overwhelming. Thank all of you!

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

James, I loved all the pictures – especially leopard, Cheetahs, wild dog pups, rhinos lying in the road, leopard with big teeth🤗

Susan Young
Explorer

Fabulous diary of the last six months. Thank you all for keeping the memories alive. Cannot wait to return.

Tammy Hynes
Explorer

I love the lions, leopards, cheetahs alot. I think the hyena population should be controlled for awhile, up to 80 members in a clan the big cats haven’t got a chance

Mary Beth Wheeler
Guest contributor

Memorable images and experiences! Not such a tough time to be a Londolozi ranger, I suspect! Thanks. James.

Linda Mansell
Senior Digital Ranger

Hello James, what a treat it is to see your wonderful photos – they are all absolutely stunning – and the little zebra foal is so amusing and it is hard to see where the parents begin and end … like a jigsaw puzzle. Thank you for sharing them, brightening up this dull, cold and rainy day in the UK.

Cally Staniland
Digital Tracker

James you certainly have a beautiful collection of photos there! Can’t decide which is my favorite but think the Rhinos might top it this time. As for my most exciting month….. May definitely wins hands down. What an exciting time that was with the cubs. Thanks for sharing these with us and hopefully one day we can share the moment together in person 🙏🏻💕

Suzanne Gibson
Guest contributor

I would imagine that anyone who works at Londolozi would always treasure the time they spent there in future years – but for those of you who’ve been there during the lockdown it will surely be even more so. It must be an intense yet bizarre experience.

Kara Taylor
Master Tracker

I really enjoyed your look back James. That Zebra foal picture is so cute. There were so many magical moments that I wished I was there and can’t wait to get back!

Paul Canales
Digital Tracker

Wow, incredible set of photos James! I found myself saving each image to my photo gallery, as they all are special when tied to your specific memories of the lockdown. Thanks again!

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Well, it’s all relative, but your six months in quarantine certainly was better than mine! Your images are wonderful and as a visitor 1.5 years ago, I felt even more connected to Londolozi while sitting in the house, watching the squirrels in my backyard-although not leopards or elephants, Sampson and Delilah have given me great pleasure in watching their antics. I should have been there in March, but I wasn’t so postponed until next year. Until then, I’ll continue to tune in to the blogs and videos that help me feel as if I’m there with you all. Thank you c

Christa Blessing
Digital Tracker

Great photos, James. What I also like about them is the compassion they show of the animals for each other, the rhinos, the young zebra and mum, the cute wild dog pup, the cheetah mother and her young ones….

Amanda Cappon
Explorer

Remarkable; we are coming in 2022 and are already so excited!

Carly M
Senior Digital Ranger

Just breathtaking, thanks for sharing!

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

a journey of a 1000 years well travelled in the past 6months.Personally am more mature knowledge wise thanks to the informative Londolozi blog.To the entire team thank you and god bless you abundantly for your effortless and hearty conservative care

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

Lions drinking simultaneously image is awesome and teaches us immensely on how wildlife communicates and pride synchrony dynamics.

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

Hyena exhibited great patience when waiting for leopard to make an error which would present an opening to the free meal it anticipated

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

The past 6 months have highlighted the great biodiversity that the wild lands of Africa have within their midst.

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

Justice was done to Astronomy basics during the month of August.I vividly remember the beautiful full moon and how spot on team londolozi was to capture the spectacle

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

Zebra were well covered as well asthe mutualistic symbiosis they have with other species.This to some extent helped in showing the intra specie cooperation

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

Lockdown onset was headlined by the gorgeous image of the senegal bush male resting immaculately on the middle of the road.It was the ushering in of a new expirience for humans and fauna alike

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

Birding was not to be outshone as well and was greatly appreciated.beautiful images on birds helped boost our bird identification skills

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

Generational lineages of the lion and leopard families is also another well documented area which team londolozi unpacked for us.most appreciated

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

Cuisine department a big shout out to you for the amazing menus you shared with us , this helped replenish our cullinary skills.

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

There was an episode when team londolozi was captured clearing vehicle tracks in an effort to keep a particular zone in its natural state.To me that was an awesome conservative respectful gesture.#showing wildlife the respect & appreciation

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

Team Londolozi gave detailed den information on leopard and wild dog which was trully informative.personally it was my first indepth denning behaviour exposure,am trully appreciative to the platform

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

Past 6 months have rejuvenated the bond btwn wildlife & people.The way nature connived with our passion to solidify our love for flora and fauna was so nice.

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

Blog has hugely awakened a deep desire to pursue photography within me , the beautiful images all round made nature make sense.memories are betta stored in photography

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

Imprinting behaviour exhibited by zebra and wildebeest as a means of countering cross suckling was expertly explained by the astute Londolozi rangers. supporting images always make life super easy

Lisa Hilger
Explorer

Mat and I are so looking forward to being back in 2021! If only May 2021 could be a puppy repeat…

During a very challenging period for all at Londolozi and the broader industry, the effort that has gone into your daily engagement with your broad following, providing everybody a regular dose of wonder through your images and commentary has been valued. Thank you and I cant wait for the world to beat this virus and to visit again.

Judith Guffey
Digital Tracker

We were booked into Founders for November 2020. Now we’re arriving October 2021….a very long wait!

Ashely Ndebele
Senior Digital Ranger

l must say , thanks for the amazing pictures James.the write up is well supported by the pictures.visuals always hammer home the lesson

George Prior
Digital Ranger

Amazing photos. So looking forward to coming 2021 and experiencing the lodge in person.

Nicole Bernhardt
Senior Digital Ranger

I love that zebra picture 🙂

Darlene Knott
Master Tracker

Loved this!

Andrew and Daniel Bolnick
Digital Tracker

Londolozi never looked so beautiful. Will be looking to 2021 for a visit

Marie Jarvis
Explorer

Some amazing photos. We have certainly enjoyed the weekly videos, enabling us to keep in touch from the other side of the world. Do you have any idea as to how the pair of wild dogs & their pups are?

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

James, Somehow this got lost in the shuffle and we just opened this post. Your images are incredible! And aren’t you the lucky man to have all that wildlife to explore on your own! Can’t wait to come “home”!

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