It’s been quite a year.
The upheaval that has been 2020 has redefined the way we view things. The way business is conducted, society, each other, this planet and indeed our place on it. Whilst entire industries came to a standstill (we speak from experience) and economies suffered the world over, what 2020 did do right was reignite our sense of appreciation.
Lockdown forced families to spend time together, time they would not otherwise have had.
No vehicles on the streets meant wild animals were seen in suburbia, roaming freely where traffic once flowed. Bird song could now be heard, and the quiet that descended overmuch of the world forced people to simply listen.
Smog cleared, the Himalayas could be seen from over 100 miles away.
Here at Londolozi the Finfoot female leopard took up almost permanent residence in the camp, and with almost no foot traffic through the the area, she was regularly seen walking around in the middle of the day.
The silver lining of 2020 for so many was gaining a better understanding of what truly matters. Humanity, nature, time with loved ones. The values taught to us as children but that often get diluted or even forgotten as we move into adulthood.
As the world and travel start opening up again, our fervent wish is that people the world over continue to recognise each other as being part of one big, global community. That we are all inextricably linked through this wonderful – yet incredibly fragile – blue dot in space.
From us to you, we wish you a Merry, Merry Christmas!
Oh yes, and we also appreciate that Santa Claus got stuck here during Lockdown. Did we forget to mention that?
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Today as well we’ll be presenting our Virtual Safari Highlights of the week. Our usual Friday post The Week in Pictures will be available this coming Sunday.
Enjoy this week in Video…