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Nick Sims


Nick always had a love for nature. Growing up in Johannesburg, the annual family trip to the bush (particularly the Kruger Lowveld region of South Africa) became an escape from city life. When he and his brother weren't physically in the bush, they ...

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Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Looking forward to seeing these elephants and all their antics! Appreciated your report and photos.

Wendy Macnicol
Digital Tracker

Lovely blog, Nick!. Always enjoy talks / articles / pics on elephants. They are indeed almost a magical animal and are incredibly intelligent with emotional feelings which are very strong – from knowledge I have gained from reading books! Bring us more on them, Nick, if you could? Wendy M

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Thank you Nick for such wonderful images and for sharing this unique experience! Let’s hope they will survive and thrive for a long time

Valmai Vorster
Digital Tracker

My goodness but that is a huge elephant bull, look at those tusks. He is so beautiful in all his glory. It looks as if the elephants come together for eating and to socialize with each other. Loved to see that huge bull one day. The two younger bulls play fighting keeps them busy and gives them good practice.

Linda Rawles
Senior Digital Ranger

My absolute favorite animal. New reports show they are in even more trouble than was thought, so thank you for providing them a relatively safe space. Some people do not know how much anti-poaching work Londolozi and other reserves do. And I believe it is only that and eco-tourism that will save them. I sure do not want to live on a planet without wild elephants.

Nick Sims

Thank you for your comment. I’m also so pleased that the elephants are able to live out a peaceful existence at Londolozi and in the Greater Kruger.

Lisa Antell
Digital Tracker

Anytime you can sit quietly with ellies is a good time well spent!

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Totally agree Lisa! It’s peaceful and the opposite of what I imagined it would be like.

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Nick, all I loved elephants🤗

Paul Canales
Digital Tracker

Love your post on the elephants Nick, and a hearty “Hear! hear!” To your sentiment on their longevity in their natural habitat.

Cally Staniland
Master Tracker

What a bonus to spend an afternoon with this huge herd of Eli’s! Thanks for sharing Nick 🙏🏻

Marianna Gdanis

Always so very special for Alan and I, as you well know ☺️

Nick Sims

I had you two in mind when I wrote this!

Joanne Wadsworth Kelley
Master Tracker

Watching a small group of Ellie’s is such a treat, but a super herd must he totally amazing and unforgettable! Excellent images and storytelling, Nick.

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