It’s funny how time works. Some days and periods of our lives seem to drag on forever, (this pandemic certainly feels that way). Others go by in the blink of an eye. It seems like just yesterday that I shared the exciting news that the vaccination process had begun for the Londolozi Family. Today I am happy to share that we are a community of 92% fully vaccinated family members!
I was lucky enough to have been able to share the day that the majority of our staff got vaccinated. It started early in the Londolozi village where the amazing team from the Department of Health arrived. Slowly, and surely, our Londolozi family came to find their place in the queue and received their vaccinations. The process was so smooth, and there were so many smiles and sighs of relief and appreciation. I ended the day with a sore face from smiling so much.
While the immediate Londolozi Family is the closest to my heart, I am also incredibly grateful that the greater Sabi Sands Family (Londolozi is situated in the very heart of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve) has also had the opportunity to become fully vaccinated. Oscar Mthimkhulu, the CEO of the Sabi Sands Reserve, has been instrumental in facilitating vaccination stations at multiple sites within the Sabi Sands – allowing staff from neighbouring reserves to receive their full course of vaccinations. This has been a wonderful example of how the greater Sabi Sand Lodges and community have come together so that we can all get back to doing what we love the most… giving safaris and bringing people to Africa. This show of teamwork and shared humanity allows us to make sure that we are one of the safest safari destinations to travel to in Africa for all travellers, and that we are all doing what we can do to get the eco-tourism sector back up and running!
We absolutely cannot wait to have you all back with us at Londolozi!