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Dan Hirschowitz


Dan developed his love for the African bush whilst growing up on a family run farm in the Kwa-Zulu Natal midlands. Growing up in the bushveld he was surrounded by wildlife and finds his passion in what nature has to offer. After completing ...

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on A Typical Ranger’s Day After Game Drive

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Thank you Dan for giving us a look into your day, after dropping your guests off at their lodge. I have seen your residential area, complete with the pool and gym, but had no idea that there was a soccer/rugby field nearby that was used almost daily. Your job requires you to wear many different “hats”, so you really deserve that personal quiet time as well as getting a good work-out in. I assume you all use this time after some exercising and lunch to research articles for a blog whilst editing your images and searching the archives for additional ones if necessary. Let me end my comment with a thank you to ALL – your dedication and enthusiasm is apparent and appreciated.

Hi Denise. Thank you for your comment. We appreciate it!

I love this.

Excellent, interesting overview. Don’t you also go back out sometimes to follow up on some intriguing occurrence that happened during the morning drive?

Hi Willa. You are right, on some occasions our tracking teams will head out in between drives to continue following tracks from the morning.

Thanks, Dan, for sharing this insight into your free-time activities with our readers.
I think it is really nice and also important that all of you have such great camaraderie with each other and have such a tightly knit community so that you can enjoy this community out in the bush.
Thank you all for your friendliness and competence and untiring efforts to make the stay for your guests so great.

Hi Christa. Thanks for the comment. What a place Londolozi is!!

Thanks Dan for this insight into Londolozi’s family. It is good to know that life is not just one path but many all to be enjoyed and experienced. Best wishes to the entire staff!

Hi William. Thanks for the message! We appreciate it.

You certainly know how to maximize your time!. Incredibly demanding work schedule!

Dan your day is filled with lots of different activities, from Ranging with guests and then interacting with your colleagues. The time you have off is well spent and you get some good exercise as well. The foto’s are always magnificent and carry on being the best Rangers ever. Appreciation for nature is a big plus point and always first priority.

Hi Valmai. You are right, nature and it’s well being always come first for us. Thanks for the comment.

Thanks for this glimpse into the daily life of a Londolozi ranger Dan! It certainly sounds as if a day as a ranger is a day well spent. But I’d go as far as to say that it is a life well spent as well!!

Hi Paul. I completely agree!

Thanks Dan, It is wonderful to see how the Londolozi family is such a happy group!

I’m curious how long the average ranger serves as a ranger. Is there a typical-ish number of years that are common or is it completely personal preference?

Hi Chelsea. On average a ranger stays with Londolozi between three to four years. However, there are many rangers who remain with the family in different capacities once they have left the guiding team. Thanks for your question!

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