No two stays are the same at Londolozi. Each one is completely unique to the individual, filled with a variety of beautiful moments and scenes that make up your time with us. In this blog, I want to reflect on a few of my favourite moments that I feel contribute to the magical “Londolozi Feeling” that you get to experience when you visit us.
Awakening your senses on a game drive:
Venturing out on a game drive is certainly a soul-stirring experience – one that heals your soul and soothes your senses. The first few moments after setting out on a game drive are my favourite. An immense feeling of peace fills your mind as you leave the car park and enter the wild, natural landscape of Londolozi. Breathing in the fresh air, taking in the big open skies, and the overwhelming feeling of excitement of the unknown – you never know what sightings you may stumble across during your time out in the wild. The sights, smells, and sounds that you encounter on a game drive make for an extremely immersive experience with nature, a feeling that you most likely will never forget.
Slipping into your private pool:
Tucked away in the privacy of your suite/chalet, is a wonderfully cool plunge pool overlooking the lush surrounding wilderness. As we start to head into our warmer months, nothing beats the feeling of slipping into the refreshing waters of your plunge pool. Let me describe the moment to you: you have just arrived back from your morning game drive and the African heat is beginning to set in. While the wildlife retreat to the shade to escape the heat, you retreat to the coolness of your chalet. You pour yourself a refreshing drink from your minibar and you’re all set for a wonderfully relaxing time by your pool as you await your next game drive.
Sundowners in the African Wilderness:
Soft golden light. Panoramic views of the wilderness. A sip of a Gin and Tonic. Nothing compares to a magical African sunset and what better way to soak up the brilliantly coloured red and orange skies than in the middle of the African wilderness – with a drink in hand of course. I always find sundowners in the African bush a wonderful opportunity for reflection. A chance to marvel at the golden-lit surroundings, to feel the crunch of the African sand beneath your shoes and listen to the calming surrounding sounds of nature. I can only describe Londolozi’s sundowner experience as awe-inspiring. It’s a wonderful opportunity to not only connect with one another, but also with our natural surroundings.
Walking into a Londolozi boma:
The only way I could think to describe walking into a Londolozi boma is pure magic. It doesn’t get more magical than following lantern-lit pathways that lead you to the spectacular set-up of a boma. When you first enter, your eyes will be met with an intricate set-up of candles and lanterns that decorate the interior of the boma beautifully. As you wander deeper into the boma you’ll start to hear the crackles of the roaring fire. You’ll soon be greeted by the infectiously happy faces of the butlers, ready to serve you a glass of delicious red wine. To top this magical experience off, you get to dine under the stars. This is one of my favourite ways to appreciate a star-filled African sky.
I’ve been lucky enough to attend a fair number of boma dinners during my time at Londolozi, and I can honestly say that the “wow” factor of entering a boma has never gone away.
I’ve only scraped the surface with this round-up of magical moments, but there are so many more to be experienced at Londolozi. I’d love to know what your favourite moment was at Londolozi, let me know in the comment section below…