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Kyle Gordon

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Kyle was born and raised in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. His childhood was spent scurrying barefooted along the banks of various rivers and dams, fishing rod ever-in-hand, enjoying the beauty and freedom of outdoors. Kyle obtained a degree in construction from UCT ...

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on A Very Green Christmas in the Lowveld

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Ian Hall
Master Tracker

Super article, super photos – especially the bee eater and the cuckoo

Happy Christmas

Debra Matott
Senior Digital Ranger

I would love to have your green Christmas instead of this Storm of a Century coming at us this whole weekend! My Daughter could not even fly in from Oregon to be with us! I hope your holidays are everything you want them to be! Merry Christmas Londolozi!

Blaise Uglietti
Explorer

Superb article. Your words combined with beautiful images takes us back on a sensory trip to warm Christmases for sure. Was the yellow pansy on a lion’s elbow?!

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

Thank you Kyle for you Christmas wishes. May you have a wonderful Christmas filled with joy, peace and lots of love. The foto of the little Zebra is gorgeous. I think the butterfly has landed on lion. Merry Christmas to all at Londolozi, never forgetting the Rangers and Trackers, Sean and his family.

Willa Stanger
Senior Digital Ranger

Beautiful compilation. Happy Christmas! The millipede photo is most stunning.

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Thank you for your beautiful words describing Christmas in the lowveld. I could see, feel and almost touch the experience as you brought back the vivid memories I have from celebrating Christmas in SabiSand and Botswana during the last few years. It’s a magical time anyway and Christmas makes it even more special. Holiday cheer to all of you!

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Bravo Kyle, you are really the master at descriptive storytelling!!!!!!!!

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Merry Christmas! Superb atmosphere, pictures, all herbivores, birds and insects i love the millipedes!

William Paynter
Master Tracker

Merry Christmas to you Kyle and all the staff at Londolozi. Thank you for the wonderful pictures.

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Such a beautiful description of the bush, Kyle. I can feel and sell and imagine the colors and beautiful animals while reading it. Nature is so beautiful and full of surprises and gives you so much peace.

Gawie Jordaan
Digital Tracker

You captivated me with this blog! I would surely spend an African Christmas in the wild.

Kara Taylor
Master Tracker

Merry Christmas! A very poetic post painting such a serene picture.

Michael and Terri Klauber
Guest contributor

Kyle, Thanks for sharing the fantastic images – the bird shots are awesome! Plus the creative shot of the pair of millipedes is really unique, as well is the “sundowner” shot. We can’t wait to return!

Paul Canales
Master Tracker

Lovely post and accompanying photos Kyle! Merry Christmas to you all!!

A delightful read and description of a green Christmas in the South African lowveld. Kyle you transported us to Londolozi. We had a green Zimbabwe Christmas on Kariba, whilst our UK family had a very white 2022 Christmas. We look forward to our next trip to Londolozi and wonder if our sightings could be any better than last time. It was a superb trip in the dry season and Londolozi obviously changes many times throughout the seasons.

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