Revvin’ up your engineListen to her howlin’ roar Metal under tension Beggin’ you to touch and go
Headin’ into twilightSpreadin’ out her wings tonight She got you jumpin’ off the deck Shovin’ into overdrive
Out along the edgesAlways where I burn to be The further on the edge The hotter the intensity
Highway to the Danger ZoneGonna take it right into the Danger Zone Highway to the Danger Zone Ride into, the Danger Zone
The Londolozi New Year’s Eve party has become somewhat of an institution. What started as dinner and a glass or two of bubbles around the fire to see in the new year has now transformed into one of the most sought-after nights of the year at Londolozi. Choosing the theme for the upcoming year is always something that is hugely debated until we settle on something that has all the perfect elements to the now famous Londolozi bash – a trendy theme, something we can go to town on when it comes to dressing up, the perfect welcome cocktail and – above all else – a vibe that can carry us and our guests through from the year that was to the year that will be.
This year there was very little debate as we settled on producing the evening of Top Gun: Londolozi Division. Through planning, preparation, and execution, it is always one of our greatest privileges to host our guests on Varty Deck to see in the New Year. As always, it’s a time to not only enjoy some light-hearted festivities but to also reflect on what a wonderful and busy year it has been for all of us at Londolozi. We have our guests – new and returning – to thank for that!
And so, without further ado, please enjoy our gallery of images from this year’s exceptional celebration!
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What a splendid ‘Division’ ! Happy New Year to a great team.
The creativity and enthusiasm never fail! We look forward to our August visit and can hardly believe we first arrived 10 years ago! While the cast has changed significantly, the culture continues.
Happy New Year to you all. I thoroughly enjoy reading about all that goes on in Londolozi. It transports me from a grey cold England back to Africa – wonderful.
Amanda, what fun! This is a great blog with wonderful pictures of the fun atmosphere of Londolozi. My call sign is _Fire Tree_ thanks for including me!
Looks like one of my old fraternity theme parties….and we spared no design expense or effort and spent months in the planning. Of course at 19 years old, you’re at you creative best….this one looks sensational. Thanks for sharing the event and pics. You guys do good work. We do our safaris in TZ but have to rethink that with all the info we have daily about Lon. Jim
I hope all rangers and guests had an extra early game drive
Absolutely brilliant theme for the Londolozi New Year’s Eve bash. I especially loved the leopard “patch”, complete with his/her aviator glasses. It should be offered for sale in the shop – I would certainly buy a print, cards, etc. As I looked through your photos, it appears a great time was had by staff and guests alike! Cheers for a glorious 2023!!
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year ear to you all! I’m sorry to have missed the party but look forward to our own party in June!
What a lovely New Year’s theme Top Gun. The Londolozi team looked stunning in their sunglasses and the decor on the Varty Deck looked absolutely beautiful. Hope you all enjoyed your New Year’s evening 😊. Reading the emails from Londolozi and seeing these beautiful animals makes everyday so special. Then Fridays the TWIP is such a highlight. Sundays is the ultimate with the video’s, we are truly spoiled with these stunning animals living in their own environment. Thank you so much for the Blog and these special emails.
Thanks for breaking my heart because we weren’t there. Hau’oli Makahiki Hou…..Happy New Year from Hawai’i.
Amanda, What a great theme! Once again you all have outdone yourselves! We loved seeing the pics. Someday we will try to make it for the holiday – it might be a while though, as we still have a crazy night ourselves at our restaurant! Happy New Year to all and we look forward to seeing you in 2023!
Great shots Amanda but wish you had identified who was who. We think we recognize a few but it would have been fun to see if we were right. LOVE the logo, sunglasses, and flight shirts!
So fun! Do the guests who book for NYE know the theme in advance so they can pack the right costume?
Another amazing theme night! Lovely to see everyone dressed in their Top Gun best and all the familiar faces. Cheers to 2023
Looks like it was a blast of an evening, well worth remembering! Happy New Year to you all!!
I don’t know about “Top Gun.” “Top Lens,” “Top shooter,” “Top whisperer” maybe?