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Keagan Chasenski

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Keagan has always had a connection with wildlife, having been lucky enough to visit Londolozi as a child. After growing up in Johannesburg, he attended boarding school in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands where weekends were spent exploring the reserve and appreciating his surroundings. ...

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on A Walk Down the Manyeleti River

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Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

How wonderful to see James Tyrrell once again out for a bush walk with you fortunate rangers who had a day free from guiding. I can’t think of anything better than a group of friends out for some good times and the promise of a jaffle stop along the way. I had the good fortune of two brunches provided for me during my last trip, but my favorite was the jaffle brunch prepared by James Souchon, complete with Bloody Mary’s in the Maxabene Riverbed. Our special grilled sandwich was a Caprese, but your bacon, cheese, caramelized onions, chutney, and pepper combination could be a new “must try” – just need a jaffle maker!!

Chelsea Allard
Master Tracker

Sounds like the perfect day with friends!

Christa Blessing
Master Tracker

Walking in the bush is one of the best things you can do. Love it.
And a nice bush breakfast after such a walk is the cherry on the cake.

Dave Mills
Senior Digital Ranger

Is it possible? Please, please tell us that James is back at Londolozi . . . for good! All the best to all of Londolozi from Arizona, USA.

Valmai Vorster
Master Tracker

That walk down the river looks like so much fun, interesting sighting of everything so up and close. Look at the little barn swallow and tortoise that you would of missed riding the the Land Rover. Oh the Alumni Ranger James Tyrrell that everyone loved so much with his humorous sayings, who can forget that incredible Ranger. You are so privileged to be in the open there on foot , having the experience of eating the famous Jaffels. I am sure it is also dangerous being there on foot, but the exhilaration experience can not be bought, only experienced one on one.

Francesca Doria
Master Tracker

Lovely! “Your ” barn swallows will become “our ” barn swallows in a few months… so nice to observe one of them that close. Here they typically nest in stables under the roof

Kara Taylor
Master Tracker

Sounds like a great day and now I’m craving a Jaffel sandwich….

William Paynter
Master Tracker

Keagan, it sounds like a lot of fun was had by all.

Now I’m hungry. For a bush walk. And, a jaffle!

Vin Beni
Guest contributor

Will make the request for a similar experience when we visit in August!

Paul Canales
Master Tracker

Great to see James, and firing up the sandwich press tonight in your honor Keagan!

Gawie Jordaan
Master Tracker

Walking in a riverbed is special. Having good friend is even more and enjoying a jaffle (we call them boepensbroodjies) creates memories.

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