Megan, first of all the photos selected for your blog are outstanding. Looking at them, it’s impossible to select the perfect night sky. I’ve traveled to Africa for over 30 years and to this day I can’t choose my favorite sky – sometimes it’s an amazing sunrise with pink, magenta and orange skies or a sunset encompassing several layers of colors highlighted by trees or animals. Each day’s skies are different and I love them all!
The sky has long been an object of fascination for me, I’ve always been mesmerised by the colours, movement and emotional connections we have to it. Presenting itself as an ever-changing palette of colours, the sky creates a sense of magic that draws people in, and nothing seems to draw people in like an African sky.
African skies are known for their magnificence and splendid colours, and I can’t help but agree as some of my favourite sunsets, sunrises, and star-filled skies have been witnessed here at Londolozi. In this blog, I’ve rounded up some of my favourite images that I feel truly capture the magic of Londolozi skies.
Although I’m not much of a morning person, watching the African bush come alive in the soft glow of dawn is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. As the sun slowly begins to rise, the vast Londolozi landscape comes to life with an array of colours, sounds, and movement. The fresh morning air fills with harmonious bird calls and the buzz of insects. Loud rustles can be heard from surrounding bushes as the wildlife begins to emerge from their nighttime hiding spots. I couldn’t think of a more exciting way to start your day than by venturing out into the African bush on a sunrise game drive.
When I think of a sunset at Londolozi, I think of vibrantly coloured skies, silhouettes and sundowners. As some of you may know, sundowners are a beloved tradition we have here at Londolozi. This involves stopping at a scenic spot out in the wilderness, and indulging in delicious drinks and snacks while watching the changing colours of the sunset sky. This time of day is also the perfect opportunity to capture some incredible photographs of wildlife against the backdrop of a fiery African sunset.
Pure magic – that’s the first thought that comes to mind when I think of a star-lit African night sky. Unobstructed by bright city lights or pollution, the stars shine even brighter than usual in the African bush, revealing their full splendour. We deeply value connection with the natural world here at Londolozi, and stargazing is one of the best ways to do so. Gazing up at the night sky, you can’t help but feel connected with the vastness of the universe and the surrounding nature.
From the mesmerizing starry skies to the dazzling colours of a sunset or sunrise, the ever-changing skies you’ll witness at Londolozi will be sure to leave you in awe. Let me know what time of day was your favourite during your visit to Londolozi?
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Hi Denise, thank you so much! I’m delighted that you enjoyed the photos.