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Jemma Thorpe

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Jemma grew up on a farm in the Midlands Meander in Kwa-Zulu Natal and studied at the University of Cape Town. With little bush experience but with many hours of au pairing, teaching English and forming a love for travel, Jemma found herself ...

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Londolozi is just the perfect place on earth. Being it you going on a safari or a session in the Healing House, everything is just perfect. Everybody seems to be so friendly and helpful and the food looks so delicious. Animals everywhere and Rangers answering all your questions.

Thanks so much Valmai for your kind words.

Hi Jemma! First of all it was fantastic to meet you during my stay at Londolozi. It’s always nice to meet the person on the other side of the blog! I have many thoughts and feelings about the Londolozi Effect as it relates to my experiences, but I need to consolidate and refocus prior to sending.
I’m wondering as this was my third stay when I’ll receive my rosette? Many thanks for this blog as every time I think back to my time spent there, I recall so many magical moments!!

Hi Denise, it was fantastic to finally meet you in person. We are so looking forward to your Londolozi Effect once you have consolidated your thoughts. I have updated your visits and your badge should now be updated on your profile – thank you for brining our attention to this.

Jumma, thanks for sharing the pathways of many of Londolozi’s people.

After talking to Dave Varty one day several years and visits ago – how could we help when we were neither young nor rich? – we went home to the US and started a NFP, Operation Pachamama. OP focuses on increasing the number of quality anti-poaching rangers in ways that both help people and save animals. First we centered on the high reputation Tracking Academy, and now on the new and exciting Rhino Guardians project. We have assisted (or have immediate plans to assist) about 30 people, through paying their tuition, sponsoring their employment, or funding their internship. Another example of those magic ripples that are the Londolozi Effect!

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