There’s something mesmerizing about witnessing an African sunset. Whether I’m walking home from work, or I’m out in the wilderness, I always make sure to savour the moment as I watch the sky transform.
There are so many different ways to enjoy a sunset at Londolozi, but here are a few of my favourite settings to watch golden hour unfold.
1. Driving around the Londolozi Wilderness
For most of your sunsets at Londolozi, you’ll find yourself immersed in the breathtaking African wilderness, embarking on a game drive. It is undeniably the best place to witness the splendor of an African sunset. As the golden hour casts its warm glow over the landscape, you’ll have a front-row seat to nature’s captivating spectacle.
2. Watching Wildlife
The wildlife comes alive during this magical hour. Giraffes gracefully meander through the open plains, their elongated silhouettes blending seamlessly with the mesmerising sunset colours. Elephants, accompanied by their young, gather around watering holes. Lions and other predators begin their hunt, using the diminishing light to their advantage. There is something truly magical about witnessing the African wildlife in their natural habitats, bathed in the golden hues of a sunset. Not only does this make for incredible game viewing, but it also presents amazing photographic opportunities. From wildlife silhouettes to vibrant landscapes, golden hour photography on safari is a photographer’s dream.
3. Next to a River
What I love most about being next to a river during golden hour are the enchanting sounds that fill the air. I love the buzz of insects busily going about their evening activities; the deep, resonant rumble of hippos getting ready to leave the river for the evening; and the distant calls of lions echoing through the air. To me, the rhythm of nature makes a sunset that much more magical.
So, next time you find yourself in the presence of an African sunset, take a moment to bask in its splendor. I’d love to know where your favourite spot is to watch a sunset?