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Shannon Dawson

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Shannon was first exposed to Londolozi as a guest when she was a young girl. Straight away she was in awe at the warm feeling she got from the people and the place. After growing up in Johannesburg she graduated with honours in ...

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on Some Things Never Change ~ Timeless Traditions at Londolozi

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Absolutely fantastic to see how long Londolozi has been going on. The mother leopard was the begining of the leopard family and what a miracle that there is where all the leopards started their famous ongoing leopard family. Londolozi has just grown from a bare cattle farm ground to this most beautiful peace of serenity full of wild animals, Rangers and Trackers and people that have helped to replenish the grounds to what it is today. 100% turn around and Lodolozi is know world renowned Safari lodge with the best animal sightings and best cuisine and hospitality.

Thank you for your kind words, Valmai.

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Having experienced many traditions in my 7 decades–many wonderful and some I wish to forget–the opportunity to experience Londolozi traditions multiple times is both exceptional and indelible!!! Thank You!

How special, Camille! We hope to be welcoming you back to Londolozi for more traditions very soon.

Sometimes, when traveling, I find myself not wanting to return to a place after such a great time out of fear I’ll be disappointed–that the next experience(s) will never live up to the first. While we haven’t yet returned to Londolozi, I have no doubt in my mind that any and all subsequent visits will be just as magical as the first because of these points you so eloquently described. We are considering a return trip in 2026 to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and it would feel so special during your centenary year. While there are endless places we still wish to visit across the globe, I would very much welcome a return home to Londolozi. Hope to see you then!

We would love to celebrate your 10th anniversary with you in the wilderness, Chelsea! We look forward to welcoming you home soon.

I remember an amazing stay at londolozi in the early 1980’s with Dave and John Varty and ranger Ian Thomas. Saw mother leopard several times. The trip was a work related reward.
I can only dream of ever going back. Love following your daily clips.

What an amazing memory Jill!

You’ve covered all of the reasons Shannon, about why one visit always leads to another…. For me it was the special touch of a handmade welcoming note found in my Founder’s Camp suite, November 2018, that has led to almost bi-annual visits. The game viewing is phenomenal, but it’s the guides and trackers who bring it all to another level; the staff who seem to know what you’d like before you do; the smiles that never disappear; and most of all the feeling of belonging in a place that makes room for everyone and everything within its boundaries.

Thank you for your touching words, Denise. We look forward to making many more memories with you at Londolozi!

Thank you Shannon…for such an eloquent & heartfelt description of Londolozi. I have yet to visit, but my heart is already there. Love to all of you…and all the Glorious Creatures you’re surrounded by…hope to see you soon!💜

I’m delighted you enjoyed my blog, Jenn. We are so lucky to live and work in a magical place like Londolozi.

Shannon, thank you for sharing your understanding of the Londolozi experience. It is a magical place that I can only dream of visiting. Letting me in to that experience is much appreciated.

Thank you very much, William. We are delighted you enjoy our daily safari stories!

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You encapsulated that beautifully Shannon. Above everything, the people; the friendships; the spirit of community and the sense of family is what always brings us back to Londolozi. ❤️

Thank you so much for your beautiful words, Jane.

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