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Jordan-Lee Odams


Jordan-Lee grew up in Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal and studied a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English Studies, Art and History at Stellenbosch University. She then went on to do her postgraduate studies in Marketing and Advertising Communications at Red and Yellow in ...

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Love the inclusion of sounds

Jordan, thank you for your insights on pioneer camp and I really enjoyed listening to the sounds of the fish eagle and the hippos.

I wonder if the hippo is the same individual who we heard from our Pioneer Camp deck when we visited in 2018? I bet so. We heard it often and it was so hard to distinguish how far away it was. I’d scan the bushes with my eyes waiting for an animal to emerge, but other than a long hyena and nyala, we never caught a glimpse of him.

Jordan-Lee, you’ve touched on a subject that is the essence of a safari – listening! There’s nothing like waking up to the birdsongs that surround your suite, or sit on your terrace before bed with the roars of lions calling to one another, if you’re lucky. I like to record sounds I hear on my phone so that even if the recording isn’t perfect, friends who haven’t experienced the wild can get a sense of what I hear, to partner with my images. There’s something about the sound of hippos grunting that makes me laugh, and of course the laughter from within the common space is infectious.

Thanks for this highlight about our sense of hearing and how important all our senses are to experiencing life!

There is just something about the sounds of the wild that cannot be forgotten once you have heard it. So synonymous with bush the fish eagle, hyena and hippo sounds, absolutely beautiful. The hippo sound is so precious, it sounds as if he is sneezing in the water. Off course my favorite is the stunning fish eagle. The decorations of the lamps on the deck make Pioneers Camp look so cozy.

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