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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 Part 2

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What wonderful memories that have been made and yet more to come!

Thank you, Sandra!

It’s lovely to read your blog and see the photos from the past, especially the early Varty photos, my husband and I first visited Londolozi in 1987 and have continued visiting ever since and it has become a very important part of our lives

That is so special, Bridie!

Shannon, Thanks for another reminder of the special traditions that make Londolozi the unique and timeless. Time moves on and Londolozi has kept its mission intact. It is possible to remember the first visit we had, and thank you for sharing our image of the camp fire with James Tyrell and David Dampier leading us in song! Never to be forgotten – from our first visit!

Thank you, Michael & Terri. That is so special.

And long may the traditions continue!
Is that BeeJay in the back of the Landrover? Please pass on my very best wishes to her when she next visits.

Thank you, Suzanne. It is indeed BeeJay!

Shannon, thank you for s great look back. May the traditions continue over the next century.

Thank you, William.

Shannon what a wonderful story of Londolozi and all it’s time of existence. Land Rovers are still riding the grounds of Londolozi, and fires burning in the camps at night where story telling would be done. Guitars and serenades go hand in hand with the evenings at the Camps. Such beautiful memories from the beginning of Londolozi, to what it is today. May it always bring many memories and joy to all who own and visit Londolozi.

Thank you, Valmai!

I am counting days (well, years really, until I join this centenary celebration. Memories of first visiting Londolozi in 1982 float through my photos. Many more since 2010. Famba kahle.

Looking forward to having you back soon hopefully, Judith.

What I love about Londolozi is that the important things don’t change, such as the land rovers, the boma fires accompanied by guitar music and story telling, and of course the more than competant rangers/trackers that provide an amazing experience each drive. When I’m asked why I keep returning to Londolozi, rather than seek out other lodges, my response is that is it’s a Classic Safari experience, that goes beyond the normal expectations. I learned many years ago that Classic always outlives “fads”. I can think of only one other place in Southern Africa that comes close to the warmth and family feeling that guests experience from the moment they arrive, making leaving a sad departure as I feel each time I fly away from the airstrip. You know you’re in the perfect place when the time comes to pack, and you don’t want to leave!!!

Thank you for your kind words, Denise.

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