Since its conception in 1926, Londolozi has always called people towards wilderness and adventure. Many experience this as a magnetic pull in the body, a small voice that hears the word Londolozi and cries out, ‘Yes!’
Such people often don’t know how they came to be a part of this family, and after a while it no longer even matters. The story of their journey to safari has faded into the colour of memory. The past replaced by the experience of being amidst the animals, around a campfire, under a canopy of stars.
To be a part of this is to be an artist of experience. It’s to be guided by what you love towards a new way of living. We can’t pretend, it’s simply not in our nature… but we can dream and make dreams come true for ourselves and for others.
As the original South African Safari destination, Londolozi has, over its 90-year history, built up a formidable group of experienced rangers, trackers and naturalists. This diverse team of experts has more than 350 combined years of guiding experience.
We have drawn on the considerable wisdom, talent and experience of our guiding teams, and returned to the original spirit of fun and wild adventure of an African safari. Our emphasis is on redefining the essence of the ‘Photographic Safari Experience’ by creating still greater opportunities for engagement.
With over 16,000 hectares of traversing wilderness, no two game drives are ever the same. Trackers sit up at the front of the Land Rover looking for fresh animal tracks, while rangers drive with astonishing skill through ravines and thickets in pursuit of animals, all the while wowing guests with their outstanding knowledge and unforgettable stories.
Many of the rangers and trackers at Londolozi grew up living off the land and therefore have an incredible knowledge of the area and deep cultural connections to the fauna and flora. In addition, Londolozi’s rangers specialise in photographic safaris and, where possible, will position the vehicle for the guest to get the best angle for photography.
We aim to deliver an exceptional engagement with the wild Africa for our guests. For us, modern technology can be employed to facilitate and heighten this engagement, and to be, in fact, a frontier of consciousness, an opportunity to witness the intelligence and energy at play in the great African theatre.