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BC: Created by K. lavion June 2010 NYC
3: New York City - Atlanta - Johannesburg
4: 17 hours later we landed in Johannesburg, South Africa... not really knowing what to expect....
5: Stayed one night at the D'oreale Grande Hotel at Emperors Palace Casino, Johannesburg
6: 6AM - waiting for our private jet...
8: Londolozi is one of the original pioneering Private Game in South Africa and an unashamedly family run, stand alone operation. Established 1926. | The history of the Varty and Taylor families – the conservation dynasties who have dedicated their lives to saving a small part of Africa’s Eden – is the history of Londolozi.
9: Style: Safari Lodge Comfort Level: Lavish Rooms: Varty Camp (Eight Chalets and Two Superior Chalets) We had two superior chalets!
12: Londolozi shot to prominence in the early 1990s when it was the first private reserve to receive Relais & Chateaux status.
16: 5:30 AM - wake up call 6 AM - breakfast Getting ready for our first safari ride
18: Londolozi Game Reserve is announcing the first ever Zero Emissions Safari Vehicle...Out of Africa!
20: Spotted Hyenas : Love them or Hate them
21: Game viewing is outstanding. Leopards, lions, elephants, rinos...so close that you can almost smell them. Really breathtaking!
27: Our ranger Brad and tracker Like. Like’s destiny as a tracker became clear to him as a young boy after listening to his mother recall a story that occurred years before he was born. | Quick stop for hot cocoa and ...whiskey...
28: That was a special, magical, unforgettable moment... Total surprise! 10th year wedding anniversary...
30: THE SHANGAAN CULTURAL VILLAGE & LEARNING CENTRE in Londolozi.
36: The campfire has burned here for over 85 years making Varty Camp the symbolic heart and soul of Londolozi.
38: Breakfast time! Crepes! Mmmmmmm....good!
39: Personal chef...
42: ...and it was time to leave...back to Johannesburg, to continue the journey...
46: Our super comfortable 2 bedroom apartment. | oops....wrong size!
52: For my dearest husband on our 10th wedding anniversary... Thank you for your love, your steadfastness, your courage and your commitment to our love. Thank you for sharing so many amazing, defining moments in your life with me and for trusting me enough to share your moments of pain, your hopes and your dreams still to be achieved. Our love has never needed a lot of words ... Our unspoken love is there - every day in all those moments...as we face life.... together. I love you - always and forever. Thank you for such an amazing adventure!