Ever since it was conceived in 1926, Londolozi has always had a way of calling people towards adventure and the wilderness. Many who have had the luxury of a visit to this magical place have experienced this pull, an innate voice that keeps crying out the word Londolozi. Most people do not even realize how they come to become part of this family. After a while, it does not even matter.
As the original destination for all safaris in South Africa, Londolozi has a history that stretches over 90 years. It has built up a formidable group of trackers, rangers and naturalists. This diverse group of specialist have over 350 years’ worth of combined experience.
Londolozi is a largely recognized location very popular for wildlife photography. Inherently, it specializes with the big cats, diverse scenery, incredible light and a plethora of native African wildlife. This makes it a great stage for unsurpassed photographic literature.
The photographic studio here is very popular with the guests as it provides them with the ability to direct and produce their own creative work. Londolozi staff has provided the guests with a seasoned light room instructor with who you can spend time editing and printing your favorite safari shots.
Moreover, the studio allows the guests a chance to rent a variety of professional level equipment for photography such as speed lights, lenses, bodies et cetera. Gone are the olden days when you had to carry around your heavy camera gear all over the world. Now it has been made much simpler. All you have to do is pre-book your gear and you will find it ready to use once you arrive at the lodge.
If you are a first time photographer, you may also opt for the latest telephoto lens and body setups at your request. If for instance your aim is to capture a fish eagle while in the air or a leopard on a tree this studio will provide you with the perfect lens to do so, thus you can get your perfect shot.
All Londolozi guests are welcome to the photographic studio, where they can be provided with one on one tuition on not only capturing images but also post-production. In this studio you can also print images on canvas. The studio is normally open from 10:00 am to 4.00 pm though to get in you have to book in advance.
If you are willing, a private safari vehicle can be reserved for you and your family if need be. Together with your safari vehicle, you will be provided with a dedicated ranger and tracker team whose main purpose is to tailor the experience around the interests and needs of the guests. This is an ideal option for the more experienced safari goers, or if you just enjoy a bit of privacy.
To be a guide at Londolozi, a ranger needs a minimum of at least five years’ worth of experience as a guide. The ranger also need to be equipped with deep knowledge of all the latest photography trends and equipment. The specialist’s purpose is to be both a photographic instructor and a game ranger so as to facilitate and challenge guests.
Most of the rangers in Londolozi tend to have a natural flair for photography. More so, several of them are highly regarded photographers in their own right. For all safaris, you will be pared with one of these photographic rangers who can act as your personal tutor. Your guide will be at your exposal both in the field while you shoot and back in the studio for post-processing and editing.
To book an unbelievable photographic safari at Londolozi, get in touch with Iconic Africa who specialize in these types of tours.