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returning to your favorite lodge: is it always exactly the same?

returning to your favorite lodge: is it always exactly the same?

Sep 28th, 2006, 06:56 PM
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Londolozi is going to be run by the owners, so it should be in good hands. If i were to visit Londolozi, i wouldnt think of the change in management to be an issue.

Btw, Julian i may hv read somewhere that Singita and Londolozi share some sightings? If this is true, it would be my best chance for cheetah in the SSGR.....

Sep 29th, 2006, 07:40 AM
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that's something to look forward to, then. thanks, julian!

and i hope you're right, hari.

does a change in ownership mean the staff remains?

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Sep 29th, 2006, 07:45 AM
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For the most part, i would expect the staff to remain. Some changes here and there...but, in a high-profile service industry like the Safari industy....i'm sure everything will be in order (down to the minute details). So, i dont think guests hv much to be concerned about...in good hands.

Sep 29th, 2006, 12:51 PM
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I'll go into this a bit more in my trip report, but in brief: most guides and trackers are staying. The younger Vartys are going to be directly involved in actually running the lodge (Boyd on the ranger side, Bronwen on the hospitality side).

Londoz and Singita have an excellent relationship. The two reserves share some sightings (particularly if it's something rare, like wild dogs in the Sabi Sand) and some traversing rights. Two Londoz vehicles are allowed on Singita's property at a time, and vice versa. I owe some of my wild dog sightings at Londoz to this relationship, as it was the rangers at Singita who found the dogs on their property and let us know they were headed our way. Vehicles traversing near the border carry an extra radio which is tuned to the other reserve's frequency so they can hear what's going on.

Now if only Selinda and Duma Tau could have a similar relationship!

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Sep 29th, 2006, 06:34 PM
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Let's hope the charity trek is the peace-maker


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