June 17

Londolozi’s New Founders Camp Revealed: What to Expect


By David Ryan on
June 17, 2023

For those of us who know and love Londolozi, we appreciate that it has been a beacon of excellence in the African safari industry since its inception in the 1970s. Having recently had the pleasure of visiting their new Founders Camp, I was once again reminded of Londolozi's commitment towards providing guests with a truly unique and unforgettable African experience. Here's what I experienced at their new Founders Camp...

The new Founders Camp feels like your own luxury home, Image Credit: Londolozi Founders Camp

The Londolozi Difference

What truly sets Londolozi apart from any other safari lodge is their deep sense of community and family or, as I like to refer to it, the "secret sauce" as to why Londolozi is more than just a luxury safari experience – it's a feeling!

The new Londolozi Founders Camp aims to not only immerse guests in the beauty of the African wilderness but also to engage them in the rich and fascinating history of the safari industry. It's evident that the team at Londolozi believes that a key part of their success lies in the relationships they have built with their resident Londolozi community. And it's this sense of togetherness that they so authentically share with all Londolozi guests.

Soft neutrals and touchable textures, Image Credit: Londolozi Founders Camp

An Interactive Safari Experience

In my opinion, what is truly unique about Londolozi is that they are one of the only safari lodges that not only showcase their "back of house" but actively invite guests to visit and engage in it. At the new Founders Camp, guests can take part in daily behind-the-scenes tours, providing a glimpse into the workings of the camp and the lives of the staff who make the magic all possible.

This is a rare opportunity for guests to see first-hand the various tasks involved in running a successful and sustainable safari lodge. From waste and water management all the way through to sustainable energy and a Learning Center where everyone is encouraged to be the very best version of themselves.

Londolozi has been in the safari game since the 1920s, Image Credit: Londolozi Founders Camp

New Founders Camp Interior Design

Apart from the fascinating insights into Londolozi's operations and community, the new Londolozi Founders Camp has clearly been thoughtfully redesigned with luxury, family and comfort in mind. The camp consists of six exquisite river facing chalets, 3 family chalets and one family suite perched high above the Sand River, each with its own private deck and heated plunge pool, providing guests with the peace and tranquillity they need to unwind from this busy world between game drives. Once again, Shan Varty and her team of experts have created a signature Londolozi style that blends Londolozi's heritage with modern luxury.

A place to relive your safari adventures in your dreams, Image Credit: Londolozi Founders Camp

Going The Extra Mile with Game Drives

The exclusivity of game drives at Londolozi needs little introduction and is a unique experience. The expert rangers and trackers, for which Londolozi is renowned, are some of the best in the industry. They are incredibly passionate about sharing their knowledge and love of the African bush with guests – from tracking leopards to observing the majestic elephants; the game drives are a true bucket-list experience that guests will never forget.

Leopard in a tree on a game drive safari at Londolozi

Londolozi is known for its resident leopard dynasties, Image Credit: Londolozi Game Reserve

Raising the Bar in Luxury Safaris 

In our lifetimes, we're gifted with a very limited number of truly landmark moments, and I can assure you that a visit to the new Londolozi Founders Camp will be high up on that list. It's a testament to the decades of passion and hard work that Dave, Shan and the team at Londolozi continue to put into everything they do.

With their unique sense of community and family, combined with an unparalleled commitment to sustainability, all while providing an unforgettable safari experience, Londolozi has once again raised the bar for the safari industry.

Even the bar raises the bar in luxury, Image Credit: Londolozi Founders Camp

Stay at The New Founders Camp at Londolozi 

Anyone looking for an immersive and luxurious safari experience should definitely make a visit to Londolozi a top priority! And if you're looking for an unforgettable booking experience, look no further than Rhino Africa.

With nearly 20 years of experience, our unbeatable combination of luxury, adventure, and social responsibility, you can be sure that your experience will be one you'll never forget. Contact our Travel Experts today, and let's start planning!

Come see for yourself why we love Londolozi, Image Credit: Londolozi Founders Camp

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About the author 

David Ryan

David makes things happen! With a canny inability to sit still for a minute, it’s a miracle he actually sat down long enough to finish his degree in economics. David is a brave and pioneering entrepreneur with a true passion for Africa - especially Africa's wildlife. With his African Grey parrot by his side, there is more than a hint of the Dolittles about our intrepid leader. Before founding Rhino Africa David spent a number of years earning his stripes and cutting his teeth in the industry. David’s interests include photography and travel, and having travelled extensively through Africa most of the images on the Rhino Africa website hail from his well organised image library!

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