Londolozi Private Game Reserve was the second and final destination on our safari in South Africa. Our previous three days were spent at the Lion Sands River Lodge. It was a ten-minute flight from the Skukuza airport near Lion Sands to Londolozi’s private airstrip. The plane turned out to be a ten-seater that was only occupied by us and another passenger.
We stayed at Varty Camp, one of five lodges at Londolozi. The reserve is family-run and had a very different feel from the lodge we were at before. Dinners were held outside around a fire where we chatted with the other guests. One night our guide joined us for dinner and we got to know more about life in the bush.
Londolozi is known for its high number of leopard sightings. We only had a glimpse of a male leopard in the first half of the trip and were really hoping we would see more leopards here. Little did we know we would see a total of three leopard sightings over the next two days. We were also fortunate enough to catch a rare sighting of a cheetah one evening. All in all, we were very happy with our first safari and felt like we saw everything we wanted and more.