Monthly Archives: August 2013

Quote of the week

While driving around Somkhanda this week we came across a (disused) hide which the previous reserve owners used as a hunting hide. From the hide to water point is about 8 meters. Chloe Boshoff coined it when she said: “It’s … Continue reading

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Meet the team: Marc Holcroft

Originally wanting to pursue a career in Wildlife Management and live in wild places away from people, I failed in my first attempt at studies. Then, strangely, I accepted a position with the Wildlife Society as an Environmental Education Officer … Continue reading

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Suricate not Meerkat

Meerkats or Suricate Suricata suricatta is a small mammal belonging to the mongoose family. They are partial to dry areas and common in parts of the Kalahari Desert in Botswana, Namibia, Angola and South Africa. A group of Meerkats is … Continue reading

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Bullying or merely competition?

Bullying is defined by the Encarta Dictionary as: intimidation of weaker persons – the process of intimidating or mistreating somebody weaker or in a more vulnerable situation. “What is Nigel on about now”, you are asking yourself! The other day … Continue reading

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Meet the Team – Picket Chabwedzeka

A registered Tourist guide, Game Ranger and Field Ranger Instructor, Picket is a dedicated young conservator who is passionate about the bush. After a few years of Game ranging and anti-poaching in Zimbabwe, Picket developed an interest in ranger training … Continue reading

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Meet the Team – Matt Cowell

Raised in Zimbabwe and actively involved in guiding wildlife safaris for the past 30 years, I have been privileged to work in some of Africa’s most amazing wild places. It has given me great joy to introduce many people from … Continue reading

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Meet the Team – Hannelie Pickering

Hannelie Pickering has been a freelance guide since 2007. She loves helping out on the Youth development trips with African Insight. Seeing students grow in multiple ways and achieving more than they though they are able to is very satisfying, … Continue reading

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