Category Archives: Causes

FIGHT TO THE DEATH

What are the basic requirements for any animal to survive in a given area? Essentially they are; food, shelter, water and a place to breed or nest in the case of birds. But how far will they go to establish … Continue reading

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Meet the team: Syanne, Riley and Noah from SOMKHANDA

Riley Riley began as a field guide 5 years ago with a particular interest in birds and his guiding has taken him on plenty adventures, from game capture, to cruising the lake St. Lucia, to watching turtles nesting along the … Continue reading

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Meet the team: Colin Christie

Colin was born in Durban and raised in Swaziland. On finishing college he joined the Swaziland Police and later joined the Police in what was then Rhodesia. On returning to South Africa at the end of the 70’s he started … 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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World Elephant Day

We at African Insight thought it would be appropriate to post pictures of Elephants to celebrate World Elephant Day. We hope that you enjoyed these pictures. Nigel Anderson – Guide for African Insight Nigel@africaninsight.co.za Photographs: Nigel Anderson  

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Pangolins under threat

Over a hundred years of combined bush experience in the African Insight Office and we have seen Pangolin less than a handful of times – one hand that is. The reasons for this is that they are nocturnal and they … Continue reading

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Camera Traps Kick Butt

Modern technology is great, specifically equipment such as camera traps. 24/7 -360 days a year, these small pieces of equipment are on stand-by. Nothing can sneak past these ‘eyes’ and greatly assist reserve managers and scientists with wildlife inventories. Nigel … Continue reading

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More of THE UGLY FIVE arrive at Somkhanda

Game capture is such a ‘wow’ thing. To be able to translocate an animal from anywhere in the country, or even the world, with minimal stress on the animal is phenomenal. But it hasn’t always been this way as game … Continue reading

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You saw nothing?

As with most people who work in, or have a passion for the bush and wildlife, I have an issue that peeves me off no end – and that is when asking people who have just returned from a trip … Continue reading

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