Tag: African Bush Elephant

Elephantastic view @ Inyati

Is Faux Rhino Horn a Solution?

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November ’14 Field Guide Report by Matt

So with much pomp and ceremony, there has been very little rain. A few showers here and there but nothing significant. Instead of sweltering heat followed by thunderstorms which I have been expecting. It has been chilly in the mornings although I refuse to wear a fleece this time of the year on principal. The bush has turned green but everything seems to be … Read More November ’14 Field Guide Report by Matt

March 2013 Safari Journal

The weather: The last rumbles of thunder have faded into the distance and the flickering lightning is finally stilled. Summer is ending and the cool breath of the tropical winter touches us. It ruffles the surface of the water and shakes leaves which are already turning gold. The afternoon showers provided a refreshing relief from the warm days and cleared the air to reveal … Read More March 2013 Safari Journal

Rhino Rescue Project – Inyati and the Sabi Sand Reserve

What does the treatment entail? The horn is treated by infusing it with an indelible dye that contaminates the horn and renders it useless for ornamental – or medicinal use. A full DNA sample is harvested and three matching identification microchips are inserted into the horns and the animal itself. At the owners discretion, the indelible dye can be mixed with with special compound … Read More Rhino Rescue Project – Inyati and the Sabi Sand Reserve

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Nhlangula – October 2012 Wildlife Journal

The weather: We have had an amazing October at Inyati – we experienced a lot of really warm days with temperatures reaching highs of 39° C but we also had a few thunder showers which have caused the vegetation to explode into summer bloom, with many trees sharing their colourful and fragrant flowers with us. The Wildlife: We have been spoilt with many sightings … Read More Nhlangula – October 2012 Wildlife Journal

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September 2012 Wildlife Journal

The month of September brought with it rising temperatures and serious dry season conditions for the wildlife to contend with. With most of the surface water drying up, the wildlife has been forced to congregate in huge numbers along the sand river and dams. However the first rainstorm of the season also came along towards the end of the month, and brought some relief … Read More September 2012 Wildlife Journal

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December December 2011 Wildlife Journal

Wildlife Journal December 2011 by Khimbini Hlongwane.

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Wildlife Journal September 2011 by Khimbini Hlongwane

The month of September heralds the change of seasons at Inyati Game Reserve. It is a month of many colours, tones and shades. The ground offers up a tapestried carpet of autumnally coloured fallen leaves, with swathes of tiny purple flowers of the Bolusanthus speciosus trees, bright yellows of the Acacia nigrescens flowers and the electric greens of the kigelias. Everywhere there is life … Read More Wildlife Journal September 2011 by Khimbini Hlongwane

Wildlife Journal July 2011 by Khimbini Hlongwane

Inyati Game Lodge continues to surprise and tantalise us. Situated in arguably one of the best game viewing areas in the Africa, it’s a delight of being part of a park of about 22 OOO km² or approx. 2.2 million ha. There is no doubt that we have an incredible variety of animals and birds in the area, both nocturnal and diurnal. The leopards, … Read More Wildlife Journal July 2011 by Khimbini Hlongwane

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Wildlife Journal June 2011 by Khimbini Hlongwane

The last of the rains have fallen and the leaves are starting to change to beautiful shades of orange and red and covering the ground below them. We have had the most glorious weather during June and we are waiting in anticipation for a really cold snap to arrive. Although there is a definite nip in the air in the early mornings and evenings, the … Read More Wildlife Journal June 2011 by Khimbini Hlongwane

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