African Insight Academy story
African Insight Academy is the leading provider of inspirational, educational and empowering conservation programs for the next generation. Using hand-picked destinations and mentors which facilitate a holistic and authentic conservation journey, capitalizing on the diversity of ecosystems found in South Africa.
Our ability to design a bespoke program, tailored to the client’s needs from the get-go. Experiential outdoor education, driven by curriculum objectives delivered by dedicated facilitators in an environment that encourages growth and development.
Our services are split into experiential learning solutions for individuals or groups looking for growth, adventure, and a dynamic South African bush experience. We have been working with some of our University, College, and school clients for over a decade, providing bespoke educational experiences for students from all over the world.
For the individual, African Insight Academy offers world-class internships and volunteer project solutions in KZN. Wildlife, conservation and community development are a core focus at each of the projects based in three different locations: Somkhanda Game Reserve, Tillietudlem Game Reserve or FreeMe KZN.
AIA’s own internship is based at Somkhanda Game Reserve, a community-owned game reserve in Northern KZN. This newly designed Intern project entitled Ecology and Conservation Internship, focuses on ecological research alongside conservation management, covering anything from animal monitoring to predator scat analysis to invasive plant control. The program is led by experts in this field and the opportunity to learn is immense. You will get out what you put in!
Tillietudlem’s focus is more on small mammals and low profile game but has the endangered oribi for those enthusiasts. It has a more structured program for participation enabling learning, experience, and integration into game reserve management. With excellent tutelage at the forefront, this project goes into the minutiae of a lesser known biome.
FreeMe offers animal enthusiasts the opportunity to go behind the scenes of a rehabilitation center, as well as get involved with key animal studies like raptor rehabilitation and samango monkey research. This is a hands-on project for animal enthusiasts filled with opportunities to learn and experience the trials and tribulations of ethical rehabilitation.
For the group, African Insight Academy tailors solutions to the client’s needs. Nothing we do is off the shelf, it centers on our client’s objectives and driven by their curriculum requirements. We work with colleges, universities, and schools all over the world, creating an African adventure that exceeds their expectations.