Heather Djunga reports that one can Go on safari at home with a twice-daily live-stream from South Africa:
When viewers join a tour, they ride “virtually” with rangers on dusty roads. They visit locations that wild animals frequent, such as watering holes where elephants, rhinos, leopards and other animals go daily to drink. Each safari guide is paired with a camera operator, who films from the back of the vehicle.
The main goal is “game spotting,” a safari term for finding and identifying wildlife off the beaten tracks. When there is a sighting, the vehicle pulls over and the camera zooms in as the ranger explains what is happening.
Big cats are among the animals viewers can commonly see on the virtual safari.
Videos are available at WildEarth’s YouTube channel, with information on the daily times for live safari webcasts.