Life has gone virtual for the time being, but that doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy the sights and sounds of Africa. We have gathered many options to let you roam while you’re home. From live video feeds across the continent to scheduled game drives, you can escape for a time each day to relish in Africa’s wild beauty.
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Because many of these are live webcasts, you’ll need to plan your viewing around Africa’s time zones. For example, Central African Time is 8 hours ahead of Mountain Time in the US. You can virtually join a game drive on Wild Earth safariLIVE, both on the internet or on television (via YouTube)! If you’d like to see what’s happening in Kenya, check out this live feed from The Ark, or choose a camera from southern Kenya to see what’s going on near the Chuylu Hills.
You can also view webcam highlights any time of day. We love the quiet beauty of this leopard drinking at night from Africam, who also offer the chance to join their free interactive community platform,’The Boma.’ Instagram is another great place to find highlights from game drives, including this series from Tintswalo Safari Lodge in South Africa. We suggest bookmarking these pages so you can quickly escape to Africa on a moment’s notice.
Do you want even more? You can even help anti-poaching efforts in Africa by volunteering with Wildlife Protection Solutions. You can keep Africa’s wildlife safe from the comfort of your couch with just your cell phone. Visit their website to learn more about their wpsWatch application and how you can help.
Whatever you choose, we suspect it will once again whet your appetite for travel while helping to satisfy the need to escape a bit during this time where we are all at home. We look forward to the day that we are all able to explore again!