These live cams streaming from wildlife reserves and the jungles of Africa, will take you on an online safari, straight from your couch. By Tanvi Jain


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Social media verticals such as Facebook and YouTube, have come to the rescue of all the wildlife enthusiasts out there, who are craving for some one-on-one with our beloved faunaThese sites are conducting live sessions, where you can go on an online wildlife safari, from the comforts of your couch. 

1. African River Wildlife Camera, 

This wildlife cam broadcasting at takes you to the watering hole at Mpala Research Centre in central Kenya’s Laikipia County. With this, you get to view wildlife species such as elephants, and giraffeson both sides of the river. The website, hosts many other live cams, from across the planet, such as eagles snuggling in Iowa, USA, sharks cruising in the Atlantic, and gorillas tree hopping in Rwanda. 

2. safariLIVE, WildEarth 

WildEarth’s safariLIVE, not only gives you a chance to explore the African Wilderness, but the raw factor of the show keeps the excitement alive as to what you are you going to see next. On this completely unscripted and unpredictable show, straight from Africa, the host takes you through the savannah via drones and live cams. You can also choose between the sunrise and the sunset safaris, as per your convenience, and enjoy, some acts by Tingana, the male leopard, or Scarface, the lion. 

3. Africam 

With six live cams across some of the remotest locations of Africa, this LIVE 24×7 Virtual African Wildlife Safari, takes you to locations such as Tembe Elephant Reserve, Naledi waterhole and Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Here, you can watch the elephants enjoying some fun playful activities, or spot warthogs taking a bath. Other species such as giraffes, zebras, hyenas, deer, and more, can also be seen via Africam’s live and even multi-view cams. 

4. Djuma Waterhole Cam, Djuma Private Game Reserve 

This private reserve on the Western Border of Kruger National Park is watched by Djuma Waterhole live cam 24/7, over the Gowrie dam. It’s also one of the world’s oldest waterhole cams, broadcasting since 1998. In this live session on YouTube, you can watch mammals like impala and waterbuck, accompanied by birds on their way to the waterhole to drink. You can even spot some big cats just chilling by the water, or looking for prey. 

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