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10 African wildlife must-bookmark websites

Here’s a list of some of my top websites – definitely worth bookmarking if you enjoy African wildlife as much as I do!

1. Listen to Africa

Be part of an 18-month cycling journey across Africa, recording African sounds and voices! Although the website doesn’t focus entirely on African wildlife, it surely gives you a taste of what the continent is all about!

Listen to Africa

Follow @listentoafrica on Twitter.

2. Taga Safaris Africa – African Safari News

Get bush insights from various safari camps across a multitude of African nations. Great sightings accounts and wonderful illustrations!

African Safari News

Follow @TagaSafaris

3. Photo-Africa Blog (Now “Wild Eye”)

African Wildlife, Nature and Environmental Photography! Photography tips, stunning wildlife photos and so much more…

Wild Eye Blog

Follow @WildEyeSA

4. Safaritalk

Wildlife Environment Communities! Forums, travel talks, debates, Safari experts interviews, African wildlife videos…such a rich source of information!

Check them out on their Safaritalk website.

Follow @SAFARITALK

5. Latest Sightings

Find the latest wildlife sightings at Kruger National Park! A social network where you can share your wildlife sightings with other visitors in the Kruger National Park.

Latest Sightings

Follow @LatestKruger

6. WildEarth

LIVE Coverage of the African Bush from various reserves in Africa! Without a doubt one of my favorite African wildlife website out there! Web cams, chat, live safari game drives, bush walks, etc.

In fact, at the time of writing this blog post waterbuck and impalas (antelope species) could be observed in real time. How cool is that?! 🙂

There is so much to discover out there! The other day I also saw some buffalo and elephants coming down for a drink!

To be able to hear the sounds of the wild is even more incredible, especially when you live thousands of miles away from the African continent! 😉

I have a little anecdote to share with you guys: I actually got frightened once when I mistakenly forgot to switch off the web cam coverage. All of a sudden I almost fell off my chair…hippo calls from the waterhole…it felt as if the animals were right outside my doorstep! 🙂

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Visit them at WildEarth

Follow @WildEarth

7. African Safari Journals – Latest African Wildlife Sightings!

Such a cool service that enables you to get the latest wildlife sightings from the Kruger National Park, Pilanesberg, Addo, Etosha and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi parks in Southern Africa, directly to your cellphone! And the best part is, it is absolutely FREE! You heard me right: free wildlife info! The only costs you will incur is from your own service provider to retrieve data to your cellphone. Way cheaper than SMS (less than 1 South African cent per message)!

The tool is especially useful if you are in one of the reserves mentioned above, and would like to know where to search for animals! The system provides an accurate map with different color markings according to the animal species encountered, and where they were found. For instance, red is for lion, black for leopard, etc.

Try it out and let me know what you think of the system…

African Safari Journals

8. Wildwatch

NB: The “Wildwatch” website now redirects to & Beyond.

Eyes on the Wild! Get the latest wildlife updates from safari guides and guests at more than 40 camps throughout Eastern and Southern Africa!

The great part on this site is that you get feedback from both the experts, and tourists. In other words, you get a perspective from both ends. Highly recommended when planning a trip to a specific African destination.

Wildwatch

9. Wildcast

African Wildlife Adventures Live from the Bush! An acclaimed wildlife filmmaker invites you to join him in making his next African masterpiece.

Yet another aspect of African wildlife unveiled here. Fantastic video highlights from award-winning filmmaker Kim Wolhuter. Follow the spoors of Tjololo, an African leopard, and get transported into the heart of the Chiredzi area, a game reserve of Zimbabwe!

Wildcast

10. Africam

Always LIVE, Always Wild! Similar to WildEarth. Choose between Nkorho Pan, Tembe Elephant Park, Elephant Plains & Flamingo Island! Also has On Demand African Video Clips, which enables you to view wildlife video highlights!

The only concern I have with Africam is their rather “heavy” advertising policy! Luckily, nowadays you can get “ads-free” viewing for a small fee per month.

Africam

Follow @africam

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3 Responses to 10 African wildlife must-bookmark websites

  1. Tony Park July 22, 2009 at 12:50 am #

    HI,

    You’ve got a great blog and these links are terrific (I know some, but learned some news ones as well).

    Keep up the good work.

    cheers

    tony park

  2. Michael June 8, 2009 at 11:29 am #

    Hi Bex, thanks a lot for your comment ;). And mostly keep it up with the great work, really enjoy what you do!

    Glad you liked the article, cheers!

    Michael

  3. bex June 6, 2009 at 12:32 pm #

    Many thanks for the link – much appreciated, and we’re glad you’re enjoying the recordings! Enjoyed discovering some new sites via your list too – thanks.

    Bex (Listen to Africa)

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