Mpala Research Centre – Watering Hole Cam

Mpala watering hole live cam

Mpala Research Centre in Laikipia County, Kenya is home to a wide variety of African wildlife and even a few domestic livestock herds. The ‘living laboratory’ is a 48,000-acre large area made up of cattle ranches and wildlands.

View stunning scenes of the wildlife in their natural habitats with this African waterhole camera live stream.

The watering hole, also known as the hippo pool, is a local spot for resident hippos as well as other wild animals living in the reserve.

It’s part of the Ewaso Ng’iro River that runs through Mpala.

The large hippopotamuses spend their days laying in the sun or enjoying the cool waters. They spend their nights foraging for food but make their way back by morning.

The live wildlife cameras near the watering hole often capture the jaunty river horses playing, swimming, or sleeping on the banks.

You can also often hear them grunting, growling and splashing in the water.

The best viewing times for this live safari cam are at sunrise or during a splendid African sunset.

This is when the majority of the animals gather at the water.

Although there’s also a chance to catch a family of elephants stopping for an afternoon drink.

Or a spectacular bird swooping in from the skies during the day.

NB: If you’re having issues with the webcam viewer, please clear your cache. If it still doesn’t work, you may need to try this page in another Internet browser (this usually solves the problem).

As a last resort, give us your feedback in a comment below and we’ll investigate further. Thank you.

Main Beach View – African Watering Hole LIVE Safari Camera

Take a look at a different view of this African waterhole live safari cam.

From here you’ll be able to see many of the animals as they reach the beach of the pool.

Keep your eyes peeled while you listen to the many hippos sounds coming from the water.

Animals to Spot at the Mpala Hippo Pool

The watering hole is a popular spot at Mpala, providing a refreshing place for animals and birds to congregate at. There’s plenty of wildlife, big and small, to detect on the watering hole webcam.

Aside from sleepy hippos, the other fascinating animals you can expect to see include:

There’s also a large number of reptiles and amphibians that enjoy the pool. These include:

If you’re lucky, you may also be able to spot a few of the following bird species:

Von der Decken's hornbill at the Mpala Research Centre in Laikipia, Kenya

Some of these animals are regulars at the watering hole, while others you’ll only be able to spot when they decide to visit the pool.

What Did You Spot Today?

How lucky that we can explore Africa from all over the world – all thanks to these live cams.

Feel free to comment below to share your latest wildlife sightings from the Mpala waterhole. ?

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4 thoughts on “Mpala Research Centre – Watering Hole Cam”

  1. What Did You Spot Today?

    Mainly the same old elephants repeated over and over in the irritating “highlights”. Can we have much less of this please?

        1. Hi Jack,

          Which page or video player are you specifically talking about?

          It seems we’re not talking about the same camera.

          I checked things once again, and all is working perfectly on this page (Mpala Watering Hole Cam).

          I even saw a hippo grazing along the riverbank.



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