The Cat Report: 24 – 30 March

The proverbial storm that threatened to break over Djuma with the arrival of the Avoca male lions seems to have petered out into a rather mild drizzle. Three of the four Birmingham Boys came charging back into the northern section of their territory, roaring out their dominance for the world to hear and sending [...]

By | 2018-03-31T17:07:03+00:00 March 31st, 2018|cat-report|0 Comments

A temporary cam on the elephant carcass

As most of you know, an elephant died on Djuma recently and its carcass is still present close to Twin Dams. A carcass of this size will cause lots of activity for a couple of weeks and therefore we thought it might be interesting to install a temporary camera near it. Thee stream will provide [...]

By | 2018-03-29T11:47:34+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

World Water Day 2018: A Day at the Dam

The waterhole. It is an iconic setting of the African wilderness. Drawn to the life giving liquid that is promised there, elephants, buffaloes, birds, hippos, lions and frogs all gravitate there. On a hot day it is a hub of activity for all orders of Animalia. Water connects even the most disparate of wildlife [...]

By | 2018-03-22T07:43:19+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Featured|0 Comments

World Frog Day 2018: Our world without frogs

I would like to first ask you a few questions, and for this I am going to combine frogs and toads under the same heading, amphibians. So what would the world look like without amphibians and would we miss them? Would it matter if they were gone? Would it matter if we never heard [...]

By | 2018-03-20T18:44:59+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Featured|0 Comments

The Cat Report: 10 – 16 March

There is something about the look in Hukumuri’s eyes that creates immediate goose flesh – terror, awe or perhaps disgust at his constant dribbling – I’m not sure which just yet. That said, his name which means Chicken Medicine makes him sound like a character from Monty Python rather than the antagonist in a [...]

By | 2018-03-18T08:35:05+00:00 March 17th, 2018|cat-report|1 Comment

The new and improved Cat Report

The cat characters of safariLIVE are possibly the most loved and famous wild cats in the world. That’s why we always endeavor to make sure you are able to follow their journeys as they fight for survival in the thick of the African wild. For the past several years the Cat Report has been [...]

By | 2018-03-14T13:03:05+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

safariLIVE time change 15 March 2018

The call of the woodland kingfisher no longer rings through the wilderness as an iconic sound of summer in the lowveld. The sun arrives later each morning and departs earlier each day taking the light of summer with it. This means it’s time for a change to the safariLIVE broadcast schedule. As of 15 [...]

By | 2018-03-13T15:19:47+00:00 March 13th, 2018|safariLIVE, viewers|3 Comments

Get your Pondie t-shirt and help improve the cam

As a follow up to yesterday's blog we want to share with you some more details about what is needed to resolve the issues and how you can help make this happen. As per the previous update we have already applied for an increase in available bandwidth and expect this to be available in about [...]

By | 2018-03-10T20:44:44+00:00 March 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Plans for Pete’s Pond

It's been a bittersweet week at the Pond. Happiness about the long-awaited return of one of the world's most popular waterhole cameras, mixed in with frustration that it did not match the quality that Pondies had gotten used to. Over the past couple of days we have pushed the camera to its limits and [...]

By | 2018-03-09T19:00:26+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Featured, Uncategorized|0 Comments