Character Feature: Djuma Clan

Hyenas have been one of my favorite animals since I was young. It helped that I was always more attracted to the elements of nature that were ferocious or scary. I was (and still am) interested in animals with claws, teeth, tentacles, and unusual appearances. As such, the spotted hyena, with its distinctive bear-dog [...]

By | 2018-11-23T12:03:30+00:00 November 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SABC Rehearsals Week 2

Our time on SABC 3 has officially kicked off and with that comes a slight adjustment to our regular show times for the coming weeks, as we make sure we’re ready to deliver the best possible LIVE animal action to our local screens. We will be doing two sets of private rehearsals during the [...]

By | 2018-10-21T15:14:21+00:00 October 21st, 2018|Featured, safariLIVE, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New faces on safariLIVE!

With Tayla and Scott recently leaving our ranks, we’ve been busy scouring the land for bright, talented wildlife fanatics to join the team as presenters. And boy, did we strike gold! Our search has brought us not one or two, but THREE new faces who are currently with us as trainee guides. Better yet? [...]

By | 2018-10-20T06:27:50+00:00 October 19th, 2018|crew, Featured, safariLIVE, Uncategorized|18 Comments

Scooby Doo – Where Are You?

Looking at the monitor, you’d be forgiven for thinking he was just a dirt smudge on the screen. His puffy body and little toothpick legs, not occupying much more than a few pixels at a time. Over the last week, however, this pixel puff has scuttled his way across our monitors, through the dust [...]

By | 2018-09-13T15:40:05+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Featured, safariLIVE, Uncategorized|1 Comment

New Beginnings: My Experience As A New safariLIVE Crew Member

My first view of one of the safariLIVE cars as my father and I draw closer to Djuma Research Camp (DRC.) My name is Luke MacDonald. I’m standing on a dust road looking at a small carved wooden sign that reads, Djuma 2.5km. It’s taken me about 10 hours to get here [...]

By | 2018-04-15T18:00:35+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|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

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

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

The Cat Report 20 – 27 Oct

SABI SAND (The Investec Pack stands at attention, Screenshot Credit: Ashley Wall, safariLIVE, Djuma) INVESTEC PACK (5 Breakaway Dogs) 22 Oct After murmurings of wild dogs in the general vicinity, WE finally caught up with the pack on Sunday morning. It was fortuitous that WE happened upon them [...]

By | 2017-11-26T19:42:53+00:00 October 27th, 2017|cat-report, safariLIVE, Uncategorized, viewers|0 Comments