The WildEarth crew are veterans when it comes to bringing unbelievable live wildlife experiences to audiences around the world. Their popular interactive show, safariLIVE, has kept viewers glued to their seats for years, with virtual safari-goers tuning in daily to follow the lives of their favourite leopard, lion or elephant characters.
For the first time, viewers will be transported from their living rooms right to the heart of the action. SafariLive brings viewers face to face with the thrill of Africa’s wild animals in real time in a brand new weekly show premiering on SABC 3 from October 21.
For our ongoing TODAY in the Wild series, NBC’s Keir Simmons and National Geographic filmmakers have been tracking the big cats of Africa, and how humans and climate change impact their world. Keir and team traveled to Maasai Mara, a reserve in Kenya, to meet a young group using their “safariLIVE” web show to educate Americans.
WOULD YOU RATHER stay on a small island and starve to death or jump in the water with a 12-foot Nile crocodile?
This is not a hypothetical thought experiment. These were the only choices left to an impala Wednesday morning just outside of Kruger National Park in South Africa. And when the impala finally made a decision—jumping into the water after the croc had crawled onto the island—it did not end well…
It looked as if a football coach had drawn his team’s next play, wild and scribbled in red marker, on the white sheet of paper in my hand. Huge circles lined the top of the page, with arrows going down and across to smaller and smaller circles on the bottom. This wasn’t a football diagram, and the sheet wasn’t given to me by a coach — but rather by a doctor in Midtown Manhattan, who, I was shocked to learn, was making a diagram for what to do if I got diarrhea on my trip to Kenya’s Maasai Mara game reserve… what to do if I got explosive diarrhea… and most importantly, how to tell if that diarrhea meant I had malaria.
A guide life is a good life
Ever dreamed of being an African safari guide? Is an African safari on your travel bucket list? At the heart of the safari experience are the guides who lead tourists safely through some of our planet’s wildest locations.
Nat Geo WILD is set to kick off its weeklong Safari Live programming Sunday, Feb. 4 at 10 p.m.
Viewers will have the chance to experience the tranquil beauties and thrilling dangers of an African safari throughout the week. Cameras will head Kenya’s Maasai Mara and South Africa’s Sabi Sands Game Reserve, no doubt finding plenty of lions, elephants, rhinoceroses, leopards, baboons, giraffes and buffalo…
Hear me out. Have you ever watched Safari LIVE?It’s TV for 2018: the soothing, chatty commentary of The Great British Bake-Off meets the visceral rush of Game of Thrones. They call themselves the “Safari Soap Opera” for a reason…
Here’s your chance! Nat Geo WILD kicks off a special week of the popular series Safari Live on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 4, at 10 p.m. EST. Tune in to experience thrilling nightly safaris from Africa’s most remarkable wildlife destinations…
While visiting Kenya (Maasai Mara), Laich and Hough took a tour of one of two base camps of SafariLIVE, a live, interactive online African safari that is produced by the company WildEarth TV. Laich took to Twitter to thank WildEarth Operations Manager Stefan Winterboer and director Kirsten McLennan-Smith for the tour and hospitality. Just hours later, Laich tweeted a question to host James Hendry that was soon answered during the show, which is currently airing specials every Friday at 11:00 PM EST on Nat Geo Wild…
National Geographic has made a name out of being “the first” to go a lot of places and “the first” to do a lot of things.
They continue that initiative with these two breakthrough television events, Earth Live and Safari Live. Here the network will deliver a stunning night of unprecedented live wildlife programming to a global audience across their National Geographic, Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo MUNDO channels. The two-hour special will be hosted by award-winning personalities Phil Keoghan and Jame Lynch. The footage will be delivered by expert adventurers like cinematographer Bob Poole, photographer Steve Winter, photographer Sophie Darlington, cinematographer Andy Casagrande, and Dr. Robert Ballard. Their steady hands will help showcase spectacular nature like Mexican free-tailed bats, bull sharks, and Hanuman legurs.
Dramatic footage shows a zebra escaping the jaws of a crocodile… only to be eaten by two lionesses on the other side!
Footage has emerged of a zebra bravely crossing a treacherous river – only to be eaten by lions on the other side. The video, filmed in Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, shows the animal escaping the jaws of a vicious crocodile during its perilous journey. It makes its way to the riverbank before clambering up into the savanna. But the zebra’s nightmare has only just begun as a lioness hides in the grass waiting to pounce.
Unprecedented, Edge-of-Your seat experience on Nat Geo
National Geographic today announced that Emmy Award-winning television personality Phil Keoghan will join Golden Globe- and Emmy award-winning actress Jane Lynch as host of the network’s greatest-ever natural event, EARTH LIVE. Beginning Monday 10 July 2017, National Geographic will bring global viewers a night of unprecedented LIVE wildlife programming across National Geographic, Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo MUNDO networks. The two-hour live broadcast is the first of this magnitude — think of it as the Olympics of the natural world — showcasing the best of the animal kingdom in real time and in spectacular fashion.
Tune in to what’s been dubbed ‘an unprecedented edge-of-your-seat view’ of the natural world’ with EARTH LIVE, followed by a sneak peek of Safari LIVE: Migration, bringing viewers face to face with the thrill of Africa’s great wildebeest migration in real time
This all premieres on Monday 10 July, 2017 on National Geographic and Simulcast on Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo MUNDO…
Every day, over 53 million viewers across multiple National Geographic Facebook accounts are transported to South Africa daily for interactive, guided Facebook Live safaris. During these 10-minute broadcasts, they can experience African wildlife and have their questions answered live by safari experts.
By giving Facebook users around the world an intimate glimpse into South Africa’s greater Kruger National Park and the surrounding areas, they can virtually come face to face with Africa’s wildlife. The best part? Never knowing what’s around the next corner…
June 2, 2017
Raytec illuminators have been installed in some of the most challenging and exciting global environments, everywhere from the Arctic circle to the jungles of Borneo. Most recently Wild Earth, a specialist team of wild-life journalists, turned to Raytec’s VARIO2 Infra-Red illuminators at Kruger National Park in South Africa to capture the nocturnal habits of some rather large animals!
In the wake of Twitter’s decision to give up on Vine, there’s a question that is hanging over Periscope: Could it be next? “It’s funny that people keep saying that. Everything we’ve done demonstrates that we’re doubling down on the platform,” Periscope CEO and cofounder Kayvon Beykpour said last month during an hourlong meeting in the basement of Twitter’s New York City office.
As a faithful follower of all that is adventure, you’ve seen dozens of stories about people traveling the world on someone else’s dime, living out of their vans and getting paid for it, and checking off every item on their bucket lists before hitting twenty-eight. Essentially, people living the life you dream of…
I sat staring, my jaw hanging open. No more than 10 feet from me, Xongila, an adolescent female leopard, was practicing pouncing on a lifeless impala. The prey was still fully intact — its fur gleaming, its black eyes open, and its mouth gently pulled back. It was clear that this was a fresh kill, hunted just hours earlier…
The call of a Woodland Kingfisher was the soundtrack to most of our bush walk. These were as numerous here as Hadedas are in the cities. There is constant “chatter” between Final Control and the presenters. Cameraman David Eastaugh and presenter/guide Brent Leo-Smith. The latter had just been asked a question about medicinal plants. In true Brent fashion, he found one and after describing it to the viewer…
The Wild Earth and #SafariLive camp is not really designed to host visitors or members of the public. That being said, I was lucky enough to be an “embedded journalist” with the team for four days. It turned out to be an experience that I will never forget. I was “warned” when the arrangements for my visit were being finalized, that I would be staying in a research camp, and that the game drive would be different from those that I have been used to at regular lodges…
On my way to “work” I bumped into this herd of male Nyala. Not something that I would normally see in the city. A great way to start the day. While I was driving into the Safari Live studio I came across the bush-walk team heading out. My “office” when I am not on a game drive vehicle. Final Control has air-conditioning! In the director’s seat for this particular broadcast…Louise Pavid. Her co-director is Kirsten McLennan-Smith. The roles are swapped on a drive-by-drive basis.
Unlike the majority of game lodges that I visit, this was to be a totally new experience for me. I was woken at 04h00 so that I could join the Safari Live crew on their early morning game drive that was leaving at 04h30. The moon was still bright in the sky as we left camp. I was tucked in between the ranger and the cameraman…
Cape Town – If seeing the Great Migration of Africa is one of the travel-musts you’d like to experience live, this is your chance. WildEarth in partnership with HerdTracker will be live streaming the wildebeest migration via various social media streams during dedicated times from Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve from Tuesday, 20 to 25 September 2016. The live broadcasts will be hosted daily…
This wonderful channel from the Sabi Sands in South Africa has managed to broadcast from the Mara river: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw9A3iacnmc. We are completely addicted to the twice daily game drives from the Djuma reserve, well worth watching for African animal fans!
Join Taronga Zoo’s Hayden Turner on safari in the South African bush. Send your questions in real-time and interact with the SafariLIVE crew as they search for lions, elephants, giraffe, zebra and much more!
I randomly stumbled upon the hashtag #safarilive on Twitter the other day, and noticed everyone was talking about what seemed to be a safari that was going on at that very moment in South Africa. A little searching resulted in the discovery of an outfit called WildEarth.tv which among other things operates live, unedited, noncommercial safaris in the huge 7000 sq mi Kruger National Park in northeastern South Africa. Twice a day, you can go to YouTube and see the live “Safari Sunrise” and “Safari Sunset” broadcasts, sometimes 2-3 hours in length.
Jump on the back and join a LIVE African Safari. Twice a day our expert guides invite you to come along and drive through the African bush in search of the Big Five as well as smaller animals. When safariLIVE isn’t live, you can view the feed from the Djuma Waterhole camera, from the heart of Djuma Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand/greater Kruger National Park area.
Big Cat Week 2015 has come and gone, hopefully generating more support for wild felid conservation. While I am mostly satisfied with this 6th edition of Big Cat Week, I have one minor gripe. This year’s specials were replete with coolness. Big Cat Games, Ultimate Predator, and Cat Fight did a great job of showing how awesome big cats are. This is important, because highlighting the magnificence of the natural world helps motivate people to protect it (Blackmore, Underhill, McQuilkin, Leach, & Holmes, 2013).
LOS ANGELES – There’s strictly armchair travel involved for Nat Geo Wild’s live telecasts from Sabi Sands, a private game reserve in South Africa’s Kruger National Park that’s likely to dazzle even from a distance. The no-sweat safaris, which begin Friday night, will offer “a real-time experience transporting viewers to a place they all want to go but may not have the opportunity,” said Geoff Daniels, head of Nat Geo Wild. “That we can beam audiences half a world away into the African bush is magical and stunning,” said Daniels.
An African safari is on the travel bucket list for many adventurers. But for those who have yet to find their way to the jungles of South Africa, Nat Geo WILD has got the next best thing: Safari Live. Now in its second year, and back by popular demand, Safari Live brings the African bush into the living rooms of Nat Geo WILD viewers. Throughout the channel’s “Big Cat Week,” which premiered on Friday, hosts Pieter Pretorius and Hayden Turner will take audiences on a live tour of South Africa’s Sabi Sands Park, where they’ll come face to face lions, giraffes, elephants, leopards, impalas, and the many other animals who call this area home.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As a chaser to the Thanksgiving feast and football, consider heading out on an African safari. There’s strictly armchair travel involved for Nat Geo Wild’s live telecasts from Sabi Sands, a private game reserve in South Africa’s Kruger National Park that’s likely to dazzle even from a distance. The no-sweat safaris, which begin Friday night, will offer “a real-time experience transporting viewers to a place they all want to go but may not have the opportunity,” said Geoff Daniels, head of Nat Geo Wild. “That we can beam audiences half a world away into the African bush is magical and stunning,” said Daniels.
This year’s Big Cat Week is National Geographic’s biggest event yet, with five new premieres and a live African safari beamed into your living room. How much fun does that sound! Sounds like it will be a great time to enjoy family time and do some learning at the same time National Geographic is having a 10 days of animal programming starting on Thanksgiving Day, that includes this awesomeness of Big Cat Week!
Africa is far and pricey for most to travel to. But that’s not stopping Nat Geo WILD from bringing Africa to you. Beginning Saturday, Nov. 29, at 9 a.m. ET on Nat Geo WILD, Wild Safari Live gives viewers a front row seat on daily safari rides as we explore the natural habitat of lions, giraffes, elephants and more. No passport required for this one! As part of BIG CAT WEEK, Nat Geo WILD’s week dedicated to big cat programming to help save big cats in the wild, you will witness these majestic animals each morning with two expert guides leading the way.
Wildlife television is an important conservation tool. It can be highly educational, expose viewers to diverse ecosystems, and motivate people to care about far away creatures. Of all the natural history programs I am aware of, Wild Safari Live by WildEarth Media is the most powerful. WildEarth is the brainchild of Emily and Graham Wallington. Founded in 2006 (WildEarth Media, 2015), it represents a new chapter in wildlife television. This is because WildEarth (WE) specializes in live broadcasting.
Nat Geo Wild has ordered a wildlife epic miniseries, titled “Big Game of Thrones,” Variety has learned. The six-episode miniseries, set to to bow globally in 2016, will revolve around rival animal tribes battling for supremacy. The real-life story is described as exposing the rivalries, betrayals, battles, struggles and triumphs of the interconnected predators and prey. The production team behind “Big Game of Thrones” spent years tracking the animals to develop the characters and narratives.
Graham Wallington, WildEarth TV talks about how he has created a business out of live streaming animals across the globe. The interview covers: the different kinds of locations and wildlife covered; the number of people viewing the streams; the advertising the site attracts; the impact of lower satellite bandwidth prices; and the possible of 4K live streams.
On this week’s #StartupOfTheWeek feature, Hlubi and Gareth talk to Graham Wallington, Co-Founder and CEO of WildEarth, a company that produces and broadcasts LIVE wildlife content. He chats about everything from his first foray in the online space where he lost everything when the .COM bubble burst, to the big plans he and his team have in place to continue broadcasting from all over the globe. He is an entrepreneur with a very interesting and diverse history, including 24 businesses, 21 of which have taught him many, many lessons that he now uses as he pushes forward with WildEarth.
It’s been over a month since I left the Djuma & Arathusa Game Reserves in Sabi Sands, South Africa. Wild Safari LIVE was an incredible experience for me and reflecting on it over the past month has allowed me to understand how many different people we connected with. All backgrounds, in all different stages of life were on a journey with the African bush through this exciting project. Not a day would go past that I wasn’t amazed by the questions, support and kindness of children, school groups, avid followers, and ‘newbies’ all ‘riding’ in the back of our Land Rovers.
There is a new online reality program that I am rapidly becoming addicted to. It is not a survivor type program where people try to out others, or people trying to impress someone of the opposite sex leading to a marriage proposal. It is a diving program, called DiveLive. The program takes you to some of the best dive sites in the Grand Cayman islands. And it does it live, twice a day.
Just Imagine… sitting in your living room after a long day at the office. Click your mouse a few times and suddenly you’re under water. There are schooling hammerheads above, turtles, fish and bizarre, colourful invertebrates all around…
Cape Town – If you’re planning your first scuba diving holiday and don’t know what to expect, take a look at this live stream that is bound to make you want to get your scuba gear on and dive right into the ocean.