Safari Live come to a television near you!…Well in the US of A

January 1st my American friends will be able to watch the Safari Live right own their own television via Nat Geo Wild. Looks like 2017 is starting off on a great note! Well for my American friends anyway. I can’t recommend watching this enough! I’ll still be able to watch via Ustream and YouTube…But the Americans will be able to watch it n tv. (I’ll probably write a post on January 1st again).

Safari Love Live!

For those who read my Blog a bit you’ll know my obsession with the Nat Geo’s Wild Safari Live and how much I love it (you can also find the drives on Ustream WildEarth Safari). Usually what I’ll do is make a post about new baby animals or just introduce or update on the more well known animals. Some of the animals even have their own Facebook page! (Will post links at the bottom).

Today I just want to explain a little bit about why I love this live web feed/stream so much.

The drive is kind of my form of mediation these days, even when the predators are on a hunt (which if they get a kill I can never watch). It brings me back to reality, animals, especially wild animals live in the moment. They are living minute to minute. Things can change so rapidly overnight for them.

It’s made me love animals that you would think would be unlovable. I for one am now am a big fan of Hyenas and Warthogs. You really do get to see these animals, live and wild, the strongest bonds of family. Mama warthogs are extremely protective of their little piglets and the little piglets are just a joy to watch. They bound around so much and are full of energy.

The people, the guides and the chatters (I’m mainly in the Social Stream). The guides are so friendly and they keep it so real. Even when something unpleasant has happened, they are there to remind us about the harshness of the wild, but also the love and how resilient the wild is.

So what do I do when the safari drives are off? Which is a good question, the safari drives are only on for three hours two times a day. Never fear! You can always go to the Djuma Cam and Pete’s Pond while you wait for the drives. I like to have them on the in the morning when I’m first getting up, it’s very therapeutic. You can just chat with the other viewers, there’s usually someone around as the cam’s and the drives have viewers from everyone all over the globe.

Birmingham Male Lions (Facebook)

Nkuhuama Lionesses (Facebook)

Junior of the Nkuhuma Pride (Facebook) … Junior is “unique” he’s the offspring of the Matimba Males, who were overthrown by the Birmingham Boys. However, the Lionesses of the Nkuhuama were able to help support him grow into a much larger male. We’re not sure where Junior is now because the BBoys are dominate and he would have been chased off. He’s special because he was with the NK Lionesses for such long time, much longer than usual.

Mvula Leopard (Facebook)

Shadow Leopard (Facebook)

Matimba Male Lions (Facebook)

Safari Live on Nat Geo

Okay so this link is mainly for my American friends (although you can still watch the live safari drives on Ustream/WildEarth … It’s Big Cat Week on American’s Nat Geo channel …The safari drives that I watch are going to be showing on tv today (I think roughly 3 hours from now) So please watch and go have a look! #SafariLive

Nat Geo Wilds “Big Cat Week” includes Live Safari

Wild Earth Live Safari TV

Ustream Safari Live

Share My World

This week Cee’s Photography is taking a week off this week (and rightly deserved too…Head to her page and see the amazing weekly challenges she shares with us all) Cee’s Photography … But what do I do now?! I know I can give you all a Safari Live Update! It’s been nearly two months since I last gave you all one…Live Safari Update (21/09/15)

The first is the situation with the Birmingham Boys has calmed quiet a lot down. In fact there is the possibility that one of the prides of females from the Styx pride has given birth recently. Now I suspect that the fathers may actually be the Matimba Males…Lionesses however are actually quiet clever ladies.  So they have been “fake mating” with the Birmingham Boys. This where a lady cat (a lot of the big cats do it) will fake mate with a Male so that the reigning Males will believe that the little cubs are actually theirs.

The other thing to note that the two Matimba males have not gotten themselves into any death matches with the BBoys, they have however, taken off and have a whole new area that they patrol.

One of the more interesting stories to have come from the Matimba males is that of the sub-adult “Junior of the Nkuhuma Pride” He’s an unusual story in that he has no other brother that he would usually head off on his own with, instead he seems to be hanging around the Nkuhuma pride all the time. This unusual as Junior is now 3 and a half years old, usually by now Junior would have been chased off by his Father and Uncles. We’ve all grown quiet fond of Junior, but this is the African Wild life … Anything can happen! Don’t you just adore his little mane! =D (Although I shouldn’t tease, he couldn’t quite easily take me down!)

Junior
Junior ❤ … Nkuhuma Pride

 

Indefinite Wild Earth Magic!

Everyone who follows my Blog knows about my obsession with Wild Earth’s Safari Live, which is presented by both Ustream and Nat Geo. Originally the Live Safari (tweet: #SafariLive) was supposed to end of February, but then they made an announcement that they were going to extend it by three months.

Now for the exciting news! They’ve decided to introduce all new guides, so they don’t actually know when they are going to end the drives! Forever Safari’s.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wildearth-safaris

So to “celebrate” I’ve put a little collage together of some of the animals that we get to see and you should all see too!

Bella

Bella

This is Bella, we have been watching her grow up. She is such a little cutie. Hyena’s are a matriarchal society and unfortunately she has two younger cubs that she hangs out with that are her “superiors”, but she has such character! We know that the other two cubs one is a girl and one is a boy, because if Hyena have two cubs of the same gender, one has to be killed =/

HyenaSiblings

(The other two…They don’t have a name yet).

Loinesses

SleepingLion1

Nkuhama lionesses and Matimba Lions (do not mess with those Matimba Lions!)

 

 

 

 

Uploaded by: SuzHar

Wild Earth Safari – Rehash!

So because of the weather changes the Wild Earth Safari drive live web-feed has know changed times…again! The easiest way to explain it is the Sunrise drives are now 30 minutes (half an hour) later and the evening/sunset drive is now an hour early.

I expect to see you all there! Wild Safari Live – Nat Geo or Wild Safari Live – UStream

Taken from the Facebook page of “Pondies/Djunkies Art

“As of Thursday, April 9, 2015, the sunset SafariLIVE will begin at 6:30am and end at 9:30am (UTC/GMT+2). The sunset drive will move to 3:00pm and end at 6:00pm.

These changes will ensure that the drives start early enough, with sunrise being later in our winter months, and the earlier sunsets.

Viewers will now see the sunrise drive a half hour later and the sunset drive an hour earlier than previously scheduled. This means that if you live in the Pacific Time Zone, the AM safari begins at 9:30pm on Wednesday, April 8, in the Central Time Zone at 11:30pm and in the Atlantic Time Zone at 00:30am on Thursday, April 9″.

 

Community

If you follow my blog, and have been for a little while…You will know that I am completely obsessed with a live web feed called Nat Geo Wild Safari…Live! and UStream Wildearth Live Safari’s

I have been watching them since around November last year. I started watching them after a previous live web feed cam had finished for the year (Pip the Ostrich). Every now and then I like to share some shots from the safari’s, so keep an eye out for those Blogs!

I think a major part of the reason I love visiting these live feeds is because of the community of the safari’s. While watching the safari’s you can chat with people from all over the world and the people are lovely! There are two sections that you can talk with, one is just called “Chat” where you have to have a ‘profile’ and be logged into chat there. The other is called “Social Stream” this is the one I’m mainly in conversation with. I have a profile, social stream just seems more…Social,lol.

The drives are very therapeutic, and I give full credit to the chatters of the drives just as much as the animals, guides and the those who film =D They got me through some rough days…and nights!

Wild Safari is Staying!!!

What an amazing way to end the full time working week! Got home and I found this message on the DJuma Djunkies and Wild Earth TV

“We know you have all been eagerly awaiting news on whether or not drives will continue beyond the end of January. We have been just as eager to share information about this with you, but could not as things were not certain yet. While they still are not 100%, we feel we can no longer delay sharing that we are very, very close to being able to continue the drives for at least another three months, and possibly longer!

We will at least continue for another two weeks in February while we work on ironing out the final details of this longer extension. And we promise to share more with you as soon as we can.

Some of the crew will still be leaving at the end of January because they have other jobs or activities to go to. Scott, Jason and Wium will therefore still be leaving us. Marc, Bryan and Alex will stay on and some new faces will arrive soon too.

Many of you have requested the creation of a tip jar and we are happy to oblige. As before this would work through PayPal and donations can be made to the e-mail address crewtips@wildearth.tv. 50% of the received amounts will be split between Scott and Marc with the other 50% going to Jason, Wium, Bryan and Alex. (Note that the response might state you have sent money to Petrus Henricus Maria Braat. This is because we are using Peter’s PayPal account to receive and disburse the funds.)

Due to changes in crew and us having to move to a new camp there will be no drives on Sunday, February 1st, but we will be back on Monday morning with Marc, Bryan and Peter.”

I have never been so happy in my life! Please check them out, I promise that you will not regret it!

Wild Earth Safaris