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USMC 2571
08-20-17, 07:26 AM
For a change. Tired of talking about politics and controversy in the Political Section? A long time ago I found several webcams of some waterholes in big game preserves and national parks in Africa. There are 4 now that I look at from time to time, complete with sound and full screen if desired.

This first one is in or near the huge (bigger than Massachusetts) Kruger National Park, in South Africa, on the border with Mozambique. Tembe Elephant Park waterhole attracts many elephants, primarily.


USMC 2571
08-20-17, 07:29 AM
Remember that the time change figures into this. They are 6 hours ahead of Eastern Time, so the optimal time to see elephants (like right now on the screen) is now, between 11am and 3pm their time.

USMC 2571
08-20-17, 07:35 AM
There are 3 other good ones. Let me know if you're interested in seeing them posted on this thread.

08-20-17, 08:30 AM
2571...I am interested in seeing the other 3 webcams sites, please post them.

Semper Fi,

USMC 2571
08-20-17, 08:33 AM
I sure will, give me a few minutes here. If there are any children in the house, why take them to a zoo and pay admission, when they can sit by the computer and watch all this stuff live, and for free??

More waterholes coming up.

USMC 2571
08-20-17, 08:34 AM

Djuma watering hole, on a private reserve right next to Kruger National Park. The camera pans all over the place, so be patient.

USMC 2571
08-20-17, 08:37 AM

Again, this one is near Kruger National Park, as I said, it is bigger than Massachusetts, something like eight thousand square miles of wildlife. This website requires you to scroll way down until you come to 3 screens. Click on all of them and see three different nearby locations.

USMC 2571
08-20-17, 08:39 AM
This one is a little different. It is SafariLive, but only TWICE a day does it take you LIVE with a safari guide day or night, in a vehicle. I have no idea what times these live showings occur, though. Not yet, anyway. I'm not even sure what part of Africa this is. But it is not live most of the time, just twice a day.


USMC 2571
08-20-17, 08:41 AM
Those are the other 3 webcams. There is another that I don't have the link to, but it is an active webcam on Pete's Pond, you can look it up and find numerous link to the popular webcam there. This is located in Botswana.

That's all I have for now. The rest of the webcams I saw were all "recorded highlights" of viewings earlier that day or week, but I'm only interested in the live streaming ones.

I'm trying to locate some webcams in Kenya and Tanzania, but not having any luck as of yet. There are plenty of YouTube offerings etc but as I mentioned, I'm looking only for live streaming web cameras.

08-20-17, 09:26 AM
Great stuff I think We could learn a lot from these Creatures

USMC 2571
08-20-17, 12:34 PM
Yep....just something different, Jack.

08-20-17, 12:38 PM
Yep it's a beautiful thanX for posting Dave

USMC 2571
08-20-17, 02:29 PM
You're welcome.

08-20-17, 03:04 PM
Good show Dave! I've earmarked them.

USMC 2571
08-20-17, 03:16 PM
Mitch, that first one, the Tembe Elephant Park, that is pretty active, and they say lions visit the waterhole, but so far I have seen elephants only, and maybe 10 or 11 at one time.

USMC 2571
08-20-17, 03:44 PM
This is Pete's Pond, mentioned above, in Botswana (the former Bechuanaland), in southern Africa. This is one of the most popular webcams of African wildlife, but the night camera view is odd looking, best to view it in the daytime. Keep in mind, again, that their time is at least SIX hours ahead of our time here in the USA.


USMC 2571
08-22-17, 05:54 AM
Just for your information, it is about 7am Eastern Time right now, and that first webcam I cited, Tembe Elephant Park, is living up to its name right now. This is a good time of the morning to view an entire herd of elephants there, live, with sound and full screen. The time in that part of Africa is approximately 6 or 7 hours ahead of us.


USMC 2571
08-22-17, 08:57 PM
Just found another web cam.

The main link is

www.kenyawebcam.com (http://www.kenyawebcam.com)

Scroll to "next camera" until you find two---Kilaguni Lodge Cam and also Sataeo Camp Cam, they both refresh every minute or three minutes, so are not "live streaming" but do update themselves at one and three minute intervals.

Kilaguni Lodge Cam is in Tsavo, Kenya and the other is in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya. Two very well-known game reserves/national parks.

USMC 2571
08-22-17, 09:11 PM
Mitch, Rattlesnake, Jack, and others. Back to South Africa for


This is at the Nkorho Bush Lodge, looks like an upscale type facility in the huge Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, which shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park, as mentioned, about 8 thousand square miles, still in South Africa, but bordering Mozambique. Bigger than Massachusetts. Kruger is said to be one of the very best destinations in Africa for viewing wildlife. Probably in the top two or three as far as locations go.

This camera, like most, has sound and is "live streaming".

USMC 2571
08-22-17, 09:57 PM
5 am their time but 11pm my time, there is a big lioness just lounging around the edge of the waterhole waiting for something to come down for a drink. Very interesting, because although lions are around this area, Tembe Elephant Park, South Africa (see the very first post and the link therein) you don't see lions too often via this particular camera.


She just got up and left, after maybe half an hour resting there.

USMC 2571
08-22-17, 10:05 PM

USMC 2571
08-22-17, 10:13 PM

USMC 2571
08-23-17, 12:45 PM
4 in 1----

Djuma Waterhole (South Africa)
Pete's Pond (Botswana)
Tau Game Lodge (South Africa)
Kwa Maritane Waterhole (South Africa)


USMC 2571
08-23-17, 02:25 PM
The FIFTH link in the link above, africafreak.com, where it says Safari Live, below that link to it, it shows the schedule, which I have been trying to find and could not, until now. Look at the schedule and consider tuning in to that Safari Live link when they are indeed live



safariLIVE brings you expert hosted LIVE safari broadcast directly from the African wilderness.
It comes to you from The Sabi Sands (Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa) and The Maasai Mara (south-western Kenya).
NB: When the live stream is offline, you can still enjoy all the latest safari recordings!
Broadcast schedule

Central African Time (CAT): 06:00am – 09:00am
East African Time (EAT): 07:00am – 10:00am
Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT): 00:00am – 03:00am

Central African Time (CAT): 15:30pm – 18:30pm
East African Time (EAT): 16:30pm – 19:30pm
Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT): 09:30am – 12:30pm
Open your eyes for…

Big cats, elephants, hippos, and many other mammals, birds and reptiles.

USMC 2571
08-23-17, 02:30 PM
That is only twice a day, according to the schedule, and is live from the vehicle driven by a ranger/guide who narrates what he or she is seeing live. I saw one episode, very interesting, more so than a live streaming web camera at a waterhole.

Mitch, Rattlesnake, Jack, and others who have showed an interest here, and several others who PMd me saying they wanted me to post these links, these are posted for you and for others who may be interested.

USMC 2571
08-27-17, 07:24 AM
This is one of the several under AfricaFreak.com above, but it is one of the very few with active hippo populations in it, like right now, one in the waterhole, was there last night too.


I looked this up, and Kwa Maritane is a Bush Lodge located in South Africa but up near the Zimbabwe (formerly Southern Rhodesia) border, so is not near the huge Kruger National Park (8,000 sq miles) where most of these webcams are located.

Again, not every webcam has hippos--this one does.

08-27-17, 08:31 AM
2571, I have really enjoyed viewing these web sites...amazing!!!

USMC 2571
08-27-17, 08:35 AM
They are.

I had never seen a lion in the wild before, before a few nights ago, and never saw a wild hippo until last night. And as I mentioned, that hippo is still there in that waterhole as we speak.

I tried to find some webcams in India that might show tigers in their natural habitat, but couldn't find any.

08-27-17, 09:24 PM
These shows are so cool ,makes Me feel like I'm there, instead of work. Thanks S/F

USMC 2571
09-02-17, 09:03 AM
Thanks. There are many more, but those are the main ones.

09-02-17, 09:18 PM
I put it on My big screen TV and the Grandkids love it... thanks.

USMC 2571
09-02-17, 09:30 PM
No need to go to a zoo, and no admission fee.

USMC 2571
09-13-17, 08:13 AM

Just so you know, right now, about 915am EST, elephants in the wild, turn up the volume. They are usually here at the waterhole in the daytime around this time and later also.

USMC 2571
09-22-17, 04:41 PM
Anyone happen to locate similar links, please advise.

USMC 2571
09-22-17, 04:50 PM
That Tembe Elephant Park camera is down now and then, for some unknown reason. Just so you know it's not your computer.

USMC 2571
10-01-17, 07:13 AM
This camera is back up, after being frequently down. Right now, about 815am Eastern Time, there is a herd of elephants shown on the live streaming webcam, and this is not a zoo nor a fenced area, this is Africa, and these elephants are in the wild. Many other kinds of animals frequent this waterhole also.