While humans might be hibernating right now, animals are still enjoying the great outdoors. And even though face-to-face encounters are off the table for the duration of the global pandemic, a world of wildlife is only a click away.
Binge-watching Tiger King and spending too much time at home with your pets may feel like the extent of animal interaction that’s on offer under lockdown. But webcams, live streams, VR videos and 360-degree digital tours are keeping couch dwellers in touch with the outdoors. From safaris in Africa to shark dives in Australia, these are the best wildlife experiences you can experience from home.
Go on safari in Africa and see the Big Five
Behind the screen or in the flesh, Africa’s Big Five are among the world’s most awe-inspiring wildlife. Explore – the planet’s leading philanthropic live nature cam network – will bring lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalo from South Africa’s Tembe Elephant Park, Sabi Sand Game Reserve and Balule Nature Reserve into your living room. Also in South Africa, &Beyond has teamed up with wildlife broadcasters WildEarth to stream three-hour game drives at Ngala Private Game Reserve and Djuma Private Game Reserve every day at dawn and dusk. Elsewhere on the African continent, Africam uploads live feeds and video highlights from remote locations, and GRACE live-streams its Congolese gorilla habitat on YouTube.