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Live Africa Video

A friend recently passed on a link to a live video/audio stream from a South African watering hole.   I have seen all kinds of animals in the last few days and have become addicted to the relaxing sounds of birds and bugs.  The best time to watch is early morning (which is 10 pm – 2 am EST) and late afternoon (which is 6 am – 10 am EST).  During the day, there is often someone monitoring the camera and zooming in on the interesting critters.  The feed is also available at night.

http://live.wildlife.wavelit.net/451OK

The cam is located at Nkorho Bush Lodge in the prestigious Sabi Sands Game Reserve, bordering the Kruger National Park, in South Africa. The Sabi Sands Game Reserve is named after two rivers that cut through this area, namely the Sabie and Sand River systems. The area is renowned for its wildlife and in particular the big five, lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. It is rated as one of the best reserves in Africa to see these large animals in there natural habitat and in particular leopard. Its not all about the big animals and the Sabi Sands has plenty of other smaller animals that call this place there home.

Nkoro pan is located in the North Eastern corner of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, and about 1km (0.62 miles) from the unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park. The Pan is situated at the bottom of an open plain, about 250m from Nkoro Bush Lodge and is frequented by a number of resident animals, in particular is the resident herd of wildebeest and impala and a family of warthogs that can often been seen drinking and wallowing in the mud at the pan. The camera is located on top of a termite mound on the Eastern side of the pan and looks Westerly when viewing the pan.

Some people have taken snapshots from the video feed and uploaded them to flickr.  Amazing!  If you do the same, please tag them with “nkhoro”.

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