Written by Lindsay Krause
While regular travel may be off the cards for now, a virtual safari is only a click away. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, you can now be transported to Africa’s most beautiful destinations all from the comfort of your home. From the plains of the Serengeti to the rainforests of Virunga, we’re here to keep you inspired. Here are our top virtual safari experiences to ignite your wanderlust.
Escape to Africa with us and follow @kerdowneyafrica on Instagram and Facebook. During the next few weeks, we will be keeping you inspired with live wildlife streams from the African bush, our team’s past travel experiences , recommendations on wildlife documentaries to watch, weekly travel quizzes , African-inspired films and much more.
Ready to embark on a virtual safari? Tune into Wild Earth’s YouTube channel to experience live wildlife streams from the comfort of your own home. Whether you are a morning person or a night owl, you’ll get a front-row seat to experience 3 hour game drives at sunrise or sunset. Start your virtual safari here.
Discover South Africa’s premier wildlife destination on daily game drives through Kruger National Park with the expert guides from Singita. Visit Singita’s Youtube channel or Instagram feed for your daily dose of African wildlife, raw and untamed. Join the ride here.
Don’t miss this extraordinary nature documentary series from the producers of Planet Earth II, Night on Earth. Narrated by Samira Wiley, the show uses ground-breaking technology to unveil the hidden lives of the world’s nocturnal creatures. Witness lions on the hunt on the African plains and rare black rhino’s emerging from the shadows to quench their thirst. Watch the trailer here.
Immerse yourself in the lives of East Africa’s wildlife in BBC’s acclaimed series, Serengeti. Using innovative camera techniques such as stabilised camera systems and “Spy” cameras, Serengeti brings you closer to Africa’s wildlife than ever before, in the comfort of your own home. Take a first look here.
This Oscar-nominated documentary tells the story of the rangers risking their lives to save Africa’s most precious national park and its endangered gorillas. Virunga reveals the special bond between the gorillas and their protectors and the everyday challenges they face. Catch a glimpse of this outstanding documentary here.
This romantic drama starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford is an all-time classic set in Kenya Great Rift Valley. Out of Africa won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director. This film will ignite your love for East Africa!
A heart-warming film about a real-life couple who raised Elsa the Lioness, an orphaned lion cub, to adulthood and reintroduced her to the wilderness of Kenya. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Music.
This film beautifully captures the true story of Occupational therapist Dian Fossey’s and her devotion to the study of primates in both Rwanda and the Congo. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards.