Monday, 5 October 2015

safariLIVE times change as the days lengthen

As of Wednesday, October 7th, 2015, the sunset SafariLIVE will begin at 5:30am and end at 8:30am (UTC/GMT+2). The sunset drive will move to 4:00pm and end at 7:00pm.

These changes will ensure that the Sunrise drives start early enough, with sunrise being earlier in our summer months, and the Sunset drives later to match the sunsets and avoid the midday heat.

Viewers will now see the Sunrise drive a half hour earlier and the sunset drive half an hour later than previously scheduled. This means that if you live in the Pacific Time Zone, the sunrise safari begins at 8:30pm on Wednesday, October 6th, in the Central Time Zone at 10:30pm and in the Atlantic Time Zone at 11:30pm.

The sunset drive will then start at 7:00am, Wednesday, October 7th,  in the Pacific Time Zone, 9:00am in the Central Time Zone and 10:00am in the Atlantic Time Zone.

Monday, 21 September 2015

YouTube channel and Facebook Page for #safariLIVE

Some of you may have already noticed our new Facebook page for #safariLIVE and our dedicated YouTube channel for our LIVE stream.
This Facebook page is where you can keep up with all the latest happenings on #safariLIVE and any news regarding our broadcasts, our behind the scenes antics and where you can share your views on the sunrise and sunset drives.
The YouTube channel ensures you always know where to find us, and means no more disappearing live streams if our broadcast should stop for some reason.
We have already published some great behind the scenes photos and video to the Facebook page, so be sure to like and follow us here for even more fun content. You can also like and subscribe to our YouTube channel for our live broadcasts and an inside look at how WE brings you #safariLIVE every day.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Time Change For #SafariLive

As of Friday, August 28th, #SafariLive will start later, with the sunrise drive beginning at 6:00am and ending at 9:00am, and the sunset drive at 3:30pm and ending at 6:30pm. This change is being made to accommodate for the change of seasons and make the most of the time we have on drive.

This translates to start times for sunrise drive of 00:00am ET, 21:00pm PT, 05:00 in the UK, 06:00 in Central Europe, and 14:00 Sydney time, and, accordingly, 09:30am ET, 6:30am PT, 14:30 in the UK, 15:30 in Central Europe, and 23:30 Sydney time for the sunset drive.

As always, you're welcome to interact with the guides by asking questions through #safarilive on Twitter or via email at

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Some upcoming changes

Over the coming week(s) we will be trying out some new things. Or, for our long-term viewers, breathe new life into some old things.

The Fireside Chat will take a one week break but will be back next week.

During the coming week we will also start doing some tests with a special type of camera that will allow us to go out after dark again. We cannot say when yet, but we will likely be doing some live trials during the week.

Furthermore the walks will be restarted this coming Friday and we are looking into moving the Djuma waterhole camera back to its old location near the pumped little pan in case Gowrie Dam dries up completely.

Enough to look forward to, so keep an eye out for more info on our WildEarth Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Profile: WE Welcomes Jamie Paterson

Jamie Paterson is already a firm favourite with WildEarth.TV's SafariLive viewers. The Johannesburg native studied law and is an award winning musician, but the bush always piqued her interest and became her main focus.

In 2009, she participated in mass game capture in Tswalu Private Game Reserve, darting and relocating rhino, lion and brown hyena, and helped with the monitoring of cheetah and sable populations.

After getting a BA in Law from Cambridge University in 2012, she qualified as a nature and trails guide and began working at Siyafunda Wildlife and Conservation in the Greater Makalali Private Game Reserve. Now settled in with the rest of the team, Jamie gets to go to work and spend time with the animals she loves, namely hyenas.

Her "keen interest in and fascination with the bush and wildlife from a very early age", are some of her most vivid memories from holidays spent on various game reserves or exploring with her grandfather, who was a game warden in the Sabie area. "My ultimate goal is to be able to continue learning about nature throughout South Africa and to be able to share my experience and enthusiasm with the people that I interact with," she says.

Join Jamie and the rest of the team on SafariLive, daily via WildEarth.TV, and participate via Twitter using #SafariLive and emailing your questions during the sunrise or sunset drives to