Monday, 27 June 2016
#safariLIVE Viewer Profile: Angela Smith
Angela's interest in African wildlife started when she was given the opportunity to visit Kenya years ago. She saw the Samburu, the Mara and Kilimanjaro in her time there. Then in 2010 she was introduced to Pete's Pond by a friend and says, "From the first time, I was hooked."
"I have always loved Africa and its animals. I visited Kenya around 1990 and went on a safari with a friend who was working in Nairobi as a humanitarian aid worker." She then joined us on the back of the biggest safari vehicle in the world three years ago, and has become a member of the ever growing, global community of viewers..
She says the cat sightings are her favourite. "I have always been a cat person, especially rescue cats and I have always had a cat that I am looking after. I love the sightings of the lions and hearing them roar! Also the leopards and their cubs, so playful. I was intrigued by the sightings of the African wild cat. And of course, the elephants!"
Djuma Game Reserve and Pete's Pond on Mashatu, in neighboring Botswana, are the two places she would love to visit most, since seeing them through the lenses of our cameras. "It is amazing that we can watch real time and have an experience as if we are actually on the back of the [vehicle]. The presenters include the viewers in their dialogue and consideration, 'Watch out for the low branches, everyone!', and we need to be aware that we may be seeing a dwindling population of these wonderful animals. I hope that this current younger generation is not the last to see elephants, wild dogs and rhinos."
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