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Imagine yourself enjoying the exhilaration of an African safari in the comforts of your living room. With a state-of-the-art Internet facility, it is now possible for animal lovers to view live the wild inmates of Africa's four famous natural reserves, including the Kruger National Park. To put it simply, a 'virtual safari'.
The project, a brainchild of South Africa's Graham Wallington and Ireland's Paul Clifford, has been named Africam and has been on the Net since last September. A total of 10 video cameras are operated by Africam to capture the animals live; nine are strategically located in the dense greenery of the forest reserves and one in the Indian Ocean. The latter captures images of sharks and other aquatic life at a depth of 30 m off the coast of Kwazulu in South Africa.
Images from all the 10 cameras can be viewed on two websites. They are www.africam.com and www.africam.co.za . The sites show the animals in their wild habitat 24 hours a day. However, patience is the keyword since visitors may have to flick from camera to camera before catching sight of any animal. With a little luck, one can have a close view of zebras, antelopes, birds and may be even an African lion walking the wild terrain. The photographs are amazing in their clarity and proximity to the animals. The best time to go on a 'safari' would be in the morning or evening (local time) because that is when the animals come to the watering holes close to the cameras.
There is, however, a slight hitch. The Internet photographs are not in motion but stills. But Africam claims that in about six months that too will be solved: not only will the photographs be updated every 30 seconds but they will be in continuous motion just like a movie. Till that happens, the sites will continue to attract animal lovers. Those planning a 'real' African safari can first enjoy the 'virtual' experience prior to finalising their destination.