It’s 7 A.M. in Botswana. Do You Know Where Your Wildebeest Is?

Travel Blog  •  Jim Benning  •  10.04.05 | 12:07 PM ET

Call it “armchair safari.” National Geographic has set up a webcam at Pete’s Pond, a wildlife reserve in Botswana that is apparently teeming with animals, from elephants to wildebeests. Best viewing times fall between 7 a.m. and noon Botswana time, then again in the evening before sundown. Spiegel magazine offers a brief backgrounder on the webcam and the pond. It was getting late in Botswana when I checked the cam this morning from California. I didn’t see much.

Tags: Africa, Botswana

3 Comments for It’s 7 A.M. in Botswana. Do You Know Where Your Wildebeest Is?

Jerry Haines 10.05.05 | 9:16 AM ET

Jeez, Jim, thanks to you I am getting absolutely nothing done today, as I wait for another herd or flock or pride to belly up to the pond.  This is fascinating.  Even when there’s no video activity, the microphone is full of birdsongs and fly buzzes. 

Oops, have to go now—there’s something coming down to the pond.

Jim Benning 10.05.05 | 10:39 PM ET

Ha! Sorry,  Jerry!

Rani 09.11.08 | 10:25 PM ET

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