This isn't the final version of the app, please leave a comment in the review section if you find any bugs or have recommendations.
This application is a live animal tracking tool for Kruger National Park. It is very simple to use, if you see a animal, simply click on the appropriate button at the top of the screen. Your current GPS coordinate is used and the data is uploaded to the server for other users to see.
You can still track animals if you don't have network coverage. A 'Resend' button will appear at the top left of the screen, simply click this button when you have network coverage again.
To see if new animals have been spotted, click the 'Refresh' button at the top of the screen
Any user that abuses the system will be added to the black list, these users will still be able to view sightings but wont be able to add new ones.
I am currently using a free web hosting site which isn't 100% reliable.. So feel free to click on the small ad at the bottom of the screen ;-) If the ad makes enough money, I will upgrade the web hosting and then the server should be a lot more stable.
PS, tell your friends about the app please, this application will be pretty useless if only a few people use it..
Thank you and enjoy!
Sighting hotspots are localities were recurring observations of a given animal or group of animals are made over a period of time. These sighting hotspots are ideal for self-drive tourist, which would like to plan their daily trips for the ultimate sightings experience. Planning your game viewing trips using these sighting hotspots would enable you to find you own wildlife sightings and enjoy your own moments in nature.
Because of the dynamics in nature, some animals (especially predators) protect their home range boundaries to secure food, and tend to move or stay for long periods within these boundaries. When the centres of these home ranges are found close to tourist routes, sightings of a given animal or group of animals are often made. Currently many of sightings are reported in public feeds, which are used to compile these sighting hotspot maps.
Sighting hotspots (distribution maps) are an example of how scientist would use observation data, but having this data in the public domain for some animals may pose a potential threat to conservation. We consider the public posting of lion, leopard, elephant, cheetah and wild dog sightings as an equal threat to the conservation effort (similar than posting sightings of rhino onto public feeds) and therefore, users of this app are encouraged only to post information of birds into the public domain, as this information have significant scientific value and less conservation risk. As alternative we created a personal sightings checklist and private sightings group that is for your own use and can be safely used to record your wildlife sightings. You can use these on a daily base to record sightings either to help you to remain focused on wildlife sighting, or to create a personal daily sightings list (record each animal only once a day), or to keep the family or kids engaged in wildlife spotting.
1. Sighting hot spot maps (for trip planning),
2. Create a family (private) sightings group,
3. Sort sightings chronologically or by distance from you,
4. Field notes (snippets of interesting info are awarded for every sighting you are recording),
5. No log in or phone numbers required, no advertisements.
Africa: Live helps you find and share real-time African animal sightings on your phone or tablet as well as generate data for conservation.
Our live safari sightings map shows you what animals are near you right now (as reported by over 27,000 other app users) and allows you to easily and immediately share your sightings with other safari goers or anyone watching the map around the world, as well as for use in conservation research. It is a must-have for any African safari, whether to Kruger or Addo, Serengeti or Pilanesberg.
Africa is big, animals are relatively small and have got pretty good at hiding. Evolution has taken care of that. Our Africa: Live map shows you the most recent animal sightings that have been reported in the last 24 hours by other safari goers and professional guides via social media or added to the map directly. It helps you get the most out of your safari by increasing the chances of finding those animals you are most interested in. You can easily add your own sightings and photos directly and immediately to the map.
Within the app you can purchase detailed offline maps of the major parks in South Africa including: Kruger Park, Hluhluwe, Imfolozi, Pilanesberg, Addo Elephant Park, Kgalagadi, Madikwe, Marakele, iSimangaliso (St Lucia), Tembe Elephant Park, Ndumo, Ithala, Gondwana and uMkhuze. These maps include 10,000KMs of tar, dirt and 4X4 trails, footpaths, waterholes, hides, viewpoints, picnic spots, gates and other points of interest.
The app also includes extensive reference material such as an safari animal field guide, gate opening times and park contact details.
- The ONLY live map of Africa showing your location and the location of recent animal sightings.
- Clickable, colour-coded markers showing sighting details, descriptions and a photo.
- One-touch to add a sighting to the map yourself, including uploading your own photo. NOTE: because of poaching issues, RHINO SIGHTINGS WILL NOT APPEAR ON THE MAP.
- Detailed offline maps of major parks in South Africa (note: this is an in-app purchase)
- Live text stream of new sightings.
- Search for sighting by how recent or species.
- Extensive reference material, photos and interesting facts on the animals you’re likely to see on safari.
- Dynamic Q&A. If you're not sure what it is you're looking at, or what it is doing just ask us via the map and we'll answer (or if we can't, our Facebook friends will!).
- Safari tips, contact details and lots more useful information.
- Contribute to our citizen-scientist research database: we catalogue, analyse and will share sightings data with conservation bodies to support wildlife audits.
- A desktop version of the map can be viewed www.wildafricalive.com. However performance of the desktop version of this map will be highly limited on a mobile device.
- The map and social media stream require phone network coverage to be updated, although sightings can now be recorded with no phone network using the offline maps. These will automatically be uploaded later.
Offline maps cover: Kruger Park, Table Mountain, Hluhluwe, Imfolozi, Pilanesberg, Addo Elephant Park, Kgalagadi, Madikwe, Marakele, iSimangaliso (St Lucia), Tembe Elephant Park, Ndumo, Ithala and uMkhuze
The only wildlife sightings app featuring:
- FREE offline vector maps (Kruger map is only 1MB)
- All of South Africa's National Parks and most major game/nature reserves.
- Offline species guide covering all birds, mammals and reptiles in each park.
- Dedicated live sightings newsfeed with comments, likes and species suggestions.
- Personal sightings history.
- In app accommodation booking with SafariNow.
- Sightings data sent to the ADU (Animal Demographic Unit, University of Cape Town).
- Management of endangered/protected species by removing location details (No posting of rhino sightings)
Experience Africa's wildest places and the animals that call it home. A smartphone app and interactive website that enables you to document and share your latest sightings whilst on African safari. Designed to maximize your experience when visiting Africa's game parks and nature reserves, it is easy to use and packed with amazing features.
Africa’s wilderness can only be protected when people have the opportunity experience its beauty and contribute towards its long-term preservation. We've built our platform so that your valuable wildlife sightings are distributed to conservation and research organisations.
Sign up for free today and start contributing to conservation!
Protected areas in Africa: Live sightings in the following National Parks, Game Reserves and Nature Reserves:
|Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park
Addo Elephant National Park
Agulhas National Park
Anysberg Nature Reserve
Augrabies Falls National Park
Bontebok National Park
Camdeboo National Park
Cederberg Wilderness Area
De Hoop Nature Reserve
Gamkaberg Nature Reserve
Garden Route National Park
Golden Gate Highlands National Park
Goukamma Nature Reserve
Great Fish River Nature Reserve
Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve
iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Ithala Game Reserve
Karoo National Park
Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Kogelberg Nature Reserve
Kruger National Park
Limpopo-Lipadi Private Game & Wilderness Reserve
Madikwe Game Reserve
Mapungubwe National Park
Marakele National Park
Mokala National Park
Mountain Zebra National Park
Namaqua National Park
Ndumo Game Reserve
Pilanesberg Game Reserve
Robberg Nature Reserve
Rocherpan Nature Reserve
Swartberg Nature Reserve
Table Mountain National Park
Tankwa Karoo National Park
Tembe Elephant Park
uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park
West Coast National Park
and more coming soon...
Introduces for the first time ever:
• 4 unique keys subdivided into 14 categories to quickly and easily identify species. Animals can be identified by silhouette, track shape and size, dung shape and size and distribution
• Colorful and conspicuous indicators to identify an animal by red book classification and times of activity
• Detailed, easy-to-find and relevant species information
Comprehensive species information - quickly and easily
Incredible detail on almost 100 Southern African Mammals
Experience the haunting sounds of Africa!
Unique, world-first identification keys. Ididentify species with:
• the Silhouette Identification Key
• the Track Identification Key
• the Dung Identification Key
Detailed species information
• Full-color photographs
• SCI and Rowland Ward minimums and maximums
• Afrikaans, Zulu, Shona and Tswana species names
• Quick reference conservation and activity icons
• Species description
• Visible Male/Female Differences
• Habitat and Distribution
• Behavior and habits
• Front and hind species tracks
• Dung photographs for easy identification
• Field Sign
Find all mammal species endemic to an area in the whole Southern Africa with the amazing Distribution Matrix
A gold mine of information with 5,000 hyperlinks for cross-reference