Apps to enhance your safari experience

Posted on 15 April 2024 By Nomvelo Masango

In today’s digital world, technological advancements are able to provide information, ease and convenience. Combining technology with nature can create the perfect recipe for a great safari experience.

Although tech-free safaris are not a bad idea, there are instances where the use of technology can broaden our knowledge and enrich our overall experience in the wild. Here are a few apps to enhance your safari experience:

The Kingdom Guide to African Mammals

The Kingdom Guide to African Mammals is an app that serves as a field guide for all who are interested in Africa’s wildlife. It offers interactive access to information regarding over 460 species of mammals found in Africa. As a user, you are able to filter the information by country or region, and sightings can be saved to your device. The app is ideal for animal lovers who seek to broaden their knowledge of wildlife in order to enhance their safari experience.

African Elephants on the Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa

Latest Sightings

If you are heading to the Kruger National Park, the Latest Sightings app is perfect for enhancing your safari experience. It enables users to share knowledge, as well as to interact with the online community by sharing their personal wildlife sightings. The app also makes it easier for you to see which animals other users have spotted nearby, thus increasing your chances of spotting your favourite animal.

Sasol eBirds of Southern Africa

If you’re a fan of birding, Sasol eBirds of Southern Africa is the perfect app for you. The user-friendly app serves as a comprehensive field guide where you can listen to the calls of various bird species.

There are also detailed illustrations to enhance your knowledge on the various birds. The app arms you with the necessary background knowledge for your safari, and it is suitable for both aspirant and experienced birders.

eTrees of Southern Africa

There is more to a safari than wildlife. As such, it is beneficial to understand the greater ecosystems, including the flora of a particular area. In order to this, the eTrees of Southern Africa app is the perfect start.

It lists over 840 tree species which can be found in Southern Africa. They are arranged in groups for ease of reference. Moreover, there are images, descriptions and scientific names, thereby making the app very informative.

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