Most people who go on safari bring a camera to photograph the animals. Many also bring video camera or use their mobile phones to record some of the amazing things they witness. Its a great way of letting others back home share the excitement. Real Africa has its own popular You Tube channel – Real Africa’s Video Channel , with nearly half a million views.
Here are some of our favourite clips.
1. The Battle of Kruger.
Perhaps the most famous clip of them all, viewed over 75 million times. In it, a baby buffalo is caught by lions who then have to fight a crocodile off before the buffalo herd regroups and returns. Don’t worry, there’s a happy ending for the buffalo…
2. Impala finds novel way to escape a cheetah.
When a cheetah gets this close, its normally bad news for the impala. Not this time as the impala finds a clever place to hide. Watch out for the bit at the end when they let it out.
3. Baboon gets into a car.
I love this one. The people are so confident, banging on the windows and trying to get the baboons attention. Shame they hadn’t locked the doors.
4. Meerkats climb on cameraman.
I know, hardly cutting edge photography but admit it, those meerkats are cute.
5. Leopard drops in on a kill.
On safari everybody wants to see a kill. This is the only one I’ve ever seen where the chase is vertical. The gazelle didn’t know what hit it.
6. The Predators don’t always win.
This leopard thought it would have a baby warthog for breakfast but the warthog dad had different ideas.
7. Catching it doesn’t mean you’ve won.
This leopard has caught an impala but is chased away by baboons. (Baboons and leopards really don’t like each other). Amazingly, the seemingly dead impala recovers and escapes.
8. Elephant pedicure.
Animal behaviour can be strange. This elephant has just finished grazing in the marshes of Amboseli in Kenya, wading up to its knees in muddy water. It then wanted to get the silt out from between its toes and used a clever way to do so.
9. Learn new things.
Do you know what noise a cheetah makes? You’ll be surprised..
10. Any camera, anybody.
You don’t need to be a BBC Wildlife cameraman armed with a state-of-the-art camera to film something amazing. This clip was filmed by an 8 year old on her mobile phone. What a sight.
Keep an eye on our channel for more amazing videos, as well as guides to safari, the countries, National Parks and animals of Africa.