Go On a Smart Phone Safari

Posted on July 26, 2017, featured in Safari Tips

Going on an African safari to bask in the wilderness and unwind? Then, this is the perfect chance to “disconnect” and leave the technology world behind. After all, who wants to be staring down at a smartphone when you can be gazing at majestic mountains, deep forests, and the vast plains of Africa in search of the Big Five instead?  Well…maybe you do.

Don’t forget your smartphone

Sun protection, long sleeve clothing, comfortable footwear, swimwear, and a camera—now that you’ve figured out where to go on your dreamy African adventure, all that’s left to do is pack. But before you race off to the airport, you might want to bring your smartphone along for the ride. Believe it or not, that remote desert expedition you’ve been planning could actually be made better with the help of your trusty iPhone or Android device.

The top apps for your African safari

These days, there’s an app for just about everything, from banking online to watching your favorite movie. And for those of you who are planning to travel to Africa, there’s a host of new apps for that too! Here are some of the best apps available to up your Africa safari experience.

Africa: Live

Africa: Live is, hands down, one of the best apps out there for tracking wildlife in Africa. This nifty tech tool will not only let you share your own wildlife sightings, but also helps you locate animals in real time from other travelers and wildlife guides. Plus, the app allows all your friends back home to follow your journey.


HerdTracker is another great wildlife tracking app that provides real-time stats on the wildebeest migration in Tanzania and Kenya. If you’re planning your trip around this one-of-a-kind spectacle, this app is a must for anyone wanting to follow this world-famous migration.

ParkSpotter Africa

ParkSpotter Africa is an incredibly handy app guide, keeping you up-to-speed on all your favourite parks. It provides useful information, like park contact details, gate opening times, accommodation options, points of interest, and so much more. ParkSpotter is used for a number of parks, including Kruger National Park, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Addo National Park, Table Mountain National Park in South Africa, and Etosha National Park in Namibia.


Tired of all those tacky postcards? Make your own with Postagram and instantly send them off to your friends and family. Simply download the free app and use it to transform your safari photos into your very own custom-designed postcards.

So, while you’re ticking everything off your African safari checklist, don’t forget to pack your smartphone—you’ll be glad you did! For a smartphone safari like no other, contact Sikeleli Safaris today.

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