Fire side Chat Vultures with Dr Patrick Benson

Here is a link to an extremely interesting discussion held at Djuma Game Reserve at Sabi Sands in South Africa. Dr Benson Discusses Vultures.

The following description comes directly from the site and describes the function of the Safari Channel. The times listed are in Central African Time (CAT). I have done some minor editing to this description. Do enjoy!

The Safari Channel broadcasts LIVE safaris daily from Djuma Game Reserve in the Sabi Sands. Every day there is one from 06h00 CAT to 09h00CAT and one from 15h00CAT to 18h00 CAT.On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays the crew go out at night and broadcast a safari from 18h30 to 20h30 CAT. You can join in and watch the live safari by following this link to The Safari Channel. Other live WildEarth and nature cams can be found by clicking Wildearth TV Channels.

The safari consists of a Presenter/Expert Ranger who drives around the reserve looking for animals both big and small. A camera person sits on the back of the safari vehicle and their camera is your eyes. This gives a fantastic feeling of actually being on the back of the vehicle as it bumps through the African bush. If you want to talk to the Ranger in real time you can email a question through to Finalcontrol at Safari TV and he/she will try to answer it.

The Sabi Sands is one of the top locations in South Africa for viewing game. It is often possible to see the big five in one drive. That is lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant. There are numerous beautiful birds and a whole host of other, smaller, animals. People travel from all over the world to visit this place and now you join them from your own PC!

The Safari Channel also hosts a number of other live shows such as Fire Side Chats with the crew – the Dr Benson discussion is one such Fire Side Chat -, reMARCable Creatures and photography shows. Log in to the calender to see when these are.

The photograph is a screen shot of a sunset at Sabi Sands.



  1. Yes indeed, Bruce. That's where the connection came from. Robin introduced Tara Pirie, one of the presenters and a biologist at Djuma, to Dr Benson via the internet. An interesting process. We're just glad that the interview/discussion took place and there is a record of that interview.


  2. Dr. Patrick Benson is the son of one of my long time St. Luke's foot clinic clients. She used to tell me of his raptor rapture from an early age, since they were neighbors with Morley Nelson. She introduced me to her son, Pat and her daughter at Morley Nelson's funeral. I met him again at his mother's funeral. His sister is a good friend of Dr. Mark Plew – one of Bob's BSU Archaeology degree Profs. I suggested that Tara contact him and E-mailed him to ask if he would share his expertise. Small world.


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