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safariLIVE in the Classroom

Virtually transport your classroom to the wilds of Africa where students can experience a guided safari

Maasai Mara, Kenya

Maasai Mara, Kenya

James Hendry

safariLIVE is an award-winning daily live-stream of a real safari broadcast from the Sabi Sands, part of the Greater Kruger National Park in northeastern South Africa, and the Maasai Mara National Reserve in southwestern Kenya. Experienced guides escort classrooms on an unscripted virtual field trip where it is completely unknown what wild animals students will encounter on any particular expedition. Students have the opportunity to witness ecosystems, weather patterns, and wildlife in an authentic environment all without leaving the classroom.

Use these middle school classroom resources to teach about ecosystems, weather, and conservation.

safariLIVE Educator Guide

This educator guide provides you with resources to support your students’ engagement and learning as they interact with safariLIVE. It includes optional discussion questions and activities that can be used before, throughout, and after the safari to address topics individually or as a comprehensive unit. This guide also includes learning objectives, vocabulary, common misconceptions, facilitator tips, additional resources for further investigation, and connections to national curriculum standards and principles.  

Educator Guide

Hyena cubs sleep together after a busy day playing in Hoedspruit, South Africa.

Brent Leo-Smith

This program was able to activate the curiosity of my most disengaged learners. Students are begging to participate in another safari. I loved seeing the active learning from all my students.

Melissa Motes

Sign Your Classroom Up for a Safari

A male lion lazes in the shade in Hoedspruit, South Africa.

Brent Leo-Smith

To participate, complete the following steps:

  1. Click the button below
  2. Choose a day and time to participate in a safari and the appropriate age group for your class
  3. Complete the required fields in the Google Form 
  4. Look for an email from the safariLIVE crew that includes the necessary participation information

Sign Up

Photo Gallery

Explore these photographs with your students for a preview of what you might see while on safari


Engage your students with this Kahoot on geography, wildlife, and habitats. For additional instruction, options, and how to make your own Kahoot, see details.

A Masai giraffe surveys its surroundings at Maasai Mara, Kenya.

Kahoot! safariLIVE  

Use this Kahoot! to test your students’ knowledge of wildlife in the Massai Mara.

Lesson and Activities

Use these middle schoollevel materials to teach students about ecosystems, geography, protected areas, and big cats.


Read these case studies and articles with your students to spark discussion on some of the threats African wildlife face.


Learn more about key topics with these informational texts.

Geographies of Africa

Explore the physical and human geography of Africa with these resources.


Check out these videos of African wildlife and the issues they face.

Other Resources

Check out these other National Geographic programs!

Explorers in the Classroom

Explorers in the Classroom  

Transport your students from the classroom to the frontiers of exploration through live video conversations with National Geographic Explorers.

Educator Training

Educator Training  

Join the 30,000+ educators who have completed a National Geographic teacher training program.

National Geographic Bee

National Geographic Bee  

The National Geographic Bee is an annual competition designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world.