The wildebeest migration is considered one of the wonders of the natural world. Image: Earth Touch

From using Google Maps to walk alongside elephants to live streams of stinky corpse flowers,  it’s been a good year for technology and nature lovers. And now you can watch wildebeest migrating across the African plains (live!) in one of the world's most epic animal migrations ... from the comfort of your own couch.

How? Thanks to the team behind HerdTracker, who are live-streaming from the ground as vast herds of wildebeest (and hordes of gazelles and zebra) trek from the Serengeti to the fresh grazing grounds of Keyna's Maasai Mara. The live streams, two 20-minute broadcasts each day, kicked off at the end of last month and will be running until October 5.

Register with HerdTracker and you'll receive notifications of when the short streams happen, then tune in via YouTube or the video streaming app Periscope. There's also audio from experts as the action happens. 

The wildebeest migration, one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World”, is an annual event that sees the mega-herd cover around 40,000 square kilometres of land, all while being stalked and hunted by lions and other large carnivores. September marks one of the journey's most dangerous points, as the wildebeest begin crossing the Mara River, where hungry crocodiles await.

Follow HerdTracker and MakeItKenya on Twitter and Facebook to receive live updates.


Top header image: Cody Kwok, Flickr