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World’s first live web broadcast of the great wildebeest migration ‘live’ from Masai Mara, KenyaBy Discover Africa
Masai Mara, KENYA: The world’s first live web broadcast of the great wildebeest migration went ‘live’ on 29th September 2015 from the Masai Mara, Kenya.
Broadcast via the Periscope App (download app here https://www.periscope.tv), viewers are able to experience the wonders of an African safari and the 7th wonder of the natural world on mobile phones, tablets or computers from 29 September to 5 October 2015.
The wildebeest migration is a major event in Kenya and the Mara’s ecosystem, and one of the most unique wildlife experiences on the planet.
The live web broadcast allows safari enthusiasts from all over the world to see what it's like to be on safari.
By the second day of the broadcast, HerdTracker had posted 10 short videos of approximately 5-10 minutes each. There are dozens of photos by Make It Kenya photographer Stuart Price too, capturing the highlights of a safari experience.
Log onto discoverafrica.com/herdtrackerlive to join the team on their game drives, witness the phenomenon of river crossings, learn about the wildlife of the great plains of Kenya and find out more about life in the Masai Mara from special guests each evening.
The safari hosts are Carel Verhoef and Andre Van Kets of DiscoverAfrica.com and co-creators of the HerdTracker migration app. HerdTracker allows people to track the migration in real time on a Google Map throughout the year to identity the best time of year to see the great migration.
Verhoef has lived and guided safaris in East Africa for 12-years. Each morning he will introduce to you the day’s safari plan, what you as a guest on safari can hope and expect to see, and an insight into the in-lodge experience before heading out on safari.
The live broadcast videos will give a sneak preview into each camp through interviews with lodge managers, safari guides, chefs, conservationists and wildlife photographers providing a unique insight into life in the Masai Mara.
During the week, you will also be able to join them as they take to the sky for the ultimate view on safari, flying over the Mara plains in a hot air balloon.
The videos will also be available to watch on www.discoverafrica.com/herdtrackerlive
To find out more about the diverse opportunities for travel in Kenya visit makeitkenya.com or magicalkenya.com to find out more on what Kenya has to offer and you can book your safari by visiting discoverafrica.com/location/kenya/.