South Africans will be experiencing Kenya wildlife through a live web broadcast as a result of Make It Kenya’s partnerships on the new state-of–the-art technology.
#KenyaLive will enable people to witness the excitement of a night safari in the Mara – as well as Kenya’s coastal underwater treasures – as the action happens in real-time.
Building on the success of #MaraLive – the world’s first live web broadcast of the great wildebeest migration – Make It Kenya has once again partnered with HerdTracker to use a combination of the most innovative filming technology, and Twitter’s Periscope app, to give people around the world unprecedented access to some of the most exciting and rare animal behaviours, with 50 live broadcasts over 11 days.
The broadcast team, led by safari hosts Carel Verhoef and Andre Van Kets of DiscoverAfrica.com as well as co-creaters of HerdTracker, will use cutting edge technology.
The technology includes the incredible new starlight camera; underwater live periscope and 360-degree video, to capture the exclusive content – available to viewers via their mobile phones, tablets or computers via Periscope and MakeItKenya.com.
The first of the live broadcasts will offer an unprecedented view of the lions in the Olare Motorogi and Naboisho Conservancies of the Maasai Mara, and what the conservancies have to offer.
The team behind the broadcast will be staying at the Olare Mara Kempinski Hotel, Asilia Africa’s Encounter Mara and Naboisho camps as well as Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Mahali Mzuri luxury safari camp from 7-13 January.
From 14 -18 January, the team will be in the coastal town of Watamu to host live broadcasts of the Watamu Turtle Watch project, including the world’s first live underwater broadcasts.
The project protects nesting sea turtles, rehabilitating sick and injured sea turtles before sending them back into their natural habitat. One very special broadcast will even involve live footage captured via “TurtleCam”, using a GoPro strapped to a turtle’s back.