WildEarth CEO Graham Wallington hopes to show viewers an authentic African safari experience. ‘Among the scenes brought to mind when people think of Africa are the vast expanses of open land and myriad different herbivorous species streaming across these great plains as they follow the torrential rains, always seeking out the best grazing areas. Of course, this is a feast for the predators who really get their claws stuck in after sunset.
‘After the sun has gone down, we’re going to be using infrared lighting and thermal imaging for the very first time during our live safaris,’ he says.
Andre van Kets - creator of the HerdTracker web-app that tracks the wildebeest migration in real time - hopes that broadcasting the wildebeest migration live will encourage more international travellers to choose Kenya as a safari destination and experience this natural phenomenon for themselves.
‘The wildebeest migration is one of nature’s greatest spectacles. The river crossings are the main reasons why thousands of travellers flock to the Masai Mara every year. We want to show the world why they need to witness it for themselves here in Kenya,’ he says.
Will you be watching? I know I will.