This week, the first ever live web broadcast of lions in the Mara during twilight has begun. It’s a really cool initiative by Make It Kenya, where wildlife enthusiasts can tune in to watch the greatest show on earth live, from home.
The campaign runs from 7 – 18 Jan, with over 50 live broadcasts during the period, including spectacular live night-time footage of the Mara’s predators. At a time when Kenya is finally back in top 10 lists as one of THE places to visit in 2016, this is a brilliant way to see the beauty and appeal of Kenya. Here’s the schedule for the next couple of weeks:
Mara Conservancy Lion interaction: 7-13 January
The first of the live broadcasts is now available to view and offers an insight into the natural habitat of the lions in the Olare Motorogi and Naboisho Conservancies of the Maasai Mara. The live night broadcasts are the very first of their kind, as viewers follow lions hunting under the cover of darkness and roaming the conservancies.
Watamu Turtle Watch: 14 – 18 January
Following the series of broadcasts from the Mara, the team will be in the Kenyan coastal town of Watamu to host a live broadcast of the Local Turtle Trust project, including the first ever 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.
You can view the footage online via HerdTracker’s website or by downloading the Periscope app and searching #KenyaLive. Updates of the live broadcasts will also be posted to Make It Kenya’s Facebook and Twitter.
Images from Make It Kenya