You all remember the #MaraLive campaign in 2015 which allowed virtually everyone in the world to watch the world’s greatest wildlife spectre right in the comfort of their living rooms via the Periscope App and YouTube Live.
The initiative, which quickly became a global sensation, was heralded as the world’s first live broadcast of the Great Wildebeest Migration in history.
Now Herdtracker and Make It Kenya, who were behind #MaraLive, are about to repeat the same feat – perhaps bigger – with #KenyaLive. #KenyaLive will enable people to witness, in real time, the rare excitement of a night safari in Kenya’s world-famous Maasai Mara as well as experience the deep underwater treasures that lie mysteriously hidden from view at the Kenya Coast. The campaign will run from 7-18 January 2016 and will deliver 50 live broadcasts over an 11-day period.
The first of these live broadcasts will offer a one-of-a-kind view of the lions in the expansive Olare Motorogi and Mara Naboisho Conservancies bordering the Maasai Mara. The live streams will also showcase off-road game drives, fly camping, night game drive safaris and walking safaris.
Olare Motorogi features a staggering 35,000 acres of prime grasslands, riverine forests and Acacia woodlands ripe with game. Formerly consisting of 2 separate conservancies, the Olare Orok and Motorogi Conservancies, Olare Motorogi is a haven for big cats and part of the annual wildebeest migration route.
The Mara Naboisho Conservancy on the other hand, offers 50,000 acres of exclusive game viewing experiences where it is possible to track a pride of 20 lions without catching sight of another group of tourists.
The next broadcast will happen at the coastal town of Watamu where the activities carried out by the Watamu Turtle Watch project, started by local residents in 1997 to protect nesting sea turtles, will be streamed via the same platforms used in the #MaraLive.
Later, the world’s first live underwater broadcast of marine life at the Kenya coast will be showcased for the whole world to see. At Kenya Geographic we are all set to watch the spectacular historical event as it unfolds on Periscope. See you there!