Monday, 23 November 2015

Big Cat Week Schedule Changes

Big Cat Week is finally here! And this exciting time for all of us, also means some scheduling changes for the sunrise and sunset drives. Our team will be doing a few rehearsals which will cut into drive time, but are important so we can slay gremlins, stumble in private and put our best foot forward on the day. WE are, after all, a composed, stoic bunch.

Above is a guide of all these changes, so you know when to tune in. And as always, WE thank you, our amazing viewers, for your continued support and contributions. See you all on #SafariLive!

NOTE: Due to time zones differences our Sunrise drives happen 'the evening before' in North American time zones as it will not be midnight there yet when those drives start.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Time Change For Sunrise #SafariLive

From Saturday, November 7, sunrise #SafariLive will begin 30 minutes earlier at 5:00am CAT or 10:00pm ET. This is due to sunrise starting even earlier as we head further into the summer months. We will be able to make the most of our time on drive and be there when the animals start their day. 

WE look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, 31 October 2015

WE need everyone's help!

WE are driven to do what we do by the knowledge that we provide people across the globe, and of all ages, with a chance to jump on our vehicles and join us as we venture out on our daily safaris. We warmly welcome each and everyone, but must admit we are especially pleased when we see young adventurers join us.

This is why whenever we receive requests from schools or children's hospitals we try to give them an extra special experience. In doing so, we try to find a balance between making sure the children know it is their questions that are being answered and protecting their privacy by sharing as little info as possible.

Unfortunately, it appears that some of our viewers have been contacting a hospital from which we've featured questions to find out more about the children, or even have been sending them unsolicited gifts, and this has caused some issues. While these actions were no doubt well intended, in today's world it is scary for parents and guardians when strangers (to them) suddenly start trying to find out about and contact their children. If this continues it will result in those children no longer being allowed to send in questions to have answered by our presenters. And this is of course the last thing anyone wants!

Therefore we ask, no, urge, everyone to not risk the children's access to this little break from their everyday challenges by trying to find out which hospital (or school) they are in, by trying to find out anything about them, or by sending them presents. Even with the best of intentions, this is not in the best interest of the children.

Please, everyone, help us to continue to be allowed to take these and other children out of their beds and onto our vehicles. Look at it from their parents and guardians perspectives, or put yourself in their shoes, and do not, under any circumstances, try to initiate any form of contact with them or the institutions they are staying.

As always, we know we can count on your support in this!

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Tara Pirie Hosts Farewell Drive

#SafariLive alumnus, Tara Pirie will be joining us for a special edition of our sunset drive, to say good bye in style.

Tara, after 2 years in front of our cameras, left WE to continue her research endeavours with Ingwe Leopard Research and the University of Reading. She has kindly agreed to take the helm of one of our vehicles once again, and show us the passion for and knowledge of the bush, that made her a favourite of so many viewers.

Join WildEarth and the #SafariLive crew for this exciting broadcast to bid a fond farewell to Tara, on the Sunset drive on November 4th, 2015, at 4:00pm local time (UTC/GMT+2).

Monday, 5 October 2015

safariLIVE times change as the days lengthen

As of Wednesday, October 7th, 2015, the sunset SafariLIVE will begin at 5:30am and end at 8:30am (UTC/GMT+2). The sunset drive will move to 4:00pm and end at 7:00pm.

These changes will ensure that the Sunrise drives start early enough, with sunrise being earlier in our summer months, and the Sunset drives later to match the sunsets and avoid the midday heat.

Viewers will now see the Sunrise drive a half hour earlier and the sunset drive half an hour later than previously scheduled. This means that if you live in the Pacific Time Zone, the sunrise safari begins at 8:30pm on Wednesday, October 6th, in the Central Time Zone at 10:30pm and in the Atlantic Time Zone at 11:30pm.

The sunset drive will then start at 7:00am, Wednesday, October 7th,  in the Pacific Time Zone, 9:00am in the Central Time Zone and 10:00am in the Atlantic Time Zone.