Sunday, 18 September 2016

safariLIVE goes to the Mara





Some more wonderful news safarians! As most of you will already know by now, WE are headed back to the Mara Triangle for a five day long spectacle of the great wildebeest migration. Our expert safari guide James Hendry will be the lucky migration hero who will guide us through this incredible one time event!

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(Herd of Wildebeest crossing the Mara river, Photo Credit: Peter Braat, Mara Triangle)

WE will be going LIVE from one of Africa’s most iconic national reserves for a look at the jaw dropping crossings and intense nighttime predator action!


The Mara Triangle came into existence in 1994 when the greater Masai Mara management was divided. The northeastern section was officially named as the Mara Triangle and represents approximately one third of the entire system.

This absolute gem of African land came under the protection of the Mara Conservancy in the year 2000, when concerns were raised about the management of this incredible landscape. This non-profit organisation has since been the first in the region to create cooperative relationships between both private conservation professionals and the local Maasai communities. Together, they undertake the responsibility to ensure continued protection and development of this globally famed environmentally protected area.

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(Wildebeest grazing the great plains of the Mara, Photo Credit: James Hendry, Mara Triangle)

One of the scenes that is brought to mind when people think of Africa, are the vast expanses of open land and myriads of 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 an absolute feast for the predators who really get their claws stuck in after sunset! This means that after the sun has gone down WE are going to be using Infrared lighting and thermal imaging for the very first time during our live safari’s so YOU don’t miss a second of the action!
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(Wildebeest herd streaming across wide open plains, Photo Credit: James Hendry, Mara Triangle)

The wide flat landscape of the Mara Triangle is perfect for following lions on the hunt under the cover of darkness without disturbing them in any way! It’s raw animal interaction in it’s purest form, captured like never before, LIVE!

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(Lions under the cover of darkness illuminated with Infrared lights)

The safariLIVE crew is amped to the max to undertake this incredible LIVE experience. WE will be going LIVE from the Mara Triangle every day for over seven hours from the beginning of our sunset safari and well into the night. safariLIVE from Djuma, Arathusa and Cheetah Plains nature reserves will also run during the same time so that we are sure to have action on our screens from one of these amazing locations in Africa.

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(Elephants in wide open spaces, Photo Credit: James Hendry, Mara Triangle)

However, our crew here at WildEarth will need some time to rest during this exciting five day event. That means that all the sunrise safari’s from the 20th to the 25th of September will be cancelled but our sunset safari will be extended well into the nighttime hours for the best predator activity!

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(Iconic African sunset, Photo Credit: James Hendry, Mara Triangle)

Please find the show schedule and time changes for you time zone in the table below:


Date
safariLIVE
CAT
GMT
EDT
Date
PDT
20 September 2016
Sunrise safari
CANCELLED



19 September 2016

Sunset safari
MARA/SABI SAND  
15:00pm - LATE
13:00pm - LATE
9:00am - LATE
20 September 2016
6:00am - LATE
21 September 2016
Sunrise safari  
CANCELLED



20 September 2016

Sunset safari MARA/SABI SAND  
15:00pm - LATE
13:00pm - LATE
9:00am - LATE
21 September 2016
6:00am - LATE
22 September 2016
Sunrise safari
CANCELLED



21 September 2016

Sunset safari MARA/SABI SAND   
15:00pm - LATE
13:00pm - LATE
9:00am - LATE
22 September 2016
6:00am - LATE
23 September 2016
Sunrise safari
CANCELLED



22 September 2016

Sunset safari MARA/SABI SAND
15:00pm - LATE
13:00pm - LATE
9:00am - LATE
23 September 2016
6:00am - LATE
24 September 2016
Sunrise safari
CANCELLED



23 September 2016

Sunset safari MARA/SABI SAND
15:00pm - LATE
13:00pm - LATE
9:00am - LATE
24 September 2016
6:00am - LATE
25 September 2016
Sunrise safari
CANCELLED



24 September 2016

Sunset safari
NORMAL DRIVE
15:30pm - 18:30pm
13:30pm - 16:30pm
9:30am - 12:30pm
25 September 2016
6:30am - 09:30am
26 September 2016
Sunrise safari NORMAL DRIVE
05:30am - 08:30am
03:30am - 07:30am
23:30pm - 02:30am
24 September 2016
20:30pm - 23:30pm
Sunset safari
NORMAL DRIVE
15:30pm - 18:30pm
13:30pm - 17:30pm
9:30am - 12:30pm
25 September 2016
6:30am - 9:30am

4 comments:

CiCi in Wisconsin said...

This is so exciting, unfortunately, I'm at work during the drives. I hope that WE will post the drives on You Tube so I can watch when I get home.

CiCi in Wisconsin said...

This is so exciting, unfortunately, I'm at work during the drives. I hope WE can post the drives in You Tube so I can watch when I get home.

Judy Rameior said...

Thanks very much for the schedule info. It will be lovely to hear James again. :)

Judy Rameior said...

Thanks for the schedule info! It will be great to hear James again. :)