The Coronavirus pandemic has forced all of us to adapt our lifestyles and take our lives online. From zoom meetings to virtual tours all around the world, the way we interact with people and experience things have fundamentally changed.
Now, “travelling” to exotic and far-flung places isn’t that much of a challenge. Sure, the experience you’ll get isn’t exactly what it’ll be if you are physically there, but it’s the closest all of us can get to some actual travelling these days.
Then the question becomes, where to?
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Go down under with @qantas to #roamfromhome and experience Uluru (Ayers Rock), Sydney, Great Barrier Reef, and Hamilton Island like you never have before. Get up close and personal to experience the beauty and creatures of Australia. Want to give it a try? Let us know what you think! (Swipe to see the happiest Australian animal- a quokka!) 👉 • 📸: @veerletas_72 and @hobopeeba #australia
On April 9, 2020, Viator announced their #RoamFromHome program, which bring tours and experiences online to you. From free-of-charge to some more premium ones, these virtual experiences can range from learning to prepare food from professionals, to exploring a new city with expert tour guides.
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It’s time for a change once again! As we head deeper into the scorching summer of the Sabi
Sand we will be adjusting our Sunset Safari drive time. This is to ensure that you are out and
about on safari when the animals are at their most active and awesome. Who doesn’t love an
elephant herd dustbathing in the beautiful sunset light. As of 15 October the Sunset Safari will
begin 30 minutes later than currently scheduled. Image credit: James Hendry
Part of Viator’s #RoamFromHome program, WildEarth’s SafariLIVE is a free virtual tour that takes you from the couch of your home to South Africa’s Sabi Sands Djuma Private Game Reserve and &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve.
Hosted by the Reserves’ own wildlife experts, what you’ll get is a live broadcast of a game ranger in real time showing you the different beautiful casts and characters that roam the vast Reserves.
From leopards to lions, and even hyenas, this will be the closest we will get to the African Safari for many of us.
The program boasts to be unscripted and unpredictable, so you can expect each broadcast to be wildly (pun intended) different than the last.
Tune in to WildEarth at the below timings and you’ll get a little taste of what it’s like to see the vast expanse of the African Safari.
And hey who knows, this may be the inspiration you need to visit the Reserves when we can all travel again.
SUNRISE SAFARI Monday to Sunday Central African Time (CAT): 06:00am – 09:00am East African Time (EAT): 07:00am – 10:00am Eastern Standard Time (EDT): 00:00pm – 03:00am SUNSET SAFARI Monday to Sunday Central African Time (CAT): 15:30pm – 18:30pm East African Time (EAT): 16:30pm – 19:30pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT): 09:30am – 12:30pm