In a quest to relieve the tedium of isolation, we’ve collaborated with wildlife broadcasting experts, WildEarth, to stream (in real time) twice-daily, three-hour long game drives from &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve, &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, Djuma Private Game Reserve, Tswalu and Pridelands Conservancy.
You can view the safaris between:
- 06:30am – 09:30am CAT (sunrise dependent)
- 15:00pm – 18:00pm CAT (sunset dependent)
Be sure to interact with our guides by asking questions on YouTube or using #wildearth on Twitter.
Live from &Beyond Ngala and Phinda
How to ask questions on WILDwatch Live
Morning and afternoon drives
- Twitter: Post your question followed by the hashtag #wildearth
- Youtube: Ask your question in the chat box on the right-hand side
WILDchild (children’s) questions:
• Afternoon kiddies drive (first 45min of afternoon safaris): Email firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: We’ve been loving the incredible response to our WILDwatch Live safaris. Because of the increasing popularity of the drives, we are receiving a high volume of questions, and the guides are doing their utmost best to answer as many questions as they can. We ask that you please be patient with us and apologise if we somehow miss your query. Thank you again for your phenomenal support!
How it works
Viewers will be able to join up to two live safaris a day, each of which will last approximately three hours. These will be streamed in real-time from renowned South African game reserves, &Beyond Ngala Private Game Reserve, &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, Djuma Private Game Reserve, Tswalu and Pridelands Conservancy. Authentic and non-scripted, the game drives will follow the sights and sounds of the African wilderness as they unfold. Hosted by expert &Beyond and WildEarth field guides, the drives will be streamed over a variety of social media platforms each day.
Working via a director in a control room, the camera will move between three or four live feeds to bring viewers the best wildlife action as it unfolds, creating a seamless multi-feed virtual game drive. Viewers will be able to interact with their safari hosts and have their questions answered in real-time, just as if they were actually on the game drive vehicle. The first 45 minutes of each afternoon drive will be dedicated to young wildlife fans and the guides will only answer questions asked by children during this time. Parents can sign up their children by selecting a date on wildearth.tv/kids. Children (or parents) can then email email@example.com for age appropriate and personalized responses.
WildEarth is a LIVE wildlife broadcaster that has built a passionate community of nature lovers across the globe. Their flagship product, safariLIVE, is a daily digital LIVE broadcast hosted by expert safari guides in prime wilderness areas including the Greater Kruger Park in South Africa and at times, the Maasai Mara in Kenya. This is an unscripted and unpredictable real-time programme and audiences can enjoy an authentic nature encounter from anywhere in the world as they track the lives and unfolding narratives of much-loved wildlife. Viewers can tune in for six hours of safari every day of the year (three hour morning and three hour afternoon drives) and they can interact with experts in real-time via social media platforms, asking questions and having them answered live.
Invite a ranger into your home (sort of)
Book some face-to-(virtual)-face time with our knowledgeable &Beyond guides.
My WILDwatch Online
Private Virtual Safari
Have the luxury of sitting in on a virtual session with an expert &Beyond guide who will interpret the incredible sightings of a recorded WILDwatch Live drive with you. This is a slightly more interpretive experience, allowing the opportunity to really deep dive into recorded sightings as well as offering the opportunity to discuss topics of special interest.
WILDWATCH: CHAT TO OUR GUIDES
Ngala Private Game Reserve
You’ve come to know hosts Eric, Nikki, Shaun, Barney and Roan through our exciting WILDwatch Live / WildEarth initiative; now you can meet them in person and discuss our WILDwatch highlights, directly after the morning or afternoon drives.
WILDWATCH: CHAT TO OUR GUIDES
Phinda Private Game Reserve
Recently launched at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, our WILDwatch Live / WildEarth initiative is bringing Seven Worlds of Wonder, the Big Five, and so much more to your screen. Now you can meet Jarryd, Damen, Dumi or Clive to discuss their wildlife highlights, directly after the morning or afternoon drive.
WILDCHILD: BECOMING A RANGER
Our WILDchild: Becoming a Ranger series offers young ones (ages 6 to 10), and the young at heart, the opportunity to learn some of the important skills our rangers use every day in the field. Join in on a Q&A session and enjoy our “to-do at home” mission challenges.