It is that season again when the seventh wonder of the world, the Wildebeest Migration in Maasai Mara, takes the world on a tour of the world’s most famed Great Migration.
Even with coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world by storm, the Great Migration kicked off in July through to October as an estimated two million wildebeest cross to the Serengeti in Tanzania from Kenya’s iconic Maasai Mara National Reserve.
While epic game drives have been the norm in the past for tourists to watch thousands of elands, zebras, gazelles among others make a leap across the vast savannah and cross the crocodile-infested Mara River, Virgin Limited Edition’s lodge, the stylish Mahali Mzuri is offering a realtime virtual safari on the Great Migration from the comfort of its luxurious tented suites.
Mahali Mzuri serenely sits in the savannah of the vast Mara and has adopted new technology where it captures all the action in realtime and transmits it back to the lodge. This is a new feature for Mahali Mzuri which initially projected a weekly video on the wildlife activities in the Mara. Further, it will screen footage of wildlife activities since May when the facility remained closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Vanessa Neal, Group Director of Sales and Marketing of Virgin Limited Edition told Forbes that: “Our virtual safari experiences over the last few months have been hugely popular with viewers, so we’re thrilled that we’re able to continue the Mahali Mzuri episodes during the famous migration season.”
She added: “Our weekly live game drives from both Mahali Mzuri and its sister property Ulusaba, in South Africa, have given many something to look forward to every week, at a time when they can only dream of travelling and what better way to see one of the greatest wonders of the world, rather than missing out completely this year.”
Besides the phenomenal sight of wildebeest, Maasai Mara’s diverse ecological diversity takes you to herds of elephants, a pride of lions, leopards, cheetahs and buffalos. No visit to a Kenyan park of Maasai Mara’s magnitude fails on the impression line with the Big Five.