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Masai Mara wildebeest migration to be live-streamed worldwide

The spectacular wildebeest migration will be streamed live for wildlife lovers worldwide from Tuesday.


WildEarth, in partnership with HerdTracker, will carry this out at the Masai Mara National Reserve from September 20 to 25.

The live broadcasts will be hosted daily on HerdTracker’s Facebook page and WildEarth’s safariLIVE YouTube channel between 4pm and 11.30pm.

Viewers will watch wildebeests crossing the Mara River which is infested with Nile crocodiles, and the predatory action of lions hunting at night.

WildEarth will also be broadcasting live from South Africa’s Sabi Sand Game Reserve in South Africa, an excellent Big Five safari destination, which shares a border with Kruger National Park.

WildEarth CEO Graham Wallington said the broadcasts will enable viewers have "an authentic African safari experience".

"After the sun has gone down, we are going to use infrared lighting and thermal imaging," he said in a statement on Tuesday.

Andre Kets of HerdTracker said the broadcast will encourage more international travellers to make Kenya their holiday destination.

“The wildebeest migration is one of nature’s greatest spectacles. The river crossings are the main reasons why thousands of travellers flock to the Masai Mara every year," he said.

"We want to show the world just why they need to witness it for themselves here in Kenya."

HerdTracker is a web-app that tracks the wildebeest migration in real-time.

In October 2015, the company hosted #MaraLive in partnership with Make It Kenya.

The event was the world’s first live web broadcast of the wildebeest migration via Twitter’s Periscope app.

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