World Environment Day – celebrated on 5 June – is the UN’s flagship annual campaign that plans to raise awareness of global environmental issues of different types – from marine pollution to overpopulation, and global warming. This World Environment Day, enjoy a break from binge-watching your ordinary shows, and spend time with the wild — through virtual safaris!
For 2020, the theme for World Environment Day is ‘Celebrate Biodiversity’, which, according to the United Nations, a worry that is both urgent and existential. Referring to the ongoing events occurring in Brazil, the US, Australia, Africa, and the global COVID-19 pandemic, it said everything shows the interdependence of people and the webs of life, in which they exist.
The awe-inspiring virtual safaris entertain and amaze, as well as teach. Here are three of the best to look at:
Kruger National Park
South Africa is home to various game reserves, each offering its distinctive brand of game viewing. In any case, the world-renowned Kruger National Park gives a wildlife experience that positions with the best in Africa. It is South Africa’s most interesting African safari destination and offers a variety of experiences, for example, wilderness path, self-drive adventures, and safaris.
Given the lockdown, virtual live safaris have been made accessible to watchers from over the world. This virtual show likewise empowers you to cooperate with a specialist game ranger in real-time! Safari vehicles, guides by walking, drones, balloons, rovers and remote cams all wander the territories of the national park, to bring the most ideal safari viewing experience to homes.
The live safari visits are accessible two times every day – sunrise safari at 9:30 am and sunset safari at 7:00 pm IST.
The Mzanzi Experience
The Mzansi experience on Google Maps, lets travel fans investigate some of South Africa’s top natural attractions with 360-degree imagery from the solace of their homes.
Those planning to investigate South African wildlife, can just click over to Kruger National Park – one of Africa’s biggest game reserves, and perhaps get a brief look at rhinoceros grazing the plains, zebras frolicking around, giraffes as they stick their necks out to arrive at higher branches, or a herd of buffalos charging against the wind. You may even detect a leopard, who frequently remain! Home to more than 350 elephants, Addo Elephant National Park is the best spot to essentially visit if you are interested in these colossal mammals.
Those in the state of mind for some amazing perspectives can slide their pointers over the Cape of Good Hope, Lion’s Head, or the shocking Table Mountain – where civilization and nature impact but, exist together. Botanical fans can investigate Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden or Durban Botanic Gardens.
Shamwari Game Reserve
This 5-star-lodge that extends along the Bushman’s River is situated in the Eastern Cape, which was home to the legendary Nelson Mandela. Enclosed by pilgrim history, this award-winning game reserve is known for its nature of game sightings and is currently carrying safaris into homes with the Head Ranger.
Andrew Kearney, Head Ranger, welcomes crowds to go along with him on his day by day virtual game drives through the #LockdownSeries, which is published on their YouTube channel. The veteran ranger conveys a scope of data – from the basics of tracking and recognizing wildlife footprints to masterclasses on giraffes and interesting trivia on the indigenous flora and fauna species found on the reserve.
It is on this Game Reserve that Tiger Woods got engaged to previous Swedish model Elin Nordegren when he popped the question during a sunset walk. The property additionally hosted Brad Pitt, who composed a survey expressing, “The people are as fantastic as the animals majestic. Enjoyed the food chain. Many thanks.”