Inspiration

Virtual Safari with Ker & Downey® Africa

Written by Lindsay Krause

While regular travel may be off the cards for now, a virtual safari is only a click away. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, you can now be transported to Africa’s most beautiful destinations all from the comfort of your home. From the plains of the Serengeti to the rainforests of Virunga, we’re here to keep you inspired. Here are our top virtual safari experiences to ignite your wanderlust.

A virtual safari from your phone

Escape to Africa with us and follow @kerdowneyafrica on Instagram and Facebook. During the next few weeks, we will be keeping you inspired with live wildlife streams from the African bush, our team’s past travel experiences , recommendations on wildlife documentaries to watch, weekly travel quizzes  , African-inspired films and much more.

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Virtual safaris with Wild Earth

Ready to embark on a virtual safari? Tune into Wild Earth’s YouTube channel to experience live wildlife streams from the comfort of your own home. Whether you are a morning person or a night owl, you’ll get a front-row seat to experience 3 hour game drives at sunrise or sunset. Start your virtual safari here.

Virtual Safari with WildEarth
Tune into WildEarth’s YouTube channel to experience live wildlife streams from the comfort of your own home.

Live streams from Kruger National Park courtesy of Singita

Discover South Africa’s premier wildlife destination on daily game drives through Kruger National Park with the expert guides from Singita. Visit Singita’s Youtube channel or Instagram feed for your daily dose of African wildlife, raw and untamed. Join the ride here.

Watch Virunga on Netflix

Be inspired by our top wildlife documentaries

Night on earth – Available on Netflix

Don’t miss this extraordinary nature documentary series from the producers of Planet Earth II, Night on Earth. Narrated by Samira Wiley, the show uses ground-breaking technology to unveil the hidden lives of the world’s nocturnal creatures. Witness lions on the hunt on the African plains and rare black rhino’s emerging from the shadows to quench their thirst. Watch the trailer here.

Serengeti – Available on BBC One

Immerse yourself in the lives of East Africa’s wildlife in BBC’s acclaimed series, Serengeti. Using innovative camera techniques such as stabilised camera systems and “Spy” cameras, Serengeti brings you closer to Africa’s wildlife than ever before, in the comfort of your own home. Take a first look here

Immerse yourself in the lives of East Africa’s wildlife in BBC’s acclaimed series, Serengeti.
Serengeti on BBC One

Virunga- Available on Netflix

This Oscar-nominated documentary tells the story of the rangers risking their lives to save Africa’s most precious national park and its endangered gorillas. Virunga reveals the special bond between the gorillas and their protectors and the everyday challenges they face. Catch a glimpse of this outstanding documentary here.

Out of Africa starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford

Watch these classic films

Out of Africa – Starring Meryl Streep

This romantic drama starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford is an all-time classic set in Kenya Great Rift Valley. Out of Africa won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director. This film will ignite your love for East Africa!

Born Free – Starring Virgina McKenna

A heart-warming film about a real-life couple who raised Elsa the Lioness, an orphaned lion cub, to adulthood and reintroduced her to the wilderness of Kenya. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Music.

Born Free shot in Kenya
A heart-warming film about a real-life couple who raised Elsa the Lioness, an orphaned lion cub, to adulthood and reintroduced her to the wilderness of Kenya.

Gorillas in the Mist – Starring Sigourney Weaver

This film beautifully captures the true story of Occupational therapist Dian Fossey’s and her devotion to the study of primates in both Rwanda and the Congo. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards.

Feeling inspired? We are here to answer all of your questions about travel to Africa in 2021. Schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our LuxVenture® Designers today.

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