Tintswalo Safari Lodge has acquired vast popularity of its thrilling digital safaris which have been considered on-line over the previous 12 months by thousands and thousands of followers regionally, and all around the world. When degree 5 onerous lockdown first kicked in and its lodges have been abandoned, Tintswalo acted swiftly and instinctively to discover a inventive solution to proceed communication with loyal friends.
Within the African bush nature performed out because it had because the starting of time, and the guides of Tintswalo Safari Lodge continued their early morning sport drives to observe animal exercise and conservation throughout the reserve. Getting up on the break of day, they began filming what turned often called the ‘On the Beat within the Manyeleti’ digital sport drives, which have been broadcast on social media across the globe.
The primary digital safari went dwell on 25 March 2020 with 41 092 views. Now, precisely a 12 months and 178 episodes later, Tintswalo’s Digital Safaris have acquired an astonishing 7,4 million views from followers all around the world.
Alistair Leuner, Regional Basic Supervisor of Tintswalo’s Safari Operations says ‘Throughout lockdown social media turned a lifeline for many individuals as a approach to connect with the world on the market. Folks have been trying to escape boredom and isolation and have been looking for attention-grabbing and significant content material. It was an excellent alternative for Tintswalo to not solely convey the bush proper into their residing rooms, wherever they have been, but additionally to tell and educate the general public about numerous necessary conservation points.’
Hosted and narrated by skilled guides, every digital safari introduced new adventures to the display screen. From monitoring the day-to-day actions of a herd of elephants and exhilarating sightings of untamed canine passing by means of the world, to following the Manyeleti’s magnificent Mbiri delight and discovering a lion cub in a tree. Coronary heart-warming feedback and assist poured in each day from followers far afield. This was ‘actuality TV’ at its most genuine finest!
The sport-rich Manyeleti Nature Reserve is understood world-wide for its Large 5 sightings, but additionally for its birdlife and lots of smaller and different attention-grabbing creatures. Tintswalo’s ‘On the Beat’ digital safaris embrace video footage of precise sightings and private encounters skilled by sport rangers on patrol.While nothing beats occurring safari in actual life, Tintswalo’s digital safaris are nonetheless persevering with and are stated to be an inspiration to many viewers who’re planning their ‘bucket checklist’ safari journey of a lifetime.