WATCH IT LIVE – WORLD’S FIRST WEB BROADCAST OF THE GREAT WILDEBEEST MIGRATION 

Broadcast by HerdTracker brought to you by MakeitKenya.com

The world’s first live web broadcast of the great wildebeest migration has gone ‘live’ today from the Masai Mara, Kenya. Broadcast via the Periscope App (https://www.periscope.tv) and YouTube Live Steaming you will be able to experience the wonders of safari and the 7th wonder of the natural world on your mobile, tablets or computers for a whole week.

To see the live broadcasts, which will last between 10-20 minutes twice daily, visit discoverafrica.com/herdtrackerlive and register your email address to receive reminders for live broadcasts, which will be hosted live on periscope.tv/herdtracker and the live safari microsite.  You can also follow @herdtracker and @makeitkenya on Facebook and Twitter for notifications on when broadcasts are going live.

The wildebeest migration is a major event in Kenya and the Mara’s ecosystem, and one of the most unique wildlife experiences on the planet. The live broadcast is happening to allow people all over the world to get a taste of its magnificence, and to experience the true luxury experience of staying in the Mara and viewing nature at its very best.

Broadcast by the HerdTracker team in partnership with MakeitKenya.com you will be taken on a one-week journey to experience the magic of safari, with two daily broadcast each morning and evening. You will join the team on their game drives, witness the phenomenon of river crossings, learn about the wildlife of the great plains of Kenya and find out more about life in the Masai Mara from special guests each evening.

Your safari hosts will be Carel Verhoef and Andre Van Kets of DiscoverAfrica.com and co-creators of the HerdTracker migration app, which allows people to track the migration in real time on aGoogle Map throughout the year to identity the best time of year to see the great migration.

Carel has lived and guided safaris in East Africa for 12-years and each morning he will introduce to you the day’s safari plan, what you as a guest on safari can hope and expect to see, and an insight into the in-lodge experience before heading out on safari.

The broadcast has been made possible by two safari lodges in the Mara Reserve and Mara Triangle: Governor’s Camp from Governor’s Camp Collection; and andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp. You will be provided with a sneak preview into each camp through interviews with lodge managers, safari guides, chefs, conservationists and wildlife photographers providing a unique insight into life in the Masai Mara.

Each evening you will join the team as they review photos, videos and chat to guests who are on holiday about their safari experience, joined by a ‘special’ guest each evening. During the week, you will also be able to join them as they take to the sky for the ultimate view on safari, as you fly over the Mara plains in a hot air balloon.

If you can’t watch the broadcasts live, don’t worry, you will all be available to watch them on www.discoverafrica.com/herdtrackerlive 

For more information on Herd Tracker and the Masasi Mara lodges that will be featured in this weeks broadcast please find links below:

HerdTracker – discoverafrica.com/herdtracker/

The HerdTracker platform allows people to track the migration in real time on a Google map throughout the year. Using HerdTracker, safari enthusiasts can identity the best time of year to see the great migration. People can also plan and book safaris via the platform. The tracking map plots the location of lodges in the region, in relation to the herds, so travellers who are able to book last minute safaris “are virtually guaranteed” the best possible migration safari experience. HerdTracker helps fill rooms throughout the Masai Mara and brings clients to Kenya and the Masai Mara based on knowing where to go when.  HerdTracker helps you plan long-term and shows you where to go last minute.

andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp – andbeyond.com/kichwa-tembo-tented-camp/

Known as Kenya’s best loved safari camp, andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp offers a quintessential game viewing experience, with sweeping vistas of the Masai Mara and the Sabaringo River. Located where the riverine forest meets the sweeping plains in the path of the awe-inspiring Great Migration, the camp provides an authentic dose of African wildlife, delivered with legendary Kenyan hospitality. Kichwa Tembo is renowned for its gracious teams of Kenyan staff whose warm welcome, charming service and effortless energy delight guests from all over the world.

Governors Camp – governorscamp.com/

Governors Camp nestles in the forest along the winding banks of the Mara River, it’s waters teeming with bird-life, hippo and crocodile, in the heart of Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. Some of the 37 tents line the riverbank, tucked into the forest they enjoy uninterrupted views over the Mara River, others have views across the sweeping plains of the Masai Mara. Created in 1972 Governors Camp set new standards in luxury for a tented camp. Today it’s still Africa’s best. Everything is under canvas, all tents have en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water and flushing toilets. There is a bar tent with deck overlooking the Mara River and dinning tent with views over the plains.

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Pope Francis to Visit Kenya in First Ever Trip to Africa

Pope Francis will visit Kenya from 25 – 27 November in his first ever trip to Africa. Nairobi will be his first stop on a three-state visit of the continent to include Uganda and the Central African Republic.

The Catholic community in Kenya accounts for an estimated 33 percent of the population. While in Nairobi, Pope Francis will hold a Mass on the campus of the University of Nairobi which is expected to be attended by 1.4 million people from across the country.

The Pope will also meet other religious leaders to discuss inclusivity and how people of all denominations can co-exist. Key discussions will include matters around climate change, strengthening family ties, and inter-ethnic tolerance.

It has been 20 years since Kenya hosted a pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church which was marked by the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1995. The nation is prepared to welcome Pope Francis with blessings and joy.

For further information, and full details Pope Francis’ itinerary, please visit