MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND TAKE ON FREE AFRICAN SAFARI VIRTUAL GUIDED TOUR (AND MORE) VIA ZOOM
As the lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak has caused jobs to be put on halt, more and more industries that’s highly dependent on social interaction are badly hit, including travel and tours. Online, a chance to go on guided and experiential tours is possible. Here's how.
As the lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak has caused jobs to be put on halt, more and more industries that’s highly dependent on social interaction are badly hit. Take safari tours as an example. A lot of sectors in the safari industry have always been precarious and this pandemic just magnified its vulnerability. Conservation efforts are suffering and without tourists paying for the tours, they hope that virtual offerings will inspire people to support and donate to conservation organizations.
Thanks to modern technology and expert guides, we get to visit Africa remotely. Game drives and virtual safaris are being live streamed allowing you to see elephants, giraffes, and lions in the wild, virtually that is. On Facebook, a community called, “Girl Travel Tours” has shared a line-up of virtual tours that are “designed to promote travel for girls, girl scouts, and their families.”
Starting on October 7 (October 8, Manila time) all throughout this month, the Facebook travel community will be holding special virtual tours with invited speakers and expert guides via Zoom, commencing from the African Safari, then other destinations on succeeding dates on New Zealand, Germany, and Transylvania.
Expert guide and photographer Munyaradzi Pakamisa is set to offer commentary and a chance to ask questions along the way for the African Safari tour. He will introduce you to Hwange National Park and Zimbabwe, describing the pickup location, safety guidelines, the environment, and the animals we are likely to see, just like in actual physical tours.
Attendance is free but tips are appreciated. Free registration in advance: bit.ly/VirtualTour-Safari