So listen, we understand that a ‘virtual safari’ will never replace the real thing … but the clever-clogs at Virgin Limited Edition, who own a collection of luxury retreats across the globe – including Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in Sabi Sands, South Africa and the Mahalu Mzuri in Kenya’s Maasi Mara – have got the next best thing.
With the help of their rangers (who they consider the very best in the world), both are showcasing live game drives on the collection’s Instagram (for Ulusaba) and Facebook (for Mahalu Mzuri) accounts. Previous runs have included some phenomenal sightings (they also almost guarantee at least one of the big five) – a female leopard and her cubs, painted wolves, elephants and lions – and you have a front-row seat. And with insight from our latest #Experientialist LIVE webinars showing Africa bookings are building in momentum for 2021, this is a perfect opportunity to ‘test drive’ these unique experiences.
Join the Ulusaba Private Game Reserve, every Monday at 3.30pm GMT/BST/UK time here: @VirginLimitedEdition
The Mahali Mzuri’s live run is every Wednesday at 3.00pm GMT/BST/UK time here: Virgin Limited Edition’s Facebook
Photography by Michael Downing