World Elephant Day is on August 12 and Shamwari Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape is offering a free virtual elephant safari to celebrate.
The live experience will feature two of the young elephants being cared for at Shamwari’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. The centre is the only one of its kind in South Africa and serves as both a rehabilitation and an educational facility where guests get a rare insight into the complex realities of environmental conservation.
After a virtual tour of the centre, the crew will cross to a ranger team in the bush with a herd of wild elephants. Viewers will get an on-the-ground perspective as the rangers provide commentary and insights into the daily lives of elephants and what is being done at Shamwari, and across the continent, to conserve these creatures.
To view the special safari at 13h00 CAT, register here.
Shamwari is planning to offer bespoke events like this for invitation-only groups such as corporates, birders, conservation societies, wildlife enthusiasts and other interested parties.