We are excited to broadcast 30 episodes of Serengeti Safari shows from 01 May 2020.
About the Serengeti Show
The Serengeti Show Live is a Wildlife show based in Tanzania – focused on the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Each show will document a variety of iconic African animals and their natural behavior seen on the daily game drive. The show will brighten your day by introducing you to wild adventures, animal conflicts, defending territory, family bonds and the circle of life & death. Unique scenes from the Serengeti National Park, some emotional journeys and what takes place behind the scenes.
About the Production
The Serengeti Show Live is hosted by conservationist and wildlife guide, Carel Verhoef. He takes the videography team on a daily game drive through the vast expanse of the Serengeti to bring you the best wildlife sightings of the day and iconic African animals in their natural environment.
Each stand-alone episode has a narrative taking the viewer on a wildlife journey, teaching the viewer more about the natural world and a behind the scenes look at life in the bush.
The look and feel of the show are of beautiful spaces and therapeutic nature. It features wild animal interactions, and is designed to educate and inspire our viewers.
The Serengeti Show Live was created during Covid-19 lockdown to help bring tourism back to the Serengeti National Park and Tanzania when travel restrictions imposed by the coronavirus are lifted. Our mission is to entertain all wildlife and safari lovers who are stuck at home, by bringing unbelievable high-quality wildlife videos to the world.
What to expect from each episode of Serengeti Show Live
WILDLIFE SIGHTING OF THE DAY
Our experienced wildlife guide, Carel Verhoef, will take you on game drives through the vast wilderness of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro. You can’t script the animals or the sightings, but we can capture how Carel tracks and finds the animals. You will learn how to view the animals and their behaviour responsibly without disturbing them in their natural habitat.
We are using Great Migration Camps mobile camp to follow the great migration and move around the National Park. This allows us to update you on the movement and location of the wildebeest herds. You will experience the Great Migration of the wildebeest as if you are in the car with us. We’ll bring you views through a long camera lens to get up close and personal to the wildebeest.
Fun, interactive, educational show for kids. In this section we will teach kids about wildlife, habitats and the environment. They’ll learn about basic camping skills, some cooking lessons and valuable life skills. Following each episode, there will be fun safari questions and activities on the Serengeti Show Live page – keeping the kids entertained and educated and we hope creating a generation of naturalists and conservationists to care for our planet.
Our team is privileged to be stuck in the bush during the covid-19 pandemic where lockdown, self-isolating and social distancing has become a global normality. Every yin has a yang. Life in camp comes with some challenges so we take you behind the scenes for camp life insights from the crew. Watch this segment in every episode for interesting facts, stories and news from life in a bush camp.
WIN A SAFARI
At the end of the Serengeti Show Live series, there will be a quiz challenge for the kids who stand the chance to win a safari for a family of 4. Subscribe to the You Tube channel to watch all the shows as there are clues in every episode and only correct entries will be considered for the grand prize.
Serengeti Show Live Characters
Support the Serengeti Show Live project
We are a team of volunteers who initiated the show concept and set up the production of the Serengeti Show Live at our own expense out of our passion for wildlife and conservation.
Tourism in the Serengeti has vanished, and as Serengeti Watch reported, that’s a big problem. Income is needed for anti-poaching patrols, park staff, and hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the economy. As soon as it’s safe, it’s vital that travellers return to the Serengeti. And here’s a first step toward that day – video broadcasts from the Serengeti to people around the world.
We have self-funded the first 3 episodes.We need financial support to stay in the Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority for a few months to continue filming and delivering the Serengeti Show Live to you. The production value is over $215,000 per month.
What is the funding needed for?
Camera equipment, data storage, data, sound equipment and batteries, editorial equipment. Creating the narrative, shooting content, recording sound and editing the production is a full-time occupation - 7 days per week. At the moment we have an expert film producer who has volunteered to assist with the production of the first 3 episodes of the Serengeti Show Live at no charge, we would love to pay some basic costs for his expertise and time.
In order to survive and bring the show to you, we need diesel and fuel for the Ninja and Lucy to find the wildlife and additional travel for any food and beverage resupply. We pay for fresh water supply and delivery.
Tanzania Tourism Board, Tanzania National Parks and Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority have covered our park fees worth of US$76 000. We would love to pay it back to support the parks and get anti-poaching patrols and park staff back to full-time work.