During the Corona Pandemic international travel almost completely stopped and as a result almost no Safari Guests arrived in Tanzania. In the Serengeti National Park main roads had become tiny rough farm tracks and smaller roads all but disappeared. Airstrips were prime grazing grounds and the animals reclaiming their wilderness.
To fill this gap and give people stuck at home their dose of wilderness, two of Africa’s leading wildlife guides; Richard Knocker and our very own Jombi Kivuyo plus award-winning wildlife photographer Paul Joynson-Hicks and inspirational film maker Eliza Powell started their Serengetisafari.tv project in the greater Serengeti Eco System (Tanzania) and filmed several Safari Videos in the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Lake Natron. Each season consists of 8 Episodes, with each Episodes around 10 minutes of playtime.
Season 1: Serengeti Safari – Naabi Series
Season 2: Serengeti Safari – Seronera Series
Season 3: Serengeti Safari – Kogatende Series
Season 4: Serengeti Safari – Koga the Return
Season 5: Serengeti Safari – Ndutu Series
As a consequence of the very few visitors and tourists to Tanzania, revenue to the National Parks also dried up with dire consequences for conservation, anti-poaching and park maintenance. Many camps run their own community-environmental programs funded out of bums-on-beds sales – these are also under strain.
The motivation for creating this Tanzania Safari Video series on YouTube series was to encourage everyone to support boots-on-the-ground conservation initiatives that will help preserve all our wilderness areas, until the world settles down in its new normal. And when you are ready to travel, the endless plains of the Serengeti will still be here waiting in all glory. Karibu Tanzania!
Watch episode 1 of the Ndutu Series: