about virtual safaris
Experience WILD Africa FROM the comfort of your own home
Immerse yourself in the African wild from wherever you are in the world and join our expert safari guides on a live, intimate, and fully interactive virtual exploration of the African wild – a place like no other!
Observe the bathing rituals of elephants and the power plays of lion, or learn about how giraffe get outsmarted by talking trees and why hornbills lock up their mates.
Not only may ask your expert guide any questions and make comments, we encourage it. Our passion is the African wild and our joy is being able to share it with you!
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How it works
Immerse yourself in the African wild from wherever you are in the world
You will participate in the safari via a video streaming app of your choice – YouTube, Zoom, Vimeo, Teams and others – using the device of your choice – a smart television, tablet, computer or even your phone – as long as it has internet connectivity.
After booking your safari we will email you a Welcome Pack, which includes:
- A private video link to the safari;
- Information about the reserve on which the safari will happen, including a map;
- An introduction to your expert safari guide.
On the day of the safari, we will activate the live video stream 10 minutes before the safari begins. To join, you will use the private link in the Welcome Pack. Your method of communicating with your guide will depend on your streaming app of choice; it may be text, voice or video.
Easy to follow instructions will also be included in the Welcome Pack, but if anything is still unclear or if you have any questions, please do contact us via email and we will get right back to you.
We cannot wait to have you on safari with us!
Details & Pricing
More info to pick the safari for you
Your safari takes place on Pridelands Conservancy, part of Balule Nature Reserve in the iconic Greater Kruger National Park (GKNP), in South Africa. Pridelands is a conservation success story worth celebrating. A former hunting farm turned back into a wildlife haven by its new owners, John and Anton Lategan, in 2017, the first fences between Pridelands and the GKNP were dropped, adding 2000 ha, or 4900 acres, of land to the GKNP. The Conservancy is also home to EcoTraining, pioneers and leaders in safari guide and wildlife training in Africa.
Private Virtual Safaris from USD 39.
Join a maximum of 10 guests from around the world, invite family & friends who are physically with you to join in on the fun, using a single account/feed to communicate with the safari guide. The limited number of guests is to ensures that all your questions to be answered, and for you to get the most out of the safari experience. Private Virtual Safaris are currently conducted through either a private YouTube feed or Zoom.
Exclusive Virtual Safaris from USD 490.
Host a safari with your friends and family only. There is no maximum number of guests you may invite to join, and each person or group may have their own line of communication to the safari guide. What better way to bond than over the magic that is Africa at it's natural best! Contact us through the button below to setup a date and time for your safari, or to get answers to any question you may have.
Corporate Virtual Safaris & Events from USD 3 299.
Painteddog.tv offer exclusive live virtual safaris for groups of 30 – 800 virtual travelers since 2020, and with great success. Each safari lasts hours and designed for best game viewing opportunities, ideally just after sunrise or before sunset - South African Standard Time.
The platforms used to participate in the safaris’ include Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, and YouTube. For groups larger than 20 we suggest YouTube, as its text-based chat function allows for smoother virtual interactions between guests and guide. If you would prefer to use one of the other platforms you will need to nominate a facilitator to manage questions and comments from guests, which may limit the interactive experience. Each person or group have their own line of communication to the safari guide. We will provide you with the private link any time on receipt of payment for promotion through distribution of your virtual travelers prior to the safari date.
On the day of the safari the feed will go live 10 minutes before the start, allowing enough time to assist guests who are not 100% comfortable with modern communication technology setting the tone for your safari adventure. We are resourced to assist with small cluster events to compliment your virtual safari should this be required for additional team building aspects.
What better way to bond than over the magic that is Africa at it's natural best!
Please contact us today on firstname.lastname@example.org or below to discuss your specific requirements.