This week is going to be a bit different … WE have all had our thinking caps on and have come up with a bunch of new ideas to WOW you. WE love the safaris, but think that now with WildEarth officially becoming a TV channel and finally having in-stream advertising, meaning that WE can afford as much traffic as comes, the time has come to stretch a little and try a few new ideas.
This week WE are going to focus on the nocturnal a little … so on Tuesday the 17th February, and on Wednesday and Thursday (the 18th and 19th) WE are going to go out on the normal afternoon safari from 16h30 to 19h30 CAT (Central African Time), but then the crew are going to charge the Jigga up and head out again at 22h00 CAT and stay out until at least 24h00 CAT … maybe even longer. The crew are going to focus on the animals that WE don’t normally see because we come in too early for them, animals like pangolin, aardvark, genet, civet, honebadger, wild cat, serval, white tailed mongoose, etc.
While Pieter will be driving the Jigga, Rex will drive the bubaloo and go out an hour earlier and start spotting. Both of them will stay in touch by radio and this will double our chances of finding these super illusive nocturnal predators. There are no guarantees, but WE think this plan will almost certainly throw up some species and behaviour that will be a first for WildEarth and that usually means a first ever broadcast LIVE. So make sure that you are with us, clear your diaries, tell your friends, buy in the popcorn this is going to be a whole different experience and a world first … it’s in our nature.
Oh yes, because the crew will be working so late on these three nights, they are going to sleep in the following mornings. So morning drives and morning walks will be cancelled on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.