Watch now: The secret lives of leopards
( CNN) This week, people worldwide can enjoy a Kenyan safari from the comfort of their own homes.
In a world-first, internet users and wildlife enthusiasts can watch live footage of lions interacting at night and rehabilitated turtles returning to the Indian Ocean in Watamu via Twitter’s Periscope app, thanks to a partnership with Kenya’s Ministry of Tourism and HerdTracker, which captured the Great Migrationof wildebeests last year. These live broadcasts make up Kenya’s new #KenyaLive tourism campaign, and are accessible across the globe through January 18.
The team responsible for filming is use state-of-the art technology, including an underwater camera strapped to a turtle’s back. At night, HerdTracker co-founders Carel Verhoef and Andre Van Kets have utilized an Ammonite Starlet camera with infrared lights to capture lions after-hours. They’ve captured some of the most exciting and rare animal behaviours with 50 live broadcasts over 11 days.