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Virgin Limited Edition: Join us on a #SofaSafari – live at home

You will likely have seen that it has been with a very heavy heart that we have had to temporarily close all of our properties across the collection until 31st May 2020.

We stay optimistic that we will be able to re-open our doors on 1st June 2020, but we will only do this when it is safe to do so, and government advice allows. During this time, we will continue to monitor this ever-evolving situation across the world on a daily basis and keep you updated on any further developments.

So - whilst the doors to Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand, South Africa may well be temporarily closed right now, the incredible safari experience it is renowned for, is most certainly not.

The private game reserve sits in the heart of the African bush; but unlike nearly everything else in the world right now, it is very much a normal day for all the local wildlife that surround it.

For all of us at home, an African safari and being up close and personal to some of the big five, is something we can only dream of right now. So, we’re planning on bringing alive the magic of the bush to you in a series of Instagram Live game drives – #SofaSafari anyone?

Ulusaba’s Rangers and Trackers are some of the very best in the world and while life as they know it might not be entirely normal for them right now, the welfare of the wildlife in the reserve is still their number one priority. Observing, protecting and researching the daily habits of the reserve’s wildlife is still as much a part of their daily routine and they want to share these experiences with the world.

The thrill of a game drive is never knowing what might appear around the corner and in this series of live videos, the Ranger’s will endeavour to bring the very best of safari to your sofa. So whether it’s the reserve’s resident lion pride, an elephant calf and its family or the very first views of two new leopard cubs hidden in their den, this weekly Instagram Live #SofaSafari will certainly give a real-time authentic experience from one of South Africa’s most renowned safari lodges.

When: Every Monday at 3:30pm BST for the next four weeks

Where: Tune in on Instagram:

Hashtag: #TravelFromHome #SofaSafari

The videos will be a first in a series from us, that will hopefully inspire and allow us all to still dream of travelling.

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