TikTok has given us so much, from food trends to fun videos, and now the opportunity to experience the Great Migration from the comfort of your home. The migration, in which millions of animals move from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, will be streamed in the app this weekend.
The short-form video hosting platform works with the Kenya Tourism Board, International Fund for Animal Welfare and Conservation International to stream the natural wonder through TikTok Africa Travel + free time. For many, it will be their only chance to see the Great Migration, the largest herding movement on the planet.
“We’re excited that TikTok is raising awareness of natural phenomena such as wildebeest migration and increasing calls to protect wildlife,” said Michael O’Brien-Onyeka, senior vice president of Conservation International’s Africa field division, in a statement made by the point of sale is present. “By giving its millions of users – including many of Generation Z – the opportunity to engage creatively with nature remotely, this campaign can be an important tool for change and make you feel motivated to protect it.”
The Great Migration will be streamed live on the TikTok Africa site through August 28th. It starts at 7:30 p.m. and lasts until 9:00 p.m. PT. It will resume from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PT.
Jeffrey Wu, a renowned wildlife photographer, will capture the Great Migration for the livestream. Additional information about the Masai Mara ecosystem is shared by local organizations including the African Wildlife Foundation, the Masai Mara National Reserve, and the African Wildlife Foundation.