The Kingdom of Swaziland’s Big Game Parks invites instagrammers to the very first instameet in Swaziland! This event will be hosted at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary on the 16th December 2015. An InstaMeet is an event where a group of photographers and videographers who are on instagram meet up to take photos and videos together. Instagram is an exciting social networking service that enables its users to share pictures and videos. The vital ingredients for this event are a group of fun, easy going instagrammers with smart phones, data bundles and a desire to connect and explore nature with other Instagrammers.
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautifully scenic park ideal for exploring nature and this Instameet will provide a great opportunity to meet new people, share opinions, tips and experiences related to Instagram; take pictures and instantly upload them to Instagram. Save the date! #LookCloser #MlilwaneInstameet15 #TheBeautyOfNature @BigGameParks
World Rhino Day is on the 22nd September every year. This day is celebrated worldwide. 2015 marks the fifth year that the world will commemorate this day.
Nail it for Rhinos
The Rhino Horn is made from a substance called Keratin; the same material found in human nails. The Rhino is an endangered species which is continentally in crisis of extinction. The Swazi Community can help take a stand to save the rhino by getting involved with the Nail it for Rhinos Campaign. All they have to do is get creative with their nails from the 1st of September 2015. World Rhino Day is on Tuesday the 22nd September and the eventual winner will be announced on Social Media on the 22nd.They can colour them, Shape them or Fake them; then take selfies (with the highlight of the picture being their nail craft) and share them on our official Big Game Parks instagram, facebook and twitter handles with the caption #NailItForRhinos.
The most creative participant will walk away with:
We invite salons to participate by offering a manicure/pedicure prize along side this to stimulate more interest – We hope that if the client wins, the salon owner can join the winner on the game drive and offer the prize at her salon. The prize will be redeemed at the winner’s salon, so only if your client wins, will your prize be taken up.
The winner will be “The most effective artwork seen in photo” selected from social media posts. This means the artwork must stimulate interest as a great rhino ambassador.
How to enter:
Design & paint your #Nailit4RHINO nails (Both Men and Women eligible)
Due to rains we received this past weekend in Swaziland, the Curio Shop at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary will nolonger be closed from 30 September – 02 October 2013. We will reschedule the thatching to a later date whilst we wait for the grass to dry.
We would like to apologize for any inconvinience caused.
Very young rhino calf at The Kingdom of Swaziland’s award-winning reserve Mkhaya Game Reserve finds its feet in this YouTube Video. Look closely and you’ll see the umbilical cord!
The reserve is an exciting conservation success story and continues to provide much needed refuge for both the endangered black and white rhinos in addition to a whole host of other endangered species. For up-close rhino sightings pre-book a stay at the reserve: www.biggameparks.org/mkhaya
And speaking of rhinos, don’t forget to enter our competition to be in with a chance of winning a Guided Rhino Drive for two at Hlane Royal National Park in honour of the forthcoming World Rhino Day.
In conjunction with the Swaziland Tourism Authority, the Kingdom of Swaziland’s Big Game Parks had a successful Getaway show at the Coca-Cola Dome in Randburg last week. We wish to thank all those who took the time to visit the Swaziland stand and showed interest in visiting our Swazi parks.
Thanks also to all those who participated in our competition to win 2 nights camping for two at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary complete with a complimentary activity of their choice. We will shortly be announcing the winner and wonder if they’ll choose horse riding, mountain biking, hiking or a guided game drive to name just a few of their options! Speaking of competitions, don’t forget to enter our competition to win a rhino drive for two at Hlane Royal National Park in honour of the forthcoming World Rhino Day.
Stay tuned to our blog, follow us on twitter or sign-up to receive Big Game Parks’ specials and updates via email to see if you are the lucky winner!