Classic Portfolio’s Zambian camps have recently had their Google Street View 360 image films captured.
Google Street View is a technology featured in Google Maps and Google Earth that provides panoramic views from positions along many streets in the world. It was launched in 2007 in several cities in the United States, and has since expanded to include cities and rural areasworldwide. Streets with Street View imagery available are shown as blue lines on Google Maps.
Google Street View displays panoramas of stitched images. Most photography is done by car, but some is done by trekker, tricycle, walking, boat, snowmobile, and underwater apparatus.
“Imagery and video footage is forever increasing in importance – especially in such remote locations as the Lower Zambezi National Park and South Luangwa National Park,” said Katie Dalrymple-Hamilton, International Sales Manager at Classic Portfolio. She said many people did not know that these parks existed, compared with the better known Masai Mara, Serengeti and Kruger National Park. “People are time-poor and technology competent, and the 360-degree videos provide more information at the click of a button.”
Remote Africa Safaris’ camps, Tafika Camp, just outside the South Luangwa National Park, Chikoko Tree Camp and Crocodile River Camp, in the South Luangwa National Park, and Mwaleshi Camp, in the North Luangwa National Park, have all had their films captured.
Chiawa Camp and Old Mondoro, both in the Lower Zambezi National Park, have also had their films captured. Six camps from BushCamp Company had their films captured on Google Street View, including Kuyenda Bushcamp, Chamilandu Bushcamp, Chindeni Bushcamp, Bilimungwe Bushcamp, Kapamba Bushcamp, and Zungulila Bushcamp.
Source: Tourism Update