Episode 1. KITESURFING THE WATAMU'S WAVES
Andi is on a mission to Kenya’s wild coastline to the Watamu region. This Marine reserve is a incredibly unique destination and in order for her to truly experience it Andi has to learn to kite surf in three days. Andi tracks down Tribe Watersports and Ben Kelliher who will guide her through a crash course in kitesurfing. If she can do it in the allocated time, Ben has an incredible prize waiting for her.
Episode 2. KAYAKING THE TANA RIVER'S RAPIDS
Andi is heading to the Tana River, Kenya’s longest river with a unique rapid system. In order to truly experience this region of the Tana, Andi has to learn to navigate the waters on a kayak. She tracks down river expert and professional Kayaker Kris Collyer and challenges him to learn his skill in three days. Andi is tested when she almost drowns trying to complete her mission.
Episode 3. SAILING THE HIDDEN CREEK
Andi is determined to explore the Kilifi Creek, a diverse marine ecosystem. Andi will need to learn to sail in three days in order to truly experience the creek. Andi goes 3 Degrees South to meet Kevin, local sailor who patiently teaches Andi the skills she needs in 3 days. A true local experience is waiting if she can complete her mission.
Episode 4. VANISHING SAILS
Follow Andi to Lamu, one of the most charming islands of Kenya. She is about to discover what dhows, the local traditional sailing vessels, mean to the people of the coast. She spends three days with the incredible Ali Skanda, dhow builder and carpenter who is trying to save the lost art of dhow building. A unique experience will reveal many secrets of this secret island and its desappearing art.
Episode 5. TURTLELAND
Andi is in the Watamu Marine Reserve but this time on a different mission, to save the endangered sea turtles. Andi spends three days at the Local Ocean Trust with Marine Biologist Casper van der Geer. If Andi can learn the importance of sea turtles in the marine ecosystem and the vital skills needed to protect them, she may have the opportunity to release a turtle back into the wild.
OCEAN SAFARI (teaser, 2:36 min)
Ocean Safari is a 5-episode TV series (26min/episode) produced by the Nautical Channel. The host, Andi van Zyl, will travel the coast of Kenya challenging the most charismatic water experts of the region to teach her all the skills she requires to explore the hidden secrets of her destinations. She will have only three days for the task. And failing is always a lurking risk...