Our world is changing and with it, our perspective. We’ve practiced social distancing as a global collective and as many nations proceed to lock their cities down, we can’t help but feel solidarity and togetherness regardless of the walls that separate us. Our sense of humanity has been strengthened, and with that comes an increased need to connect with countries and cultures different to ours.
Many of us are experiencing a nostalgic kind of wanderlust. Even though we may not be able to travel in the material realm, the digital world has been welcoming virtual visitors for some time now.
What is a virtual tour?
Virtual tours use unbroken panoramic photography or 3D reconstructions of a location. The final simulation allows the viewer to navigate a digital version of the object or place captured. You’ll be able to experience popular attractions and move around in the simulation. Unlike advanced VR which often requires haptic (3D touch) technology, virtual and video tours can be enjoyed from your smartphone or laptop.
Benefits of digital media
Virtual reality allows us to experience the world with a click of a button. Not only is this a great way to spend some down time in lockdown, you can also get a head start on planning that postponed family trip or couple’s getaway. Most virtual tours are free to view. All you need is a good internet connection and your device, before being whisked away to just about anywhere in the world. It’s also a fun way to keep the kids occupied when they’re not on Google Classroom.
Virtual Tours in Southern Africa
Enjoy a virtual family safari in your living room or add a tour to your self-care routine. Either way, there are incredible experiences and places out there that will keep you virtually entertained, while safely undertaking the responsibility of staying at home – until we can travel again.