Safari Cam will end this month

It is with sadness we must announce that this cycle of drives will, for now at least, be the last one. At this point in time Djuma cannot afford to fund this experiment beyond the three months we committed to. The last drive will be 24 November 2011.

This was not an easy decision to make as the safaris, and the crew, are very much a part of Djuma and we know how much they mean to all of you. But unfortunately at the moment it is impossible for us to keep them going.

Djuma does remain fully dedicated to LIVE broadcasting from our property and the waterhole camera will remain active while we are also looking into the possibility of adding a second camera that we can place wherever there is some interesting activity. The first location could be the current hyaena den near Zoe’s road.

Is this the definite end of the safaris at Djuma? We certainly hope not. For now it is, but we remain hopeful we will find a way to revive the LIVE drives in the near to medium future.

Thank you for all you great support, I really do appreciate it.

 

 

 

71 Responses to Safari Cam will end this month

  1. CaffieneMaxine November 14, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

    This is very sad news. I will still continue to write to Ellen DeGeneres. There has to be a way to get more support. This is too great a program/broadcast to let slip away.

    • Shemomo November 14, 2011 at 8:40 pm #

      I sent an e mail to Ellen’s public page a week ago – hopefully she will see it as I am sure her ‘people’ do screening…You never know though!

      • Red Robin November 15, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

        Shemomo, I couldn’t get access to Ellen’s email. Could you tell me where you found it. i tried her shows Web page. Thanks, Robin

    • dillon August 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

      is it back on

  2. Paul Simister November 14, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

    That’s a shame. Have you ever thought of changing the “free to view” business model and instead putting the content behind a membership site that charges a small fee where people can either watch live or edited highlights?

  3. Kinty November 14, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    oh I am mortified…..the safari has been fantastic and I, and everyone else, will miss it soooo much. I also feel sad for Tara, Mark and Seb who have put in so much excitement and enjoyment for us. Not to mention everyone else involved in helping us view a free safari. I really hope that it will be revived in the near future…so will be watching your space. Thank you everyone involved for the 100% plus you give for us, the viewers. :-(

  4. Lisa Osborne November 14, 2011 at 2:05 pm #

    My heart is sad about the end of drives. I want to Thank you all for everything you have done to keep it going these 3 extra months. We have all become one huge extended family and wishing the best to our family at Djuma and whatever their future brings. Hugs to you all and best of luck. You will be greatly missed. <3

  5. simplykris November 14, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    Thank you for all you have done. Won’t say good-bye,just so long for now.

  6. deb archabeault November 14, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    I am also saddened to see the drives come to an end. I have spent many hrs listening, watching and learning. I have so enjoyed each one of you. I will add that I would absolutely be willing to pay a membership to view drives. Will be thinking of all of you and Hoping that this is only temporary

  7. debra reddish November 14, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    This news is also very sad to me. I have always looked forward to each days drive and have learned so much. I would be willing to pay a subscription fee to keep them going! Will wait with anticipation for further news. Good luck to the whole safari team!

  8. Lang Thompson November 14, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    I am saddened to hear the live safaris are ending. They are much more interesting than watching the cam at the damn. It’s the human factor plus all the information they share with us. It’s like our on personal course on animal behavior. This will be a great loss to all those who looked forward to the drives everyday. I hope a solution can be found to bring back this exceptional entertainment!

  9. Joan Bloodgood(big cat or retired jb) November 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    Yes this is the saddest news! It has been wonderful! Wish we could have done more to help keep the drives going. Perhaps the powers that be will find a solution… So many people all around the world, have made these drives in the bush a part of their everyday lives. November 30th will mark a day that changes those of us who watched daily in a very significant way…Like a loss of any kind, we will mourn and fondly remember all the good times.

    —– Original Message —–
    From: Djuma Game Reserve

  10. Dia November 14, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

    I don’t understand this decision. All the good this broadcast has done.. the money raised for the rhinos and classrooms tune in, spreading education all over the world, not to mention THE best advertising for Djuma to bring visitors to their resort. And there never seemed to be a compromise….only drive once a day…. cut back number of days… etc. Many of the viewers have offered to help financially but get a resounding NO. WHY? If they are providing a useful and wonderful service not only to those of us who love the drives but also the information to the world and we are willing to pay for it, I cannot see the reasoning.

  11. Joan Bloodgood(big cat or retired jb) November 14, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

    I myself would pay to watch and PROUDLY become a member of the Djuma Live Safari
    subscription gang… Gowrie Gang..Ponytail Gang ,PPV gang.(pay Per view)

    • Dia November 14, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

      I think a lot of us would… but they won’t even do a poll to see HOW MUCH money they could raise by doing something like that. How can anyone just say no it wouldn’t work without knowing how many people would actually subscribe?

  12. Elaine Broderick November 14, 2011 at 2:48 pm #

    This is very sad news. I’ve been watching safari for about 5 months. Have learned so much. I will truly miss Marc, Seb, and Tara. Please try everything in your power to bring it back.

  13. Lyn November 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm #

    I am sorry that the drives will end in ten days. Most sorry for the team which has financed this and for the three presenters.
    It has been an incredible education tool and has made the world aware of all the little things in the bush. The big five are impressive from a size point of view and because they are fearsome by reputation, but the little things in the bush are absolutely amazing! Those little creatures which carry seven times their weight. The little creatures which sew things together to make nests. Spiders, whose silken webs are strong enough to hold small bird caught in them. Oh my so many little things which have an important place in the wild. All of this we have learnt through the drive camera.
    There has also been a remarkable opportunity to learn more about the family lives of leopards,in particular, and how the Sabi Sands leopards’ behaviour is changing in the face of the density of their population. A tribute to the success of the Sabi Sands and all the private owners therein who have worked so hard to preserve this wilderness *oasis*.
    I wish Marc, Sebastien and Tara the very best as they move on. I thank the Moolman’s and Djuma for financing this experiment and giving us another three months of viewing! I thank Peter Braat for his dedication and thanks to Graham who originally conceived of the idea of live broadcasts.
    I hope the drives will return at some point, but that is my selfish wish!
    Good luck all and bon voyage. This *trip* has been amazing!!!!
    Thank you all!!

    • Shemomo November 15, 2011 at 1:56 am #

      Very well said Lyn! I agree with every word – was going to enter my own comments, but found them all here! Many, many thanks to our wonderful team, and to Jurie and Pippa, Peter, Graham, and all others that have made it an unmatchable wonderful experience!

  14. jerry plunkett November 14, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

    This is such sad news to read. Marc, Tara and Seb have given so much to educate us on the Bush and life in the bush. I pray this is not goodbye but until we meet again. The more the world learns about South Africa and its wonderful animals and their lives, the stronger the fight would be to save them. The live safari drive is just that, a learning tool, with 3 of the BEST teachers there is. ((((((((( Wrapping my arms around all and saying “Until we meet again”))))))))))))))))

  15. Jan November 14, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    This news saddens me greatly. For all the selfish reasons…but…what about the Crew? Tara, Marc, Seb. Tho we have come to LOVE each and every wild creature (some more than others, Karula and Family!), without the talent, knowledge, insight, wisdom and, oh yes, the humor of the Crew (past and present)…the Game Drives would just be a drive. Please tell us you’ve made arrangements for our beloved Crew…

    And Thank You for giving it a go. It’s been a Wild Ride, one I will miss BIG time.

    Till we meet again…Cheers

  16. Betsy Campbell November 14, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    I am very sad that the drives are ending. I have learned so much and have felt like I was really there. I am so appreciative to those who put this on and to the drivers for all of there knowledge and personality. I wish there was a way we could all help to keep it going, but will be forever grateful for getting to share in the safaris. Good luck and again thank you to all involved.

  17. ironthumb November 14, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

    I am devistated at the loss of the safari. This has been the most amazing thing i’ve witnessed and it will be greatly missed. I hope in the future it returns even with a fee. This is a very worthwhile educational oppertunity. Thank you for providing this for us. It has been fun.

    THANK YOU ALL!!!!!

  18. AJ Pendleton November 14, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

    This is very sad news. I’ve been on safari so many times with you and learned so much. We don’t have much “wildlife” here in Hawai’i. Thank you Seb, Tara, and Marc for your happy tales and happy trails. Hopefully the three of you have new adventures in the making. Good luck.
    pueoiki

  19. BETZ November 14, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    I AM SO SAD AND SORRY ABOUT WHAT IS GOING TO TAKE PLACE WITH OUR DRIVES. I HAVE ENJOYED THE PRESENTERS, AND CHATTERS SO MUCH. THEY HAVE BRIGHTENED MY BORING EXISTANCE. TO LOSE THESE DRIVES MAKES MY HEART ACHE.I DO HOPE IN THE FUTURE, THEY WILL BE BACK AGAIN. I WILL MISS MY ELEPHANTS AND OUR QUEEN KARULA AND OF COURSE OUR LITTLE TEDDY. OH MY, I WILL MISS MARC SO MUCH, TARA AND SEB TOO. I CAN’T THINK OF NOT SEEING THEM AGAIN. PLEASE DEAR GOD I PRAY FOR OUR DRIVES TO COME BACK FOR EVER. I WILL SAY THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL LEARNING EXPERIENCE I HAVE HAD AND ALSO ALL THE FRIENDS AND FUN THAT WAS HAD BY ALL. THANKS TO THE MODS FOR PUTTING UP WITH US, AND MOST OF ALL, FOR JURIE AND PIPPA, FOR TAKING OVER AND TRYING THEIR BEST TO KEEP THESE DRIVES ALIVE. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

  20. Leslie S. November 14, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

    I have linked your site to my BLOG because it is that awesome. Have you exhausted all options to raise revenues? membership fees? Celebrity help? Not so far fetched you know about the celebrity involvement…Oprah, Brad & Angeline and Ellen D. all LOVE Africa and this is an important way to show the importance of preservation and show your beautiful land and animals. Just a thought.

  21. jennielee80 November 14, 2011 at 4:07 pm #

    I am so heartbroken to hear this news. Thank you so much for bringing us what you did. Please bring it back with a membership fee or subscription fee I would def. pay for it ,not a second thought . My boys and myself have learned so much and feel in love with the animals there thank you so much. Please come back as soon as you can. You will be truly missed.

  22. Anat Umansky November 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    Thank you Djuma

    This is just so sad , I shall miss Tara Marc and Seb .

    I shall miss Djuma that has become “my home in the bush” , virtual yet very real in my

    every day life , the beautiful views and animals and the huge volume of educating facts

    that I learned while watching the drives.

    Thank you and well done on trying so hard .

    Anat

    Israel

  23. Gatorbait November 14, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    This has been in my life for a year and a half. I’ve spent money, I’ve volunteered zoomie time, I’ve volunteered on committees, I wear a T-shirt with Karula’s picture, I’ve emailed Ellen. I have tried in my small way to support the continuation of the drives and it seems to no avail. I’m just so sad now. But THANK YOU Djuma for giving us the extra time with Tara, Marc and Seb and all the animal personalities I have come to love. I only hope that drives return one day as I will miss them so much.

  24. Enid Oberholtzer November 14, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    To all the wonderful members of the safari drive team,

    You have provided life altering experiences for all of us. Nowhere can a person have this kind of experience and educational opportunity. I know I view the world very differently as a result of our time together over the years on drives. To have provided the drives live in such a remote area of the world with such expertise is a feat of immense proportion. Thank you so very much for sharing your work with us and I look forward to future opportunities as they develop.

    With the very best wished,
    Enid Oberholtzer

  25. Dani November 14, 2011 at 4:53 pm #

    Thanks to Djuma, Marc, Tara and Seb for the last 3 months of drives, They have been some of the most magical hours I’ve ever spent at my comupter. They offer so much to so many, they educate, fasinate and thrill all who watch. They will be greatly missed and long remembered with fondness. Good luck to you alll.

    Regards
    Dani

  26. deb herring November 14, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    Words cannot express my saddness at this news! I am crying as I write this. The drives have been a treasured part of my life for over 3 years now. I cannot thank you all enough for all that you have given me! A sincere THANK YOU to the Moolmans and Djuma for trying to continue and giving us 3 more months. Marc, Tara and Seb, Thank you doesn’t begin to cover my feelings! Thank you for being a very sweet part of my life.I will miss you three more than many who left my life whom I have actually known! I wish you all the best, and please stay in touch on facebook! And may the Universe bring the drives back, as they are needed. I love you all.

  27. Bob November 14, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

    Thanks to all the presenters, camera, and board ops, and special thanks to those who
    personally invested in this venture.
    This is too beautiful of an idea to die. Someone will reignite it, but we will always remember
    the pioneers here. Those who first brought the African Bush to laptops around the Worldin
    stunning bandwidth.

    Thank you all,

    Bob Botik

  28. Sue S. November 14, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

    Like so many others, I am terribly saddened that the drives are ending for now. In the five months I have been watching, I have learned an incredible amount and have enjoyed every single moment of every single drive. I have observed from afar so much beauty. I so admire Marc, Tara and Seb for their hard work, humor and devotion. I will miss them very much. Thank you so much, Jurie, for these extra three months.

  29. Patty Wagoner November 14, 2011 at 6:39 pm #

    It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to dear friends I have met and wonderful presenters that I have learned so much from. I will miss the live drives, the animals, Tara, Marc and Seb, hearing their love for the animals and the bush, Seeing the third set of cubs grow up of Karulas’, Teddy and so much more. Thanks so much for the wonderful education I got and for opening my eyes to animal conservation and the wonderful animals of South Africa.

  30. Sally Wehner November 14, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

    I am very sad about loosing the live drives. I have learned so much from Marc, Tara and Seb. The drives have become an important part of my day and I was becoming attached to the various animal families. If a decision is made to charge a fee in order to fund the drives, please let me know–I would gladly pay a subscription fee!

    Thank you to all who have worked so hard to bring us this unique chance to experience Djuma and the bush as if we were there.

    Sincerely, Sally

  31. Sandy November 14, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    I am so heartbroken over the news for not only myself, but my much beloved “online” family, Marc, Tara, Seb, our Karula and her family, and all the other “bush” animals. Thank you all for giving us so much and I pray that we will see all of you again very soon. Hope there will be a way to stay in touch and be updated on what you are doing and also Karula and her cubs and teddy. I hope you three realize how much you have given us.

    Thanks you so very much!! Let’s not say goodbye, let’s say until we meet (or in this case watch) again. I will be waiting.

  32. Sandy November 14, 2011 at 8:07 pm #

    I am so heartbroken over the news for not only myself, but my much beloved “online” family, Marc, Tara, Seb, our Karula and her family, and all the other “bush” animals. Thank you all for giving us so much and I pray that we will see all of you again very soon. Hope there will be a way to stay in touch and be updated on what you are doing and also Karula and her cubs and teddy. I hope you three realize how much you have given us.

    Thanks you so very much!! Let’s not say goodbye, let’s say until we meet (or in this case- watch) again. I will be waiting.

  33. liz November 14, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

    Thank you Djuma for trying for the 3 mths extra you gave us all. To Marc Tar and Seb I am so very sorry it didn’t work out. The magical hrs I have spent infront of a small screen watching enthralled and learning things about animals that I may never get to see outside of a zoo. You have all taught me so much. I hope that this is only a short goodbye that by some divine power these drives can come back. My heart is broken, the tears are flowing. I have missed watching quite a few drives this time around due to making a better future for my family and myself by going back to uni to upgrade my qualifications. This news came as a big shock and in a way I feel terribly guilty for not being able to support the drives by watching regularly. The wonderful wonderful animals I will miss them immensly. You are all like a family to me. Good luck best wishes and endles prayers that something somehow somewhere will come along and throw you all a lifeline. Hugs from Liz (Lizzd) in Australia.

  34. rhonda November 14, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

    What can we do? This is terrible. Why doesn’t Djuma work with us and give us the chance to come up with a solution?

  35. Daisysplace November 14, 2011 at 11:30 pm #

    I can not tell you how this saddens me. I have been watching the safari drives since last winter. I looked forward to it daily. I’ve watched children get involved and classrooms. I’ve learned more about Africa than I thought possible. My want to be on a safari continues to increase. I so hope there will be a way to continue in the future. It has been one of the most exciting cams I have ever found. Hats off to the safari team and all the efforts that goes into making a safari live. Live safari needs to be on TV.

  36. Karen November 15, 2011 at 12:04 am #

    Oh, no! I too am so sorry to hear this. Horrible news; I am devistated! We heard sales in the store were going great. I and my husband bought Christmas from the online store.

    I watch both drives, look forward to them every day. We all have learned so much, and the presenters have been so wonderful! I would pay for a subscribed service too. We
    see Africa and the animals in totally different way now.

    Could the presenters survive financially with fewer days, none on Sunday etc. This is so sad for us and the crew. Marc, Seb, and Tara are such kind, funny, and compassionate people; I hope some way can be found to continue the drives. The camera’s are OK, but they cannot replace the wonderful drives! They are so educational plus give much publicity for Djuma. Please do your best to help them come back…

  37. Karen November 15, 2011 at 1:33 am #

    Oh no, I am so sorry to hear this. I too would do a paid subscription. A loss for everyone involved. i agree with all comments above. Really sad news.

    Karen

  38. Theresa Eacker November 15, 2011 at 1:39 am #

    Well, this just makes my heart ache.. The loss of the education value of these live, esperiential drives and the reach they had will be enormous. Education may been seen as terribly expensive but the ensuing ignorance in the absence of this education will be greatly accumulatively more expensive – lack of spotlight on the plight of rhino poaching, lack of insight to the gentler nature of hyenas, lack of the bush classroom for human knowledge and passion to reciprocate (Mike Moss’s photos and Marc’s depth of Afro-lore). This truly makes my spirit crumble at the edges at bit.

    Good luck to Djuma,

    Owltotem

  39. Kay November 15, 2011 at 1:59 am #

    Thanks Marc, Tara,, and Seb for months of learning, wonder, and fun. Thanks Djuma for all your efforts.

  40. Kay November 15, 2011 at 2:04 am #

    Thanks Marc, Tara,, and Seb for months of learning, wonder, and fun. Thanks Djuma for all your efforts. How will I ever go to sleep at night and get the day started without you! I will be hoping for your return someday. Best Wishes to you all. Sincerely, Kay

  41. Virginia November 15, 2011 at 2:22 am #

    I have been a Djuma Djunkie only since April, 2011 which, coincidentally, corresponds to my retirement. I was more or less forced to retire from a job that I loved and was in very poor spirits. When I found the live safari cam I felt so relieved that I would be able to participate in viewing the incredible wildlife in a country that I always dreamed of visiting and be allowed to interact with like minded folks who have become very dear to me. My spirits were lifted and I had a reason to get out of bed in the morning. Now, my heart is broken yet again. I understand the dynamics and the necessity of making ends meet, with very little. My head knows that it is impossible to continue the drives without enough funds, but my heart cannot accept that once again I will have lost something I truly love and enjoy. Thank you for the short time that Live Safari Drives and the awesome presenters Marc, Tara, and Seb have given me such joy. I appreciate very much your stepping in and taking over the reins, so to speak, so that we had these last few months to continue with our passion. It is my prayer that sometime in the near future the drives will once again be brought to our computers for our viewing pleasure. Thank you for the opportunity to express our thoughts. Good Luck to all our friends at Djuma. I will miss you very, very much.

  42. Cheryl November 15, 2011 at 2:44 am #

    I am so sad to hear this news. Marc, Tara and Seb have become part of my everyday life and I will miss them. I will greatly miss Karula and the cubs, and Teddy, I wanted to continue to watch him grow. I am very willing to pay a subscription to keep the drives going. Thanks for these wonderful drives and hope to see you back again.

  43. susan in Washington State November 15, 2011 at 3:33 am #

    Oh no, this is such sad news! For people all over the world. For the wildlife at Djuma. For all the people making these truly amazing live broadcasts possible. Where else would I have learned about the leaf-cutter bees that Marc presented to us yesterday, after he found their egg “tubes” while messing around under his jalopy? Amazing. I just love those little things he and Tara and Seb keep locating and describing. Dung beetles up close! Beautiful flowers and interesting plants with histories! Birds with haunting songs and peculiar lives. I would put that leaf-cutter bee up against Karula et familia any day! Blasphemy? Nah! Safari Djuma drives.

    I sure hope someone finds a way to keep these treasures going live.

  44. susan November 15, 2011 at 4:05 am #

    Oh no, this is such sad news! For people all over the world. For the wildlife at Djuma. For all the people making these truly amazing live broadcasts possible. Where else would I have learned about the leaf-cutter bees that Marc presented to us yesterday, after he found their egg “tubes” while messing around under his jalopy? Amazing. I just love those little things he and Tara and Seb keep locating and describing. Dung beetles up close! Beautiful flowers and interesting plants with histories! Birds with haunting songs and peculiar lives. I would put that leaf-cutter bee up against Karula et familia any day! Blasphemy? Nah! Safari Djuma drives. All the bush is available and present!

    I sure hope someone finds a way to keep these treasures going live.

  45. CJHines November 15, 2011 at 5:50 am #

    This is very sad for us all!
    You all work so hard . And, we tried to get the word out as well.
    These safaris are educsatioal as well as entertaining and the guides have become almost friends …I looked forward to seeing them everyday
    I hope and pray for you as well as the rest of us you find a way to continue with safaris!
    Bye for now and God Bless!
    Loyal friend CJHines

  46. Mark November 15, 2011 at 7:25 am #

    Having been a viewer for 3 years I would like to endorse the comments mentioned above. I had the pleasure of meeting Marc and Tara with my so at Djuma in September . Both were the most delightful and charming individuals who were willing to share some time talking about our passion for the bush.
    My thanks to Djuma for giving it a go over the last few months and very best wishes for the future to Marc, Tara and Seb.
    If a subscription plan was considered as an option to continue the drives, I would certainly sign up.

    Best wishes.

    Mark

    Scotland

  47. Ramar November 15, 2011 at 7:26 am #

    Well GEEZ….after 3 years I was just starting to get into these drives! But on a serious note….I have seen things on these drives that have completely blew my mind. The birth of the leopards & Karula bringing them out for us to see….The elephant chasing the jigga at FULL speed as the camera captured his trumpeting reminding me of that scene in Jurassic Park…I was actually a little scared! I’ll miss all the friends I made on the drives, and hope you all have a long & happy life! And don’t forget….Pith helmets are coming BACK!
    See ya all in the next jungle…..

  48. PAUL ASHLEIGH November 15, 2011 at 8:47 am #

    Thank you Djuma

    This is just so sad , I WILL miss Tara Marc and Seb.
    I LOVED hearing my name mentioned in the bush the first time, wow what a buzz that was, and all the animals we have gotten to know, im so sad. and will miss, But!!!! This is not a good bye!! its see you soon ;-) hopefully.
    Many hours of sleepless nights watching the live drive’s. (I WILL MISS)
    I will have to enjoy the static cams from now on, waterhole gowrie dam, petes pond, the owl cam and many more but that will never beat the great days nights and mornings, seeing chatting about and listening to the guys and tara teach us so so much about the Animal’s

  49. Gyorgy Szimuly (Szimi) November 15, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    Sad. What amount of money are we talking about to keep it up? So many people enjoyed it but guess nobody supported the idea, neither me. :(
    Build a fund and lets continue. Have you thought about to find an investor?

    Best, Szimi

  50. dorothy phillips November 15, 2011 at 12:45 pm #

    We are missing you already! These three Miracle months you’ve given have been most appreciated. Thank you to all who worked so diligently to keep the Camp Fires burning. Special heartfelt thanks to Sweet Tara, Dear Marc and Zeb. We would selfishly pray for another Miracle to keep things rolling but moreover for a wonderful Life Safari to unfold for those who have been so unselfish and helpful to all of us.

  51. Dee November 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    I will so miss your safaris and thank you for the opportunity. I pray you will be able to return sometime soon but until then God Bless and Thank you

  52. Merilyn Athoe November 16, 2011 at 12:09 am #

    What can we do to help? I am willing to pay to view and I am sure countless others would also.
    Thanks to Marc, Tara and Seb and all those behind the scenes for hours of entertainment, education and pure fun. Please find a way to continue.
    ‘Til we see you again …
    Regards from Ontario Canada

  53. Elisabeth November 16, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

    I’m just heartbroken.

    I’ve already been anticipating a new set of cubs next November. I too would be MORE than happy to pay for some kind of subscription service.

  54. John King November 16, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    Well, perhaps we just have to go to Djuma and have a live safari! That way we’d get a 3D view. :-)

    I hope you find a way to support the safari cam again. It has been a great service providing a lot of enjoyment and education as all these reponses indicate.

    Thanks,

    John

  55. Terry November 17, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    This is very depressing. I always looked forward to see if Karula’s cubs survived another day in the bush and to track the lion prides. I wish there was a way to keep going. Just terrible news. I wish Marc, Tara, Seb and Becky all the best. Maybe they can pull resources and start up again. I too would pay to watch live safari.
    Terry /USA

  56. Cheryl November 19, 2011 at 4:56 am #

    So sorry to hear the news. I have been watching for a few years now and is part of my morning and evening. I hope it won’t be that long until the safaris start up again. Would be willing to pay a subscription in order to view it live. It is a great educational lesson for everyone. Thanks to everyone for all the hard work you have done to keep the safaris going. It is really a sad thing to think no organization would take it over. Hope our email addresses are kept in order to let us know when we can experience a safari again.
    Thank you. Cheryl (Canada)

  57. opa roel November 19, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    I saw this only today for the first time and learned that its almost over this camera drive.
    Maybe once a week, and I saw almost 700 viewers, if they pay 10 zar makes 7000 zar or 850 dollar so maybe this will do I think. ??

  58. Beverley Cattrall November 20, 2011 at 1:08 pm #

    What a magical journey we have shared.

    A million thanks for all the knowledge and beauty you have given to animal lovers around the world.

    Beverley – Australia

  59. Kristina November 20, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    This is terrible news….I watch you guys every chance I can…..I have told EVERYONE I know how cool it is to see all the animals live……I will continue to tune in to the cams …

  60. Elke Conzelmann November 20, 2011 at 5:18 pm #

    Auf Wiedersehn, auf wiedersehn, bleib nicht so lange fort (dont stay away too long)
    it is a german song. We miss you all after viewing for 3 years.

    Elke (Fan of George the warthog)

  61. Steve Redwood November 21, 2011 at 12:10 am #

    I have been watching since 2009 and the ‘live’ drives are the only way to see real African wildlife as it is + the presenters add so much info. I have seen live wildlife events in the UK via the BBC and Safari Cam is the best, I guess the format is ahead of its time as more and more users look for real live events this method of broadcasting will find a funding model that is sustainable.
    The people at Djuma have done a fantastic job at demonstrating this format and I hope they will be able to try other things like a live foot safari cam and improve the sound and the number of fixed cams around the reserve.
    special thanks to the live presenters
    Steve

  62. Deb E. November 23, 2011 at 5:01 am #

    I am very sorry that the live drives are ending. Thank you for all of your hard work. I will really miss this…..it has been my “happy” place…..reminds me of my own safaris. You will all be missed. Best of luck to all of you.

  63. Dr AVK November 24, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    I think such projects like Live Safari Drive should be supported not by private reserves but the UNESCO itself. If not then what does this organization exist for? The Safari project has to be free from money pressure, because of its educational value for our youth, firstly, and for all of us.
    Nowadays, when the rise of terrorism and cruelty so deeply affected our lives, Live Safari project brings the softness and love to the Nature and to all living beings. How can we allow to close it?!
    Folks, let’s do something!

  64. Ramar November 26, 2011 at 4:43 am #

    and so it ends…….

  65. joseph crisafi December 3, 2011 at 7:22 am #

    i was very sad to see the drives end.i will miss seeing marc,tara,seb .they were entertaining as well as informative.i learned alot about animals watching the drives..it would be very educational for children.as for subscriptions,not everyone could afford to subscribe,for example people who are on fixed incomes,handicaped and elderly.what needs to be done is a major company sponsored the drives for example national geographic would be perfect.they could show drrives on tv,help bring drives to schools,to show kids.i realize drives are expensive,thats why drives need a major sponsor like national geographic,who could afford the drives.i appreciate dujama sponsoring the drives for 3 months.its tough on marc tara and seb when the drives ended.they need a commitment of more than 3 months.its also hard when there is only 3 of them to run the drives.they definatly need people to back them up.for example on last drive they had to bring someone in from lodge to do drive as seb had already left..in my opinion subscriptions to drives would not work for reasons i have mentioned.hopfuly a major sponsor can be found to sponsor the drives.best of luck to marc,tara and seb in their future endeavours
    joseph crisafi

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