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How you can help save the Djuma Safari Cam

Hi all

As per my previous post, we are planning to relaunch the Djuma Safari Cam next week for a three month trial period during which time we all need to work together to make this a viable enterprise. As previously stated, Djuma does not have the resources to carry this camera, but we have given our commitment to try and match the cost of operating the camera with the income we can derive from people watching the camera online (and thus watching the adverts from which we derive our income). The support from the community has been overwhelming and we thank you for your kind show of support. Many have asked what they can do in practical terms. Well, herewith a link to WildEarth where Graham has very clearly set out what we all can do to help save this magnificent camera. More blogs will follow on this topic and how we are all collectively doing in thei rescue effort.

Thanks all!!


7 Responses to How you can help save the Djuma Safari Cam

  1. Paul Simister August 11, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    I hope it’s a success.
    You’ll find more people will click over to if you make it a clickable link.

  2. Kinty August 11, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

    I will keep my fingers crossed that it all works out….can’t wait for it get going again. I will do my bit by clicking on the ads too.

  3. dorothy phillips August 11, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    Thank you for update and I hope to do exactly as needed to assure continued Safari. Just went to Market and there on TV Screen at door were Drakenberg Mtns. We do long for that part of the world and all that Safari was able to bring to us. We are with you.

  4. Ruth Clark August 12, 2011 at 12:02 am #

    I want to do what I can to help keep the drives going. Have you ever looked at marketing souvenir or promotional type items such as counted cross stitch or needlepoint kits designed from photos of some of the animals or of the lodge? How about a field guide filled with photos of the most commonly seen animals and the stories behind those that we all love so well? I think kids would love a coloring book with the presenters and the animals—-great souvenir for guests to take back to grandchildren, etc. Have you ever considered offering DVD’s featuring highlights from archived drives? An active web store could bring in some good revenue. Just ideas.

  5. melva Hatcher August 12, 2011 at 7:47 pm #

    You have the greatest assets right there in Djuma to save the camera and the safaris, the
    animals. the beautiful Karula and her cubs, Floppy Ear and her family, Induna, Mixo, and all the other animals we have been introduced to over the years and months.

    For instance Karula and her cubs. I know there are updates on them and how they are doing, but if they could be presented commercially through the sale of outerwear with their
    pictures on them, perhaps stories about their adventures for children and advertising Karula, the queen of Djuma and her family as one of the many reasons to come to Djuma reserve.

    Karula is well known all over the world as the Queen of Djuma. She could be the face of Djuma. Karula could save the camera and drives. I am sure there are much more inventive ideas involving the animals of Djuma, after all that is why we are so hooked on the safaris and their presenters.

    I’m sure that school children would be excited to learn about the animals through viewing the safaris and reading about Karula and her family.

    I realize these ideas seem far fetched, but maybe, just maybe Karula and her family could help save the camera and the safaris, maybe not this way but perhaps someone could come up with some other ideas. When you have something in your hands from Djuma, the place where you watch Krula and where all the animals live, you will feel as if you are truly connected the Djuma.


  6. Melva Hatcher August 13, 2011 at 3:01 am #

    Thank you so much for giving safari another chance, it is very much appreciated, more than you know. I will do what I can to encourage more people to participate in this wonderful adventure.

  7. Suelina Quan August 17, 2011 at 7:33 pm #

    I’ve been sharing my passion/enthusiasm for the live game drives with everyone that I know that might be interested! Now that the live drive is back I then email the click able link to them! Hopefully this may result in some new viewers that may become dedicated fans too! I encourage all of us Safari drive supporters to rally our friends and acquaintances to link them to Djuma Live Drive Website! Welcome back Live Drives! Thank you ALL!

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