The Djuma Dam Cam is without doubt one of the most integral and valuable pieces of equipment available to the WildEarth safari team.
Without it, many incredible sightings of our favourite characters would’ve been missed or gone totally unnoticed.
Located at the Gowrie Dam just outside of the Vuyatela lodge on Djuma Private Game Reserve, the 24 hour LIVE camera allows viewers from all over the world to experience life at a wild African waterhole. Looking over both the dam, a pumped pan as well as a grassy clearing, any viewer is sure to be treated to a sighting of some of Africa’s most iconic animals. From elephants and hippos, to lions and leopards, there’s very little we haven’t seen on the “dam cam.”
What makes this camera truly unique is the ability to control it’s movements, exposure and operating modes from anywhere in the world. Thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers, better known as “Zoomies,” the dam cam is on a constant swivel in the search of both diurnal and nocturnal animals. Equipped with a highly sensitive directional microphone and the ability to enter infrared mode there is no sight nor sound the dam cam can’t pick up.
So if you ever feel like escaping to Africa while the WildEarth team is not on safari, then head over to the Djuma Dam Cam page and enjoy the sights and sounds of Africa. Be sure to tweet us on #wildearth if anything interesting does happen and our expert guides will follow up and bring the wild to you, no matter where you are in the world!