Of course I am new to the website, but I just wanted to say how great it is. I hope the africam people aren't reading this, but they should charge for this. What a way to make your work day go by quicker. I've been on here for less than a week and have seen everything except for lions. Anyone ever see any? Is there someone behind that camera or is it controlled remotely?
this is the most awesome website ever
thanks for the great information!!!
The owner of Africam does not intend to charge subscriptions for the service - but we should all be aware that the bandwith costs, especially for the streaming cam, are huge and that advertising does not pay for all of the costs involved.
Other sites which have live streaming cams do not charge, but some do ask for donations and/or subscriptions.
Whilst we all appreciate that some people could not afford to pay for the service, there are those here who would happily pay for the pleasure that we get from Africam, in the same way that we have to pay to watch our televisions, or pay to go out to the pub/club or restaurant for entertainment.
Personally, I would prefer to pay for Africam than to watch TV (or go to the pub) as I probably watch Africam more than I watch the TV and I dislike pubs!
The last time that Africam had (voluntary) subscription some people objected because they felt that the internet should be free - yet they were quite happy to pay for other forms of entertainment. This did not make sense to those of us who happily paid our voluntary subs.
The lack of subscriptions led, partially, to the demise of Africam at that time.
If the current owner of Africam can continue to provide the service for free, all well and good - but if not then we would all, hopefully, be open to the idea of having to pay a small amount each month in order that we can continue to enjoy the site?
1. There have not been any sighting yet of lions, to my knowledge, but keep watching - there are plently of lions in the area! We have heard them roaring during the evening.
Lions have often been sighted on Tau cam in the past, so do watch that cam also.
2. The camera is operated by the staff at Nkorho Lodge for most of the day/evening. When the cam is still it is either because there is nothing in the area to pan onto or because the staff at the lodge have gone off duty for the night. There is no 'automated remote control' function of the camera.
Hi Willy Welcome. I have known about Africam for a few years now but didn't log onto the site for about 6 months. I was bored one day and remembered the site a logged on. The first shot I saw from the Nkorho Pan was a leopard drinking water, I was hooked again.
I also agree with the others that the site should remain free, so allot more people from round the world can see what Africa has to offer. And gives expats like me a reminder of what we miss about being away from home.
Hi Willy, welcome to Africam and the Boma, I've been kicking around here for about 8 yrs now, a really great place to meet new friends ansd see cool critters!
Welcome to AfriCam!
Oh by the way, you can see the shadow of the "tree" that the microphones and camera is on when the sun is just right after the sun comes up. I can see it right now at 8:30 AM.
I'm sure no one is touching the camera, cause they would get eaten by the leopard and cheetahs I've seen...lol I think they are at the compound operating it remotely. Just a wonderful site...I AGREE!
Welcome - and very adictive. I told someone I know about this site and now her African husband laughs at her cos she watches it all the time. Thats how adictive it is - should carry a government health warning!!!!!!!!
Don't agree with the paying for the can if it can be done free - there are people who may not be able to access it then and that would be a shame. But I understand your way of thinking.