Couch Safari – The Visual Splendor of Africa in Cinema
If you’re in safari holiday preparation mode, consider embracing this exciting energy from the comfort of your own living room. Invite the magical African essence to your home by watching these Safari themed movies.
First up on your movie list is Out of Africa, filmed in 1985. This Hollywood classic offers a unique glimpse into Kenya’s breathtaking landscapes. But that’s not all, because you can also soak up the captivating drama and romance of Meryl Streep and Robert Redford’s compelling characters. If this is your first time watching, you will fall in love with this plot-filled story of African dissension and wildlife.
Next up on your movie list is Gorillas in The Mist. This 1988 film is extra special because it is based on a true story. While it doesn’t rely on a cliché romance to carry its plot, it does allow for a different twist that focuses on naturalist Sigourney Weaver’s unforgettable interaction with the primates of the Rwandan wilderness she observes. The lifelike footage of gorillas in their natural habitat will undoubtedly gear you up even more for your upcoming safari holiday.
Finally, polish it all off with a true classic you’ve probably already seen, but wouldn’t mind seeing again. As one of Disney’s greatest epic adventures, The Lion King is a movie that kids and adults will never fail to love. Once you see Simba, Timon, and Pumbaa on the big screen, you will be instantly charged and ready to embrace your upcoming African holiday in this never-ending circle of life.