CAPS goes to Safari!

Can you feel the love tonight? I bet you sang it. Yes, it’s the famous chorus line in the movie Lion King’s official sound track.

How excited I am to witness the new version of Lion King as it is somehow close to my heart since I just visited Maasai Mara, one of the largest safaris in Africa. (special mention to Bayer for sending me to a business trip. Indeed, I’m truly grateful!)

While watching the movie, memories come rushing back to me from my whole safari experience like it just happened yesterday. Imagining how I roamed around riding a 4×4 vehicle watching wildlife freely — walking, running, eating and living harmoniously. Not to mention, the relaxing panoramic view of nature while breathing fresh air and listening to birds chirping. Relaxing isn’t it? Feel that chill, my friends. And I never thought I would feel the same way while watching the movie.

We also tried the 1 hour “safari walk”, an exciting but thrilling and nerve wracking one. It was clear as crystal how the group of hyenas stood near us, ready to attack anytime with their sharp teeth and terrifying eyes (“no more hyenas will be hungry”Scar). But, thanks to our local tourist guide who knows well their behavior. Come to think of it, that life-and-death scene we had experienced also happened in the movie, where cubs, Simba and Nala went to hyenas’ gorge and luckily saved by Mufasa before they get into trouble. (Oops, Spoiler alert!)

Another one for the books is our overnight stay in safari. Under a cold dark night, only the moon and the trees’ lamps serve as our light while bonfire flame provides us warm. Frightened at the same time as we are hearing the resonances of hungry hyenas roaming around outside our tent (Kandili Camp). Could you imagine how spine-chilling that situation was?

Just like when Simba’s father died, it was the darkest point of his life and made him decide to run and having a thought of never returning back because of that deep shame/guilt he will feel once his family found out of what happened. He felt unworthy and ashamed and at this moment he met these meerkat and warthog duo, Timon and Pumbaa who gave him new light of hope and new beginnings. As their famous saying goes, “Hakuna Matata” meaning “No Worries”, helped him bring back his morale and inner self.

Oops! Too much for that, before I narrate the entire movie, kindly check out first the astonishing paradise of Africa!

This SAFARI TOUR is really one of a kind experience which is a must for you to try.

Hope you enjoy the PHOTOS.©

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13 Responses

  1. Heena says:

    It seems you had wonderful time watching wild life in their natural habitat. I wish one day I could go on Safari with my family.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • JMXZKYL says:

      Yes, I enjoyed my safari adventure and indeed, one of the best places in the world.
      Your family will definitely have a good time watching the wild and everything Africa has to offer. 🙂

  2. Lex says:

    Nice piece. Well done. I had my mind fixed on the lion king all through as i read this. And yes i trully enjoyed the photos of African Safari… How adorable the last picture you feeding the giraffe ?.


    • JMXZKYL says:

      Thank you Lex! I hope I was able to bring you (all the READERS) in Africa while reading this article.
      One of their traditions when feeding a giraffe is to use your mouth instead of hands. Regrettably, I didn’t try it. haha 🙂

  3. Kristine Nicole Alessandra says:

    It must be so exciting to go on a safari trip. I have never been on one and I can only imagine how nice it would be to witness these animals in their natural habitat. I would just be scared to death if any of those carnivorous animals came near me. Yikes!

  4. aisasami says:

    Hahaha, it is exactly like the scenes from the Lion King. I have never been to safari because it looks like a great place, full of adventure. Glad you enjoyed it!

  5. Viano Dee says:

    Who said Africa wasn’t beautiful? I’m glad you had an awesome moment while on the Safari. It’s amazing how it brought you into the real world of lion king! Haha! Nice article.

  6. Khushboo says:

    I love going for jungle safari. I feel so close to nature. I would love to visit here too sometime.

  7. TeamRyce says:

    H-U_W_O_W! Safari is such a beauty! A paradise we all should take care of. For sure my kids would love to be there, especially my youngest he loves animals so much and would love to see real-life giraffes.

  8. Elizabeth O says:

    Oh wow…wildlife is such a beauty. It must be an awesome experience to be able to observe the wild animals in their natural habitat.

  9. Clarice says:

    Wow! This is such a wonderful experience. I have been planning to go on a safari adventure next summer and your post just made me really excited. And yes — I was singing when reading your first line. Lion King is one of my favorite animation films.

  10. Khalil says:

    Nice writing there, but the photography is amazing man. Good job and good content.
    I did like the article too.

  11. Diamond says:

    Such amazing photos! I would love to travel there someday. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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