In real life, in some ways I was almost disappointed that the African savannah wasn’t like Lion King but in other ways the safari experience exhilarated me in ways unexpected.
I was able to see more of the landscape but with all the heat and dry nature of the climate, it’s really more desert than jungle. I was also amazed at how diverse the landscape is as well.
It’s an experience of unpredictability and constant surprise and wonder. Sure it’s still somewhat of a manufactured experience with human roads, camps, electric fences, and walkie-talkies.
But it’s almost difficult to comprehend that you’re in the natural habitat of these animals and you’re just a guest taking a small peek into their world.
As you’re watching these incredible beasts, you start picking up on the smallest nuances like how a mother treats their young, how a baby struggles with eating grass or why a bird keeps landing on its back.