Category: Safari Inspiration

On Safari via the Movies

There have been many safari inspirations for me, but the Tarzan movies were huge. The Johnny Weismuller Tarzan movies are still vivid in my mind; I confess that I still watch them on late night TV. My brother and I had ceramic gorilla banks, and we would sit in front of the TV watching the Tarzan movies with our ape friends! I’m sure mom would have preferred that we were outside while tirelessly practicing our Tarzan calls.

I absorbed the Tarzan movies and books with glee, and they fueled my imagination and desire to go to Africa. I am sure that I have now seen all 52 Tarzan movies, and I am just as excited today as I was when I was five that number 53 isn’t that far away!

Disney Jungle Cruise

My parents took my brother and me to Disney World in Florida in the early 60s, just a few years after the opening and boy was that ever an adventure. I could not believe how incredible the Jungle Cruise ride was, and I am sure I begged to go on it over and over again. I’ve been back and gone on the cruise several times, and I have to say it is still a fun ride and a fantastic blast from the past.

When you safari with me, you’ll no doubt notice my homage to the Jungle Cruise with my amusing banter and pithy commentary! If you were not sure, you would enjoy my safaris that should spark you to join me on my next Safari! 🙂