The Lion King Has Ruined Everything


Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba (Here comes a lion, Father)

Sithi uhm ingonyama (Oh yes, it’s a lion)


Ingonyama nengw enamabala (A lion and a leopard come to this open place)

(repeat ad nauseum… did you know they’re talking in Zulu in this song by the way?)


From the day we arrive on the planet

And blinking, step into the sun,


There’s more to see than can ever be seen,

More to do than can ever be done,


There’s far too much to take in here,

More to find than can ever be found,


But he sun rolling high through the sapphire sky

Keeps great and small on the endless round…


Um, yeah.  I realize this is not the average adequate way to introduce Africa, but you’d be surprised how often you’d find yourself quoting The Lion King whilst on safari.  After all, the sooner we get to the water hole the sooner we can leave! (Oh, turns out Zazu is a type of bird called a red-billed hornbill.  Who knew?)

Of all the places I have gone so far on my trip, Africa is the one I wanted to see the most.  Which is why it’s last, actually- I might be sad to go back soon, but until then I’m in AFRICA! (South Africa actually, for those keeping track.) More to follow, but until then have fun with some of my many, many safari pictures just outside Kruger National Park.  Because we all love furry animals that can kill us, right?  Cheers.

2 responses to “The Lion King Has Ruined Everything

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