Originally posted on January 12, 2016
This past weekend I had the privilege of seeing Wild Africa at Fernbank Museum of Natural History. I was given complimentary tickets; my opinions as always are my own.
“Wild Africa takes audiences on a spectacular journey across, over, and through the magical realms of the wildest continent on earth. Water, the interconnecting force of this enchanted kingdom, serves as a guide, shaping wild Africa and conjuring up life wherever it journeys travelling above the plains on seasonal winds, cascading along raging rivers or sheltering coral cities. Audiences will be plunged into fantastic places and meet amazing creatures, discovering the fascinating secrets of this incredible world. It’s an adventure where you will truly believe the real world is more extraordinary and awe-inspiring than any fiction. It will fly from the highest snow covered mountains in Kenya, along great rivers, into steamy rainforests and wide-open savannahs. It will reveal the striking contrast of stunning deserts beside wild oceans and dive into the sunlit abundance of the coral reefs. And in a final epic giant screen experience the movie chases the great rains of the African summer storms that annually bring life to this magnificent continent. As the film travels through Africa it discovers nature at its most extraordinary and meets a rich cast of animal characters who will thrill, astonish and delight. Iconic creatures, including a family of mountain gorillas in the forests of Rwanda and hundreds of thousands of flamingos performing an extraordinary mating display in the volcanic Lake Bogoria, play their stories out on the giant screen. We fly inside erupting volcanoes and along the Great Rift Valley following the twisting rivers to discover a family of elephants on their epic search for water. Struggling to survive we understand that its only through intelligence and intuition that they can find precious water. As we reach the savannahs of the Serengeti, hungry crocodiles wait at the water holes for the annual wildebeest migration. We then witness a drama unfold that reveals nature red in tooth and claw. We even discover that the beautiful barren desert of Namibia inspires unexpected hunting skills. Marveling at crafty creatures such as the snakes and lizards that find water in their food. We then arrive at the oceans, diving into the richest of underwater habitats; the coral reefs of the Red Sea. The extraordinary diversity of species here makes this the marine equivalent of the rainforest. We finally come to rest on the Busanga Plains of Zambia to witness the sheer power of the elements in Africa…watching in awe as the monsoon brings rain and unbridled joy to the lions, zebra and gazelle – all the creatures of the African plains gambol in the gift of water.”
The movie was absolutely stunning. How the director was able to get close to animals was phenomenal. You felt like you were right next to them. I loved how they showed how the flowers opened in time lapse photography.
Wild Africa was extremely entertaining and educational. Being a movie about wildlife, I would lie to you I would tell you there was no “survival of the fittest”. However, it was done with no gore. My eight-year-old closed her eyes during the three scenes.
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Tickets are Adults$13
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Wild Africa is at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History till April 28, 2016. Show Times are Mon-Sat 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, Sun 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, and Fri 8pm, 10pm.