Wild Safari: A South African Adventure
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Wild Safari: A South African Adventure
With ranger Liesl Eichenberger as a guide, "Wild Safari" takes the viewer along for a 3,000-mile ride in an open-air vehicle on a game drive through nature reserves of Africa on a quest to see the Big Five -- the most dangerous and spectacular animals on the continent. The elephant, the Cape buffalo, the rhino, the leopard and the lion are seen close-up on the game reserves of Addo/Shamwari, Hluhluwe-Umfolozi, Madikwe, Kgalagadi and Kruger National Park.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is 3-D cinematography at its best, and parents who are looking for educational films for their children that will hold their interest are in luck: Youngsters will be mesmerized."
‑ Celeste Busk, Chicago Sun-Times
"Eichenberger gets so excited when she spots one of the elusive creatures, it's hard not to share in her enthusiasm."
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Quite a trip--a seven-story-tall, very much in-your-face, danger-free excursion into the authentic wilds of South Africa."
‑ Harry Haun, Film Journal International
"You may get better close ups of the animals in wild life documentaries, but Wild Safari 3D, offers us a sense of being there."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"So raw and real that we really feel like we're right there. And if you've been on a safari before, you know how real it is."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Director Stassen opts to avoid leaping cats out for blood, instead presenting an interesting depth of field in faraway places, populated by the animals we learned to love as children and living in their natural habitats."
‑ Michael Esposito, Chicago Tribune
"Those natural habitat glimpses are the best reason to take the kids to see Wild Safari."
‑ Bob Townsend, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"On the excitement scale, this one leans toward ho-hum."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"Very much like a National Geographic special, only you feel like you're in it... IMAX is still the next best thing to being there."
‑ Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone, TheMovieChicks.com
"If you want a more realistic safari than this, you're going to have to catch a flight (unless you live in Africa)."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
"Wild Safari isn't the most original large-format movie ever, but at least it's one that's most appropriate for a museum such as the Orlando Science Center."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"With equal emphasis on animals and environment, this 45-minute feature is enlightening, impressive, educational and, above all, enjoyable."
‑ Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News
"Despite its size and subject matter, Wild Safari 3D is pretty tame and two-dimensional."
‑ David Barton, Sacramento Bee
"Despite the title you may find it considerably tamer than a great many nature documentaries, but it's a solid, respectable introduction to the South African preserves."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"The film's raison d'etre is the simple sight of large wildlife up close and personal, and it's mesmerizing."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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