2012/02/06 Leave a comment
I just spent a couple of days in the company of Robin Mountain, one of the owner/operators of Ntaba Safaris. Last night, we watched Dereck & Beverly Joubert’s excellent movie The Last Lions.
The film is a beautifully photographed semi-documentary that focuses on the struggle of a mother lion and her three cubs. I won’t spoil the film by summarizing it here. Take a moment and watch this clip:
Not since March of the Penguins, about which I wrote in an earlier post (see http://thejazzmonger.wordpress.com/2009/08/14/maurice-white-penguins-single-parent-households/) have I seen a nature film of such power and beauty. I can’t recommend it too highly.
And if seeing the film gives you yen to see lions in the wild, shoot me a note. I am helping to organize a couple of groups that Robin will personally escort on tours to some of the finest private game lodges in South Africa. If you can assemble a group of twelve friends for a group trip, we will make your trip complimentary. (That deal is exclusive of your airfare. Get a group of twenty and we will cover the airfare, too).