Love on Safari is an American romantic film that was released in 2018. Directed by Leif Bristow, the film’s running time is 1 hour and 24 minutes and was released on a digital platform for streaming on February 5, 2019. The movie was filmed in the Brooker’s Reserve in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Belbala’s elephant sanctuary.
Such at such exotic locations, Love on Safari revolves around the love story of a wildlife ranger and an American web designer. The film had a theatrical release in 2018, followed by a digital release in the year 2019. The film can be watched on several digital platforms like Amazon Prime Video and Hallmark Channel.
Cast and Plot of Love on Safari
The main cast of Love on Safari includes Lacey Chabert as Kira Slater, Jon Cor as Tom Anderson, Jonathon Roxmouth as Brad Wilson, and Brittany Bristow as Ally Botsman. The story revolves around the lives of an American Web designer Kira Slater who has inherited a reserve in South Africa and a Ranger in South Africa. Made as a romantic story, the ranger takes the girl on a safari across the reserve, hoping that she falls in love with the land and animals and somewhere deep down with him as well.
Kira takes a break from her hectic schedule and goes vacationing in Arizona, where she learns that she inherited Ukutula, a beautiful animal reserve in South Africa, or else the property might be forfeited. Despite protests from her boyfriend Brad, Kira goes to South Africa where she meets Tom, the safari ranger who, along with his co-worker Ally, plots to make Kira fall in love with the reserve by taking her on a safari to the most beautiful places in the reserve so that she doesn’t sell the land.
Kira, who was earlier adamant about selling the reserve, undergoes a significant change in life when she is taken to the local village by Tom. Tom makes her understand how the village people are attached to the reserve, and it is a sense of pride for them. Sparks of romance ignite between Kira and Tom as she gets more and more mesmerized by Ukutula and gives up the idea of selling it, and starts working towards attracting more tourists and businesses towards Ukutala through her website.
On the other hand, unhappy with her decision, Brad tries to sell the land behind Kira’s back and convinces Kira’s parents for their engagement which comes as a shock to both Kira and Tom, who are now in love. While Tom decides to leave his job, Kira has to choose between her safe and urban life in Chicago or risk everything to go to the new world she found with Tom.
Is it Worth Streaming or Not?
Love on Safari seems like a conventional urban and countryside love story where the high-class urban girl falls in love with a country man, very attached to the natural world. The film seems to be a one-time watch due to the plain storyline. The scenes in the film are extremely beautiful that have been shot in the wilderness of Africa; however, only the setting isn’t enough when it comes to watching a film.
The fans of cliché romantic dramas can surely like the film; however, the slow pace and plainness of the film have received some mixed reviews from the audience. So, to watch it or not entirely depends on the liking and taste of the audience.