hakuna matata

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One night, while eating dinner at a restaurant in Kruger National Park, we overheard one of the waiters say 'hakuna matata' to an elderly couple dining at the table next to us. They looked perplexed and as the waiter began to explain what it meant, we desperately wanted to interrupt and sing 'it means no worries for the rest of your days!'. They were old, but seriously, who doesn't know that it's the problem-free philosophy?

Every single day that we were on safari, we couldn't get through without making several needless references to The Lion King. Here are some photos that we took of warthogs, hyenas, and other animals that may or may not have been featured in the movie:

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13 comments

  1. Oh my goodness! I would be reciting The Lion King the whole time too!

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  2. lol, I've had the song in my head since I reaed the blog title :)

    You have taken some amazing photos!

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  3. Amazing photos, but that last photo actually kinda scares me!

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  4. love this little anecdote!! seems unreal for someone not to know hakuna matata...the hyena looks exactly like the one in the movie!!

    xox Vicky
    Bikinis & Passports

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  5. Is that anything like "don't worry, be happy"?

    Your closeup captures are great. Wish I'd had a better zoom when there.

    You're inspiring me to get more posts done about my adventure in ZA. Yet I love seeing it through your eyes to evoke the recent memories.

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  6. this post actually made me laugh out loud. i love that movie!

    (and, your blog)

    X

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  7. hey alex and mina,
    great pictures, i just love the style and variety in your shots. what programm do you use for the styles? hope to see maaaaaany more!
    greetings from switzerland,
    krissi

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  8. hyenas always look so evil to me! Probably because they were the "bad guys" in that movie!

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  9. Ahhh! That very first photograph is absolutely amazing.

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  10. I totally relate to this--we just went on safari in Tanzania and found ourselves using The Lion King as some sort of official reference the entire time!

    www.travelfunnytravellight.blogspot.com

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  11. omggg makes me so happy to know people actually say HAKUNA MATATA!!!

    http://ladulcivida.blogspot.com/

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