Jilted by her husband on the eve of embarking on an African safari, a woman travels to the continent alone where she meets an elephant conservationist.


Ernie Barbarash


Neal H. Dobrofsky (as Neil Dobrofsky), Tippi Dobrofsky





Cast overview, first billed only:
Rob Lowe ... Derek
Kristin Davis ... Kate
Fezile Mpela ... Jonathan
John Owen Lowe ... Luke
Colin Moss ... Drew
Keeno Lee Hector Keeno Lee Hector ... Doorman
Thandi Puren Thandi Puren ... Trish
Waldemar Schultz Waldemar Schultz ... Dr. Fowler
Hayley Owen Hayley Owen ... Leslie
Lynita Crofford Lynita Crofford ... Mrs. Burns
Kgahliso Solomon Kgahliso Solomon ... Lulu (as Kghaliso Solomon)
Tapiwa Musvosvi Tapiwa Musvosvi ... Rafi
Renate Stuurman ... Tabitha
Faniswa Yisa Faniswa Yisa ... Aliyah
Chanelys Garcia Nyapisi Chanelys Garcia Nyapisi ... Nia


Jilted by her husband on the eve of embarking on an African safari, a woman travels to the continent alone where she meets an elephant conservationist.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Producers from Netflix pitched the project to Kristin Davis after noticing her philanthropic work with elephants. See more »


At the start, it's noted that they're doing the photo shoot for their family Christmas card in August. The next scene shows a line of traffic flanked by blossoming fruit trees, which actually happens in North America in April to June, depending on how far south. See more »


Kate: Ugh! I thought Africa was known for its good coffee.
Derek: It is. That isn't it.
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References The African Queen (1951) See more »


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Written by Michael Glabicki, Jim Donovan (as James Donovan), Patrick Norman, John Buynak, Liz Berlin, Jim DiSpirito (as James Di Spirito), Jenn Wertz
Performed by Rusted Root
Courtesy of Universal Polygram Int. Publishing Inc., Rusted Root Publishing, Inc.
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Nice movie, not very Zambian
10 November 2019 | by meghanhumphreySee all my reviews

This is a nice little movie. My only issues are with the lack of actual Zambian culture. My reference: I'm married to a Zambian. There are a couple locations I know for sure are in Zambia, the original hotel and the elephant orphanage are real locations in Zambia. The "local" characters are mostly not played by Zambian actors, there is no Zambian music, and almost none of the Zambian languages. There is more Swahili and Zulu in the film than any of the 140+ languages that exist in Zambia. Also, Christmas isn't really celebrated in Zambia, at least not how it's portrayed in the film. It's a shame really, it's a beautiful country with a rich culture and they didn't access really any of it.

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1 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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Holiday in the Wild See more »

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South Africa See more »

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1.78 : 1
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