Songs Playlist to Set Your African Adventure on Fire!

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Published on May 26, 2024 | Accommodation, Activities, Hotel, Tips, vacation, Wildlife

Welcome to the heart of the wild! At Mara River Safari Lodge, you’re not just guests; you’re adventurers, explorers, and seekers of the untamed beauty of the African savanna. As you soak in the sights and sounds of this majestic landscape, there’s one thing that can truly elevate your experience: the perfect soundtrack.

African Panorama

We understand that while the sights of the savanna are breathtaking, the right music can transport you even further into the heart of Africa. So, we’ve curated the ultimate playlist to accompany your stay at Mara River Safari Lodge. Get ready to feel the rhythm of the Serengeti and dance to the beat of the Kalahari with these handpicked tracks:


“Circle of Life” – Carmen Twillie, Lebo M. (The Lion King Soundtrack)

Let’s kick off our adventure with a classic anthem that captures the essence of the circle of life in the African wilderness. As you gaze out at the sweeping plains and witness the drama of nature unfold, let the powerful vocals remind you that we are all part of something greater.


“Jambo Bwana” – Them Mushrooms

Get ready to sing along to this Swahili classic! “Jambo Bwana” is a cheerful greeting song that will make you feel right at home in the African bush. With its catchy tune and joyful chorus, it’s guaranteed to bring a smile to your face as you immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the savanna.


“In the Jungle (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)” – The Tokens

As night falls over the savanna and the stars begin to twinkle overhead, it’s time to unwind and relax. “In the Jungle” is a whimsical tune that will have you humming along and swaying to the rhythm. Let the tranquil atmosphere of Mara River Safari Lodge wash over you as you enjoy a magical evening under the African sky.


“Hakuna Matata” – Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Jason Weaver, and Joseph Williams (The Lion King Soundtrack)

Embrace the spirit of Hakuna Matata – no worries, for the rest of your days! This beloved song from The Lion King is a reminder to live in the moment and savor every second of your African adventure. So kick off your shoes, let your hair down, and dance like nobody’s watching!


“Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)” – Shakira

Feel the pulse of Africa with this infectious hit by Shakira. With its upbeat rhythm and uplifting lyrics, “Waka Waka” is the perfect song to get you pumped up for a day of safari excursions and wildlife encounters. It’s impossible not to move to the beat when this song comes on!


“Africa” – Toto

No African-themed playlist would be complete without this iconic track from Toto. Close your eyes and let the smooth melodies and evocative lyrics transport you to the heart of the continent. Whether you’re lounging by the pool or enjoying a sundowner on your private terrace, “Africa” sets the perfect mood.


“Africa Land” – Ziggy Marley

Experience the soul-stirring sounds of Ziggy Marley as he celebrates the beauty and diversity of Africa in this mesmerizing track. Close your eyes and let the music take you on a journey through the vast landscapes and rich cultures of the continent. It’s a truly immersive experience you won’t soon forget.


Elephant Ride

So there you have it – the ultimate Mara River Safari Lodge playlist! Whether you’re searching for lions on a game drive, unwinding by the pool, or enjoying a candlelit dinner under the stars, let these songs be the soundtrack playlist to your African adventure.

As you enjoy your stay, please be mindful of the volume of your music to ensure it doesn’t disturb the animals surrounding you. Let’s respect their natural habitat while we create our own unforgettable memories in this wild paradise. So crank up the tunes, but keep them at a level that won’t disrupt the harmony of the savanna. Get ready to feel the rhythm of the savanna and create memories that will last a lifetime!