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Uploaded on Oct 26, 2009

The black and white 1935 Morro Films 73 minute feature shot by Martin and Osa Johnson...It recounts the 60,000 mile "Flying Safari" the Johnsons undertook as they flew their two Sikorsky amphibian airplanes (the zebra-colored Osa's Ark and the giraffe-colored Spirit of Africa) from Capetown, South Africa to Cairo Egypt.

Famous shots include the first ever aerial pictures of the tops of Africa's two tallest peaks, Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya, Osa in the zebra plane surrounded by a pride of lions, and of course, which earned the film it's name, amazing scenes of a Baboon colony the Johnsons were asked by a US zoo to photograph.

This film is a must for both aviation buffs and anyone who loves images of Africa!

This film is available on dvd for sale and footage is available for licensing from


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