Scout's Safari

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Scout's Safari
Scout's Safari cast.jpg
The main characters of Scout's Safari, from left, Cheryl, Roger, Scout, Tyler, Bongani and C.B.
Created by Thomas W. Lynch
Starring Anastasia Baranova
Freedom Hadebe
Jarred Uys
Chantell Stander
Ashley Dowds
Hlomla Dandala
Country of origin United States
South Africa
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 26
Location(s) South Africa
Running time 22 minutes
Distributor Lynch Entertainment, later referred to as Tom Lynch Company between 2003
Original network Discovery Kids
Original release October 5, 2002 – February 7, 2004

Scout's Safari is a children's television series that aired on the Discovery Kids Channel and Saturday mornings on NBC. The series was created by Thomas W. Lynch (The Secret World of Alex Mack,Caitlin's Way).


The show revolves around Jennifer "Scout" Lauer, a teenage girl who lives the simple life in New York City until her photographer father is sent on year-round trip around the world and she is forced to live with her Know-it-all mother (Cheryl) and her new husband (Roger) at a resort in South Africa. While she is there she is exposed to a new world, goes to a new school, and reunites with her other best friend named Bongani, who believes strongly in his Zulu culture, lives with his Uncle C.B., a veterinarian. Bongani is often the voice of reason for Scout. While still keeping in contact with her best friend Sherna via webcam, she has to deal with her stepdad's bratty and Know-it-All young son Tyler. During the course of the series Scout eventually becomes more comfortable in her new surroundings.


Actor/Actress Character
Anastasia Baranova Jennifer "Scout" Lauer
Freedom Hadebe Bongani
Jarred Uys Tyler Shickler
Chantell Stander Cheryl Lauer-Shickler
Ashley Dowds Roger Shickler
Hlomla Dandala Carlton "C.B." Boone

Supporting cast[edit]

Actor/Actress Character
Dana de Agrella Sherna Puckett
Ma Afrika Kekana Nandi Ngwenyo
Roxanne Burger Sophie Turner

Episode list[edit]

Season 1[edit]

Episode # Title Original air date
1 "Departure" October 5, 2002
2 "Lost in Africa" October 12, 2002
3 "An Elephant Never Forgets" October 26, 2002
4 "Science Friction" November 9, 2002
5 "The Lie" November 23, 2002
6 "Rites of Passage" December 7, 2002
7 "Constellation Consolation" December 14, 2002
8 "Released" January 4, 2003
9 "The Visitor" January 11, 2003
10 "Time to Go" January 18, 2003
11 "A Night at the Lodge" January 25, 2003
12 "Kruger's Gold" February 8, 2003
13 "Fathers" February 15, 2003

Season 2[edit]

Episode # Title Original air date
14 "The Gift" September 13, 2003
15 "Shark!" September 20, 2003
16 "The Ritual" September 27, 2003
17 "Brushfire" October 26, 2003
18 "Potions" November 29, 2003
19 "Live to Play" December 6, 2003
20 "Ghost Cat" December 13, 2003
21 "Know It All" January 3, 2004
22 "Contraband" January 10, 2004
23 "Rumors" January 17, 2004
24 "Diamonds" January 24, 2004
25 "My Big Fat Zulu Wedding" January 31, 2004
26 "Life Goes On" February 7, 2004

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