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
Production
Location(s) South Africa
Running time 22 minutes
Distributor Lynch Entertainment, later referred to as Tom Lynch Company between 2003
Release
Original network Discovery Kids
NBC
Original release October 5, 2002 – February 7, 2004

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

Premise[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

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

Supporting cast[edit]

  • Dana de Agrella as Sherna Puckett
  • Ma Afrika Kekana as Nandi Ngwenyo
  • Roxanne Burger as Sophie Turner

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 13 October 5, 2002 (2002-10-05) February 15, 2003 (2003-02-15)
2 13 September 13, 2003 (2003-09-13) February 7, 2004 (2004-02-07)

Season 1 (2002–03)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date 
1 1 "Departure" October 5, 2002 (2002-10-05)
2 2 "Lost in Africa" October 12, 2002 (2002-10-12)
3 3 "An Elephant Never Forgets" October 26, 2002 (2002-10-26)
4 4 "Science Friction" November 9, 2002 (2002-11-09)
5 5 "The Lie" November 23, 2002 (2002-11-23)
6 6 "Rites of Passage" December 7, 2002 (2002-12-07)
7 7 "Constellation Consolation" December 14, 2002 (2002-12-14)
8 8 "Released" January 4, 2003 (2003-01-04)
9 9 "The Visitor" January 11, 2003 (2003-01-11)
10 10 "Time to Go" January 18, 2003 (2003-01-18)
11 11 "A Night at the Lodge" January 25, 2003 (2003-01-25)
12 12 "Kruger's Gold" February 8, 2003 (2003-02-08)
13 13 "Fathers" February 15, 2003 (2003-02-15)

Season 2 (2003–04)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Original air date 
14 1 "The Gift" September 13, 2003 (2003-09-13)
15 2 "Shark!" September 20, 2003 (2003-09-20)
16 3 "The Ritual" September 27, 2003 (2003-09-27)
17 4 "Brushfire" October 26, 2003 (2003-10-26)
18 5 "Potions" November 29, 2003 (2003-11-29)
19 6 "Live to Play" December 6, 2003 (2003-12-06)
20 7 "Ghost Cat" December 13, 2003 (2003-12-13)
21 8 "Know It All" January 3, 2004 (2004-01-03)
22 9 "Contraband" January 10, 2004 (2004-01-10)
23 10 "Rumors" January 17, 2004 (2004-01-17)
24 11 "Diamonds" January 24, 2004 (2004-01-24)
25 12 "My Big Fat Zulu Wedding" January 31, 2004 (2004-01-31)
26 13 "Life Goes On" February 7, 2004 (2004-02-07)

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