Zoop in Africa

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Zoop in Africa
ZOOP in Afrika promotie bus Vivienne van den Assem Sander Jan Klerk.JPG
Zoop in Africa
Directed byJohan Nijenhuis
Produced byAlain De Levita
Johan Nijenhuis
Written byAnya Koek
Wijo Koek
Johan Nijenhuis
StarringSander Jan Klerk
Nicolette van Dam
Music byMartijn Schimmer
Mario Zapata
Edited bySandor Soeteman
Release date
  • July 2005 (2005-07)
Running time
85 minutes
LanguageDutch, English

Zoop in Africa (Dutch: Zoop in Afrika) is a 2005 Dutch adventure film, directed by Johan Nijenhuis. The film is based on the TV series Zoop and is followed by Zoop in India (2006) and Zoop in South America (2007). The film was recorded on multiple locations in South Africa.

The film premiered on July 10, 2005 at the Tuschinski theatre in Amsterdam. On November 10, 2005 the film was released on DVD. Zoop in Africa was sold to 44 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Columbia, Germany, France, Mexico, Poland, Russia and Turkey.


Eight youngsters studying for zookeeper in the Netherlands travel to Africa, to work in a wildpark and enhance their knowledge. During the flight to their destination their plane crashes in the middle of the jungle and they are completely dependent on each other. They decide to split up in two groups in the search for help. Aside from the survival challenge, the owners of the wildpark want to get rid of the rangers too. When Bionda gets lost, things go from bad to worse. Then they encounter an African tribe who doesn't have good intentions either...


The Rangers:

  • Viviënne van den Assem (Elise Pardoel)
  • Juliette van Ardenne (Sira Schilt)
  • Nicolette van Dam (Bionda Kroonenberg)
  • Ewout Genemans (Bastiaan van Diemen)
  • Jon Karthaus (Moes Brinksma)
  • Sander Jan Klerk (Aaron Zomerkamp)
  • Patrick Martens (Mike Bosboom)
  • Monique van der Werff (Taffie Arends)


  • Sylvana Simons (Safira)
  • Sabine Koning (Gaby Komproe)
  • Raymi Sambo (Bowey Berenger)
  • Ernst Löw (Siegfried Schilt)
  • Pieternel Pouwels (Maxime Schilt)
  • Kim Boekhoorn (Filo Schilt)
Picture of the filmshoot in Africa


The film received a Golden Film, the "Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award", an award for the best film, and the "Prijs van succes" of the Nederlands Filmfonds.

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