Kenya’s real ‘Pride Rock’ filmed in movie ‘Mufasa: The Lion King’

Disney’s ‘Mufasa: The Lion King’ is all set to hit the theatres on December 20, this year in 2024. Just a few days ahead of the X’Mas, the makers of the animated movie have decided to surprise their fans.

Pride Rock shown in The Lion King
Pride Rock shown in The Lion King

But do you know where the real “Pride Rock” – the home of Disney’s Lion King is? If not then there’s someone who did this for us all. The wildlife TV Presenter ‘Cam Whitnall’ has posted a video on his Instagram handle in which he showing the original Pride Rock.

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Wildlife TV Presenter Cam Whitnall
Wildlife TV Presenter Cam Whitnall

The real-life Pride Rock from Disney’s Lion King is located at the Borana Conservancy in Kenya, home to the original inspiration for Pride Rock from The Lion King.

Borana Conservancy in Kenya is a 32,000 acre conservation area located on the Laikipia Plateau in the shadow of Mount Kenya. With the surrounding communities, Borana aims to protect the threatened species as a part of a sustainable ecosystem.

Mount Kenya shown as Pride Rock in movie The Lion King
Mount Kenya shown as Pride Rock in movie The Lion King

The holistic approach by Borana, the conservancy involves business activities such as wildlife tourism and pastoralism that contributes to thrive the communities and wildlife habitats.

 

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The conservation protects and provides safety to the threatened and endangered species such as African bush elephant, rhino, lion, reticulated giraffe, cheetah, African wild dog, Jackson’s hartebeest and Grevy’s zebra, within its borders.

Being one of Africa’s newest rhino conservancies, Borana is also one of its most successful. Back in 2013, 21 black rhinos were reintroduced and for the first-time rhinos roamed on its land for more than 50 years.

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Poster of the original movie The Lion King
Poster of the original movie The Lion King

Other than the Pride Rock, there are many such places in the real life that are filmed in the movie the Lion King. Asilia Africa’s Rekero Camp in the southwest Kenya Masai Mara is shown as the Pride Land in the movie.

The Cloud Forest in Kenya, Desert of Namibia, Karuru Waterfall in Aberdare National Park, Kenya’s Buffalo Springs Shaba Reserve Watering Hole, the elephant graveyard from Ethiopia and the Narrow Sesriem Canyon in Namibia, are all the real-life places which are picturised in the movie The Lion King.

Poster of the movie Mufasa: The Lion King
Poster of the movie Mufasa: The Lion King

Mufasa: The Lion King is an upcoming American musical drama film. It is directed by Barry Jenkins, and written by Jeff Nathanson. The Disney animation movie is produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Pastel Productions and is distributed by the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.

Adapted from the book ‘The Lion King’, the film is photorealistic animated and a prequel to the 2019 remake of the 1994 film The Lion King.

The movie contains the music by Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Nicholas Britell and Mark Mancina. It is produced by Adele Romanski and Ceryak