By: Kat Harlton
All Media Courtesy of Crown Media United States LLC
Lacey Chabert (“Party of Five,” “Moonlight in Vermont”), Jon Cor (“Dark Matter”) and Brittany Bristow (“Love Blossoms”) star in “Love on Safari,” a new, original movie premiering Saturday, July 28, (9 p.m. ET/PT) on Hallmark Channel as part of the network’s annual “Summer Nights” programming event.
About The Movie:
Busy and reserved Chicago web designer Kira’s (Chabert) plan for a relaxing vacation in Scottsdale is derailed when she learns she has inherited Ukuthula, a beautiful animal reserve in South Africa and must travel there for the reading of the will. Upon her arrival, she meets the handsome park ranger Tom (Cor) who is the exact opposite of her accounting (and bland) steady boyfriend. Along with Tom and Ally (Bristow), the reserve’s other ranger, Kira explores Ukuthula along with its majestic animals: zebras, giraffes, hippos and elephants, and she unexpectedly begins to not only fall in love with Ukuthula, but with Tom as well.
Kira is conflicted and faced with a difficult decision: either sell the reserve to a ruthless competitor, which would jeopardize Ukuthula’s future as well as the livelihood of its local villagers and the well-being of the animals, or leave the safety of her life in Chicago and risk everything for this new world. When Kira sees the villagers and children from the school her uncle built she realizes that sometimes she must get lost to learn the way, and in the end, it’s up to her to decide what ultimately makes her happy.
“Love on Safari,” a new, original movie premieres Saturday, July 28, (9 p.m. ET/PT)