Los Angeles, Mar 21 (PTI) Actress Jessica Chastain is planning to fly to Africa to enjoy dream safari vacation on her 40th birthday.

The “Martian” star turns a year older on March 24, reported E! online.

“What I’m so excited about in my life and something that’s come to be really recently is spending more time with my friends and my family and I plan on doing that. Then also I’m going to go on a safari in Africa. I’ve always wanted to do this,” Chastain says.

The actress says she decided to book the trip of a lifetime after wrapping filming on “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” an upcoming historical drama based during Nazi Germany.

“Maybe doing this film and realising the joy I get from being around, just, I find animals to be very spiritual, they’re so authentic, they don’t lie to you and I just want to learn as much as I can about them, so I’m going to do that.”

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.