Marc-Andre Fleury hails from the quiet, usually cold Quebec town of Sorel-Tracy, so his summer vacation must have made for quite the culture shock.

"I went to Africa," the Penguins' goaltender playfully beamed after practice Saturday at Consol Energy Center.

Fleury and his fiancee flew to South Africa -- they started in Cape Town -- then went on a safari in the northern part of the country on one of its many wildlife reserves. They were driven through the reserve and, as he described it, saw some remarkable sights: Two lions attacked a hippopotamus. An elephant was knocking down a tree.

"It's something we both talked about doing, and we're really glad we did," Fleury said. "It's a great experience, something you'll never forget."