There were Two Daktari themes
Has anyone noticed that the first season opening theme is almost impossible to find on the internet?
The first season theme was done with an orchestra and had a more
"adventure story" sound.
The later seasons used an "African Native" sounding theme which might be considered stereotypical. It included rhythmic drumming, bamboo flutes and the word "Daktari" repeated in a chant-like manner.
Both themes were interesting, but the season one theme is probably less well known.