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This award-winning six-part series from the BBC Natural History Unit looks at Africa’s stunning natural realms and little-known facts. The truly mesmerising film footage explores the mother continent from which all other continents were torn 100 million years ago. This truly stunning series was filmed over two years and in more than 20 countries.
Wild Africa looks at a landscape containing seas of grass, burning sands, steaming forests, which is scarred by mountains, and dispersed by great lakes and rivers. This continent has the greatest collection of wildlife on earth, and the series is brimming with information and uses swooping helicopter sequences to explain its natural beauty and examine how humans and animals co-exist in this vast continent.
Programme 1: Mountains
The evolution of mountains was the next great step to shape the development of Africa. This programme visits its oldest and newest peaks and their explores their extreme physical conditions.
Programme 2: Savannahs
The savannahs are the newest form of landmass in Africa. This programme looks at why they have developed and how they are an important home to a variety of wild cats.
Programme 3: Deserts
This programme looks at the arid nature of much of Africa, and how both humans and animals can adapt to even the harshest conditions.
Programme 4: Coasts
We go on a spectacular journey around the coastline of Africa, that touches on deserts, mountains, forests, wetlands and savannahs, with vastly different oceanic currents across the continent.
Programme 5: Jungles
At the heart of Africa is a jungle that spreads for five and a half thousand kilometres, enter the primeval world of the tropical rainforest and explore its breathtaking imagery.
Programme 6: Lakes and Rivers
Just as the landscape creates mountains, it also forms grooves and basins, which form lakes and mountains to collect the precious water supplies so essential to survival.