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Wildest Africa

Join us in the heart of Africa and discover one of the most incredible, beautiful and exciting places on Earth. Journey from the cradle of human civilization to the most awe-inspiring natural wonders of the world.

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Namibia: Sands Of Time
Namibia is an arid, rough land, a different world where bizarre desert plants and oasis dwelling baboons reinforce this land as a fascinating story of life and death.
Ngorogoro: Born Of Fire
Ngorogoro - lush green hillsides, savannah stretching as far as the eye can see, and home to the world’s largest volcanic crater.
Okavango: Water In The Desert
The Okavango Delta, a huge emerald oasis in the burning heart of the Kalahari desert, is fed by the Okavango River and this perpetual cycle of wet and dry is the lifeblood of this extraordinary natural Eden.
Zambezi: Wild Water
The mighty Zambezi is one of Africa’s wildest waters touching the lives of humans and animals, creating a story of power and survival.
Cape Coast: Where Worlds Collide
Stretching 1500 miles from the frigid waters of Cape Point to the sub-tropical seas of Kwazulu-Natal, Africa’s Cape Coast is where the irresistible force meets the immoveable object. Powerful waves have pounded this coastline for over 160 million years—since Africa was torn from the ancestral landmass of Gondwana – but its cliffs are built to withstand the might of even the fiercest sea. This collision of land and sea creates a unique environment where plants flourish... and animals and man battle to survive.
Congo: The Untamed Heart
Known for centuries as “Africa’s Dark Heart”, the Congo rainforest has long held its secrets close, concealed behind a seemingly impenetrable wall of green. Only now are we beginning to understand this daunting place. The Congo is a multi-layered, three-dimensional world, seething with innumerable species. By peeling back the layers, we discover how this vast rainforest works, and expose the hidden lives of its inhabitants.
Ethiopia: Land Of Extremes
Land-locked and surrounded by five countries, Ethiopia is one of east Africa’s forgotten lands. Seemingly passive deserts in fact seethe with fire and cloud-piercing peaks shield a secret Eden of canyons and cliff-tops teeming with life.
Lake Turkana: Land Of The Crocodile
Turkana is at the heart of one of the harshest landscapes on the planet where temperatures sometimes soar to a blistering 50 degrees Celsius and the land is buffeted by relentless hot desert winds. Despite this hostile environment, man and beast have worked out a way to survive here. Huge crocodiles with voracious appetites have found paradise - over 10,000 bask in on the lake flats. Nothing is off this predators menu – including man.
Madagascar: Island Of Monsters
Madagascar is truly a weird and wonderful land - a playground of evolution where some of the weirdest animals in the world call home. Isolated on an island of extreme and magical looking locations, life has adapted and diversified. With few predators, numbers have proliferated and natural selection has gone mad. Madagascar really is an Island of Monsters.
Mount Kenya: African Heart Of Ice
Straddling the equator, Mount Kenya soars over five kilometers into the air. It is the second highest mountain in Africa. At its summit temperatures fluctuate from over 30 degrees Celsius when the sun is overhead to below freezing when night falls. It is summer every day and winter every night.
Nile: An African Odyssey
The Nile is the longest river in the world. It flows for 6730 kilometers from deep in the heart of Africa all the way to the Mediterranean coast in the north. Ancient Egypt, one of the history’s most powerful civilizations, depended entirely on the Nile River. Each year it flooded, rising by as much as ten metres, and replenishing their fields with fertile silt. This annual flood fueled the ancient Egyptian economy but the pharaohs new nothing of the great river’s origins.
Sahara: Life On The Edge
The Sahara is the largest desert in the world - covering a third of the entire African continent, one of the hottest, driest places on earth. According to legend, a land of terrible thirst, an endless, empty ocean of sand. Yet there is life here. Unique creatures adapted to one of the harshest environments on earth. Even people find ways to survive and flourish.
Virungas: Land Of Ice And Fire
The Virungas is an epic region: A land of fire and ice, home to some of the world’s most iconic animals, the African Great Apes, and some of the continent’s most mysterious landscapes - from the Mountains of the Moon to live volcanoes, from dense jungle homes to exploding lakes - The Virungas really are 'Wildest Africa'.