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Planet Earth: Africa

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Whenever documentary filmmakers at Discovery Channel and the BBC unite for a project, stellar television seems to follow. "Planet Earth: Africa" stems from this collaboration, as did the breakthrough natural history series "Life" in 2009. David Attenborough narrated that one, and he's back to take viewers on a journey through the vast and diverse continent of Africa. Four years in the making, during which more than 2,000 hours of video were shot, the program consists of six hour-long episodes that feature an array of never-before-filmed species, animal behaviors and previously unknown places. Cameras uncover the extreme dangers of the Kalahari, the dense forests and snow-capped peaks of the Savannah, the dynamic Congo rainforest, the ever-changing climate of the Cape and the massive and parched Sahara.

Latest episodes

aired 38 days ago
Even though the population is increasing, Africa has not lost its largest animals; learning lessons about preserving species.
aired 38 days ago
The vast wilderness of the Sahara desert, in the northern part of the continent, is the toughest part.
aired 38 days ago
Two ocean currents sweep around and shape the continent's Great Cape; Southern Africa is a riot of life and color.
aired 38 days ago
In Africa's rainforest, animals find ingenious ways to make a life in a claustrophobic, dangerous landscape.
aired 38 days ago
In the constantly changing climate of east Africa, creatures must be able to deal with unpredictable elements.
aired 38 days ago
Deserts sit side-by-side in the southwest corner of Africa, and in spite of the lack of water, they are teeming with life.
aired 288 days ago
Two ocean currents sweep around and shape the continent's Great Cape; Southern Africa is a riot of life and color.
aired 288 days ago
In Africa's rainforest, animals find ingenious ways to make a life in a claustrophobic, dangerous landscape.
aired 288 days ago
In the constantly changing climate of east Africa, creatures must be able to deal with unpredictable elements.
aired 288 days ago
Deserts sit side-by-side in the southwest corner of Africa, and in spite of the lack of water, they are teeming with life.
aired 288 days ago
The vast wilderness of the Sahara desert, in the northern part of the continent, is the toughest part.