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African Wild

Wednesdays at 9PM ET / 6 PM PT

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Take a journey into the secret world of Africa's largest and most dangerous animals. Travel across wild grassy savannas to untouched beaches; soar through the skies and dive deep into the ocean - all to experience the daily lives of these animals in a way you never have before. Witness what it takes to survive the elements and to outwit natural enemies. Travel with a herd of elephants in search of water, and go on a guided Big 5 Safari. Visit Africa's largest aquarium to learn about sharks and camp out on a beach to investigate growing up in a seal colony. This is life in the African Wild.



Episode 1: Elephants of Mashatu:

Follow a family of elephants through the Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana. Themba, the matriarch of her herd must combine the knowledge of many generations of elephants, with her own natural instincts to lead her family to good grazing and water.

Episode 2: The Waterhole: 

This is the story of the creatures that live in The Waterhole, in the low-lying savannas of South Africa. Although the summer rains create a paradise in which food and water is plentiful, the winter months are long, and only the toughest will survive.

Episode 3: The Aquarium:

Imagine you are traveling in an alien world beneath the waters of South Africa’s Atlantic Ocean. Here at the uShaka aquarium, this world becomes reality as you walk through the bowels of a sunken ship gazing in wonder at the glories of the ocean depths.

Episode 4: Seals: 

Experience life in a seal colony on the west coast of South Africa. Harsh weather conditions and cramped living quarters make life tough for the hundreds of seals living here. But competition is fierce. This is a day in the life of this seal colony.

Episode 5: Big 5 Safari:

Join an exclusive Big 5 Safari as a guest in one of South Africa’s most celebrated private game reserves. Witness an array of spectacular wild animal sightings as we take you on a game drive early each morning, and late each afternoon.

Episode 6: Gannets:

We will take you on a marvelous journey to a small rocky outcrop on the western coast of South Africa where a snowy white, golden-headed, blue-eyed bird dwells. This is the home of the Gannet. It is reputed to dive deeper than any other seabird.

Episode 7: Penguins 

Journey with us to an island in the dark Atlantic Ocean and visit a colony of remarkable birds, the African Penguin. Caring parents, superb anglers and devoted to their mates, these birds have incredible adaptations to their marine way of life.

Episode 8 Okavango 

The Okavango Delta in Botswana. The biggest delta in the world, bursting at the seams with life, some of which is found nowhere else on the planet. Follow us on this amazing journey through the waterways and byways of this ancient place.