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The Great Rift: Africa's Wild Heart
Visible from space, the Great Rift Valley runs over 6,000 kilometres from the Red Sea to the mouth of the Zambezi - a diverse landscape of erupting volcanoes, forest-clad mountains, rich grasslands, vast lakes and mighty rivers. Home to the greatest concentration of animals on Earth - lions, crocodiles, elephants, hippos and flocks of flamingos - along with pastoralists such as the Maasai, this is a land in constant geological turmoil. This stunning three-part series travels through nine different countries, investigating the forces that shaped the landscape and created a hotbed of evolution. State-of-the-art high definition filming techniques reveal sights that have never before been captured on film, such as giant mastiff bats suckling their young, chimps sleeping in their nests, and the secrets of the dark underwater depths of a deep sea crack off Dijibouti.
Episodes
Ep 1
Fire
Watch May 20, 7:00pm
Ep 2
Water
Watch May 27, 7:00pm
Ep 3
Grass
Watch June 3, 7:00pm
Fire
This series investigates the forces that shaped East Africa's Great Rift, and make it one of the world's most wildlife-rich landscapes. This episode looks at the unique wildlife of East Africa's volcanic mountains. (1 of 3)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat May 20, 7:00pm
Water
This episode explores the colourful wildlife of East Africa's lakes and rivers. (2 of 3)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat May 27, 7:00pm
Grass
Looks at the spectacular game herds of East Africa's grasslands. (3 of 3)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Sat Jun 3, 7:00pm