In this blockbuster, the BBC's Natural History Unit reveals Africa in all its natural beauty. This includes a journey through five extraordinarily diverse regions of an amazing continent, packed with new stories, new species, new places and a new style of storytelling. Taking you seamlessly from the wild terrain of extraordinary landscapes to intimate encounters with its mesmerising creatures, this is a unique expedition to the most extreme parts of a vast continent. Experience an intense sensory adventure from the Atlas Mountains, through the Savannah lands to the Cape of Good Hope and from the Roof of Africa and the Kalahari to where the dark rainforests of the Congo meet the Atlantic Ocean.
What makes this series truly unique is the fact that it trades on 'newness', the filming style takes you 'out of the 4x4'offering truly intimate, eye-to-eye encounters with extraordinary wildlife. All the while pulling from over 80 years of wildlife filmmaking, the BBC Natural History Unit has chronicled the greatest changes in a continent that the world has ever seen.
Africa might now be at its tipping point, with more than a billion people and the fact that mankind has lived here longer than anywhere else on the planet it remains the one continent that has not lost its biggest animals, however how long will these majestic creatures be around for? So in a quest to save Africa's most iconic species, what lessons learned from the rest of the world can we bring back to our ancestral homeland?
This landmark six-part series utilises the latest filming technology to reveal the surprising environments, extraordinary creatures and other fascinating secrets of an amazing continent.