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Eye to eye with the unknown

A mesmerising and unique journey through an amazingly diverse continent.

This is a journey through five regions of an amazingly diverse continent, taking you seamlessly from its wild terrain and landscapes to intimate encounters with its mesmerising creatures.

From the beauty and serenity of the soaring Atlas Mountains to the Cape of Good Hope, from the brooding jungles of the Congo to the raging Atlantic Ocean, experience unexplored rainforests, never-before-filmed mountain ranges and even snow-covered desert.

As the dynamic tension between wilderness and wildlife plays out, the drama, beauty and power of this majestic land is revealed: prehistoric-looking shoebills fight for ascendancy, plucky lizards playfully hunt for food on the backs of lions and giraffes engage in ferocious battles.

Each episode promises intimate, eye-to-eye encounters with extraordinary wildlife, ventures into genuinely unexplored places and captures never-seen-before behaviour.

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Episode 1, Series 1

Saturday July 21 at 06:00

Kalahari

Exploring the incredible Kalahari desert, where there's no rainfall at all and the animals must go to incredible lengths to survive. 1/5

Episode 2, Series 1

Saturday July 21 at 06:50

Savannah

In the Savannah the crew witness lizards stealing flies from lions faces and vast dinosaur-like birds who stalk catfish through huge wetlands. 2/5

Episode 3, Series 1

Saturday July 21 at 07:40

Congo

In the Congo, ingenious chimpanzees steal honey from hard-working sweat bees by engineering a large stick to smash open the nest. 3/5

Episode 4, Series 1

Saturday July 21 at 08:30

Cape

This episode reveals how the clash of two currents - one warm, one cold - creates the incredible spectacle of the 'sardine run' off the Great Cape. 4/5

Episode 1, Series 1

Sunday July 22 at 11:00

Kalahari

Exploring the incredible Kalahari desert, where there's no rainfall at all and the animals must go to incredible lengths to survive. 1/5

Episode 2, Series 1

Sunday July 22 at 11:50

Savannah

In the Savannah the crew witness lizards stealing flies from lions faces and vast dinosaur-like birds who stalk catfish through huge wetlands. 2/5

Episode 3, Series 1

Sunday July 22 at 12:40

Congo

In the Congo, ingenious chimpanzees steal honey from hard-working sweat bees by engineering a large stick to smash open the nest. 3/5

Episode 4, Series 1

Sunday July 22 at 13:30

Cape

This episode reveals how the clash of two currents - one warm, one cold - creates the incredible spectacle of the 'sardine run' off the Great Cape. 4/5

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Denmark – Canal Digital DTH: 38 | YouSee: 63
Finland – Canal Digital DTH: 26
Norway – Altibox: 48 | Canal Digital Cable: 25 | Canal Digital DTH: 37 | GET: 51
Sweden – Canal Digital DTH: 25 | ComHem: 36 | Sappa: 31