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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 4, Series 1

Monday April 22 at 07:10

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 4, Series 1

Monday April 22 at 12:35

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 5, Series 1

Monday April 22 at 18:00

Sahara

A look at the vast wilderness of the Sahara, where zebras battle over dwindling rivers and weird naked mole rats avoid the heat by living underground. 5/5

Episode 5, Series 1

Tuesday April 23 at 04:00

Sahara

A look at the vast wilderness of the Sahara, where zebras battle over dwindling rivers and weird naked mole rats avoid the heat by living underground. 5/5

Episode 5, Series 1

Tuesday April 23 at 07:00

Sahara

A look at the vast wilderness of the Sahara, where zebras battle over dwindling rivers and weird naked mole rats avoid the heat by living underground. 5/5

Episode 5, Series 1

Tuesday April 23 at 12:30

Sahara

A look at the vast wilderness of the Sahara, where zebras battle over dwindling rivers and weird naked mole rats avoid the heat by living underground. 5/5

Episode 5, Series 1

Saturday April 27 at 06:00

Sahara

A look at the vast wilderness of the Sahara, where zebras battle over dwindling rivers and weird naked mole rats avoid the heat by living underground. 5/5

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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