Ultimate Africa

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Ultimate Africa (2008)

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Take African exploration to the extreme with this fast-paced adventure series hosted by veteran Safari Guide Jean Du Plessis.

Experience a wild and exhilarating journey throughout east Africa, from raiding a poaching camp in a remote swamp to encountering human-versus-lion conflict outside a national park.

This series studies the continent from the perspective of someone who understands the complexities and challenges of the region firsthand.

Episode List

An inside look at the controversial subject of big game hunting in East Africa and how large wildlife reserves in Tanzania are able to sustain themselves through selective sport hunting.
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46 minutes
A two-part episode, beginning with a look at the conflict outside of National Parks in Tanzania between predators and Masai livestock. In Part 2, Jean investigates the die-off of 40,000 pink flamingos in Lake Manyara National Park.
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46 minutes
Jean looks at the problems facing primates in Africa through habitat destruction. He travels to Mahale Mountain, host of one the largest populations of chimpanzees, and to Udzungwa N.P., considered one of the world greatest bio-diversity hot spots and home ...
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46 minutes
Jean hikes the Serengeti's Western boundary with a Masai friend to look at their contribution to the parks history. From there, Jean will look at its more modern guardians the Frankfurt Zoological Society which helps manage the park.
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46 minutes
Jean visits Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy and observes the tenacity and dedication it takes to protect and revive an endangered species.
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46 minutes
Jean makes his first trip to Gabon in search of forest elephants and lowland gorillas. He comes face-to-face with the beauty of an unspoiled wilderness, but also with some of the grim realities facing this country as it navigates a crucial crossroad.
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46 minutes
Ol Pejeta Conservancy is a unique place. Its 90,000 acres support most of Africa's indigenous wildlife, from the native plants to Africa's big five--the most unpredictable and dangerous animals on the planet.
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46 minutes
Jean travels to the Serengeti in Tanzania to join an anti-poaching operation.
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46 minutes
Join Jean as he passes an active volcano, catches a massive wildebeest crossing, visits one of the last hunter-gatherer tribes living the ancient ways, and goes search of the greatest hunter on the Serengeti plains.
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46 minutes

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