- Actors: Fergal Keane
- Format: Colour, PAL
- Language: English
- Classification: Exempt
- Studio: BBC
- VHS Release Date: 19 Nov. 2001
- Run Time: 300 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00005OCU0
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 303,010 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
Wild Africa [VHS] 
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Fergal Keane narrates this six part nature series on the diverse aspects of Africa's natural history. Taking over two years to produce the documentary ranges over the physical forces that have shaped this continent of over twenty countries. Episodes are 'Mountains'; 'Savannah'; 'Deserts'; 'Coasts'; 'Jungle'; and 'Lakes and Rivers'.
Africa is the mother continent - the core from which all the other continents were torn away 270 million years ago. Since then, three factors have had profound consequences on its wildlife. This mighty block of land has stayed in much the same place, it stands alone and it straddles the equator. It's also been protected from crippling ice ages and destructive invasions as well as nurtured by gentle changes in climate and geology.
As a result, animals and plants have flourished here more successfully than on any other continent. This is Africa - rich, diverse and fascinating - and at the heart of the world.
Time is the key to this series. Influenced by climate and geology, time has allowed Africa to accumulate the breathtaking variety of wildlife we see today. The series covers jungle, coasts, mountains, deserts, savannahs, and rivers and lakes as the topic of each episode. --This text refers to the DVD edition.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
Fergal Keane does some smashingly good narration for this series.
Dont think this serious just covers the african plains, oh no this series covers all 6 habbitas for wildlife that live on or around the coast of Africa. Jungles ,mountains, plains, coast,lakes and rivers and deserts.
Each episode has a wide range of wildlife that star, from Garilas in the jungle to great white sharks in coast to lions on the savannah. All episodes are beautifly filmed and detailed, and as a special feature David Attenborough narrated: wildlife on one THE SUPER HERD.
A half an hour special on the Wildebeest Migration which rounds of the dvd briliantly. Lovely front cover of a cape Buffalo which are amazing creatures.
Very interesting watching and it has a very relaxed mood. Nice background music, beuatiful landscapes and animals, clever photography, and good narration make this dvd a worthwhile purchase!
The programme also contains rivers,lakes and coasts,savanahs,Rainforests and Deserts(but not in that order).I think this is a fantastique series,and in my opinion it is better then the blue planet.And I highly reccomend it .
The only dissapointment to this this suberb BBC production.......
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not just the best of Wild Africa, but narrated by Fergal Keane as well. Brilliant.Published 2 months ago by Grainne Farrington