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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

Exploring the World Series: Africa

Exploring the World Series: Africa

"Highly Recommended! This is a colossal series that viewers will want to watch again and again; it is filled with insight, and the appeal of each destination is clearly defined." -CITC Review
Filmed entirely on location, featuring world-famous attractions to lesser-known hideaways, various hosts and tour guides in this series provide you with an experienced insider's look at each destination, leaving you with a better understanding and deeper appreciation of the people you meet, the places you see, the histories you learn and the cultures you get absorbed in. Co-produced by Jake and Mieke DeBoer; updated by Chip Taylor. The series is divided into 6 geographic regions. The programs below on Africa are available on 7 or 14 DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 7-Disc Set. The other geographic regions include: "Asia and the Middle East"; "Australia, French Polynesia, New Zealand"; "Europe"; "North America"; "South and Central America." (Note: The entire series is available on 110 or 155 DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 110-Disc Set.) For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 or e-mail


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Africa 1: Botswana's Untamed Wilderness

Africa 1: Botswana's Untamed Wilderness

Bostwana is an extremely popular safari destination. Often called "Old Africa," it is home to the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Desert and has some of the largest remaining herds of wildlife in Africa. First we go to Eagle Island Camp at Xaxaba, which means the "island of tall trees." People from all over the world Click for more


Africa 2: Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls

Africa 2: Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls

The Scottish explorer Dr. David Livingstone was the first white person to discover Victoria Falls and named them in honor of Queen Victoria. Also known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya, which means "the Smoke that Thunders," the falls have been named "One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World," and this program, with its Click for more


Africa 1 & 2

Africa 1 & 2

A combined version of Africa 1: Botswana's Untamed Wilderness and Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls is available.
Africa 1: Botswana's Untamed Wilderness
Bostwana is an extremely popular safari destination. Often called "Old Africa," it is home to the Okavango Delta and the Kalahari Desert and Click for more


Malawi 1: Lake Malawi and Liwonde National Park

Malawi 1: Lake Malawi and Liwonde National Park

Located in southeastern Africa, Malawi is called "the warm heart of Africa," which is no exaggeration; it is a nature lover's dream-come-true. In this program, from the moment the plane touches down, you are completely surrounded by the most amazing wildlife on earth. You see rare species of fish found only in Lake Click for more


Malawi 2: The Zomba Plateau

Malawi 2: The Zomba Plateau

Located in the south of Malawi, the Zomba Plateau is a unique place that harbors plants found nowhere else in the world. Crisp, cool air caresses your skin as you watch a brilliant sunset from atop this hiker's paradise. The view is spectacular as are the opportunities awaiting you - here you may ride horseback along Click for more


Malawi 1 & 2

Malawi 1 & 2

A combined version of Malawi 1: Lake Malawi and Liwonde National Park and Malawi 2: The Zomba Plateau is available.
Malawi 1: Lake Malawi and Liwonde National Park
Located in southeastern Africa, Malawi is called "the warm heart of Africa," which is no exaggeration; it is a nature Click for more


Morocco 1: Rabat, Fez and Marrakesh (cc)

Morocco 1: Rabat, Fez and Marrakesh (cc)

Rabat, the modern capital of Morocco, is the residence of the King and the seat of government and embassies, but its history dates back to the 7th century. First we visit the Mohammed V mausoleum; it was Mohammed V whose reign was marked by the independence of Morocco in 1956. Adjacent to the tomb is the incomplete Click for more


Morocco 2: Ourika Valley, Fantasia Festival, and Agadir

Morocco 2: Ourika Valley, Fantasia Festival, and Agadir

The country of Morocco has been influenced by African, Arab, Berber, and European cultures and is well known for its colorful markets, beautiful architecture, excellent shopping, and beaches. Here we explore the Ourika Valley, thirty-five miles south of Marrakech and home to an attractive string of villages along the Click for more


Morocco 1 & 2

Morocco 1 & 2

A combined version of Morocco 1: Rabat, Fez and Marrakesh and Morocco 2: Ourika Valley, Fantasia Festival, and Agadir is available.
Morocco 1: Rabat, Fez and Marrakesh (cc)
Rabat is the modern capital of Morocco but its history dates back to the 7th century. Here we visit the Mohammed Click for more


Namibia 1: Luderitz and Swakopmund

Namibia 1: Luderitz and Swakopmund

This program provides us with a rare opportunity to visit the emerging African nation of Namibia, exploring the two coastal towns of Luderitz and Swakopmund. In Luderitz, the main attraction is Kolmanskop Ghost Town, where only cultural remnants remain due to diamond miners moving south due to the discovery of larger Click for more


Namibia 2: Etosha National Park

Namibia 2: Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park, at over 2.2 million acres, is one of the largest game reserves for wildlife in Africa. Here viewers are in for a rare treat as hosts Jake and Mieke DeBoer take them along on their own personal safari. We discover the heart of the park is called Etosha Pan, or "place of dry water," a huge, shallow Click for more


Namibia 1 & 2

Namibia 1 & 2

A combined version of Namibia 1: Luderitz and Swakopmund and Namibia 2: Etosha National Park is available.
Namibia 1: Luderitz and Swakopmund
This program provides us with a rare opportunity to visit the emerging African nation of Namibia. In Luderitz, the main attraction is Kolmanskop Click for more


South Africa 1: Cape Town

South Africa 1: Cape Town

This is a memorable tour of Cape Town, South Africa, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, which is situated on the southwestern tip of Africa and includes historic buildings of the Old Cape Dutch and English architecture. Here we explore its most important attractions. The most famous landmark is Table Mountain, Click for more


South Africa 2: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Shakaland

South Africa 2: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Shakaland

Many people may find it hard to believe that Johannesburg is not only the largest city in South Africa, but also one of the 40 largest metropolitan areas in the world. In fact, Johannesburg and Pretoria today act as a single functional entity, forming a Mega-city of nearly 10 million people. Not surprisingly, Johannesburg Click for more


South Africa 1 & 2

South Africa 1 & 2

A combined version of South Africa 1: Cape Town and South Africa 2: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Shakaland is available.
South Africa 1: Cape Town
This is a memorable tour of Cape Town, South Africa, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, which is situated on the southwestern tip Click for more


South Africa 3: Kruger Game Park, Londolozi, and Lost City

South Africa 3: Kruger Game Park, Londolozi, and Lost City

Kruger Game Park is one of the most renowned wildlife reserves in the world, and the oldest in Africa. It was named after the President of the former South African Republic, Paul Kruger, who in 1898 established a protected area for the wildlife in the Lowveld region. Londolozi, which in Zulu means "protector of living Click for more


South Africa 4: Rovos Rail

South Africa 4: Rovos Rail

This program offers viewers the "tour of a lifetime," an epic journey aboard what is know as "the most luxurious train in the world," the Rovos Rail. Here we step aboard the beautifully restored "Pride of Africa" to enjoy a world-class travel experience that is second to none. We begin by learning the history of the Click for more


South Africa 3 & 4

South Africa 3 & 4

A combined version of South Africa 3: Kruger Game Park, Londolozi, and Lost City and South Africa 4: Rovos Rail is available.
South Africa 3: Kruger Game Park, Londolozi, and Lost City
Kruger Game Park is one of the most renowned wildlife reserves in the world, and the oldest in Africa. Click for more


South Africa 5: Cape Wine Estates

South Africa 5: Cape Wine Estates

South Africa's wine making legacy dates back over 300 years and today Cape Winelands is the largest wine producing region in the Western Cape of the country. Our tour of this spectacular area begins at the historic Grande Roche Hotel, which was founded in 1717, and after fastidious restoration in 1993 was declared Click for more


South Africa 6: Kagga Kamma - Land of the Bushmen (San)

South Africa 6: Kagga Kamma - Land of the Bushmen (San)

"Recommended. Originally, the Bushmen/San lived in the Kagga Kamma area of western South Africa, but European settlement drove them into the Kalahari Desert; today, we see some Bushmen/San have resettled in their original homeland. Here Bushmen/San and reserve rangers explain how the Bushmen/San culture lives off Click for more


South Africa 5 & 6

South Africa 5 & 6

A combined version of South Africa 5: Cape Wine Estates and South Africa 6: Kagga Kamma - Land of the Bushmen (San) is available.
South Africa 5: Cape Wine Estates
South Africa's wine making legacy dates back over 300 years and today Cape Winelands is the largest wine producing region Click for more





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