A Wild March on My Wild Africa
March 31st, 2021
WildifeDirect through the My Wild Africa series continues to bring wildlife documentary to close to half a million viewers in Kenya every Sunday at 5:30 PM EAT on Citizen TV Kenya. In March, viewers followed a captivating film about a pride of lions facing an upheaval that threatens their survival, went through a spine-chilling film narrated through the eyes of a baboon, dived with crocodiles to learn about their behaviour, discovered how wildlife survive in the scorching temperatures of the Namib Desert and witnessed the life journey of elephants as narrated by award-winning filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert in the Soul of The Elephant.
The Lion Tree
In a captivating film, the Lion Tree, we followed a pride of lions facing an upheaval that threatens their survival in the Busanga floodplains, an area of 750 square kilometres which occurs within the wild north-west of Zambia’s Kafue National Park. The lions in Busanga floodplains differ from the norm in that they climb trees using them as vantage points to look over the plains. The pride has thrived here for years. However, tragedy and drama envelops the lives of this lion pride – known as the fig tree pride – as they fight for their survival.
Would you follow a crocodile in a river to learn more about it? In the film, Dragon’s Feast, viewers followed Roger Horrocks as he prepared to dive with crocodiles. These ferocious predators are known to attack humans, and few sights in nature compare to the violence of a feeding frenzy. Through the film, we got to hear from crocodile attack victims and locals with knowledge of crocodile behaviour. Towards the end of the film, we were left in awe as Roger entered the water and came face to face with a 4-metre giant.
Kanga Pan, an African Horror Story
Kanga Pan, an African Horror Story, is a spine-chilling, one-off wildlife documentary filmed in an inland waterhole in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. This Pan is a gathering point for a melting pot of wildlife species. On the surface, it looks like a peaceful oasis, offering the cooling refreshment of water and bathing. During the dry months of the year, Kanga Pan provides the only source of water for resident wildlife populations for many miles around, making it a hive of activity, while many friendly, and not so friendly, animal species meet face to face. But there is a hidden terror lurking in the shadows, a predator tormenting as a multitude of wildlife species approach to quench their thirst. Who is the killer on the loose? Who is terrorising the pan? An investigation needs to be undertaken and leading it is one of the waterhole residents, a mature male baboon who also narrates the film.
Namibia’s Desert Kingdom
Sand dunes, shimmering mirages and scorching temperatures—these are the deserts of northern Namibia. Although this place looks totally inhospitable, there is a remarkable diversity of life found here. But how do animals survive in this desert kingdom? In the film, Namibia’s Desert Kingdom, we followed wildlife through the dry riverbeds and the scorching heat of the Namib Desert. We observed how a herd of desert elephants ambled along the dry riverbeds sniffing the ground with their trunks.
We are grateful to Off the Fence, Citizen TV and WWF-Kenya who have made this series possible. If you would like your film to be featured on My Wild Africa, reach out to Victoria Wangui at firstname.lastname@example.org.