Okavango: River of Dreams
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WILD, FROM 1 SEPTEMBER
Across three episodes, follow the course of the Okavango river and the wealth of species it supports. Larger mammals take their usual starring roles – we track the fortunes of an injured lioness, watch territorial hippos fight over individual pools, and see elephants wading through the water. But everything from warthogs and hyenas to termites and black egrets get their five minutes of fame. A personal favourite is the African jacana chicks, weighing just a few grams, they pick their way, with oversized feet, across the lily pads. The abundance of life here, drawn by the water, is obvious and there’s no shortage of interesting, and even surprising, interactions between species to enjoy.
Lions stalk along the waterways.