Explore the Sahara Desert on the Series Finale of “Planet Earth: Africa”

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23 July 2015
Photo by Martyn Colbeck
“Planet Earth: Africa”
Tuesday, July 28 at 9 PM ET/PT on BBC America
         This series has been a mesmerising and unique journey through five regions of an amazingly diverse continent, taking us seamlessly from its wild terrain and landscapes to intimate encounters with its mesmerising creatures.

         From the beauty and serenity of the soaring Atlas Mountains to the Cape of Good Hope, from the brooding jungles of the Congo to the raging Atlantic Ocean, we have experience unexplored rainforests, never-before-filmed mountain ranges and even snow-covered desert.
As the dynamic tension between wilderness and wildlife plays out, the drama, beauty and power of this majestic land has been revealed: prehistoric-looking shoebills fight for ascendancy, plucky lizards playfully hunt for food on the backs of lions and giraffes engage in ferocious battles.

          In the series finale, Africa’s future is focused on, with an exploration of the Sahara Desert included.
Photo courtesy of BBC America
          North Africa is home to the greatest desert on Earth, the Sahara. This vast wilderness, the size of the United States, is the toughest part of the African continent.
          With more than a billion people, Africa might now be at its tipping point, but it is also the one continent that has not lost its biggest animals. In a quest to save Africa's most iconic species, what lessons learned from the rest of the world?
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