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Countdown to the Rains

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Series 1-Episode 3

Series 1-Episode 3

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After weeks of sweltering 45°C heat, the rains have finally arrived in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. Blown in on strong winds that caused some damage to the bush-based TV studio, they’ve brought instant respite to the drought-hit wildlife as well as relief to the 25-strong filming team. Simon King, Kate Humble and co will remain there right up until transmission to reveal the transformative effect of the rains. Early beneficiaries include the elephants, who have left the river in search of the emerging grasses.


Kate Humble and Simon King report from Zambia on the wildlife near the Luangwa River, where the rains have finally come and everything has changed. Elephants, buffalo and antelope had been forced to stay close to the river where they were easy prey for the lions, leopards and wild dogs, but now the grazing animals can spread out across the valley and the predators are going to have to work a whole lot harder for their food.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Kate Humble
Presenter Simon King
Executive Producer Dick Colthurst
Series Producer Sarah Peat


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