Africa's Albertine Rift

Series 1 - Episode 1 Africa's Albertine Rift

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Air-breathing fish, eyeless army ants and freaky dinosaur-like birds help to explain why this series was titled Mutant Planet when it aired in the States.

The first episode explores the spectacular array of creatures inhabiting Africa's Albertine Rift, the area within a geological scar that runs from Uganda in the north to Zambia in the south, enveloping Lake Tanganyika en route. It's one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet, and with camerawork comparable to the best of the BBC's big-budget wildlife series, this is a stunning visual smorgasbord. It's not the same without David Attenborough's voiceover, though.


Wildlife documentary series. The first edition explores the Albertine Rift, which contains more vertebrate species than anywhere else in Africa.