In this first of a two part program on the Mara, Bill follows the wildebeest migration in anticipation of the famous river crossings. He finds all 3 big cats and hyena waiting for their chance to get their share of the migrants. In this episode, the animal numbers are staggering.
Bill decides to stay on a few extra days to try and get some good leopard footage. These are the most elusive of the Big Twelve and filming them is a major challenge. In the process of tracking leopards, he runs across a newborn gazelle trying to walk for the first time. Will it succeed before the predators find it? Can Bill find and film a leopard up close?
One of the most modern cities in Africa, Cape Town has something for everyone. Bill explores the cities architecture, tastes a little wine at nearby Vineyards and tracks down the only penguin species in Africa before reaching the fabled Cape of Good Hope just a scenic drive outside the city proper.
Amboseli National Park has had several years of drought so Bill is anxious to see if the famous elephant herds are healthy. He takes to the air and on ground to get a count of these incredible animals. Along the way he visits the local Masai to see how they are adjusting to encroaching civilization and he gets up close to buffalo, hippos and the many bird species that make Amboseli so special.
This under-visited and far western Kenyan park complex is re known for its giant flamingo gatherings that literally turn lakes pink. Bill explores three of these many parks on foot, in safari vehicle and on horseback searching out the many local legends that have marked this region the death zone. Bill faces imminent doom in these unique parks in this fast paced episode.