Okavango - River of Dreams - Episode 1: Paradise
The deep water of the Upper Okavango river in Botswana in Southern Africa shows elephants swimming and carving channels through the reeds and papyrus, setting small birds afloat to drift passed hippos and crocodiles. This episode features the amazing story of Fekeetsa, a lioness that was severly injured by a buffalo and therefore is badly handicapped now. After her pride has left her for dead, she has to survive in the swamp alone – and to hunt, to feed her little cubs. The film ends with the spectacular wildfires that ignite the peat bog deep underground and burn for decades, making the landscape disappear under thick blankets of smoke.