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African Dynasties

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Updated 01 April 2022

A mosaic of images of a hyena, elephant and cheetah.
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By Chris McIntyre

Managing Director
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*A version of this article originally appeared in the April 2022 Bush Telegraph newsletter. You can read our recent newsletters and sign-up to receive these in your inbox on our Bush Telegraph newsletter page.

For readers with access to BBC One or iPlayer (coming soon to BBC America), the second series of Dynasties has launched as compulsory viewing for wildlife enthusiasts. It’s wonderful to see some of our favourite safari spots featured in the programmes, with three of the four episodes focusing on African species: elephant, hyena and cheetah.

Last week, the drama introduced us to matriarch elephant Angelina and her herd in the Amboseli region of Kenya, and on Sunday 3 April we were transported to the impressive expanses of Zambia’s Liuwa Plain National Park to meet the country’s oldest known cheetah, Kali, and her formidable family. The final episode on 10 April returns to Liuwa to introduce Suma and the South Clan of hyenas.

Huge congratulations to the team at Amboseli Elephant Trust and Zambian Carnivore Programme, who have worked with the BBC crew for several years to ensure the finest footage and antics grace our screens, providing incredible insights into the lives of these animals.

All these areas are magical safari destinations that we wholeheartedly recommend. Check out our Puku Safari, for a stunning Zambia trip to the remote Liuwa Plain, and our Golden Weaver Safari for a great-value, rustic exploration of Amboseli and the Maasai Mara in Kenya.

If you’ve been inspired and want to find out more, give us a call or enquire now to speak to an expert.


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