Adventure: Zambezi: 2. The Ancient Highway

 

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First transmitted in 1965. David Attenborough continues his journey along the Zambezi River. This episode begins at Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world. At the foot of the falls, with its moist climate, a wealth of plants and animals can be found, such as hyraxes. To coax the hyraxes out of hiding, David Attenborough illustrates why taking a dog whistle with you while on an African adventure is a very good idea indeed. Other highlights encountered on the way include an estivating lungfish and a herd of elephants washing and dust bathing at a water hole.Further along his journey David Attenborough explores a Portuguese fortress at Tete, believed to have been built over 400 years ago, and assesses the impact of the then newly constructed Kariba Dam, one of the largest dams in the world, on the displaced Tonga people and surrounding countryside.

 

Channel: BBC (Archive)

First Air Date: 7.20pm 16 Aug 1965

Duration: 39 mins

 

Collection: David Attenborough - The Early Years (31 programmes)

A collection of programmes, letters and photographs from 1955-1969, showcasing the early work of Sir David Attenborough.

 

 

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