Journeys In Africa
Journeys in Africa is an innovative travel series focusing on the African continent. It will highlight Africa's unique culture, history, architecture and wildlife. Bill Ball explores both small villages and giant metropolises to explain the diverse culture, the fascinating traditions and the wonderful people that make up Africa.
Kilwa: The Swahili King of the Indian Ocean (#107) Duration: 26:24 STEREO TVG
This ancient ruined city, lost to history, was one of the most powerful in the world during its prime. The architectural sophistication and sheer size will amaze you. Then Bill heads out to the deep ocean for some big game fishing. Will he land the big one or return empty handed?
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The Man-Eaters of Tsavo (#108) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Featured in films and documentaries, the mane-less lions of Tsavo have a fierce reputation - man-eaters. We go on a photo hunt for these legendary beasts of the bush. In the process, we witness the raw power of the ghosts of the dark.
- KQED Life: Sat, Dec 28, 2013 -- 5:00pm email reminder
Mombassa: The Center of It All (#109) Duration: 26:20 STEREO TVG
Gold, ivory and slaves drove the economy of the East Coast of Africa 500 years ago. Join us as we explore the Portuguese and Arab roles in these horrific trade schemes. We'll also investigate the pristine waters off the coast of the nearby National Park. Here Bill dons a snorkel mask and comes face to face with the creatures of the coral reef.
- KQED Life: Sat, Jan 4, 2014 -- 5:00pm email reminder
Arusha/Manyara: Hidden Wonders of the North (#110) Duration: 26:23 STEREO TVG
The Great Rift Valley is actually where the continent of Africa is literally tearing itself apart. That geologic phenomenon has created two very distinct national parks within an easy drive of one another. One, a rainforest full of colorful birds and strange monkeys and the other, a large lake centered on a vast plain. Two eco-zones, double the wildlife.
- KQED Life: Sat, Jan 25, 2014 -- 5:00pm email reminder