Nomads of the Serengeti

Nomads of the Serengeti

5 Episodes

Join veteran safari guide Jean Du Plessis in this stunning series that documents migrating wildebeest on their odyssey across Africa's most incredible locales, including the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Katavi and Ruaha National Park.

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Nomads of the Serengeti
  • Journey to the Short Grass Plains

    Episode 1

    The Serengeti plains echo the sound of two million wildebeest. Over the course of the year, the giant herd migrates from the north to the south and back again in an endless circle. Wildlife expert and safari guide Jean Du Plessis is in the north to watch the most treacherous part of the migration...

  • Return to the Mara

    Episode 2

    Wildlife expert and Safari guide Jean Du Plessis is in the south of the Serengeti plains to witness the largest mass birth on the planet. Every year on the short grass plains, the wildebeest migration stops for weeks while the females give birth. Then the entire herd begins to move again, heading...

  • Ngorongoro

    Episode 3

    Explores the Ngorogoro’s highlands and caldera on the edge of the Serengeti. The caldera is a wildlife haven that some have called a modern day Eden because of the density and diversity of its wildlife. That includes some of the last of Africa’s “tuskers.”

  • Kilimanjaro

    Episode 4

    The Serengeti ’s Mt. Kilimanjaro is the highest freestanding peak in Africa. It has five separate climatic zones, the most of any single place on the planet. Jean Du Plessis has been been guiding clients on tours of the Serengeti for twenty years, but he’s now making his first climb to the peak. ...

  • Cradle of Mankind

    Episode 5

    Wildlife expert and safari guide Jean Du Plessis travels to Mahale Mountains National Park in the hopes of spending time with the wild chimpanzees that live in the forests of this remote and protected corner of Tanzania. Then he’s back to the Serengeti to look at the human history of the plains.