Segments in this Video

Zambezi River (01:18)


Andrew Daddo bungee jumps from the highest bungee structure in Africa's southern peninsula. Daddo describes his itinerary through Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia.

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (04:17)

Andrew Daddo visits the 400 foot waterfall in the Zambezi Gorge. He receives training before rafting the rapids on the Zambezi River.

Rural Life in Zimbabwe (02:33)

Andrew Daddo visits a rural village near Victoria Falls; villagers celebrate the coming of the rainy season. Daddo discusses the typical household while trying a traditional meal of mopane worms.

Traditions in a Rural Zimbabwe Village (02:25)

Andrew Daddo enjoys the local alcoholic brew with village men. He watches a flirtation ritual involving a man, a woman, and a tie. After drinking the brew, Daddo takes part in the ritual.

Kasane, Botswana (02:05)

Andrew Daddo hitchhikes to a safari lodge in Botswana. He offers advice for experiencing a budget conscious safari trek. Daddo goes fishing in the nearby water.

Chobe National Park, Botswana (02:12)

The Chobe reserve encompasses 6,000 square miles. Andrew Daddo meets an expert who gives him advice on meeting a lion. Daddo spots a buffalo carcass on the side of the road.

Wildlife in Chobe Game Reserve (02:42)

Andrew Daddo and his guide search for wildlife. The park has an elephant population of approximately 75,000 and boasts one of the largest hippo populations in South Africa.

On Safari in Chobe National Park (02:21)

Andrew Daddo and his guide search for lions. They locate tracks but no animals on the first day. On day two, Daddo spots a lioness and her cubs feeding; a male lies nearby watching.

Okavango River (02:48)

Andrew Daddo flies to the delta region and takes a mokoro down the river. The Okavango river disappears into an 8,000 mile maze of lagoons, channels, and island. Daddo admires the bird life and discusses transportation with his guide.

Okavango Delta (02:42)

Fishing and farming communities surround the Okavango Delta. Andrew Daddo witnesses a traditional dance at one of the villages. He spends the night in a tree house before exploring a game reserve on foot.

Camping in the Okavango Delta (02:21)

Andrew Daddo attempts to steer the mokoro in the Okavango Delta. He and his guide stay at a tented campsite and discuss the area's dangers with other travelers.

Maun, Botswana (01:34)

Maun is home to a large group of Herero from Namibia. The women's dress is influenced by Germans who were uncomfortable with their toplessness. Famous for doll making; they gift a doll to Andrew Daddo. Daddo plays with the children.

Swakopmund, Namibia (04:00)

Daddo visits sparsely populated Namibia. He visits German influenced Swakopmund, whose main industry is German tourism. Andrew Daddo visits the local tannery and sees some unusual pelts. We see mixed race beaches, a relatively new phenomenon.

Ovamboland, Namibia (04:17)

The Ovahimba people are one of Namibia's oldest surviving people. The conversation with locals is playful; the chief says visitors are a fact of life, and a source of income. Is this culture under threat by whites, who come bearing cigarettes and alcohol? (Cultural nudity)

Namib Desert (03:14)

Andrew Daddo rides a dune buggy to Sossusvlei. The Nambi desert is believed to be the oldest desert in the world. Daddo tries sand surfing some of the highest dunes in the world.

Fish River Canyon, Namibia (04:50)

Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world. Andrew Daddo visits the first German settlement in southwest Africa, Luderitz, and tours the ghost town of Kolmanskop. Daddo admires Diaz Point.

Credits: Africa—Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia: Globe Trekker (00:56)

Credits: Africa—Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia: Globe Trekker

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This edition of Globe Trekker follows Andrew Daddo through the distinct environments of three African countries. He begins at Victoria Falls with the tranquil Zambezi River in Zimbabwe and crosses over to Botswana to visit Chobe National Park, a sanctuary for African big game where he encounters elephant, buffalo, antelope, zebra and giraffes in the acacia trees, and wallowing hippos and crocodiles. He travels the Okavango Delta, a web of clear channels and lagoons, by mokoro, a traditional dug-out canoe. In Namibia our explorer travels from the cosmopolitan capital of Windhoek to the site of the first European colonialist landing at Diaz Point, visiting spectacular red sand dunes, the second largest canyon in the world, Fish River Canyon, and a ruined diamond mining town along the way. (48 minutes)

Length: 48 minutes

Item#: BVL50441

Copyright date: ©2009

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