Aerial Africa

This epic series explores stunning vistas and extraordinary stories from the tip of the continent in Cape Town, South Africa, to the powerful Zambezi River in Zambia. From the air, the series showcases the places, wildlife and personalities that have left a permanent imprint on Africa, including a young Xhosa boy who grew up to be Nelson Mandela, and the Scottish explorer Dr. David Livingstone, whose adventures in Africa became world-famous. The series ranges from the Wild South Coast to Johannesburg, Botswana, the Skeleton Coast of Namibia and the majestic lands of Zambia.

Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on Smithsonian Channel (CA)
1 Season, 4 Episodes
April 8, 2018
Aerial Africa

Aerial Africa Full Episode Guide

  • Explore the Western Cape's stunning shorelines, dramatic mountains, and richly-diverse metropolis, from thousands of feet in the air.

  • Journey over the lands of South Africa where early ancestors left their footprints on the earth and where modern technology transforms the way we live. From mountains forged by violent geological upheaval billions of years ago to mines full of riches, and from landscapes formed by Shaka Zulu to the Ubuntu philosophy personified by Nelson Mandela, experience the beauty and spirit of this remarkable nation. Enter the cradle of humankind as we fly over South Africa's interior, one of the continent's most dynamic regions.