Amazing Quest: Stories from Botswana | Somewhere on Earth: Botswana

Nov 1, 2023 | Animals, Environmental, Videos

Botswana, a land of savannah and desert in southern Africa, is a sanctuary for wild animals, including elephants. Home to Prince Wright, the Kalahari region is where he learned to survive off the land, and now he is sharing his love of the bush with his 14-year-old nephew, Nimrod. They set out on a voyage of initiation to become adults, a tradition that used to require young adolescents to venture out into the bush alone and not return to the village until they had killed an antelope.
Meanwhile, in the northwest corner of Botswana, lies the Okavango Delta, a priceless jewel of Africa. Tonic Dinonoka, a skilled jack-of-all-trades, was born here in the village of Etsha. Having been orphaned at a young age, Tonic and his brothers learned how to make their own way and he is now known for his generous, cheerful, and resourceful nature. He is always willing to lend a helping hand, and now it’s Andrek, the village elder, who’s in need of assistance.
The region of the Kalahari covers almost the entire country of Botswana and is a safe haven for wildlife, including elephants. Tempe Adams, a young Australian biologist, has been studying African elephants and for the last 4 years, has been living an adventure here in Botswana. Tempe prefers roughing it in the splendor of the bush to the comforts of a laboratory in Sydney. Completing her doctoral thesis in zoology and working for an NGO called Elephants Without Borders, she has devoted herself to studying the cohabitation of humans and elephants, which presents certain problems.
The documentary, “Botswana: Last Refuges of the Giants,” showcases the magnificence of Botswana’s wildlife and the efforts made to protect it. From the desert sands to the oasis of a lush delta, viewers witness the beauty of the region and the preservation efforts that have allowed 2 million inhabitants to coexist with wild animals. The film captures the essence of Botswana through Prince Wright’s love of the bush, Tonic Dinonoka’s generosity, and Tempe Adams’ groundbreaking research.
Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the wonder of Botswana’s wildlife and the people who are working tirelessly to preserve it. Watch “Botswana: Last Refuges of the Giants” today.

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