Directed by award-winning filmmaker Rick Ray, “My African Safari” takes viewers to popular African travel destinations, including Mt. Kilimanjaro and Serengeti National Park. The word “Africa” conjures a myriad of images: herds of animals roaming the plains, Maasai warriors standing at the ready with swords and spears, romantic African sunsets, or regions of tribal conflict. Africa is all this, and more. Stop in the Great Rift Valley and see the coffee plantations of Kenya. Explore the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti National Park of Tanzania, and the rainforests of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, where endangered mountain gorillas make their home. Along the way, you will experience the color, excitement, adventure, and romance of one of the most exotic destinations on Earth.
Amador County is in the very heart of California’s Gold Country, where prospectors flocked to find their fortunes 150 years ago. Simon talks to folklorist Robert Richards about the area’s history, visits the Montevina Winery, and checks out the local accommodations and attractions. In Sutter Creek, it is always 1898 in the Monteverde Store MuseumWatch Now >>
The Mojave and Colorado Deserts meld together in the vast wilderness that is Joshua Tree National Park. Here is a land that is home to a vast array of plants, animals, and beautiful geologic features that have been sculpted over time by the rare, but strong, deluges of rain and strong winds.Watch Now >>
Iguazu Falls are the most extensive waterfalls in the world. The water-world supports one of the most extraordinarily biodiverse reserves on the planet, feeding an astonishing variety of ecosystems. Further to the north, in the vastness of Brazil, is another focal point of the marriage between land and water – the Pantanal. The extensive diversityWatch Now >>