BBC Earth: AFRICA Available on Blu-ray and DVD!

Remember last week I told you about how much my kids and I loved seeing BBC Earth’s One Life movie? I mentioned at the end of the post that there was another BBC Earth movie that I got to see and and that I was going to give you a chance to get a copy of your own; that movie is the new BBC Earth AFRICA movie.



BBC Earth AFRICA just finished airing on Discovery Channel, where it premiered January 8th. The series was a Discovery Channel/BBC co-production. I received a Blu-ray copy to watch with my kids, and it was just as stunning as One Life.

BBC_Earth_AFRICA_Movie BBC Earth AFRICA took 4 years to film across 27 countries. The crew used 553 cameras, spent 100 days on horseback and 601 nights in tents, and consumed 6,526 anti-malarial tablets! I’ve taken those malaria tablets before, and they leave you with some crazy dreams. Couldn’t imagine taking them for an extended period of time.

It’s actually interesting to note that out of the 553 cameras used, only 8 were harmed in the making of the film: 1 chargrilled, 2 eaten (by a lion and an elephant), 2 mini-helicam crashes & 3 drowned!

Like BBC Earth’s One Life, there were some incredible filming firsts. There was footage of lizards hunting for flies on the backs of sleeping lions that was pretty amazing to see. There was also  a new hunting behavior in chimpanzees caught, which included hunting for honey using 4 different tools.

BBC Earth AFRICA is available on DVD and Blu-ray starting on February 26, 2013. But guess what? BBC Earth is giving me three copies of AFRICA to giveaway to three lucky readers!

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I am also offering a 20% discount code for the BBC Earth AFRICA DVD. This discount is valid from Thursday, February 27 to Friday, March 1 and can be redeemed in the U.S. only using the code: AFR213. Copies of the DVD may be purchased on Amazon or the BBC America Shop.

Good luck!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BBC Worldwide.


  1. Even though they usually leave me sobbing, I LOVE documentaries of the wild. Love them. Greta @gfunkified recently posted..Great Expectations: Sellabit MumMy Profile
  2. This looks awesome! Alex@LateEnough recently posted..Gender Is A Spectrum Beyond Pink And BlueMy Profile
  3. I love this DVD concept. I'd love to win and watch with my kids. PragmaticMom recently posted..Great New Chapter Books For Ages 9 and UpMy Profile
  4. I think my son would really love this! Robin | Farewell, Stranger recently posted..Living in the LightMy Profile
  5. I want to win because I have four little girls who would love watching it.
  6. I bet this absolutely amazing! And the cameras being eaten by animals cracks me up! :) Elaine A. recently posted..What's Next?My Profile
  7. Africa is one of the most amazing places on the planet! I would love this DVD. Tonya recently posted..Yes, I Blog. Yes, It’s A Real JobMy Profile
  8. Ronald O. says:
    I love wildlife and nature documentaries. There is so much natural beauty and wonder to see in Africa, and the the world over that for the most part, I will probably never be able to see, except for seeing it on DVD. So I could really appreciate winning a copy of the DVD set. I would love to be able to see this series and enjoy it with my family. Thanks for the chance.
  9. Stephen N. says:
    I love documentaries. Especially Nature Docs.
  10. I would like to win this because Nature DVDs are something the entire family can watch together while still being entertained. I may watch cartoonish movies with the kids, but I am usually bored by them.
  11. I would like to win this because we have a copy of the Chimpanzee movie by Disney Nature and it looks really nice on a high definition TV., and I have been trying to get more educational programs so the kids are not watching mindless cartoons all day. .
  12. I would love to win this because ever since my 16 year old son was 4, he has been fascinated with animals of all types. This would be a wonderful movie for us to watch together


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