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  1. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : CMOS17733

    The Lakes Of The Great Rift Valley - Travel Video.
    DVD. Cosmos Global Documentaries. 52 Minutes. The Great Rift Valley is part of a huge geological fault in East Africa. This fascinating deep scar in the Earth's crust that divides Kenya in a north-south direction, extends for nine thousand kilometres within a wild and seemingly endless landscape. The fault is particularly famous for its soda, alkaline and freshwater lakes such as Lake Naivasha that is located a hundred kilometres from Nairobi. As with many other lakes in the Great Rift Valley, with more than four hundred bird species Lake Naivasha is a true paradise among ornithologists. The tranquillity of the lake can be quite deceptive and the Massai name of the lake, En-Aiposha, meaning `back and forth', is an indication of how turbulent Naivasha can sometimes be. A friendly welcome awaits visitors to Crescent Island at the southern end of Lake Naivasha. This idyllic island is located on the edge of a submerged volcanic crater and as there are no dangerous animals on the island it can be explored at leisure. Lake Nakuru's main attraction is its flamingo population. Up to two million of these birds once lived here and even today they have transformed the lake into a mass of dazzling colour. Cormorants, heron and pelican are among the most important birds on Lake Nakuru. They each survive on fish of which the lake has an abundant supply. Located below the six hundred metre high Laikipia Escarpment, Lake Bogoria is the most spectacular lake in the Great Rift Valley. As with most lakes in this region Lake Bogoria is alkaline due to its lack of outlets yet at the same time it is paradise for the flamingo. The fascinating lakes of the Great Rift Valley are one of the most outstanding highlights of Kenya's landscape and one of the most spectacular areas on the entire African continent.
  2. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : CMOS17732

    Hadendoa - Travel Video.
    DVD. Cosmos Global Documentaries. 52 Minutes. Enormous caravan trains once traversed the Sahara Desert that extends for nine million square kilometres and is the largest desert in the world. Just a few kilometres beyond Sudan's metropolis of Khartoum in Omdurman is the splendid burial place of the famous 19th century Islamic leader, Al Mahdi, one of the most important exponents of Sufism. It was also Al Mahdi who invaded Khartoum, a city founded by the Egyptians that was later ruled by the British. In the 19th century the infamous warriors of the Hadendoa people were also the courageous soldiers of Al-Mahdi?s army. Today they live in the environs of the Red Sea Mountains where the camel is the only means of transport. Those travelling across the Sahara have always had to cope with the savage climate of the desert and in ancient times, as well as today, the overwhelming heat saps the strength of both man and beast as the daytime temperature can reach a scorching fifty five degrees Celsius. At the foot of the mountain range that we must cross in order to travel deep into the homeland of the Hadendoa we meet a group of wood gatherers. In addition to the trading of camels and goats, the gathering and selling of wood is one of the main sources of income for this unique nomadic people. Without a sound several mounted Hadendoa warriors have approached us. The atmosphere is anything but relaxed and our uncertainty seems to please the warriors who, mounted on camels, are truly menacing. In the past the British army also experienced the wrath of these people. The looks on the faces of the Hadendoa further increases the tension. Finally, after what seems like several minutes, we tentatively step forward. In broken Arabic we try to explain to the warriors that we have journeyed far to meet them. Our initial scepticism is replaced by a long and amicable handshake with their leader that sets our fears to rest. Surrounded by the desert and the Red Sea Mountains and cut off from most of the influences of modern civilization, the legendary Hadendoa Tribe has somehow managed to maintain its unique cultural identity and freedom.
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    Item Code : CDEN17731

    East Africa Camera Safari - Travel Video.
    DVD. Client Denn Digital Camera. 60 Minutes. Much of this majestic continent still remains as it was down through time, providing sanctuary for millions of wild animals. Civilization's progress is rapidly encroaching into the animals' natural habitat. Soon, only the national game parks will contain animals still "running free". Fortunately, most of these parks are large and well managed. Cinematographer Clint Denn takes you on a tour of these parks still open but protected by armed rangers. From the Serengeti to Ngorongoro to Mount Kenya on the Equator, each is an adventure. See hippos at Mzima Springs, lions sleeping in trees at Lake Manyara, crocodiles on the Nile River, giraffe feeding at Sweetwaters, an animal orphanage at Mt. Kenya, zebra, ostrich and wild dogs at Ngorongoro Crater, wildebeest and cheetah at Masani Mara, impala, and elephants at Kilaguni. Hear the music and see the dance of the Giriami &Chupungu people. Stand in awe at the majesty of Victoria Falls. There is beauty, charm, action and adventure in this colorful video depicting exciting East Africa on Safari.
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    Item Code : CMOS17730

    East Africa - Travel Video.
    DVD. Cosmos Global Documentaries. 52 Minutes. East Africa is one of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in the world and its magnificent wilderness and fascinating wildlife is one of the few remaining unspoiled regions on earth. Lake Naivasha is the ideal habitat for both the rare Fish Eagle and African Eagle, thus it is a perfect location from which to observe these fascinating birds. Due to its rich variety of wildlife and the spectacular beauty of its landscape Kenya is one of Africa's most popular safari destinations. The Massai Mara National Park is located around six hours from Nairobi and is one of the country's most extraordinary game reserves. Its name indicates the presence of one of Africa's most colourful tribes, the Massai. The Amboseli National Park also contains many of East Africa's most important landscapes. and represents the magnificence of the African flora and fauna that grows in this relatively small, protected area. The local wildlife stays at a safe distance from the geysers of Lake Bogoria as the steaming hot springs can prove fatal for the flamingos and other water birds that live there. Nevertheless, quite often the bones of dead animals can be seen close to the geysers as some venture too close and are killed by the hot steam. At an altitude of nearly six thousand metres, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain on the African continent. For most of the time its summit is covered by a dense ring of cloud that gives the mountain an air of mystique. There are few other places on earth that offer the huge variety of nature as does the legendary east of the African continent. A magical destination and a wild natural paradise that is second to none!
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    Item Code : IMAX17729

    Africa: The Serengeti - Travel Video.
    DVD. 40 Minutes Africa: The Serengeti vividly details life and death in an unforgettable film experience. Filmed entirely on location in Kenya and Tanzania, Africa: The Serengeti brings you spectacular vistas and dynamic aerials. It also features Africa's greatest predators -- lions, crocodiles and cheetahs -- in deadly pursuit of the migrating prey. "There is a place on Earth where it is still the morning of life and great herds still run free." -James Earl Jones Narrated by James Earl Jones, with musical score by Hans Zimmer and George Cadebe. Directed by George Casey. English, Castilian, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish languages. 40 minutes Color. c2002

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