Africa Documentaries

A Spy in the Den

2000
1

A Spy in the Den (2000) is a documentary on lions which was groundbreaking at the time of release due to having used a filming technique which had never been used before. The filmmakers dispatched a covert remote-controlled camera straight into the middle of a Lion pride, the first time that such a[...]

The Nigerian Connection

2011 Unrated

Ask any Westerner to think about crime in Nigeria and most would probably immediately remember that email they got telling them they are owed $100 million but have to transfer $300 by Western Union to process the transaction. Perhaps a few others would think of oil corruption, very few would think a[...]

Elsa: The Lioness That Changed The World

2010
1

Elsa The Lioness made history in the 1960’s when she became the first ever captive lion to be released back into the wild, she had been raised by game warden George Adamson and his wife Joy Adamson in Kenya. Elsa had gone to live with the Adamson’s along with her two sisters after they h[...]

Reggie Yates' Extreme, South Africa

2015
1

In this documentary series British actor and TV presenter, Reggie Yates shows us a side of South Africa we do not usually see as he gets up close and personal with three communities who have an "extreme" way of living in South Africa.   1: Since the end of Apartheid in 1991 unde[...]

Waterworld Africa

2017 Unrated

Waterworld Africa is an eight-part documentary series hosted by Tapfuma Makina which takes us on a safari through Africa, exploring the continents vast array of unique wildlife, and how the presence of water has enabled plants and animals to thrive.   Tidal Forest of Africa. Part one take[...]

Big Cats: Series 1

2018
1

  Big Cats: Series 1, a new 3-part 2018 BBC documentary series narrated by English actor Bertie Carvel (Les Misérables (2012)) which reveals new secrets about big cats using the latest developments in scientific research and filming technologies.   Part 1 follows Lions in R[...]

The Dark Side of Chocolate

2010 Unrated

  The Dark Side of Chocolate brings to light the truth behind the West's favourite confectionary item.   This 2010 documentary which is narrated by Danish actor David Bateson takes us to cocoa plantations in the Ivory Coast and Ghana where 80% of the world's chocolate orig[...]

Africa - David Attenborough

2013
1

In the 2013 documentary series "Africa" David Attenborough explores the vast array of wildlife and habitats of across the great continent of Africa. Episode 1 Kalahari - David explores the deserts of south-west Africa which is home to white meercats and huge black Rhinos. With almost no[...]

Blood Diamonds

2006 Unrated

  This Blood Diamonds documentary explores the brutal conflicts that surround this small rock which represents wealth and glamour. In many African countries, diamonds are a way to obtain power through a largely untraceable material which can be found in the ground for free if you have the me[...]

African Cats

2011 Unrated

African Cats is a 2011 documentary film narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by nature film maker Alaster Fothergill (Blue Planet 2001) about two different cat families living on the savannah of Africa, initially released on Earth day 2011 the film was one of the highest grossing documentary[...]

The World at War 8 - The Desert

1973
1

The World at War episode 8 - The Desert. The story of one of most famous battles of all time between the German Africa core commanded by field marshal Erwin Rommel and the British led by field marshal Bernard Montgomery. 

Hyena: Families in the Wild

1999
2

The Hyena is one of the most feared animals on the planet, and if you do not believe that try walking through the African plains and confronting a number of them; its a big scary problem. Hyena have a reputation that proceeds them and this is exactly what this 1999 wildlife documentary titled &ldquo[...]

The Giraffe: Africas Gentle Giants

2016 Unrated

Giraffe documentary hosted by David Attenborough. In this documentary we take a look at one of the more gentle creates of Africa; the Giraffe. Giraffa Camelopardalis as it is scientifically known is the tallest mammal living on land, with a long neck, camel shaped body and a colour much like the leo[...]

Into the Dragons Lair: Nile Crocodile

2009 Unrated

Nile Crocodile documentary. The African Nile crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) is the second largest reptile currently in existence (The largest is the salt water crocodile) and lives in sub-saharan Africa  with a concentration to the south and east of the continent. The typical habitat for this[...]

Return of the Giant Killers: Africas Lion Kings

2015
4

Lion documentary. Lions dominate the South African plains and are the number one predator for hundreds of kilometres around. In “Return of the Giant Killers: Africa's Lion Kings” we follow a pride of lions as the rainy season begins. A number of dramatic events will happen over the c[...]

Cheetah: Against All Odds

2008
1

Cheetah Documentary. Cheetahs are found in Sub-Saharan Africa and Northern Iran, they are the fastest animal on Earth and can reach speeds of around 65mph on flat ground. Since they are the fastest animal on Earth they have an incredible advantage against their prey which usually consists of ga[...]

A collection of Africa documentaries to watch online.