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David Attenborough's breathtaking journey through Africa. In the Sahara desert, huge zebras battle for resources, camels seek water, and tiny swallows search for an oasis.

Northern Africa is home to the greatest desert on Earth, the Sahara.

On the fringes, huge zebras battle over dwindling resources and naked mole rats avoid the heat by living a bizarre underground existence.

Within the desert, where the sand dunes 'sing', camels seek out water with the help of their herders and tiny swallows navigate across thousands of square miles to find a solitary oasis.

This is a story of an apocalypse and how, when nature is overrun, some are forced to flee, some endure, but a few seize the opportunity to establish a new order.

First shown: 30 Jan 2013
Available for 17 days Why? Duration 59 mins