In pictures: Savannah
To survive in East Africa, creatures must be able to deal with unpredictable twists and turns – wet turning to dry, famine to feast, cold to hot – no matter how hostile it becomes.
Although in the tropics, below Mt Stanley's snow-capped peaks is Africa’s largest glacier.
Straw-coloured fruit bats
Eight million fruit bats fill the sky above a tiny patch of forest in Kasanka, Zambia.
Birds like this drongo, dodge the fires' flames to catch fleeing insects.
Although shoebills are over 4ft tall, these animals still proved very difficult to find.
The Africa team sometimes left their vehicles to film animals in a more immersive style.
An inquisitive lion takes a closer look at one of the Africa team's latest remote cameras.