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Episode 1 of 6


In Africa's south west corner, two extraordinary deserts sit side by side. In the Kalahari scrublands, meerkats are outsmarted by a wily bird, solitary and belligerent black rhinos get together to party, and giant insects stalk huge flocks of birds.

Rain almost never falls in the Namib - instead it must make do with vaporous, vanishing fog. The creatures here have gone to the extremes, as spiders wheel to escape and a desert giraffe fights to defend his scant resources.

BBC's Africa Review - Radio 5 Live
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