Do You Want to Travel Africa? Here’s How You Can From Home!

By Shannon Gosney
In Blu-ray Review
March 1, 2013

My parents have traveled to Africa a few times now, and the pictures and memories they’ve brought back with them are amazing!  How would you like to experience the beauty, sounds and animal kingdom that is Africa – right from  your own home?  Thanks to BBC Worldwide, we can!

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We received a copy of the movie, Africa, from BBC Worldwide and it is awesome!  Mike Gunton, Executive Producer of Life, presents an amazing new perspective on the landscapes and creatures of Africa.  This is the world’s wildest continent as you’ve never seen it before – an intense sensory adventure from the Atlas Mountains through the Savannah lands to the Cape of Good Hope.  Hosted by renowned naturalist David Attenborough, Africa contrasts the epic power of the landscape with the dramatic struggles of the animals that live there.  Each episode promises intimate, eye-to-eye encounters with extraordinary wildlife, venturing into genuinely unexplored places and capturing never-seen-before behavior.  Africa is now available in stores and online on DVD and Blu-ray.

Here are some interesting facts about Africa.  It just finished airing on Discover Channel (premiered January 8).  The series was a Discovery Channel / BBC co-production.  It took 4 years in the making across 27 countries.  The crew used 553 cameras, spent 100 days on horseback and 601 nights in tents, and consumed 6,526 anti-malarial tablets!  Of the 553 cameras used, only 8 were harmed in the making of Africa: 1 chargrilled, 2 eaten (by a lion and an elephant), 2 mini-helicam crashes and 3 drowned.  “Filming firsts” included in the first footage of lizards hunting for flies on the backs of sleeping lions, as well as a new hunting behavior in chimpanzees (hunting for honey using 4 different tools).  Sounds like a pretty awesome experience, right?



This week, my friend, Tee (from That’s It Mommy), headed to Universal City to see One Life in the movie theaters and it was a really great movie!  I had no idea I would enjoy it as much as I did.  My favorite part of the movie was with the Snow monkeys in the hot springs in Hell’s Valley, Japan.  With freezing temperatures around them, these monkeys know how to keep warm.  They just sit back, relax, and groom one another in the 100 degree water.  But, not all of the snow monkeys can hang in the water – only those of royalty!

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I loved how the movie featured different parts of the world and the way different species care for their families.  From Japan to the Congo to Africa to the U.S., animals both big and small share in similarities in how they protect and care for their young ones.  It even touched on the Venus Fly Trap – now that one is crazy!  If you didn’t get a chance to see it in the movies, you’ll want to definitely see it when it comes to Blu-ray and DVD!  It’s an awesome one!

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You can receive a 20% discount code for the Africa DVD through today by using the code AFR213 Copies of the DVD may be purchased on Amazon or the BBC America Shop.


3 lucky winners on The Mommy-Files will receive a copy of the Africa DVD!!!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BBC Worldwide.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

8 Responses to “Do You Want to Travel Africa? Here’s How You Can From Home!”

  1. Nichol Perez says:

    I would love to see an elephant up close or a cheetah.

  2. Jammie says:

    The zebra! I know you can see them in the zoo but I would love to see them in their own world.

  3. Carmen says:

    I’d personally love to see elephants. But if I’d take my sister – we’d have to go see lions

  4. Ronald O. says:

    I would love to see the mighty elephants! They are amazing creatures!

  5. Stephen N. says:

    I would love to see the various insects.

  6. jean says:

    Lions! And I’d have to bring along my son, too!

  7. Bo says:

    I’ve always wanted to see a hippo!

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