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‘Serengeti’, Narrated By Lupita Nyong’o, Gives Stunning Inside Look At African Wildlife

By Kelsey Marie

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There’s a new six-part series on Discovery which shows the beauty of the African continent. Serengeti takes you on an inside journey into wildlife as you’ve never seen before on television.

The show uses spy-camera technology and camouflage equipment to get the stunning shots shown throughout the series. Experience baboons, cheetahs, elephants, and more as they live and survive in northern Tanzania.

The series is narrated by Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, who is of Kenyan descent and spent some of early life there.

“The Serengeti National Park is a place that although I have never visited is very close to my home. Being part of the series, Serengeti has offered me a chance to visit these animals in a very personal way,” says Lupita to The Hollywood Reporter.

She goes on to say: “In watching the incredible footage captured by the team in the field, I was able to really spend time with each animal in an intimate fashion — understanding their relationships, struggles, fears, and even their desires. Spending this kind of time with them, I was able to see how the experiences of these animals aren’t too far away from ours; they want similar things: to survive and thrive.”

Serengeti was created and produced by John Downer, an Emmy award-winning wildlife filmmaker. Downer made sure to accurately tell the stories of the animals’ lives on the African continent by highlighting their unique stories.


Viewers will get to know Kali the lioness, Shani the zebra and Zalika the hyena amongst others.

Serengeti makes the wildlife animals relatable and unites us as being inhabitants of the earth.

The series premiered on August 4th on Discover with new episodes premiering on Sundays at 8 p.n. ET/PT.

Catch up on previous episodes on Discovery Go.

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