Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player


Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $2.79 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices Add to Cart
$24.46  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Have one to sell? Sell yours here


 NR |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

List Price: $39.99
Price: $24.21 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $15.78 (39%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 11 left in stock.
Sold by Fulfillment Express US and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Monday, Oct. 27? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Frequently Bought Together

Price for all three: $66.19

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Product Details

  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Athena
  • DVD Release Date: July 16, 2013
  • Run Time: 184 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,810 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

16-page viewer’s guide with a map, an article on efforts to map the Nile, and an exclusive interview with explorer Cam McLeay
Profiles of the countries visited and a biography of Joanna Lumley
SDH subtitles

Editorial Reviews

As seen on public television

“Captivating” —Daily Mail (U.K.)
“Enchanting journey” —The Sun (U.K.)

“Inspiring” —The Observer (U.K.)
“Evocative” —The Sunday Times (U.K.)

Growing up abroad as an army brat, Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous) always dreamed of one day seeing the mighty Nile. This trip of a lifetime marks a dream come true. Traveling by fishing boat, ferry, cruise ship, plane, train, car, and Zapcat, Joanna follows the world’s longest river from mouth to source. The 4,000-mile journey takes her from the teeming city of Alexandria to the verdant forests of Rwanda, from the heat of the Sudanese desert to the highlands of Ethiopia, through multiple countries and across thousands of years of history.

Enthusiastic, witty, and warm, Joanna is the ideal travel companion. She’s game for almost anything, from sleeping on a crowded deck to slogging through mud and judging an “Ancient Egypt Night” contest. She charms everyone she meets: ship captains, crocodile hunters, nomads, whirling dervishes, and Sudanese beauty queens. With Joanna as your guide, this affable travelogue is “a joy to watch” (Daily Mail, U.K.).

Joanna Lumley has appeared in many hit television series and films, and she is an outspoken advocate for human rights and animal welfare.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
4.3 out of 5 stars
4 star
2 star
1 star
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This is a quest for the Nile's source, a trek originating at the Mediterranean Sea. Travel is southward--up the Nile. A premier level travelogue, and the tour narrator and guide is Joanna Lumley. She makes it an adventure with comedy. The Nile's over 4000 miles, and the film account of the journey covers African countries of Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Rwanda. Educational, as well as fascinating entertainment. Excellent film footage. Kudos to the overtaxed camera team. Some, like one man met on the journey, may remember Lumley as a Bond Girl in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969).

SDH SUBTITLES available for all 4 episodes
1. Alexandria to Cairo via train, then by camel to Giza and the pyramids. Travel continues by luxury cruise ship followed by meager accommodations on a barge. Visits include a date farmer and a man who tells of the demons on the Nile.

2 A ferry crossing of Lake Nasser takes Joanna and viewers into Wadi Halfa and Sudan. It is a less accommodating adventure through these parts compared to that experienced in Egypt (Ep. 1). See Nobian dessert crocodiles, mountains, tomb of a queen, and modern-day desert nomads.

3. At the point where the two Niles meet (White Nile and Blue Nile) Joanna learns a secret of the area. She then heads to Lake Tana, Ethiopia, and the Simien Mountains. Even watch a car wash--Nile style. A ceremony at the location of the Blue Nile's source.

4. Joanna flies over the world's largest swamp (Sudd) and meets a beauty queen, a Rhino sanctuary in Uganda, and then joins with adventurer Cam McLeay in the final quest--the Nile's source in the Rwanda mountains. In 2006 McLeay was part of the team that discovered the longest source of the Nile, a 3199 mile river, the world's longest.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ms Lumley visits fascinating parts of Africa August 22, 2013
Verified Purchase
I loved watching this video. My wife and I have been to Egypt twice but never to the rest of the NIle countries. The other counties were fascinating but I do not believe I would want to take the same boat rides that she did. We have been to five countries in the south of Africa so we have experienced many of the cultural aspects of these countries.

We found her narrative fascinating and very enjoyable. It is very enlightening! I highly recommend this video!!!!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Entertainment! July 26, 2013
Verified Purchase
I'm not the greatest fan of documentary type films, but this was great! Educational, entertaining and inspiring. Thank you, Joanna and the BBC!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Verified Purchase
Since I have just reread The White Nile and The Blue Nile I thought this would be interesting. We have been to Egypt twice. Am not thru with the DVD yet. However, Joanna dresses to the nines there in every scene so far, and we all say where does she wash her hair which is perfect as is the makeup and how do all those white outfits get so white, and how come she didn't drop dead from drinking water from the Nile....there has been fluff to the DVD so far but of course so far they have gone 2,000 miles south toward the source of the Nile with over 2,000 miles to go. Perhaps we will see her in boots and jeans. The music sometimes drowns out the audio as she has a British accent. I am hoping the rest will be better as she goes further south. Still glad we bought it.
Janet Johnson
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars An Africa I never knew before.... October 9, 2014
I've always been a big fan of Joanna Lumley; I didn't know about this travel DVD until recently, however---once I learned of it's existence, I purchased it. I have always been a big fan of Egyptian culture, which is what also lured me to this item. I have to preface this review by saying, I'm disabled, so I would never be able to travel. Joanna, instead, is traveling for me, in a way; this DVD takes you places you can't really find on many travel films. For example, she goes to Ethiopia and we get to see the landscape (absolutely hauntingly beautiful) like the mountains there. But most of all, I love her sincerity. She's 'right there' with the people of the countries she visits; you can just feel her personal interest and fascination with the the peoples of the African people she meets along the way. And the people respond positively to her sincerity. I love the fact that while in Ethiopia, she gets baptised by the Ethiopian/Orthodox priest; he must have felt the goodness in her heart and soul for him to have done that. I highly recommend this DVD to any 'arm-chair' traveler like myself. You will come away from it feeling very positive. In a way, by the time I was done watching, I felt almost 'healed'.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Look for Similar Items by Category

Fulfillment Express US Privacy Statement Fulfillment Express US Shipping Information Fulfillment Express US Returns & Exchanges