JOANNA LUMLEY'S NILE
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“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.
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
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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 ›
We found her narrative fascinating and very enjoyable. It is very enlightening! I highly recommend this video!!!!
This four-part series goes through five countries, variety of cities and communities, and Joanna tales part in excursions along the way. It begins in Egypt with a side trip to the pyramids. We are privy to the private train cars and luxurious river cruises, that Joanna takes part. Then to historical sites in Khartoum, crossing the desert by car, and into the luxurious beauty of Ethiopia. Johanna loved her experiences and the beauty of Ethiopia. We meet the famous 'Girls Gotta Run', girls from small towns in Ethiopia, who train to run in the thin mountain air, they run to become first class runners. What an extraordinary adventure to meet them. And, then, finally to Lake Victoria in Uganda and then deep into the wilderness in Rwanda in hopes of finding the source of the Nile.Read more ›
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Very good photography felt like I was on the boat with her and the long journey of the Nile. Learned a lot from this DVD, will not forget this journey!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
One of the best things I have ever seen. I was captivated by it and was sad when it was over.Published 13 months ago by blondie70
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. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Janet Johnson
Lumley presents four episodes of her journey "up" the Nile. The first episode is unbearably bad (I've already done that part of the journey so I know all she missed). Read morePublished on December 20, 2013 by hh