The BBC built a 60 000 litre waterhole in Tanzania – and then the cameras caught all the magic

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Ella Al-Shamahi and Chris Packham. (Photo: BBC)
Ella Al-Shamahi and Chris Packham. (Photo: BBC)

Want to watch an "extreme, high-risk project" from the BBC? Well, in the fascinating new natural history series Waterhole, starting on BBC Earth (DStv 184) this Sunday, 6 December, at 16:00, the BBC's Natural History Unit worked with the Mwiba Wildlife Reserve in Tanzania to literally build the world's first waterhole, with a built-in specialist camera system.

In this compelling documentary series, viewers now get to see some of Africa's most iconic animals up-close over three dramatic periods – the middle of the dry season, the hottest time of year, and the heights of the first rains.

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