About the Show
It is a spectacle few have seen firsthand. Two foes trapped on an island in a remote part of Africa. And a battle to survive captured in high-definition over two years by award-winning filmmakers. Produced by the husband-and-wife team of Dereck and Beverly Joubert, Relentless Enemies is a cinematographic experience that takes you deep into the Duba Plains of Botswana's Okavango Delta. There the river forms small, sandy islands and creates an environmental phenomenon that has isolated an exceptional buffalo herd and a unique pride of lions that are more like uber-cats. With nowhere else to go, the lions and buffalo have responded to each other with new attack strategies, defence tactics and even physical attributes. The delta cats don't rely solely on traditional hunting tactics. They forge through deep water, hunt in the daylight and have developed specialised strategies. Their constant struggle with the powerful buffalo has resulted in a community of enormous cats - bigger and stronger than other lions - with extraordinary team-hunting skills.

Newsletter

Never miss a Nat Geo moment

Your email address
Submit