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BBC TWO’s new series “Wilderness with Simon Reeve” takes viewers on an awe-inspiring journey through the heart of the Congo, home to the second-largest rainforest on the planet. In this episode, airing on Sunday 21 January 2024 at 21:00, renowned adventurer and presenter Simon Reeve embarks on one of his most challenging expeditions yet.

Over the course of this fsscinating series, Simon immerses himself in some of the world’s most remote and untouched wilderness areas, showcasing their extraordinary beauty and confronting the urgent environmental issues they face. In this particular episode, he ventures deep into the Congo’s dense tropical jungle, embarking on a grueling five-hundred-mile journey towards Salonga, a region known for its remarkable biodiversity.

Simon’s mission is to locate and observe one of Africa’s most elusive creatures – the bonobo. Often referred to as pygmy chimpanzees, bonobos are highly intelligent and share close genetic ties with humans. However, they are also critically endangered due to habitat loss and poaching. By shining a spotlight on these fascinating primates, Simon aims to raise awareness about their plight and highlight the importance of protecting their fragile ecosystem.

As he navigates through treacherous terrain and encounters various challenges along the way, Simon showcases his resilience and determination in his pursuit of this rare and iconic species. His expedition offers viewers a unique opportunity to witness firsthand the breathtaking landscapes and rich biodiversity that make the Congo such a vital part of our planet.

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“Wilderness with Simon Reeve” stands as a testament to Simon’s expertise as an explorer and documentarian. With his trademark blend of insightful storytelling and immersive cinematography, he brings audiences closer to nature while shedding light on pressing conservation issues.

This episode promises to be a poignant exploration of not only the Congo’s natural wonders but also the urgent need for sustainable practices in preserving our planet’s most vulnerable ecosystems. By showcasing the beauty and fragility of the rainforest, Simon Reeve invites viewers to appreciate the immense value of wilderness areas and consider their role in safeguarding our planet’s future.

Tune in to BBC TWO on Sunday 21 January 2024 at 21:00 for an unforgettable journey with Simon Reeve as he traverses the Congo in search of the rare and captivating bonobo.

Featured Image Credit: BBC TWO

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