The BEST Episodes of Serengeti

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 19, 2021

Network: BBC One

Capturing the high drama of the Serengeti’s distinctive wildlife up close.

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Invasion

#1 - Invasion

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 18, 2019

The incredible anticipation of the annual great migration is being felt by all of the Serengeti's families as they wait with desperation for it to arrive. The land continues to get hotter and hunger start to bite as food becomes ever more scarce.

star 8.17
58 votes
Rebirth

#2 - Rebirth

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 8, 2019

It's the end of an extraordinary year for the animals of the Serengeti. In the aftermath of a huge fire, which families made it through alive?

star 8.13
53 votes
Destiny

#3 - Destiny

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 4, 2019

Following the drama of the African savannah. A young hyena loses her mother in a terrifying attack by some rogue male lions and has to assume the leadership of her family.

star 8.01
102 votes
Directors: John Downer
Writers:
Exodus

#4 - Exodus

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 1, 2019

The dry season is upon the animals of the Serengeti, the toughest time for some but a bonanza for others. The drought turns the waterhole into a death trap for the herds, but for the lions it’s a gift.

star 7.96
49 votes
Conflict

#5 - Conflict

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 11, 2019

As the Serengeti starts to dry out, competition hots up between the families of lions, cheetahs, baboons, elephants, ostriches and hyenas.

star 7.94
71 votes
Directors: John Downer
Writers:
Misfortune

#6 - Misfortune

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 25, 2019

Following the drama of the African savannah. A young hyena loses her mother in a terrifying attack by some rogue male lions and has to assume the leadership of her family.

star 7.90
50 votes
Intrigue

#7 - Intrigue

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 22, 2021

As our characters bring new life into peaceful times, a great storm is building which will transform the newborns' welcoming world into a wet, cold nightmare. They have been born into an unpredictable world, with an unknown future.

star 7.86
14 votes
Change

#8 - Change

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 29, 2021

In the aftermath of the storm, the vast landscape is flooded. Everyone is on the move, heading for higher ground, but the flood waters bring danger and our characters experience the terrifying ordeal of being washed away.

star 7.80
10 votes
Leadership

#9 - Leadership

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 12, 2021

With more new life emerging, it's a dangerous time to be born into this world. Old enemies are causing further trouble for the lions and the baboons, while the hyenas continue to disturb the peace for the jackals and the leopard cubs.

star 7.55
11 votes
Renewal

#10 - Renewal

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 5, 2021

As the land recovers from the floods, food becomes the main focus. But while the young learn to hunt, families are divided, and losses are mourned.

star 7.42
12 votes
Power

#11 - Power

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 19, 2021

The tables are turned on the powerful predators. Those at the top of the food chain find themselves alone and in imminent danger, whilst the youngest of prey are finding their feet and standing their ground.

star 7.38
8 votes
Reckoning

#12 - Reckoning

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 26, 2021

The great herds have arrived at the river. Pressure mounts as our characters prepare to make the dangerous crossing. The orphaned, the injured and the alone -- everyone must use all the skills they have at their disposal to stay alive.

star 7.14
7 votes