Visible from space, The Great Rift Valley stretches almost 4,000 miles from the Middle East to Mozambique in southern Africa. The violent geological forces that created the Great Rift gave rise to fiery lakes of lava, ice-capped mountains and vast lakes. The valley is home to some of the most breathtaking - and wildest - landscapes in the world. Known as the 'cradle of humankind,' this spectacular land also gave birth to animals and plants found nowhere else on Earth. With features as diverse as the spectacular coral reefs of the Red Sea, the majestic snow-capped Mt. Kilimanjaro, the rain-soaked flanks of the Ruwenzoris to the vast plains of the Serengeti, the Great Rift is rich with biodiversity. A new two-hour special, Fiery Paradise: Africa's Great Rift is a journey of discovery through this extraordinary land and the remarkable animals and plants that thrive there.