Ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Games, Clare Balding, Reggie Yates, Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Denise Lewis set off to discover seven of the Commonwealth’s greatest natural wonders.
Airing at 9:10pm on Sunday, 20 July on BBC One, The Seven Wonders Of The Commonwealth will take viewers to some of the most extraordinary natural beauty spots these nations have to offer.
Making up the 7 featured wonders of this one-off documentary, Anita Rani visits the planets oldest desert, the Namib in southern Africa, where temperatures are known to climb as high as 50°C. In a separate trip, Anita experiences tribal life in Papua New Guinea.
Dan Snow will be kayaking alongside some bottlenose dolphins in Milford Sound, New Zealand, before travelling to the planets biggest mangrove forest in Bangladesh.
Former heptathlete Denise Lewis will be lucky enough to take in the stunning Victoria Falls waterfall, which lies on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. At an incredible 1700 metres across and 100 metres high, Victoria is twice the size of Niagara Falls.
Reggie Yates travels to the largest uninhabited island in the Solomons, an archipelago consisting of nearly 1000 islands.
Rounding out the 7 wonders of the commonwealth and in somewhat cooler surroundings, Clare Balding visits Scotland’s Inner Hebrides, home of Fingal’s Cave on the island of Staffa.