Will Smith's latest show features an episode in neighbouring Tanzania

The episode was filmed in 2019.

American actor and rapper Will Smith [Instagram/WillSmith]

Will Smith’s wild new nature series, “Welcome to Earth,” follows the actor as he takes his trademark enthusiasm and explores the far-flung corners of the world.

For instance, the latest episode sees the Hollywood icon use never-before-seen technology to track wildebeest herd movements in the Serengeti in the middle of the night.

The series (now streaming on Disney+) follows the 53 year old, as he takes his trademark quips, enthusiasm and adventurous spirit into remote slices of the natural world to discover and explore hidden places that the average person can’t reach.

In the episode “Mind of the Swarm,” Smith journeys to the Serengeti in neighbouring Tanzania to watch lions and wildebeest herd movements in the dead of night.

In order to get clear shots of them, the show used military-grade drones that haven’t been used in “civilian circumstances” before, Executive producer Jane Root told journalists.

“That was stuff borrowed from the army, in order to film those things in pitch darkness. So, there’s a lot of innovation that has to go on.

Sometimes what you’re doing is you’re taking technology from another place and applying it to this world, and that’s what gives you the results you’re looking for,” Root said.

Serengeti is the most popular national park amongst 16 National Parks that Tanzania has.

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