Okavango


SO THIS IS AFRICA
The McKenzies arrive in Africa for a short stay to resolve the affairs
of a dead uncle only to discover they have inherited a struggling game
preserve and the uncle's last wish was that they stay and run it.

THE GREY GHOST
Recently settled in their new home in Africa, the McKenzies face their
first enormous challenge - capturing a legendary wild rhinosaurus.

WHAT PRICE PROGRESS
When the government begins construction of a new asphalt road through an
ancient tribal burial ground, Jack is dragged into conflict that pits
ancient cultures against the march of progress.

WEAVERS AND SHAKERS
When Jessica discovers that the local African women make beautiful
handcrafted cloth, she convinces them to go into business selling it,
but it ends up stirring a fevered fight between the women and the
traditional family breadwinners - their husbands.

NOTHING IS BLACK AND WHITE
Jessica is thrilled to learn that a world famous artist is coming to
Okavango to paint. But when she discovers the artist is also a hateful
racist, her idealized image of him is shattered.

IT HAPPENED DOWN BY THE RIVER
Two Day's is accused of a murder. But when the McKenzies discover the
true killer to be a renegade crocodile, the news comes too late to keep
Kyle from wandering right into the crocodile's territory.

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Poachers pose a dangerous threat to Okavango's animals and an even more
ominous threat to Jessica when they take her captive.

THE HUNGRY THIEF
The McKenzies offer shelter to Two Days' cousin whose home was destroyed
by poachers but soon discover they are actually harboring a fugitive
from the law.

FATHERS AND SONS
When Jack takes Kyle into the wild to teach him how to hunt, their trip
nearly comes to an abrupt, deadly end because of Kyle's trigger-happy
attitude.

KILL OR BE KILLED
When Nealy runs away because she thinks her parents have forgotten her
birthday, she becomes the prey of a stalking lion, forcing Jessica into
a stand-off where she must choose between her daughter and one of the
beautiful animals she's sworn to protect.

WHICH DOCTOR
When the local witch doctor refuses to let a sick little girl get the
medical attention she needs, Jessica kidnaps her to take her to the
hospital, only to find that the witch doctor's cures may have been just
as effective as her modern medicine.

WATER, WATER NOWHERE
J.D. bleeds Okavango dry by damming up the river that flows through both
properties, forcing the McKenzies into a desperate search to find
another source of water before them must abandon Okavango.

THE ANGRY CHEETAH
A highly vicious cheetah arrives at Okavango and everyone is convinced
it will never be friendly enough to return to its zoo -- except Jessica,
who climbs into the cheetah's pen to prove them wrong.

THE BATTLE OF OKAVANGO
When two warring African tribes clash on Okavango property, a desperate
Jack intervenes with a long-shot solution to try to prevent bloodshed.

NATURE'S NATURE
Wild Africa is no place to go off in a huff alone, but Jessica discovers
this too late when a cobra bites her miles away from the house on a
mountainside only reachable by foot.

LIVE FOREVER
Saddened, as if losing one of their pets, the McKenzies release their
first animal into the wild - and quickly learn that the natural world
around them may be beautiful but it's also a hard, harsh place to
survive.

THE END OF LIFE AS WE KNEW IT
Visitors from Los Angeles have the McKenzies feeling homesick until the
initial excitement passes and they are vividly reminded why they left
phony Los Angeles behind.

YOU CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN
Poachers are on the loose and Jack and Kyle are quick to take up arms to
combat them. But when a horrified Jack suddenly comes face to face with
one, he is forced to pull the trigger... and become a killer himself.

FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN
Jack and Jessica head off on a mini vacation to spend some time alone
together. But when their Jeep breaks down in the middle of nowhere, they
spend more time together than they figured -- with no food, water or
shelter.

FALLING IN THE LOVE CANAL
Under the McKenzies, Okavango is finally starting to thrive, its natural
beauty untouched - until a toxic waste dump moves in only a few miles up
the road.

THE LEOPARD INCIDENT
With Jack temporarily gone, Kyle takes a group of sightseers into the
bush only to realize too late that they're actually hunters intent on
bagging a rare leopard.

BOY SOLDIERS
Barely adolescents, two young rebel boys take Okavango hostage while one
heals from gunshot wounds, and for the first time they see the love and
generosity that comes from being part of a family.

JACK GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
Jack gets hired as an actor on a tv show filming in Okavango. But when
the show's star pulls a stupid move on a hunt putting people and animals
in jeopardy, Jack goes head to head with the tv idol.

THE ACTING FATHER
Out of the blue, Nealy's biological father appears at Okavango, drawing
out jealousy from Jack, anger from Jessica and a flood of mixed emotions
from Nealy.

GUESS WHO'S COMING FOR CHRISTMAS
Jessica's prim and proper mother arrives at Christmas and cannot believe
the disgusting, rustic conditions under which her daughter lives - until
she is the only one who can help midwife the birth of a baby eland and,
has come to love Okavango.

I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
For the first time, Jessica's visiting mother seems to be treating Jack
with respect, but then she drops a bomb on him - she's dying, and asks
him to swear not to tell Jessica the truth.

EXTINCT ANIMALS
Jack and Jessica trek into a remote jungle, but are stuck with a
selfish, conceited companion who nearly destroys their chances of
finding their goal - a legendary animal previously thought to be
extinct.

LENA COMES TO OKAVANGO
Because Okavango will receive a much needed grant, the McKenzies have no
choice but to accept a new ranch hand - a European socialite who has
never worked one good day in her life.

KYLE AND KIMBERLY'S PLANE TRIP
Using her feminine wiles, J.D.'s daughter, kimberly, tricks Kyle into
flying her to see a different boy for the weekend - and nearly pays for
it with their lives when his plane goes down in the remote African
mountains.

MARCO
The McKenzies are thrilled when Lena's boyfriend arrives and lures her
back with an engagement ring, until they recognize that Lena's making
the wrong decision and put aside their differences to help her see the
light.

CANNED HUNT
The McKenzies are horrified to learn that J.D. is going to release an
aged lion he acquired from a zoo to be hunted down by some clients,
until J.D. offers them a share of the fee - money the McKenzies
desperately need or else three new baby elephants may die of starvation.

JACK AND J.D. IN THE BUSH
The battle between Jack and his neighbor, J.D., has been brewing for a
long time and finally comes to a head when an ancient tribal ritual
forces the two men to work together to survive alone in the wild.

KYLE'S RITES OF MANHOOD
When Jack insists on treating Kyle like a little boy, Kyle sets out to
prove that he's a man by surviving the death-defying tribal rituals of
adulthood.

J. D.'S WAR BUDDY
The jungles of Africa become the jungles of Vietnam when an old army
buddy of J.D.'s leads J. D. on a perilous hunt, and sweeps him back to a
time and a war he'd much prefer to forget.

SQUATTERS
When Okavango opens its doors to a group of homeless refugees, J.D.
accuses them of stealing and the McKenzies wind up caught in the middle.

GIRAFFE
Against Jessica's objections, Jack helps a visiting zookeeper capture a
wild giraffe and quickly regrets it when the animal comes down with a
potentially deadly disease as a result.

KYLE'S TAMBU GIRL
Kyle saves a local young woman from a charging elephant and, as a
reward, her father insists Kyle accept a precious gift - his daughter's
hand in marriage.

TWO DAYS WANTS A RAISE
Okavango could not run without the leadership of its foreman, Two Days -
but that's exactly what it must do when Two Days asks for a raise and
the McKenzies are unable to meet his demands.

THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS
Kyle is snapped out of a spell of loneliness by the affections of a
stray dog, but is devastated when Jessica discovers the dog has a deadly
case of sleeping sickness and is a grave danger to all of Okavango's
other animals.

BEN THE BUG MAN
Deeply affected by the death of a pet, Nealy wanders off into deepest
Africa where she meets a strange hermit whose unusual tactics help her
accept the painful truth.

STRIP MINING
A huge deposit of coal found on Okavango sparks a digging frenzy which
comes to an abrupt end when Lena and Jack are nearly buried alive in a
mine collapse.

DOCUMENTARY
The McKenzies are hired as guides to a television nature program. But
when the director and producer come down with malaria, the inexperienced
McKenzies must push on to finish the show alone.

J.D.'S WIFE
When J.D's ex-wife returns to Africa, the McKenzies get dragged into the
middle of a fight between J.D. and his ex over the love of their
daughter.

JACK'S PAST COMES BACK TO HAUNT
An ex-convict whom Jack helped put in prison shows up at remote Okavango
bent on vengeance.

ARCHEOLOGY
A remarkable archaelogical find convinces the McKenzies that Okavango
sits on top of the remains of the Garden of Eden, until they discover
that the dig leader is actually stealing priceless artifacts for the
black market.

DID J. D. MURDER UNCLE BILL?
The McKenzies are startled to learn that the original owner of Okavango,
Jessica's uncle, may have been murdered - and all evidence is pointing
an accusing finger at J.D. helms.

ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
Jack proudly brags about convincing a renowned vet to make Okavango a
new client, until he discovers that the vet's "special method" is to
actually talk to the animals.

ENVIRONMENTAL TERRORISTS
A radical environmental group kidnaps Jessica and Lena, intent on
killing them unless Lena's industrialist father destroys all of his
factories.

BED AND BREAKFAST
For a change of pace, Jessica convinces the family to pitch in and open
a bed and breakfast. But when their first guests turn out to be
nightmares, she quickly regrets ever having thought of the idea in the
first place.

QUARANTINE
When the entire human population of Okavango is struck down by a
terrible flu, a hopeless J.D. is forced to play nursemaid to a house
full of very unhappy patients.

THE CAMPING TRIP
Jack and Kyle secretly follow Jessica and Nealy to safeguard them when
they go on a camping trip, but it quickly becomes apparent that the guys
are the ones who could really use the protection.

SO LONG OKAVANGO
When the McKenzies discover tht J.D. has bought up all the land
surrounding Okavango, they end up in a battle to keep their property
from being confiscated by the government... and spelling an end to
Okavango forever.