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Expedition Africa

An eight-part series following four explorers as they trace the steps of Henry Morton Stanley in his 19th-century quest to find David Livingstone in Tanzania.

Premiered: May 31, 2009

Rating: TV-PG

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The Final Chapter Season 1, Episode 8 Jul 12, 2009 Paid

The final push to Ujiji where Stanley meet Dr. Livingstone... and said the immortal line, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume." The final push is not without peril. The Explorers battle rough water on Lake Tanganyika, and their boat are separated: Pasquale and Mireya in one boat. Benedict and Kevin in another. After hours of separation, they reunited on a the shores of the lake to spend the night. Their final day, their final push finding them in a swamp... that truly tests them. In the end, they walk four abreast down the mango-lined road where Stanley once walked to greet Dr. Livingstone. The entire village turns out to greet the Explorers.

Heart of Darkness Season 1, Episode 7 Jul 12, 2009 Paid

The Explorers push onward from the Ugalla River to the Malagarasi, where Stanley had lost his favorite donkey. Benendict tries to hide from the others that he's still not feeling well, but the other notice he's not well, casting concern that Benedict might night make it to the end.

Danger In the Desert Season 1, Episode 5 Jun 28, 2009 Paid

The explorers arrive at the Bahi Swamp--despite its name, a harsh desert landscape. While there, they arrange to hire donkeys to help carry supplies for the next stage of the trip. The plan is to beat the heat by setting out at 4am, but things don't work out as planned. As the sun is hitting its peak, the explorers see the massive stretch of desert awaiting them: HOT--no shade, no protection and a long way to go. The philosophical divisions between some of the group manifest themselves in physical separations. When they all reunite, trouble brews. At camp later in a village, the team temporarily irons out their differences--but again, they seem to only patch things up on the surface. After two days of trekking across the swamp, the expedition runs into a massive incline they will have to climb. Again, arguments about how to proceed develop. When the team finally makes it to the top, a fight ensues. They may have made it through that leg of the expedition, but are they together?

African Monsoon Season 1, Episode 4 Jun 21, 2009 Paid

Terrible weather conditions turn the expedition into a struggle for survival. As the explorers begin the day's hike, they realize they only have 30 days to complete their journey because of rainy season. Progress is hampered by heavy rains, and the group fears for hypothermia. They slog through the mud and the rain and when one of the group gets frustrated with a local guide's help, he takes over navigation. The first possible camp site shows evidence of snake holes. Conflicts within the group continue, and one of them is violently ill overnight. Still, by the morning--and with the return of sun--everyone feels slightly more optimistic for a brief moment--interrupted when one of them comes down with a serious illness. They wonder if they will ever get out of Sagara.

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Expedition Africa Trailer
02:30 — On May 31st, the television event of the summer begins!Twenty miles off the coast of eastern Africa, four modern-day explorers are sailing toward the (more…)

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Expedition Africa: Stanley and Livingstone - Explorers Pasquale Scaturro, Mireya Mayor, Benedict Allen, and Kevin Sites
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Expedition Africa10pm/ET HistoryGo into the heart of Africa with four renowned explorers as they att…