Embark On A Journey of Discovery Across Africa
Paralympian Ade Adepitan embarks on an epic journey around Africa, discovering the stories, people and places that make this continent the most exciting on earth.
Wednesday AFRICA WITH ADE ADEPITAN - Travel documentary
The television presenter and athlete embarks upon an epic journey across Africa to discover how the continent is changing. What happens in Africa in the next 50 years will have far-reaching implications for the rest of the world.
7pm - In this first episode Ade sets out on a mission to change people's preconceptions of Africa: the continent is made up of almost fifty different countries, with complex cultures, people, food and languages, and there is beauty and diversity to be found everywhere. Beginning in the city of his birth, Lagos in Nigeria, Ade travels from West Africa through Central and Eastern Africa before journeying to the south. Along the way, he reveals how modern Africa is changing, and explores where its future may be headed.
8pm - Ade starts off the coast of Gabon, looking for humpback whales. It's one of Africa's best spots for seeing them, thanks to Gabon's vast marine sanctuaries. Next up is perhaps the most chaotic and corrupt country in Africa: the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ade discovers first-hand how everyone from the traffic cops to the country's top politicians are on the take.
9pm - The 3rd-leg of Ade's journey takes him to the East of the continent. Starting at Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania, he visits Ethiopia's booming capital, rides a Chinese-built high-speed train to Djibouti and concludes in war-torn Somalia.
10pm - Ade Adepitan embarks on the final part of his journey around Africa, travelling from the golden sand beaches of Mozambique's Bazaruto Archipelago, through South Africa, before ending his entire trip in Zimbabwe.