Traveller Ian Wright begins his African adventure
on the historic island of Zanzibar. Zanzibar
is a former slave trading centre and it is here that he discovers
the horrors of the Arab-dominated slave trade that continued
until 1922, and the work of antislavery campaigners like
Dr David Livingstone. Ian also enjoys the lighter
side of life in Zanzibar as he wanders through the food markets
of Jamituru Gardens and samples the cuisine
of the 'Spice Island'.
Ian heads to the mainland to the bustling capital of Tanzania,
Dar Es Salaam, and on to the world's biggest
game reserve, Selous. The highlight of his
journey through the Selous Game Reserve is
a river safari on Lake Tagala, keeping a safe distance from
the crocodiles and hippos that populate the lake.
Tracing the footsteps of the explorer Dr. Livingstone, Ian
travels to the western edge of Tanzania to scenic Kigoma,
and then on to the Gome Stream Chimpanzee colony
run by famed anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall.
Further east, in Arusha, Ian bargains with touts who are
preparing for a safari to the Ngorongoro Crater,
including a meeting with the Masai tribespeople. Next day
Ian takes an early morning hot air balloon ride over Tanzania's
most famous game park, the Serengeti, populated by over 1.5
million wild animals.
Ian concludes his trip to East Africa by spending an exhausting
week climbing to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro,
Africa's highest mountain.