Brought to you by Pilot Productions - producers of addictive travel, history and food shows that explore unforgettable destinations around the planet.

Presenter : Ian Wright

Tanzania & Zanzibar

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-image: ian wrightdominated 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 byimage: masai tribefamed 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 tribes people. 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.

Places Mentioned - Tanzania, Zanzibar

Share the series

Destination Guides


View Destination Guide



View Destination Guide



View Destination Guide