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Television presenter and athlete Ade Adepitan 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.
The first of the journeys takes Ade from Cape Verde through Senegal and Ivory Coast to Nigeria, the country of his birth. Cape Verde, a group of tiny volcanic islands in the Atlantic, is the westernmost country in Africa.
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.
Ade begins in Tanzania, in Selous Game Reserve, a game park the size of Switzerland. He's on the lookout for elephants, but the numbers in this park have fallen by 90 per cent over the last few decades. His next stop is Ethiopia's far north. He travels to the hottest place on the planet where he spends a night with some of the toughest people on earth: the Afar.
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