- Simon Reeve meets the endangered Javan Slow Loris Duration: 02:59 Indonesia to Australia
- Coconut Toddy Duration: 02:20 Sri Lanka to Bangladesh
- Simon Reeve with the Lemurs of Madagascar Duration: 02:18 Madagascar to the Seychelles
- Simon Reeve visits an island of rubbish Duration: 02:52 Oman to the Maldives
- Simon Reeve accompanies a group to see the ocean for the first time Duration: 03:04 Kenya and the Horn of Africa
- Simon Reeve swims with the Manta rays Duration: 01:59 Oman to the Maldives
Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve
In his most exotic and extreme adventure yet, Simon Reeve travels around the edge of the beautiful Indian Ocean in this epic BBC Two series.
Starting his journey in South Africa, Simon travels around the coast of the Indian Ocean, heading up the east coast of Africa, around India and back down the western coast of Indonesia to south west Australia. The extraordinary adventure takes Simon to 16 countries, as he braves the horrors of frontline conflict in Mogadishu in Somalia, perhaps the most dangerous place on the planet, and visits the beautiful Maldives, Mauritius and the Seychelles.
On his journey Simon travels by boat, car, train and plane. He encounters pirates, dives with sharks, patrols with Dutch Special Forces, goes underwater spear-fishing, dines in an underwater restaurant, stumbles into a seedy drug-den, visits a 5-star seaside palace housing thousands of refugees, meets a Yorkshireman on his Seychelles island paradise, and has close encounters with the amazing wildlife of the Indian Ocean, including lemurs, penguins, dolphins, elephants and manta rays.
Throughout the epic journey, Simon travels with his trademark enthusiasm, humour and curiosity, exploring parts of the world few other outsiders get to see. The Indian Ocean BBC film-crew accompanying him captured stunning images around the ocean from land, sea and air, ensuring this series is one of the major TV travel events of 2012.
Simon Reeve is an adventurer and bestselling author who has previously travelled around the Equator, Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn for the BBC. His last journey around the Tropic of Cancer (2010) was shown on BBC2 and by broadcasters in dozens of countries, enthralling millions. The Times described it as “a real gem”, and said “Reeve is in a class of his own”. Readers of a leading travel magazine voted it their favourite TV series of the year. Simon lives in London with his wife Anya, a camerawoman, who gave birth to their first child – a son – during Simon’s Indian Ocean journey.
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Simon Reeve witnessed the work of a large number of organisations on his travels around the edge of the Indian Ocean.Here are details of some of them
From curried fruit bat to armoured underwear
‘We had to pick the best spots for filming based on the likelihood of us actually being able to tell a story, show an issue or see a stunning sight’Read Simon Reeve’s post on the BBC TV blog
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