This programme will be available shortly after broadcast

South Africa to Zanzibar

In this six-part series, Simon Reeve travels around the edge of the Indian Ocean in an epic and exotic journey that takes him from the paradise islands of the Maldives to the front line of the war against piracy and terror on the streets of Mogadishu.

This first leg takes him from the rugged coast of South Africa, where he joins the fight against wildlife poachers, through Mozambique, and on to the tropical island of Zanzibar. On the way, he swims with sharks, meets the refugees who have found shelter in a luxury beachfront hotel, and travels on a huge container ship fortified against the constant threat of pirates.

Release date:

59 minutes


Next Monday 15:25


Role Contributor
WriterSimon Reeve
PresenterSimon Reeve
Executive ProducerSam Bagnall
ProducerAndrew Carter
DirectorAndrew Carter

Simon Reeve around the world

Simon Reeve

Follow Simon as he explores the world and meets amazing people.

Buy online

Buy online

Available on: Video download

From suppliers: Amazon Video, BBC Store, iTunes

Where to buy