I have traveled to Africa many times (South Africa (3), Kenya (3), Mozambique (1) and Zimbabwe (1)) and read a biography on explorer David Livingstone within the past year. Knowing this, a friend recommended this DVD to me.
The concept is great, recreating Stanley's expedition to find Livingstone. But the reality show format gets old quick. There is too much time spent listening to the latest "drama," some of which appears to be made up or exaggerated.
I felt that of the four characters, Benedict and Kevin were weak. Kevin was billed as a seasoned war correspondent. He seemed way out of place and in over his head. So, the billing seems exaggerated. And Benedict just seemed to not be focused or engaged.
I also did not like that much of the journey was covered by car (to be able to cover the 970 mile journey in 30 days).
The travels across Tanzania were interesting enough to get me to finish the DVD. But I was left wanting much more.