Mission Africa

NZ TV Premiere: Mission Africa

Living Channel – Sundays from 13 January, 7.00pm

A team of 15 novice builders, architects, and carpenters, headed by Nick Knowles and Ken Hames, travel into the hostile lands of Northern Kenya to develop an African game reserve from scratch. This is no easy task – the team find themselves marooned by a dry river bed, with no water and a temperamental bull elephant for company. Working side by side with the local people, the trainees have just six weeks to build an eco lodge, dig boreholes for water and help the local wildlife experts repopulate the area with animals. Will the trainees manage to rejuvenate the former war-zone, or will they end up aggravating the natural environment and the local people?