On a train crossing Tanzania, a rolling microcosm of East African society, we follow three main characters, reflecting on the strength to survive.
Competition, expedition or adventure? Camel Trophy is in fact all of these. 1991 and Camel Trophy travels to Africa for the second time in the event's history to tackle a 1600km route over little used tracks and traversing some of the world's most spectacular scenery teeming with precious wildlife. Travelling in identical Land Rover Discoverys the seventeen amateur teams from as many countries set off from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to fight their way through waist deep mud and two metre high elephant grass, climbing the hills of Burundi to the finish in the capital, Bujumbura. The target for the two man crew of each vehicle is to conquer natural obstacles along the way. They soon learn that only team work and determination will help them reach their final goal whilst keeping up a competitive edge through the challenging Special Tasks. Their prize is the Camel Trophy
He’s from a place so old it’s been called the cradle of mankind. She’s led a privileged life in America without hardship or pain. Together these two unlikely friends embark upon a journey from the heights of Mt. Kilimanjaro to the depths of an AIDS ravaged village where even the smallest children become outcasts at the mere hint of the disease and malaria is an ever-present threat. As Venance and Kristen experience the ancient culture, heart-breaking poverty, and eternal spirituality of Venance’s motherland, the ability of the Tanzanian people to love, dream, and persevere in the face of overwhelming hardship triggers a life-changing transformation in Kristen—one that brings her face to face with her own mortality and will ultimately cause thousands of lives to be saved. Tanzania: A Journey Within is a dramatic, emotional, and visually stunning odyssey that will challenge and inspire you.