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Season 19  "Africa Special (1)"  19x6

Aired 6 years ago - Mar 03, 2013

The lads are in Africa to find the definitive source of the Nile by traveling further and faster than any exploration team in history using only grit, ingenuity, and three ageing estate cars.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 1
So, what have you got?
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 2
But they're high-performance tyres. It's a high-performance car.
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 3
Oh, so we're Livingstone, Burton and Speke!
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 4
running from the heart of Africa to the Mediterranean Sea,
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 5
Man has known for 160 years that Lake Victoria
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 6
to write ourselves into the history books.
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 7
this will be the source of the Nile, down here.
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 8
every single thing works, even the air conditioning.
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 9
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 10
It was here, in 1976, that Israeli special forces staged a daring
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 11
You have not!
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 12
Ha-ha-ha!
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 13
'It's probably safe to say the Victorian explorers
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 14
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 15
It wasn't a dream.
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 16
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 17
the other two will be completely stuffed.
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 18
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 19
Yeah.
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 20
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 21
So, in your mind, because there's tea being grown,
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 22
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Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 24
Did you have that as an idea?
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 25
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 26
'With all our materials bought, we set to work.'
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 27
We are in Africa. Come and have a look, see.
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 28
That doesn't look terribly comfortable.
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 29
In the front, gentlemen, we find here, instead of a passenger seat...
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 30
'So, here we are now, Livingstone, Burton and Speke
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 31
'Despite my terrible hardship, we carried on,
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 32
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 33
'So beautiful, in fact, we decided to stop on its shoreline
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 34
'looking forward to Heston Hammond's delicious dinner.'
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 35
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 36
Which is really tough and difficult, we've been there, it's horrible.
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 37
Basically, our conclusion is that Victorian explorers were just
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 38
Yeah, yeah.
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 39
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'But then, while poring over the maps, I noticed something.'
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 42
because that is where it goes into the ocean. The ocean is here.
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 43
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 44
I had a cold shower this morning, my penis was like a press stud.
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 45
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 46
'to be a bit of a test for two of the 1,500 quid second-hand cars.'
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 47
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 48
Power and speed solves many things.
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 49
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 50
Up here training. God, they are strong.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 2
But they're high-performance tyres. It's a high-performance car.
#2
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 3
Oh, so we're Livingstone, Burton and Speke!
#3
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 4
running from the heart of Africa to the Mediterranean Sea,
#4
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 5
Man has known for 160 years that Lake Victoria
#5
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 6
to write ourselves into the history books.
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 7
this will be the source of the Nile, down here.
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 8
every single thing works, even the air conditioning.
#8
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It was here, in 1976, that Israeli special forces staged a daring
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 11
You have not!
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 12
Ha-ha-ha!
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 13
'It's probably safe to say the Victorian explorers
#13
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It wasn't a dream.
#15
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the other two will be completely stuffed.
#17
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Yeah.
#19
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So, in your mind, because there's tea being grown,
#21
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Did you have that as an idea?
#24
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'With all our materials bought, we set to work.'
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 27
We are in Africa. Come and have a look, see.
#27
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 28
That doesn't look terribly comfortable.
#28
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 29
In the front, gentlemen, we find here, instead of a passenger seat...
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 30
'So, here we are now, Livingstone, Burton and Speke
#30
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 31
'Despite my terrible hardship, we carried on,
#31
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'So beautiful, in fact, we decided to stop on its shoreline
#33
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'looking forward to Heston Hammond's delicious dinner.'
#34
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Which is really tough and difficult, we've been there, it's horrible.
#36
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 37
Basically, our conclusion is that Victorian explorers were just
#37
Recap of Top Gear Season 19 Episode 6 (S19E06) - 38
Yeah, yeah.
#38
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'But then, while poring over the maps, I noticed something.'
#41
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because that is where it goes into the ocean. The ocean is here.
#42
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I had a cold shower this morning, my penis was like a press stud.
#44
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'to be a bit of a test for two of the 1,500 quid second-hand cars.'
#46
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Power and speed solves many things.
#48
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Up here training. God, they are strong.
#50