Traveling more than 5000 miles while running the most monstrous rivers on the continent, 10 students will be taught by an international team of instructors led by legendary South African Pete Meredith. Along with well-known guides Koryn Gould from New Zealand and Alex Aiken of Scotland, outdoor enthusiasts from all walks of life will run the dangerous rapids of Africa in their pursuit to becoming professional river guides.
The students and instructors are not only faced with the challenges on the river, but also with the harsh reality of life in Africa. Wildlife, disease, food shortages, languages barriers, and civil unrest impose obstacles for all involved. While many television series have covered the Great Plains and wildlife of Africa, our cameras go deep into the dark river canyons with never-before-seen footage while documenting the trials and tribulations of the hands-on training.
Hell & Highwater – Africa uses a thrilling combination of cutting-edge filmmaking and storytelling that results in an amazing adventure reality series where the characters are just as colorful and powerful as the African backdrop.