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Africa Trek

Africa Trek is the incredible journey of husband and wife Alex and Sonia Poussin. For three years the French couple walked 8,700 miles across Africa, from the Cape of Good Hope to the Sea of Galilee. During their journey, which they personally filmed, they endured fatigue, extreme thirst, blazing sun, prowling hyenas, malaria and more. But what they discovered along the way was an incredibly generous place rich with heart, humor and life. The Poussins experienced a piece of the world few of us have ever seen, where time and culture are so different from our own. Africa Trek, a twelve-part television series, makes its U.S. debut fall 2008 on public broadcasting (check local listings).

Africa Trek is a production of Gedeon in association with Terranoa and WETA Washington, D.C. Funding for Africa Trek is provided by sanofi-aventis U.S., SWATCH, and Hi-Tec Sports.

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Alexandre and Sonia Poussin, during their journey through Africa in Africa Trek.

Credit: Alexandre and Sonia Poussin

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Alexandre and Sonia Poussin, during their journey through Africa in Africa Trek.

Credit: Alexandre and Sonia Poussin

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Sonia Poussin, during her journey with her husband, Alexandre, through Africa in Africa Trek.

Credit: Alexandre and Sonia Poussin

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Sonia Poussin, during her journey with her husband, Alexandre, through Africa in Africa Trek.

Credit: Alexandre and Sonia Poussin

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Sonia Poussin in an African village during her journey Africa Trek.

Credit: Alexandre and Sonia Poussin

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Alexandre and Sonia Poussin, during their journey through Africa in Africa Trek.

Credit: Alexandre and Sonia Poussin

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Alexandre and Sonia Poussin, during their journey through Africa in Africa Trek.

Credit: Alexandre and Sonia Poussin

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Alexandre and Sonia Poussin, during their journey through Africa in Africa Trek.

Credit: Alexandre and Sonia Poussin

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Alexandre and Sonia Poussin, during their journey through Africa in Africa Trek.

Credit: Alexandre and Sonia Poussin

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Sonia Poussin fording a river with an African during her journey in Africa Trek.

Credit: Alexandre and Sonia Poussin

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Sonia Poussin, during her journey with her husband, Alexandre, through Africa in Africa Trek.

Credit: Alexandre and Sonia Poussin

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Alexandre Poussin, during his journey with his wife, Sonia, through Africa in Africa Trek.

Credit: Alexandre and Sonia Poussin

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Sonia Poussin, during her journey with her husband, Alexandre, through Africa in Africa Trek.

Credit: Alexandre and Sonia Poussin

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An African the Poussins met during their journey through Africa in Africa Trek.

Credit: Alexandre and Sonia Poussin

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An African the Poussins met during their journey through Africa in Africa Trek.

Credit: Alexandre and Sonia Poussin

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An African the Poussins met during their journey through Africa in Africa Trek.

Credit: Alexandre and Sonia Poussin

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An African the Poussins met during their journey through Africa in Africa Trek.

Credit: Alexandre and Sonia Poussin

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An African the Poussins met during their journey through Africa in Africa Trek.

Credit: Alexandre and Sonia Poussin

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An African the Poussins met during their journey through Africa in Africa Trek.

Credit: Alexandre and Sonia Poussin

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An African the Poussins met during their journey through Africa in Africa Trek.

Credit: Alexandre and Sonia Poussin

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An African the Poussins met during their journey through Africa in Africa Trek.

Credit: Alexandre and Sonia Poussin

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An African the Poussins met during their journey through Africa in Africa Trek.

Credit: Alexandre and Sonia Poussin

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An African the Poussins met during their journey through Africa in Africa Trek.

Credit: Alexandre and Sonia Poussin

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Sonia Poussin in the Poussin's tent in Africa Trek.

Credit: Alexandre and Sonia Poussin

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