Top Gear Crew attempt to find the Source of the Nile (Part 2)

Top Gear Season 19 Episode 7 (Africa Special Part 2)

This video belongs fully to the BBC. It is purely for viewing only.

The Top Gear crew were in Uganda sometime in October last year to film a special episode of the popular show. The clip shows part two of the show (you can view the first part from here) and I am personally very happy with how it turned out.

The crew of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond were their usual clumsy, don’t-take-this-too-seriously selves and all in all, I think it is a good watch. My highlights from this episode are:

  • The river crossing was very entertaining. I can’t believe the production crew sunk the back up car. I wonder if anyone was fired over that. But if you keep in mind how they treat the rest of the cars on their challenges, I highly doubt. What kind of budget do these guys work with?
  • The waving kids in Burundi brought back some memories. I used to be one of those kids that used to wave at every car that passed by. Sometimes I would even chase them for a bit. Sigh, good memories.
  • The way they described the American tourists. Lol, literally. I am always amused by how pensioner tourists go about their business. They always look like they just stepped out of a time capsule.
  • The final race to the source of the Nile which one of them finally won(I am not a spoiler like that) was a fitting ending. The thought of my kids being taught in their history lessons that one of the Top Gear guys found the source of the Nile is quite a disturbing one though.
  • When James May said, “I am gonna put my hand on my heart and say that this is the best top gear adventure we have ever had. Its a noble quest in a truly stunningly beautiful country full of utterly  hospitable people!‘ I almost jumped off my seat to start singing the national anthem!

There was a bit of controversy when Ugandans discovered an article that Jeremy Clarkson wrote way back in 2011 about him and his daughters tour of Uganda. It is a disheartening article to read and suffice to say, I lost a bit of admiration for Jeremy. I have since gotten over myself and accepted that no one is perfect and Uganda does have its dark side. The man might have exaggerated a bit but he still knows how to present a good show. So watch it and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.

Feel free to share with us what your highlights were in the comment section.

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Top Gear Crew attempt to find the Source of the Nile

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