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Located on the west coast of Africa, Senegal is one of the continent's most exciting destinations. Host Zoe Palmer starts her journey in the capital Dakar, the vibrant home of more than two million people. After checking out the city's colourful markets and pulsating nightclubs, she visits historic Goree island, just offshore, to learn of its infamous past as one of the centres of the slave trade in West Africa. After catching a gig by the godfather of Senegalese music, Youssou N;Dour, Zoe learns about the harsh reality of poverty in Senegal, when she meets one of the thousands of Senegalese who over recent years have risked their lives attempting the perilous illegal journey in small fishing boats to Europe in search of a better life. Leaving Dakar, Zoe travels deep into the interior of Senegal, stopping off at the Muslim holy city of Touba, en route to the Niokola-Koba National Park. Heading onwards into the remote territory of the Bassari people, Zoe visits the village of Oubadji, where she is privileged to see a rarely witnessed traditional tribal ceremony. Making the long journey back to Dakar, Zoe flies on to the little known Cape Verde islands, 500 kilometres off the Senegalese coast. With a spectacularly beautiful volcanic landscape, these islands were once at the centre of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Moving on to Mindelo, on the island of Sao Vicente, Zoe joins in Cape Verde's biggest celebration of the year, Carnival, strutting her stuff in costume along with all the other dancers on the streets. Finally she climbs the mighty volcano on the island of Fogo, which last erupted in 1995, being rewarded at the summit at nearly 3000 metres with breathtaking views stretching across the Cape Verde islands and the Atlantic beyond.
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