Features: Find source of the Nile: (BMW 528i Touring • Subaru Impreza WRX Estate • Volvo 850R Estate)
Original air date: March 3, 2013
In a two-part special, the boys head to Africa to see if they can find the source of the River Nile, each taking with them a second-hand estate cars they bought in Britain on a budget of £1,500 – Clarkson believe he can find the source with the help of his BMW 528i Touring, Hammond sees if he can find it in the sporty Subaru Impreza WRX Estate he brought along, and May wisely shows he will discover it from his Volvo 850R Estate. On an epic journey around Lake Victoria, which Victorian Explorers thought was the source of the Nile, the first part sees the trio setting off west from their starting point in Uganda towards Lake Edward, visiting Entebbe Airport, getting stuck in heavy traffic in Uganda’s capital of Kampala, explore the village of Jezza in the Mpigi District, convert their cars into mobile campers, before reaching the lake and seeing if they can find a river flowing into it from Lake Kivu. When their initial theory on the source is broken after their search around Edward, the trio soon have another and begin heading towards Tanzania and the Serengeti.