Jeremy, James and Richard each buy a used two-wheel drive car for £1500 and drive it for 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometres) across Botswana from the Zimbabwe border across the Makgadikgadi salt plains and through the Okavango Delta to the Namibian border. The Stig's African cousin also makes an appearance.
Did You Know?
Richard Hammond was so impressed with his car "Oliver" that he actually shipped it back to the UK as mentioned in the episode. See more
When the presenters initially introduce the faults of the cars they bought, May claims the handbrake of his Mercedes was broken 'which I can pull like this' (and nothing happens.) However, the Mercedes W123 actually has a foot-operated parking brake, with a pedal, and the upper lever lever May pulls to demonstrate is just the handbrake RELEASE. In other words: The parking brake was probably perfectly in order and May just hadn't found the somewhat smallish pedal yet. See more
James May - Presenter
Can I just say? Hammond's walking round his car, muttering to himself about how he needs all of it.
Jeremy Clarkson - Presenter
I know what he's doing. He's developed an emotional attachment to the car. It'd be like asking him to cut bits off his wife.
All of the cast and crew in the credits of this Botswana Special were referred to as "Archbishop" and their last names. For example, "Archbishop Clarkson". See more
Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
Written by Elton John
and Bernie Taupin
Performed by Elton John See more