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Going to Africa with History Channel's new series? Don't go unprepared.

Blogcritics Launches an Expedition Africa Giveaway

Dr. Livingstone, I presume?  No?  Are you sure?  Really?  I mean, are you really and truly sure you're not Dr. Stanley Livingstone?

Okay, I can accept that.  But, if you're not Livingstone, I really have to assume you're Stanley, don't I?  You know, Henry Morton Stanley, the journalist who went out to find Dr. Livingstone and who, allegedly, uttered those immortal words, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" 

Wait… you're neither Stanley nor Livingstone?  How exactly is that possible.  You see, if you're here I thought you'd have to be one of them. 

Ah!  I got it, if you're neither Stanley nor Livingstone, you must be a follower of History Channel's newest series, Expedition Africa:  Stanley and Livingstone.  But, why should I tell you about when the press people can do it for me:

HISTORY™ presents the television event of the summer: EXPEDITION AFRICA: STANLEY & LIVINGSTON.

Watch the series premiere May 31 at 10pm/9c. Twenty miles off the coast of eastern Africa, four modern-day explorers are sailing toward the unknown, the deep interior of Tanzania. They'll travel over 900 miles through African terrain that is as stunning as it is fraught with danger. Using only a compass and basic maps, they will attempt to recapture the spirit of one of the world’s most remarkable adventures—journalist Henry Morton Stanley’s perilous 1871 journey to find Dr. David Livingstone. Their historic exploration has been captured by one of the premiere storytellers of our time, Mark Burnett. This is not a competition or a game. It's a real-life adventure. Join other fans on Facebook, follow History on Twitter, and visit the official site.

Now, just because the people on the show are crazy enough to go out and recreate this trip without modern-day equipment doesn't mean that you have to do the same.  No, you can enter to win one of three ExpExpedition Africa Posterlorer's Prize Packs we have to giveaway.  That's right, we have three prize packs and we're going to give them all away (no matter how much I may want that laptop backpack).  Said prize packs contain a History Channel laptop backpack; an Expedition branded 35mm disposable camera & photo album; and a trek kit which contains binoculars, a flashlight, compass, Swiss Army knife, and more. 

Our rules (these plus the ones on the entry page):

  • Fill out the entry form.
  • Entries must be received by June 13, 2009.
  • The winners will be drawn on or after June 14, 2009.
  • The winners will be notified by e-mail and in the comments section below.
  • You must be a U.S. resident to enter and over the age of 18.

While you wait to see if you're a winner, why not check out a two-minute sneak peak of the series:

About Josh Lasser

Josh has deftly segued from a life of being pre-med to film school to television production to writing about the media in general. And by 'deftly' he means with agonizing second thoughts and the formation of an ulcer.

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