Find The Africa Channel

We are available in most metropolitan cities in the US and Caribbean including (New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, and Washington D.C.). Contact your local cable operator for details.


First Time Africa

Friday – 7pm

Our reality series that captures the exciting adventures and fun-filled experiences of first-time travelers to Africa.

Select a Season


Season 1
  • Season 1 | Episode 1 
    In the series premiere, the Detroit-based winners of The Africa Channel’s 2011 Know Your Heritage “Trip of a Lifetime” Sweepstakes travel to Senegal, West Africa.
  • Season 1 | Episode 2 
    Los Angeles to Ghana
    In this episode, we follow four Los Angeles students as they accompany their teacher back to her homeland — Ghana, West Africa. Along the way, they meet a group of school children on a remote island and vow to become their sponsors.
  • Season 1 | Episode 3 
    Women of Atiak
    From Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, to a small town in Uganda, best friends Lila Fischer, a midwife, and Hannah Kahl, a community activist, adjust to local ways and come to feel at home as they work with maternity centers near the South Sudan border. Lila and Hannah share the enriching experiences gained during a planned six-month stay, but for one of these young women, that plan will take a different direction.
  • Season 1 | Episode 4 
    News and television cameraman Martin Proctor travels to Cuba on a search to find his beloved Cuban cigars and explore the many facets of this Caribbean island before it opens up to the world.
  • Season 1 | Episode 5 
    Business Edition: Sign Spinners
    The founder of a successful Los Angeles-based sign spinning business and his top spinner make their first trip to Johannesburg in order to expand his brand to Africa.
  • Season 1 | Episode 6 
    Brooklyn to Ghana
    Filmmaker Natural Langdon heads to Accra to shoot a local artist's music video and connect with a continent and people he wants to know better.
  • Season 1 | Episode 7 
    A group of teachers explore Morocco and bring their studies to life.
  • Season 1 | Episode 8 
    Casey Abrams
    Join popular American Idol finalist Casey Abrams on a musical journey through Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where he explores the city to find and jam with local artists.
  • Season 1 | Episode 9 
    LA to Cape Town
    Eccentric traveler, bartender, and self-proclaimed ‘foodie’ Aaron Camper takes off to Cape Town to explore South Africa’s world-class wineries, culinary flavors, exotic scenery, complicated history, and overall eclectic culture.