On any proper "survival" type reality show, the participants must have distinct and exasperating personalities. Expedition Africa includes the following "characters":
- Navigator: Pasquale Scaturro (cranky, contentious and very bossy)
- Wildlife Expert: Dr. Mireya Mayor (quiet, tiny and dour)
- Survivalist: Benedict Allen (British, snooty, put upon and hates Pasquale)
- Journalist: Kevin Sites (A bit "deer in the headlights" but the most accessible of all the players)
Nevertheless, Expedition Africa is worth watching, if only to see the gorgeous Masai Warriors helping our modern explorers find their way. The Masai are master trackers and a hundred times more comfortable in the harsh African environment than the gang of four, even without Nylon tents and Nike hiking boots.