Netflix drops new travel series for Africa

The latest travel documentary to roll out on Netflix explores dark tourism, which sees visitors flock to places traditionally associated with death, destruction and tragedy.

Dark Tourist premiered on Friday 20 July on the streaming service worldwide and is introduced by New Zealand journalist David Farrier who previously made a name for himself with Tickled, a bizarre documentary about the underground activity of competitive endurance tickling. Now he’s set his sights on a travel series with a unique focus.

The eight episodes of the series are divided into regions, with two dedicated to the United States and one each for Europe, Latin America, Japan, Africa, Southeast Asia and the ‘Stans’ (Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan). Each episode sees Farrier hop between a few locations that have each been associated at some time or other with the ‘dark tourism’ trend.