Muhammad Ali’s first visit to Africa came in 1964, which was also his first major trip outside of America. The charismatic 22-year-old had just been crowned heavyweight Champion of the World, after defeating Sonny Liston. He had also experienced an epiphany that was the beginning of a spiritual journey that continued throughout his life.

Ali described his visit to three countries on the continent as a Pan-African tour and a pilgrimage to the Fatherland. Join Face2Face Africa as we retrace his steps from that momentous first trip to his final voyage.