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Arriving in Nairobi in March, they moved on to the Serengeti where they engaged in a brief safari for promotional purposes. Martin and Osa were joined in July by three Boy Scouts from the United States who would write a book about their experiences of going on safari with the Johnsons while Martin wrote a series of articles about the trip for publication.

In August the Boy Scouts returned home and in the fall of 1928 Martin and Osa followed. Although they shot over 50,000 feet of film, it wasn’t enough for a full length feature film. Instead a movie was produced that highlighted their previous expeditions and ended with footage from this trip. Named “Across the World with Mr. and Mrs. Martin Johnson,” it premiered in January 1930.

Photography note: Martin + Osa Johnson often used and experimented with different types of film and cameras in the field, and each took still shots and ran film footage.  Repetitions and duplicates of images in order and the repetition of the same images in later series numbers stem from the use of these different cameras, film types and each series may have been done by Martin, Osa or a mix of both.  The numbering system in the expedition photos is the one Martin created for their inventory. 

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