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Watch Four Scenes From the Season Premiere of ‘Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown’

The Kenya episode of CNN’s award-winning travel series airs this Sunday

Anthony Bourdain and W. Kamau Bell.
Anthony Bourdain and W. Kamau Bell.
David Scott Holloway

The 12th and final season of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown premieres this Sunday, September 23 with an extended episode. Bourdain, the show’s late host who died on June 8, and stand-up comedian W. Kamau Bell take viewers to Kenya.

The highlights of the episode — which is the only one this season to feature original narration completed before Bourdain’s death — include a visit to the city of Nairobi, where the Kitchen Confidential author and Bell talk with locals about Kenya’s growth and economic challenges. There’s also a party bus ride in Matatu and a trek through the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. Among the local cuisine the two travelers sample during their trip is goat’s head soup, which is familiar to Bourdain and entirely new to Bell.

Following the premiere, Parts Unknown’s final season will include four more episodes shot on location in Asturias, Spain; Indonesia; West Texas; and Manhattan’s Lower East Side, as well as two specials. The first special episode, according to an official announcement, will cover “how Anthony Bourdain’s unique perspective and voice altered the world of food, travel, and culture and in the process reinvented how audiences watched television and engaged intimately and actively with the world around them.” The second will showcase “Bourdain’s relationship with his crew, the team that traveled with him and slogged through the trenches,” which was “like no other in his life.”

Parts Unknown: Kenya airs this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on CNN. Take a further sneak peek at the episode via the clips below.

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