Since the start of the FootstepsAfrica network several student research projects have been completed. They all have an explorative character. One project is a feasibility study to see what digital storytelling about trails in the Usambara region in Tanzania could look like.Two other projects investigate the Malawi Livingstone trail and the route Stanley took through Tanzania. Another one is a text analysis of the Stanley’s book how he found Livingstone and his encounters with African people, the landscape and the hardships of an inland expedition.