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Through the eyes of a 22 year old Australian, we get to hear firsthand the trip of a life time as he crosses the African continent from north to south with a group of fellow adventurers with a specialist overland travel company in 1971. Crossing the Sahara desert takes weeks as obstacles are overcome and the harshness of desert life is experienced. This is followed by navigating almost impassable roads in the former Belgian Congo before entering the vast plains and game parks of...

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Africa Overland

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Overview

Through the eyes of a 22 year old Australian, we get to hear firsthand the trip of a life time as he crosses the African continent from north to south with a group of fellow adventurers with a specialist overland travel company in 1971. Crossing the Sahara desert takes weeks as obstacles are overcome and the harshness of desert life is experienced. This is followed by navigating almost impassable roads in the former Belgian Congo before entering the vast plains and game parks of East Africa.

Living and working in apartheid South Africa we are told of the experiences encountered and people met.

The final part of the journey is returning to London but by unconventional means. Who would ever think of hitchhiking between Jo’Burg and Nairobi on a shoestring budget before getting a Charter Flight back to London?

Numerous photographs, maps and other paraphernalia are provided to assist the armchair explorer capture the spirit of adventure of the amazing journey.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045689274
  • Publisher: David Hardham
  • Publication date: 2/10/2014
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 122,000
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

David Hardham was born and raised in Melbourne and has worked in the IT industry all his working life including stints in London, Singapore and South Africa. He has travelled extensively, both within Australia as well as many European and Asian countries. In his early twenties, David crossed the entire African continent by road from North to South.
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