Walking the Nile

Walking the Nile

Book - 2015
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His journey is 4,250 miles long. He is walking every step of the way, camping in the wild, foraging for food, fending for himself against multiple dangers. He is passing through rainforest, savannah, swamp, desert and lush delta oasis. He will cross seven, very different countries. No one has ever made this journey on foot. In this detailed, thoughtful, inspiring and dramatic book, recounting Levison Wood's walk the length of the Nile, he will uncover the history of the Nile, yet through the people he meets and who will help him with his journey, he will come face to face with the great story of a modern Africa emerging out of the past. Exploration and Africa are two of his great passions - they drive him on and motivate his inquisitiveness and resolution not to fail, yet the challenges of the terrain, the climate, the animals, the people and his own psychological resolution will throw at him are immense.The dangers are very real, but so is the motivation for this ex-army officer. If he can overcome the mental and physical challenges, he will be walking into history ...
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015.
ISBN: 9780802124494
Characteristics: 338 pages, 16 unumbered pages of plates : illustrations (color), map ; 24 cm


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Dec 14, 2018

I really enjoyed reading "Walking the Nile". It is well written, easy to read book, with a lot of interesting historical facts.

Jan 17, 2017

Absolutely no literary value. Constant reminders of "when the English ruled, it was much better". Too much emphasis on current political issues (at time of publication) which makes the book a bore two years later. I left this book knowing no more than I started about the Nile. Total waste of paper publishing this book.

Mar 14, 2016

A good read, similar to Rory Stewart's The Places in Between. In fact there are a lot of similarities, both are Brits, both are ex-military and both overcome very, very challenging obstacles (going from one tribal area to the next) to walk where no white man had trod before. That we know of.
Levison does a good job of documenting his year-long journey. Quite educational.


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