Into Africa

Into Africa : Africa by Motorcycle - Every Day an Adventure

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Channel Islands to Cape Town by Motorcycle. The 1st book in the adventure series. 'This is a great adventure and a really enjoyable read.' Johnnie Walker - BBC Radio 2 This is the story of an enlightening, yet daunting (and sometimes downright harrowing) journey across fourteen African countries by motorcycle. Sam, a novice biker, decides to break free from the doldrums of everyday life in search of adventure, and finds it. Each chapter is filled with one great story after another. Into Africa is upfront with adventure, mishaps, dust, heat and the thrill of overlanding. The word-pictures that bring a good travel book to life are all here; Sam's perceptions of people, places and predicaments have real depth and texture, their associated sights, smells and sounds are evoked with a natural ease. Whether he's thrust into a brutal jail cell in Tanzania, being shot at, or knocked unconscious in the Namibian desert, this eye-opening tale catapults you into Africa. He lives in a remote village, escapes a bush fire and climbs a mountain. This is a captivating book. 'This is a prettyamazing and adventurous motorcycle trip, though often it's so low key you haveto remind yourself that at times he's just an inch away from being killed. It'sa British thing, I suppose...' Australian Road Rider Magazine 'Comparisons with TedSimon's seminal 'Jupiter's Travels' are somewhat inevitable, but Manicom's workdoes not suffer in the least by comparison to his illustrious forebear. Hewrites engagingly, and in the classic style of the travel writer, with a markedability to draw out the salient features of a scene and place themcenter-stage. The deep red of the African earth glows under Manicom's pen.' Visor Down 'A skyscraper-high stackof experiences. Full of vivid detail of the terrain, people, food andcircumstances.' Adventure Rider Magazine USA 'The word-pictures thatbring a good travel book to life are all here; Sam's perceptions of people,places and predicaments have real depth and texture, their associated sights,smells and sounds are evoked with a natural ease. Where other author's detaileddescriptions can sometimes get in the way, Sam's style is engaging and welltuned. I found myself in the midst of action rather than a mere fly on thewall.' Overland Magazine
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Product details

  • Paperback | 319 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 22mm | 528g
  • Exeter, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 33 line drawings, 25 colour photos
  • 0955657318
  • 9780955657313
  • 111,256

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