Shadow of Kilimanjaro : On Foot Across East Africa
In this work, writer, explorer and adventurer Rick Ridgeway offers an account of his journey, on foot for a month, from the summit of Mount Kilamanjaro, through the plains of Tsavo, to the sea, providing a ground-level view of East Africa as it is today and how it once was before the incursion of European civilization. Ridgeway examines the possible future facing the once-pristine landscape, its magnificent animals, and its indigenous inhabitants. Accompanied by characters - such as the renowned elephant biologist Joyce Poole, and Danny and Bongo Woodley, sons of legendary Tsavo warden, Bill Woodley - Ridgeway encounters the descendants of the Waliangulu, "the People of the Long Bow", a tribe thought to have vanished from the area, as well as lions, rhinos and elephants.
- Hardback | 288 pages
- 163 x 241mm | 660g
- 19 Feb 1999
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
- illustrations facsim., map, p