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A vivid exploration of one man and his incredible travels around Africa.

It has been said that Mike Hoare's middle name is Adventure, and his most memorable adventures have occurred in Africa. Hoare was born in India to Irish parents and educated in England, emigrating to Africa in 1948 and falling in love with the vast wilderness. Long before he became known as a mercenary leader in the Congo and Seychelles, he was exploring the interior of Africa in search of adventure and knowledge.

This book takes you along on some of his most amazing journeys; travelling from the Cape of Good Hope to Cairo on a motorcycle; retracing the steps of the Victorian explorers seeking the source of the storied Nile; searching for the lost city of the Kalahari; sailing the treacherous waters of the Indian Ocean; trekking in Basutoland and racing against time (and historic floods) to save the lives of his wife and two workers who had contracted "the Fever" in the remote Okavango Delta.

Mike Hoare was fortunate to arrive in Africa at a time when grand adventures (and misadventures) were still possible. As he recounts his forty-plus years in Africa, Hoare shares with the reader his deep reverence for the land and the people who call it home, as well as little-known titbits of history. Don't miss this opportunity to explore Africa with one of its most adventurous and eloquent scribes.

  • AUTHOR: Hoare, M
  • FORMAT: 226pp 216x140 Pb
  • Code: 10905

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