About this book
An account of Paul Theroux's ultimate "safari", from Cairo to Capetown. 35,000 copies sold in hardback. Undoubtedly one of the biggest travel books of the year. A journey of discovery and rediscovery which sets Theroux's experience of the dark continent against his journey forty years previously. "You would have to be made of very obdurate stuff indeed not to be riveted, moved and enriched by this book" "Sunday Telegraph".
Offers an account of a journey from Cairo to Cape Town. Travelling across bush and desert, down rivers and across lakes, and through country after country, the author visits some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, and some of the most dangerous.