KINGSLEY Holgate, well-known humanitarian adventure and a legend known as ‘the most travelled man in Africa’, has launched his new book Africa – a Love Affair with a Continent.
Holgate is the author of four previous best-selling books on travel and adventure.
This widely-anticipated 5th book, Africa – a Love Affair with a Continent, has been five years in the making and spans 30 years of adventure and exploration in every country in Africa, including all her island states.
Armed with a Zulu calabash and scrolls of peace and goodwill, by Land Rover, inflatable boat, Swahili dhow and on foot, Kingsley and his adventurous team have traversed the continent on world-first expeditions, touching over a million lives through their humanitarian and conservation efforts.
Packed with stories taken from Kingsley’s pile of dog-eared expedition journals and laced with his legendary humour, each chapter is a stand-alone chronicle of a life of adventure; the excitement, escapades and characters met along the way, with beautifully detailed descriptions of Africa’s wildlife, wild places and fascinating tribes – and the downright scary moments when things go wrong, from a croc chomping the inflatable boat and attack by pirates, to child soldiers high on cocaine.
With dramatic, full-colour images taken on each expedition, it’s a must-have for all adventurous souls and is arguably the most comprehensive African adventure book ever written.
The book will be available by direct order from the Kingsley Holgate Foundation in August.