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Starting in November 2013 in a forest in Rwanda, where a modest spring spouts a trickle of clear, cold water, Levison Wood set forth on foot, aiming to become the first person to walk the entire length of the Nile. He followed the river for nine months, over 4,000 miles, through six nations - Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, the Republic of Sudan, and Egypt - to the Mediterranean coast. Like his predecessors, Wood camped in the wild, foraged for food, and trudged through rainforest, swamp, savannah, and desert, enduring life-threatening conditions at every turn. He traversed sandstorms, flash floods, minefields, and more, becoming a local celebrity in Uganda, where a popular rap song was written about him, and a potential enemy of the state in South Sudan, where he found himself caught in a civil war and detained by the secret police.
An inimitable tale of survival, resilience, and sheer willpower, Walking the Nile is an inspiring chronicle of an epic journey down the lifeline of civilization in northern Africa.
©2015 Levison Wood (P)2016 Tantor
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By mr kieran j murphy on 11-10-16

Informative

The book was interesting with regard to the geography the Author walked. Finding out what happened to the people who helped him would have been good.

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By Alysha Riel on 10-14-16

Beautiful story

An unveiled view of the peoples along the nile. Feels as if you're walking alongside Levinson Wood as he triumphs over his obstacles. recommended read!

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By Amazon Customer on 08-20-17

A good listen, but the himalayas is better

I bought this audiobook after listening to walking the himalayas, another great story but not quite as good in my opinion as his later adventure, also in the other book he reads it which I feel is much better

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By V. Delrieu on 11-29-17

Narrator sounded like the Shipping Forecast

Prefer Lev's narration in Himalayas, but still really enjoyed this extraordinary story, an amazing journey.

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