Coupon
Crossing the Congo : Over Land and Water in a Hard Place
by Mike Martin and Chloe Baker and Charlie Hatch-barnwell


Overview - *** Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award 2016 in the category of Adventure Travel ***
In 2013, three friends set off on a journey that they had been told was impossible: the north-south crossing of the Congo River Basin, from Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to Juba, in South Sudan.
  Read more...

 
Hardcover
  • $29.95
  • 20% off for Members: Get the Club Price
    $ 23.96

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

Free Shipping is not available for this item.
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 14 copies from $16.65
 
 
 

More About Crossing the Congo by Mike Martin; Chloe Baker; Charlie Hatch-barnwell
 
 
 
Overview
*** Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award 2016 in the category of Adventure Travel ***
In 2013, three friends set off on a journey that they had been told was impossible: the north-south crossing of the Congo River Basin, from Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to Juba, in South Sudan.
Traversing 2,500 miles of the toughest terrain on the planet in a twenty-five year-old Land Rover, they faced repeated challenges, from kleptocracy and fire ants to non-existent roads and intense suspicion from local people. Through imagination and teamwork -- including building rafts and bridges, conducting makeshift surgery in the jungle and playing tribal politics -- they got through. But the Congo is raw, and the journey took an unexpected psychological toll on them all.
Crossing the Congo is an offbeat travelogue, a story of friendship and what it takes to complete a great journey against tremendous odds, and an intimate look into one of the world's least-developed and most fragile states, told with humor and sensitivity.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781849046855
  • ISBN-10: 1849046859
  • Publisher: Hurst & Co.
  • Publish Date: December 2016
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Travel > Special Interest - Adventure
Books > Travel > Africa - Central
Books > Political Science > World - African

 
BAM Customer Reviews