BIO: I am British, born in England in 1952 but now live in Uganda, East Africa with my South Sudanese wife and our two young children. A former professional soldier in the British Army, I have lived in Africa since 1992. My early years here were spent taking clients on wildlife safaris and mountain climbs. From 2004 onward until the present time I have worked as a Security Contractor and Consultant in Tanzania, war-ravaged South Sudan, and the deserts of northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia
In a part of the Great Rift Valley in East Africa lies the most famous African mountain of all, Mount Kilimanjaro. But there are other mountains nearby to climb; such as Mount Meru, Mount Elgon, Mount Hanang and the active volcano, Ol Doinyo Lengai. This little book gives insights about them and advice that will help you successfully reach their summits.
This book covers many of the contingencies one might encounter on a safari, camping trip or adventurous expedition to Africa, by providing a selection of advice, checklists and guidelines designed to help readers, whatever role or position they have in the group, to have an enjoyable and successful trip. An ideal companion for a first-time safari to Africa, or a more challenging, experienced trip.
From the dangerous world of anti-poaching to wildlife adventures on the sunlit plains of the Serengeti, up to the snows of Kilimanjaro and down into the steaming jungles of the Congo, the story takes the reader on an extraordinary journey of adventure and misadventure; into war-ravaged South Sudan and to the deserts of Turkana, northern Kenya and the Ogaden in Ethiopia.