Walking the Nile

  • by Levison Wood
  • Narrated by Gildart Jackson
  • 11 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


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Customer Reviews

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A remarkable journey told very well

Levison Wood’s Walking the Nile is the tale of an amazing journey through Africa. You would not think that in this day and age that there are many challenging walks still possible but this one truly is.

I tend to prefer books when the author narrates but Gillard Jackson reads well and I really warmed to his telling of the tale. I will certainly seek him out as a narrator again.

I looked forward to driving in my car and listening to this every morning and evening.
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- Tri Jules

walking with lev

Really enjoyed this story seeing Africa through Lev's eyes the good times and the bad
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-06-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio