Walking the Nile

Walking the Nile A major Channel series and a Sunday Times bestsellerHis journey is miles long He is walking every step of the way camping in the wild foraging for food fending for himself against multiple

  • Title: Walking the Nile
  • Author: Levison Wood
  • ISBN: 9781471135668
  • Page: 181
  • Format: ebook
  • A major Channel 4 series and a Sunday Times bestsellerHis journey is 4,250 miles long.He is walking every step of the way, camping in the wild, foraging for food, fending for himself against multiple dangers.He is passing through rainforest, savannah, swamp, desert and lush delta oasis.He will cross seven, very different countries.No one has ever made this journey on foot.A major Channel 4 series and a Sunday Times bestsellerHis journey is 4,250 miles long.He is walking every step of the way, camping in the wild, foraging for food, fending for himself against multiple dangers.He is passing through rainforest, savannah, swamp, desert and lush delta oasis.He will cross seven, very different countries.No one has ever made this journey on foot.In this detailed, thoughtful, inspiring and dramatic book, recounting Levison Wood s walk the length of the Nile, he will uncover the history of the Nile, yet through the people he meets and who will help him with his journey, he will come face to face with the great story of a modern Africa emerging out of the past Exploration and Africa are two of his great passions they drive him on and motivate his inquisitiveness and resolution not to fail, yet the challenges of the terrain, the climate, the animals, the people and his own psychological resolution will throw at him are immense.The dangers are very real, but so is the motivation for this ex army officer If he can overcome the mental and physical challenges, he will be walking into history

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    1. This is the kind of book I love to read: It's an incredible outdoor adventure, it's in a faraway land that I've never visited, and it's insightful and well-written. Levison Wood is a British writer who decided to try and walk along the Nile River, all 4,000+ miles of it. He started his journey in the Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda, at a tributary that is believed to be the source of the Nile (but the source has long been in dispute) and followed the river as best he could as it worked its way north. A [...]

    2. First congratulations to Mr.Levison Wood on completion of this ardous journey on foot. This is one of the best travelogues I have ever read.Levison Wood (and team of his writers) makes you visualise all the six countries which share the water of Nile.The photographs of the book enrich the reading experience.Emotions,disgust,frustration etc of a traveller are crisply described.Indirectly Lev also sends a message to the UN,Red Cross and other such organisations to focus on Africa sincerely. So I d [...]

    3. ~*Full review here on The Bent Bookworm!*~For as long as I can remember, I had wanted to embark on an epic journey, one that harked back to the great expeditions of times past, a journey that would test me both physically and mentally in a way that no other could.Levison Wood is an explorer. By his own admission, he has a perpetual case of wanderlust, traveling at every opportunity and never settling down. Quite the exciting life! This time his itchy feet take him to Africa, to an idea that has [...]

    4. There are a handful of rivers that are globally known, the which spans the continent of South America and the Nile which reaches deep into Africa. It is a river that has continually challenged explorers who have dared to take it on, not all of whom have mastered it, it is 4250 miles long after all. Levison Wood decided to walk its length. Not only is it an epic challenge in its own right but he would have to pass through jungles, savannahs, crocodile infested swamps, and one of the world’s ho [...]

    5. This is Levinson Wood’s story on his walk from the source of the Nile to its end at the Mediterranean Sea. This distance of over 4,000 miles included miles of walking in declared and undeclared war zones, through deserts, swamps and cities. Each border crossing had its own unique peril. Temperatures were over 120 were common and water often scarce.This is an engrossing read. There is a brief outline of places before Woods tells of his visit. For instance, you get a short re-cap on the quest fo [...]

    6. Inspiring and passionate. Best book I've read this year. There are, however, two reasons I didn't give it 5 stars:1) It felt very rushed towards the end. I know that he was close to the end of his journey and God knows, I wanted him to get there, but whilst his accounts of Rwanda, Uganda and Sudan were so rich and wonderful, his accounts of Egypt were kept a bit short. Go back and do it again, Lev! :0)2) There was a conscious decision in the narrative to make it seem like the journey was underta [...]

    7. An interesting story but one which leaves one with serious doubts about the author's integrity. First, he never tells you that he's doing the walk for a television program in Britain or mentions the crew that document the story for him. I only learned about it after reading the book and scanning some reviews here. Check out Tom McShane Photography, a man who was never mentioned. This left me feeling disappointed, cheated, almost lied to since he gives the impression in the book that he is on his [...]

    8. A cracking adventure and one hell of an achievement, walking the length of the Nile. My two favourite modern day adventurers are Levison Wood and Ed Stafford, I think Ed is better on camera but Lev is miles better at writing.His writing is entertaining and at times moving, as he nears the end of his journey you really do feel for him. I don't want to say too much about scenes from the book as it will spoil things for those who haven't read it, all I'll say is there are happy times, danger, trage [...]

    9. I expected this book to have much more description; the author is walking the full length of the Nile, after all. There was a great deal of introspection (expected) and a clear picture of the political strife that was (is) ongoing. Readers don't really see Africa, though.

    10. ‘The whole notion of white men dangerously journeying to foreign lands is too intimately connected to the colonial nostalgia that pervades “Great Britain” for it to be something to celebrate’. That is a comment from Guardian columnist Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff concerning the disappearance of Benedict Allen another British ‘explorer’. This statement was in the back of my mind while reading this book. Very early in the book Wood shows huge admiration for those Victorian explorers of Spek [...]

    11. What an inspirational, awe-inspiring story. Ex-soldier Levison Wood sets out to do what no one has achieved - to walk the entire length of the Nile River. Beginning at a small stream in the Rwandan hills, his goal is to hike more than 4000 miles North to the Mediterranean. Through rainforests, deserts, swamps, cities, villages and war zones, Lev fights through the wildlife, rough terrain, and his own personal psychological battle in an attempt to write his name in the history books. His tale wil [...]

    12. EXCELLENT telling of Wood's harrowing hike from the source of the Nile all the way to the Med, passing through such garden spots as Rwanda, Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan and Egypt. Howeverhave learned from experience that such stories are better appreciated when taken in smaller doses, so am putting this aside at the convenient halfway point, just as Wood crosses into South Sudan. Will definitely return in a week or two, after a break for something less intensed now I'm back and finished. I also ju [...]

    13. There are actual punishments out there less severe than Levinson Wood's self inflicted marathon trek along the Nile. Spending that kind of time in those areas of Africa seems like a punishment in itself, but Wood actually walked most of it, some across a desert and other terrains ranging from inhospitable to extreme. Then again the man does come across as an extreme sort of adventurer, almost an endurance athlete, certainly an adrenaline junkie. There is something equally admirable and maddening [...]

    14. Read: February 2016Rating: 5/5 stars, best of 2016Walking the Nile is the companion book to the TV documentary that was shown on Channel 4 last January. I really enjoyed watching it and when I saw the book was available on kindle for 99p I had to buy it.Levison Wood is a really good writer. His descriptions of his surroundings, the people he met and the countries he visited were so vivid and real. The book adds more depth to the journey he took as he is able to describe more details than could b [...]

    15. I have often been asked: "Why the itchy feet?" "Why do you always want to go somewhere, when you just got back?" There has never been one perfect answer that could explain my feeling and love for seeing something new. Levison Wood was able to explain that same feeling in such a simple way, something which can be related by any travel enthusiast. "Before I set out on this expedition I had been asked, more times than I care to remember, about the idea of exploration. The question of what it means [...]

    16. I picked this up in an airport and honestly didn't expect that much - I like armchair travel and exploration novels, so I thought it would be an appealing, quick read - but I was pleasantly surprised both by the quality of the writing and the depth of the political and historical discourse. Wood gives a lot of great insight into the history of each country he visits, and explains the complex, often very distressing present realities of each well. The book conveys how truly difficult and dangerou [...]

    17. I liked this. Probably 3.5 really. For a tv series tie-in, it's a good book and works as a standalone. First major plus - I'd not known/seen the tv series before reading this, but have since watched it, and it does well from not mentioning much of the tv stuff at all - I didn't want a 'making of' and I didn't get one. Result. Second major plus: man decides to walk the entire length of the Nile. That's not going to be comfy, but he only really mentions his physical travails once towards the end - [...]

    18. I bought this book on a whim after reading The Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko. That book was full of intriguing bits of history and huge, impactful tales of adventure. I read the entire book over the course of two days and was sad to see it end. Throughout the reading I found myself imagining myself to be a great adventurer who could shoot the rapids right alongside the men in the book. So, I saw Mr Wood's book with its captivating cover and immediately bought it. I really wanted to love it the s [...]

    19. An Englishman recounts the details of his 2013-14 quest to be the first person on record to have walked the full length of the Nile River. It's an interesting journey, to be sure, but while reading, I had two alternating reactions. The first, unfortunately, was that Mr. Wood came off as an entitled adventure-bro, with time and money to burn in pursuit of a "because it's there" goal that could only be achieved with the assistance of countless anonymous (and a few named) porters and guides who oft [...]

    20. Walking the Nile is an extremely good travelogue detailing Levison Wood's 9 month journey from the source of the Nile in Rwanda's Nyungwe Forest to the Mediterranean Sea in Egypt by foot. Travelling close to 6,700 kilometres through tropical forests, swamps, mangroves and deserts, Wood's achievement amidst civil wars and bureaucratic nightmares fully deserves to rank among the best of modern day exploration feats.In the footsteps of other great explorers, Wood decides that he will walk the lengt [...]

    21. The experts say Africa is where life started. The Nile River has throughout time held the amazement and fascination of everyone who has witnessed its power as it is the Nile that transformed the way humans came together. Africa as seen through the eyes of the west is often portrayed as one big hopeless mess of a continent. And in many ways it is. Countries that were colonies of the major European powers were handed back to the people with little or no guidance on how to run a country. The govern [...]

    22. I was enraptured by the straightforward descriptions of Levisons attempt to walk the entire length of the Nile. His descriptions gave such rare insight into aspects of Africa seldom encountered by anyone living outside of Africa: the poverty, the generosity, the effects of justice seeking gone amok. This book describes a trek filled with challenges that the majority of people could not even begin to imagine and yet Levison kept on trying to honor his itinerary in spite of incredibly harrowing co [...]

    23. A fascinating adventure. I have definitely decided I am not particularly interested in walking the length of a major river. This story is particularly sad because of so many of the histories of Africa are sad, even the recent histories, but the writing is beautiful and as a reader I really feel immersed in the travels.

    24. Proper review to follow: a good read, not particularly well-written, but the drama of the journey more than makes up for it. One caveat as to whether the guide Boston really said all that he's reported to have said, or if he was a convenient African voice to expound on potentially politically incorrect opinions.

    25. What a wonderful and inspiring book. Loved the whole concept, though I do think Lev is a little mad. Glad I read this one.

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