The 1st book in the adventure series.
'This is a great adventure and a really enjoyable read.'
Johnnie Walker - BBC Radio 2
This is the story of an enlightening, yet daunting (and sometimes downright harrowing) journey across fourteen African countries by motorcycle. Sam, a novice biker, decides to break free from the doldrums of everyday life in search of adventure, and finds it. Each chapter is filled with one great story after another.
Into Africa is upfront with adventure, mishaps, dust, heat and the thrill of overlanding. The word-pictures that bring a good travel book to life are all here; Sam's perceptions of people, places and predicaments have real depth and texture, their associated sights, smells and sounds are evoked with a natural ease.
Whether he's thrust into a brutal jail cell in Tanzania, being shot at, or knocked unconscious in the Namibian desert, this eye-opening tale catapults you into Africa. He lives in a remote village, escapes a bush fire and climbs a mountain. This is a captivating book.
More Reviews of 'Into Africa':
'Into Africa is the journal of a gifted storyteller; a writer with keen observational skills, his flowing narrative alone distinguishes Sam Manicom from his contemporaries. ... This is the book for the beach, for the tube, for the bus and always for the sheer enjoyment of reading it.' Brennig Jones - Author
'You are left with a solid understanding of Sam's experiences thanks to the descriptions of sight, smell, sound and taste, along with an easy narrative of the author's thought- provoking questions and learning experiences, making Into Africa a truly excellent read.' Bikers Web.co.uk
'The word-pictures that bring a good travel book to life are all here; Sam's perceptions of people, places and predicaments have real depth and texture, their associated sights, smells and sounds are evoked with a natural ease. Where other authors' detailed descriptions can sometimes get in the way, Sam's style is engaging and well tuned. I found myself in the midst of action rather than a mere fly on the wall.' The Road