A scientist, adventurer, writer, speaker, Africa nut, public transport buff, and accidental photographer Ian M Packham has written for a range of outlets including Adventure Travel magazine and Bradt's Bus-Pass Britain Rides Again. He was a runner-up in National Geographic Traveller (UK)'s travel writing competition in 2013.
A quest for challenge has taken Ian to the summit of Mount Kenya, and, by way of a PhD in Biomedical Sciences, the length of Hadrian's Wall. He completed his circumnavigation of Africa by public transport - the first solo and unassisted journey of its kind - at the end of September 2012.
Encircle Africa: Around Africa by Public Transport is his first book.
Find more information about Ian and his adventures, including Encircle Africa, at www.encircleafrica.org