Mike Hoare's Adventures in Africa


by Mike Hoare

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226 pages, 5.5" x 8.5"
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It has been said that Mike Hoare's middle name is Adventure, and his most memorable adventures have occurred in Africa.

Hoare was born in India to Irish parents and educated in England. He emigrated to Africa in 1948 and fell in love with the vast wilderness. Long before he became known as a mercenary leader in the Congo and Seychelles, he was exploring the interior of Africa in search of adventure and knowledge. This book takes you along on some of his most amazing journeys:

  • Traveling from the Cape of Good Hope to Cairo on a motorcycle
  • Retracing the steps of the Victorian explorers seeking the source of the storied Nile
  • Searching for the lost city of the Kalahari
  • Tracking the mysterious and enigmatic giant ape, Ufiti, to determine if the creature really existed
  • Sailing the treacherous waters of the Indian Ocean in Colin Archer
  • Trekking in Basutoland (now Lesotho)
  • Racing against time (and historic floods) to save the lives of his wife and two workers who had contracted "the Fever" in the remote Okavango Delta

Mike Hoare was fortunate to arrive in Africa at a time when grand adventures (and misadventures) were still possible. As he recounts his forty-plus years in Africa, Hoare shares with the reader his deep reverence for the land and the people who call it home, as well as little-known tidbits of history. Don't miss this opportunity to explore Africa with one of its most adventurous and eloquent scribes.

Mike Hoare is one of the 20th century's most famous adventurers, and clearly one of its most talented scribes. Hoare was born in India to Irish parents and educated in England. He emigrated to Africa in 1948 and fell in love with the land and its people. Though he is best known as a mercenary leader in the Congo and the Seychelles, his two new books describe his nonmilitary adventures on land and sea: Mike Hoare's Adventures in Africa and Three Years with Sylvia .
1) Trekking in Basutoland
2) Motorcycling from the Cape of Good Hope to Zanzibar
3) Continuing on from Dar es Salaam to Cairo
4) Following in the Steps of the Victorian Explorers
5) Traversing Central Africa
6) Tracking Down the Elusive Ufiti
7) Sailing Colin Archer to East London
8) Sailing Single – Handed Back to Durban
9) Making the Wild Geese Movie
10) Searching for the Lost City of the Kalahari
11) Finding the Light in the Okavango Delta

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