Crossing the Congo : Over Land and Water in a Hard Place, Hardback Book

Crossing the Congo : Over Land and Water in a Hard Place Hardback


In 2013, three friends set off on a journey that they had been told was impossible: the north-south crossing of the Congo River Basin, from Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to Juba, in South Sudan.Traversing two and a half thousand miles of the toughest terrain on the planet in a twenty-five year old Land Rover, they faced repeated challenges, from kleptocracy and fire ants to non-existent roads and intense suspicion from local people.

Through imagination and teamwork - including building rafts and bridges to cross rivers, conducting makeshift surgery in the jungle and playing tribal politics - they got through.

But the Congo is raw, and the journey took an unexpected psychological toll on them all.Crossing the Congo is a story of friendship, what it takes to complete a great journey against tremendous odds, and an intimate look into one of the world's least-developed and most fragile states.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Travel writing
  • ISBN: 9781849046855



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