A liberating motorcycle journey through Africa with descriptions of the amazing people and places, the joy of big skies and the open road, and the sometimes harrowing events that would shape destiny.
Into Africa tells the story of a novice motorcyclist who takes on the challenge of riding the length of the continent just because, 'it seemed like a great idea’. Sam Manicom had only planned to take a temporary break from his successful retail career, but the one-year ride was so life-changing that he continued adventuring around the world for another seven years, covering 55 countries and 200,000 miles.
Sam had no idea how liberating motorcycle travel would be. Revelling in a new-found freedom without timetables or routines, he became fascinated by his ability to explore side roads at a whim and reach remote parts of the continent that many travellers never find. Though Africa is just 5,000 miles from top to toe, Sam explored over 22,000 miles on every kind of road imaginable.
Narrated by Sam, ride with him as he describes Africa's amazing people and places, the joy of big skies and the open road, and the sometimes harrowing events that would shape his destiny. This is a genuine tale of the unexpected.
Absolutely loved it. Totally immersed in Sams adventure.
Very entertained throughout!
Superbly written, inspiring, & fascinating!
Like all good journeys I didn't want this one to end, narrated by the author himself Sam really portrays the excitement & wonder (not least the occasional danger) of a trip through Africa by motorbike. Articulately describing the people, experiences, and situations allowing the listener to feel a part of the journey, I listened to the audio whilst training for a marathon and the miles flew by. I once heard you should never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly, I think Sam may have pushed that to the limits on occasions!