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The website of Ian M Packham scientist/adventurer/writer/speaker encircleafrica.org

Why encircleafrica.org?

Encircle Africa was Ian's biggest adventure to date. Not only that, it was the first solo and unassisted circumnavigation of Africa by public transport!

In short, Ian visited 31 countries, and travelled a minimum 25,000 miles (40,000 kms) over 13 months using transport only available to local populations. There was no back-up team to get Ian out of sticky situations.

You can discover more about the expedition on the dedicated Encircle Africa page of this website, and get signed copies of Ian's travelogue here.

Ian M Packham

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Adventure Travel, Sidetracked,
101Holidays

runner-up 2013 Nat Geo Traveller
travel writing competition;
winner Bradt Bus-Pass Britain
Rides Again
competition.

Encircle Africa: Around Africa
by Public Transport

I'm carving a career out of not
doing what is expected of me;
replacing medical research with
a circumnavigation of Africa.
If I'm not writing I'm reading,
drinking tea or running. I've
completed 8 half and 1 full
marathon in the last 7 years.

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Last updated 18.04.14