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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown

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In his first new travel book in eight years, the endearingly irascible Theroux takes readers the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, dugout canoe, ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.500
henryjh

not a tourist

by henryjh on Aug 22, 2013

Author's claim to be a traveler, not a tourist, is well justified. He mostly lives poor and sticks to public transportation, both of which bring him in touch with ordinary folks that he manages to engage in interesting conversation and genuinely likes. His lifestyle in Africa is made easier by the ... More

Robert P

High Adventure

by Robert P on May 2, 2013

Interesting and provocative. The author has guts to do what he did to get this story. However, his ego got in the way in the end, and he came off sounding sanctimonious and even arrogant. More

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