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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown

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  • Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown (Mariner Books) – Trade paperback (2004)
    by Paul Theroux

    Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown

    Trade paperback, Mariner Books
    2004
    English
    485 pages

    ISBN: 0618446877
    ISBN-13: 9780618446872

    In his first new travel book in eight years, the endearingly irascible Theroux takes readers the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, dugout canoe, cattle truck, armed convoy, ferry and train.

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Reviews of Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown

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 knowledge that he'll be going home at the end of the trip, but he has the good grace to admit that. He also seems to have done his homework for the most part (I'm not an expert, but did note a few glitches; e.g., Victoria is not one of those deep, crack-in-the-earth lakes.) And just remember that you can't get a comprehensive picture of Africa from a series of anecdotes on one particular path. There are other books for that.

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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.

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