In 1863, English gentlemen Sir Richard George Glyn and his brother Robert came to Africa, lured to the continent by its big game and the astounding cascade that David Livingstone had recently ‘discovered’ and named The Victoria Falls.
Richard kept a diary about their extraordinary odyssey, a journal which inspired his and Robert ’s great-great-grand niece, Patricia Glyn, to shadow their expedition in 2005. But unlike her ancestors, Patricia did the journey entirely on foot. Accompanied by her little African dog, Tapiwa, she walked nearly 2 200 kilometres, following her forebears’ route along the 19th- century wagon trails that once snaked along the great rivers of the subcontinent.
This is the story of two brave adventures told through two illuminating, interwoven diaries. The book comprises 328 full- colour pages and over 400 photographs from Patricia’s expedition, her ancestors’ and many others of the 19th century.