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Safari Jema

A Journey of Love and Adventure from Casablanca to Cape Town
Narrated by: Jennifer Groberg
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Teresa O'Kane had always longed to see the world. She owned scads of travel books and maps and was about to buy yet another bookcase to hold the many Lonely Planet guides and travel essays that she had accumulated over the years when she turned to her husband and said, "I'm tired of storing our dreams. Let's live them!" Within a month, they bought one-way tickets to Morocco, leased out their home, and set out on a journey of the African continent top to bottom from Casablanca to Cape Town. Transiting 17 countries in 10 months, mostly by public transport, they explored wild, exotic, and historic locations they had only dreamed of and some they had never heard of. From sandy Timbuktu, to a tiny lemur populated island in Madagascar, the author embraces Africa. She strokes the manes of lions, contracts malaria (twice), flies a micro light over Victoria Falls, earns a level one certification as a South African safari guide, discovers that an insect has turned her foot into a nursery for hundreds of eggs, grapples with the negative effects of foreign aid, and rubs elbows with European royalty deep within the Dogon in Mali. O'Kane offers an entertaining and enlightening look into overland travel on the African continent. Filled with helpful budget minded travel tips, this hilarious and inspiring book may find you yearning to take a career break of your own. Teresa is currently on another year long expedition in Africa, this time in her own 1973 Land Rover Series lll named N'doto (Dream). You can follow her travels at teresaokane.blogspot.com

Awards: The Indie Book Award for Best Memoir of 2012 and Finalist for Best Travel Book 2013.

©2012 Teresa O'Kane (P)2016 Teresa O'Kane

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  • 26-01-19

Wonderful Book

I thoroughly enjoyed the Audible version of this fantastic book. The narrator was perfect for the content. Teresa O'Kane was vivid in her descriptions of events and clearly very passionate about traveling to Africa. It was unfortunate that South Africa and Johannesburg were such a disappointment and unsafe place to visit. I had read this and was sad to find this was still true. Otherwise, this was a great travel memoir about the amazing place of Africa. I wish I could visit but the author clearly stated that having bad knees would be problematic. That is fine since I have such wonderful books as this to enjoy. Good gob!!