Walking the Nile

In August 2014, Levison Wood reached the Mediterranean Sea; nine months and 3750 miles after beginning his epic challenge to be the first person to walk the entire length of the River Nile. Inspired by his lifelong fascination with Africa, Levison came across extraordinary people, natural wonders and unique wildlife in some of the continent's most remote and spectacular locations.#

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Walking the Nile

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In August 2014, Levison Wood reached the Mediterranean Sea; nine months and 3750 miles after beginning his epic challenge to be the first person to walk the entire length of the River Nile. Inspired by his lifelong fascination with Africa, Levison came across extraordinary people, natural wonders and unique wildlife in some of the continent's most remote and spectacular locations.

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On 3rd December 2013, Levison Wood will take the first steps of his 4,250 mile expedition and so begin a unique exploration of the continent in the most ambitious and intimate way possible...

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Walking the Nile synopsis

In August 2014, Levison Wood reached the Mediterranean Sea; nine months and 3750 miles after beginning his epic challenge to be the first person to walk the entire length of the River Nile. Inspired by his lifelong fascination with Africa, Levison came across extraordinary people, natural wonders and unique wildlife in some of the continent's most remote and spectacular locations.

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