Following the Cairo to Cape Town route in a quest to see more of my continent, my motherland, I used public transport from City of Pharaohs in Egypt to Cape Town and back up through the mountains in Lesotho back home to Zimbabwe. Encountering questionable immigration officers, hospitable individuals in Uganda to skeletons on the Skeleton Coast in Namibia, I go in search of what it means to be African. As an African would I enjoy the same hospitalities afforded to white and foreign travelers as I made my way through my continent? Along the way, engaging in conversations with tourists, volunteers, local doctors, protesting students, I try to gain insight into the history, politics, economics and atmosphere in each country. I recall my return to my motherland as the country comes to grips with a crumbling economy as the people begin to stir and protest and people seek a better life.


ALICK CHINGAPI Words from the author

Daniel Raphael Daniel Raphael

I am consultant by profession. My work has taken me on travels through the African continent. Taking a break from the corporate race, I travelled across the continent to discover Mother Africa. This is my first book. I live in Johannesburg, South Africa for now…..

Thank you for taking time and visiting this site, my book aims to inspire people to travel, explore, live beyond the stereotype. I was inspired to travel for many reason but I had an overdriving need to see this continent, that I call home, Africa. With my own eyes, and not through media, I wanted to be on the ground, and just live and be with the people. I hope my book give you an insight into the variety of life on our beloved continent through my eyes.