Traveling with King Kong: Overland Across Africa

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James Henderson discusses travels, life-changing experiences in Africa in new book.

"Travels with King Kong: Overland Across Africa" by James Henderson

This is a trip full of wonder and challenge through a part of the world that most people have never seen. Come and enjoy it with me.

Africa—a continent that’s countries are often found in world news. Colored in the minds of many as a continent filled with poverty, war-torn countries and rampant disease, photographer and author, James Henderson, has a different experience to share.

“Travels with King Kong: Overland Across Africa” is the personal memoir of Henderson’s 7-month journey traveling across the African continent. Henderson recounts his life-changing experience in the form of a travel journal.

“I literally wrote this book as I traveled overland across Africa by keeping a daily journal of things I saw, challenges I faced, people that I met and the emotions that I felt at the moment,” Henderson said. “When I began the journey, I had not an inkling of what lay ahead of me for the next year of my life.”

His experience in Africa, he recounts, was a life-changing experience, still impacting his life after 40 years. “Travels with King Kong” is told with reverence, heart, and humor, complimented by beautiful photographs, as Henderson urges readers to step outside of their comfort zone and experience the unknown.

Having traveled to all 50 states, all Canadian provinces, and 102 countries on six continents, the unknown is perhaps where Henderson most commonly dwells. Henderson notes that things may not always be as they appear in the news or in stories, and one might just find their life forever changed for the better.

“Join me and King Kong for some of the most amazing experience you will ever encounter. They will be beautiful, sometimes ugly, and almost spiritual at times as well as beyond description,” Henderson said. “This is a trip full of wonder and challenge through a part of the world that most people have never seen. Come and enjoy it with me.”

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“Travels with King Kong: Overland Across Africa”
By: James Henderson
ISBN: 978-1-4969=6776-3
Available in softcover ($31.99), e-book ($3.99)
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and AuthorHouse

About the author
James Henderson currently resides in Redlands, CA. He holds hold his B.S. in Forest Management from the University of Illinois, M.F. in Forest Engineering from Oregon State University, M.S. in Environmental Planning from the University of Washington, and his Ph.D. is Satellite Image Analysis from the University of British Columbia. Henderson has a great love for travel and currently works as a freelance photographer and author.

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