Steve Wilson is a remarkable man and a keen supporter of Project Luangwa. Not only does he have a spirit of adventure but has developed a true empathy for the people of the South Luangwa Valley. His fascinating journey around Southern Africa on his faithful old Ariel motorbike will soon be published for you all to read.
No film crew. No ‘fixers’ for the borders. No 4WD back-up. In fact, no back-up at all. Except for a man deep in rural Gloucestershire with a shed-full of old bike spares for a simple, rugged, 50-year-old, single cylinder, British motorbike . . . and its even older and arguably simpler rider . . .
Author Steve Wilson wanted to do a final Real Run on two wheels before the bus pass took over. A holiday with Robin Pope Safaris in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park had provided the spark. Africa’s wide, croc- and hippo-infested brown rivers, its bush-buck and baobab trees, the marks of baboon claws in the dust of a Series I Land Rover’s windscreen, had all worked their spell.
Steve's story of his solo 5,000 mile journey around Southern Africa on a 1950s Ariel is a remarkable one and will soon be published by Haynes Publishing in the UK.
Steve has very kindly offered to donate 50 pence for every single book sold. You can read more about his journey and how to get his forthcoming book here