In 1795, Mungo Park, a young Scottish doctor, set out for West Africa under the sponsorship of the African Association.
Park’s goals were to find the elusive Niger River – which no European had ever set their eyes on – as well as locate the legendary city of Timbuktu.
It would be an epic journey filled with hardship, lose and triumph.
Mungo Park’s journeys (in green).
All images courtesy of Wikipedia.