Mungo Park and the Exploration of the Niger River – Part 2

Africa is not done with Mungo Park. In Par 2 of our series on Mungo park, he returns to West Africa in 1805 with a large force - nearly 40 soldiers - determined to map the Niger to its outlet - as well as find the legendary city of Timbuktu. Listen to this episode online. Download this episode. Explorers … Continue reading Mungo Park and the Exploration of the Niger River – Part 2

Mungo Park and the Exploration of the Niger River – Part 1

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 … Continue reading Mungo Park and the Exploration of the Niger River – Part 1