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Heads up: Multi-year Ethnographical Africa research project

Posted: Feb 22, 2012 07:27 am EST

(Newsdesk) African adventurer Julian Monroe Fisher announces a five-year-seven-expeditions Ethnographical research project deep in the heart of Africa; retracing African expeditionary routes of famed Victorian explorers. He will be traveling on foot and also use dugout canoes, feluccas, ferry boats, camels, donkeys and horses.

Victorian explorers

Anthropologist and modern day African adventurer, Julian Monroe Fisher, has announced a five-year-seven-expeditions Ethnographical research project entitled, ‘THE GREAT AFRICAN EXPEDITION - A 21st CENTURY ETHNOGRAPHICAL FIELD RESEARCH OF AFRICA’.

Fisher will conduct an Ethnographical documentation of specific regions of Africa by retracing the African expeditionary routes of the famed Victorian explorers to include Speke, Grant, Burton, Baker, Wissman, Cameron, De Brazza, Livingstone and Stanley.

Objectives and routes

The objectives of the project will be to compare the 19th century Ethnographic documentation of the African tribal kingdoms gathered during the expeditions of the Victorian age with the realities of 21st century Africa.

Phase One of the project will begin in March, 2012, with Fisher travelling on an overland journey up the Nile River from Cairo, Egypt, to Khartoum, Sudan.

During Phase Two later this year the explorer will travel from Khartoum up the Nile and across the new nation of South Sudan to Lake Albert in Uganda.

He will then circumnavigate Lake Albert; following the Semliki River to the Lamia River tributary that flows down from the Rwenzori Mountains. He will follow that tributary up to the glacier on Mount Stanley.

Phase Three: Zanzibar to Bagamoyo to Tabora to Ujiji & the Circumnavigation of Lake Tanganyika.

Phase Four: The Kagera River & the Circumnavigation of Lake Victoria.

Phase Five: The Gabon River & the Ogoue River.

Phase Six: The Circumnavigation of Lake Malawi, Lake Bangweulu & Lake Mweru.

Phase Seven: The Zambezi River, the Upper Lualaba River & The Congo River.

Means of travel

For the expeditionary journeys Fisher will implore the use of dugout canoes, feluccas, ferry boats, camels, donkeys, horses and on foot.

Julian Monroe Fisher is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London and an International Fellow with the British Chapter of The Explorers Club in New York City. Between 2007 and 2011 Fisher had the honor of carrying the Explorers Club Flag on five consecutive research expeditions to the African continent. In 2008 he and his team were accredited by The Ugandan Wildlife Authority for establishing a new route in the Rwenzori Mountains, the famed ‘Mountains of the Moon’. In 2011 the explorer walked large portions of the African continent between the Indian Ocean coast of Mozambique and the Atlantic Coast of Angola during an expedition dubbed ‘EQUATORIA – A Walk Across Africa’.

Phase One of the project will begin in March, 2012, with Fisher travelling on an overland journey up the Nile River from Cairo, Egypt, to Khartoum, Sudan.
courtesy Julian Monroe Fisher, SOURCE

courtesy Julian Monroe Fisher, SOURCE