Travel Journal Offers "Illustrated" Look into Africa

Dr. J. William Allgood's travel journal records his and his wife's adventurous travels throughout Africa. The book provides 50 colorful photos of some of the most exotic animals and breathtaking sights known to humankind along with in-depth commentary. The book's proceeds are to be donated for a special cause.

Tucson, AZ, April 24, 2006 --( Want to experience all the beautiful and breath-taking sights of Africa without once stepping out from your home? Want to go on wild adventures and journeys across exotic and often mystical regions?

Then look no further than Dr. J. William Allgood's The Call of Africa: An Illustrated Travel Journal.

The book records retired physician Dr. Allgood and his wife, Sharon, as they travel throughout six countries in Africa over a three-week period. Follow their journey as they spend four days and nights in a primitive tented safari camp where they study and photograph lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants and Cape buffalo among others. Fly with them in an ultra-light two-man airplane over Victoria Falls--which is often described as Africa's "Adventure Capital" and the world's largest sheet of falling water.

Travel along to northern Tanzania as they visit the three million year old Ngorongoro crater, described as "Africa's Garden of Eden" and which also hosts such wild life as flamingos, black rhino, and baboons.

Experience the Okavango Delta in Botswana, which holds one of the biggest inland water systems known to humankind. Also discover the mystical Table Mountain in Cape Town, which is one of the world's most extraordinary landmarks.

The book captures Dr. Allgood's daily records of his and Sharon's three-week visit in June 2004 as they endured living in tents without running water or electricity and excursions by plane, Land Rover and canoe.

Dr. Allgood, who is also a prize-winning photographer, presents 50 colorful photographs in the book along with in-depth commentary on their travels. A special one-hour DVD companion of this trip is also in the works and will be released separately.

Traveling to far off places is nothing new to this adventurous couple, who have journeyed to Europe, South America, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific. However, their trip to Africa and Amsterdam still remains as their pivotal high-point.

Overall, the book is meant to bring attention to and capture Africa's beauty and scenery while also promoting a good cause. A part of the book's proceeds will be donated to Heifer International--a non-profit organization designed to relieve poverty and hunger in developing countries.

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Book Statistics
ISBN: 1-59800-010-1
Retail Price: 22.95
Size and Format: 8.5x11 paperback
Page count: 76
Publication Date: February 2006
Availability: Ingram, Baker & Taylor,,

Author Contact:
Bill Allgood
12995 N Sunrise Canyon Ln.
Marana, AZ 85653

Outskirts Press, Inc.
Jeanine Sampson
888.672.6657 ext. 704