Travels in the Interior of Africa is the account of the explorer Mungo Park (1771-1806), a Scottish physician and doctor who dedicated his life to the mapping of Africa. During 1795 and 1796 he traveled through Gambia and Senegal and mapped the river Niger’s properties. The travel was highly dramatic and he experienced both diseases, assault, and imprisonment. Travels in the Interior of Africa was published in 1797 and the book gained popularity and was soon translated into several other languages. Mungo Park went back to Africa in 1803 when the African Association asked him to return to chart the full course of the Niger River this time. His wife, sensibly, didn’t want him to go, but the terms they offered him — five thousand pounds for expenses and a thousand pounds a year in salary – was too tempting. On that journey, Mungo Park died in a tragic drowning accident in 1806.
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