First Leg in Africa
Author Paul Salopek began his walk at what he calls “our ground zero”—the archaeological diggings at Herto Bouri, where some of the oldest human bones, from 160,000 years ago, have been found. With guides and two camels, Salopek followed historic caravan routes across the Afar Triangle. After 43 days and 400 miles, he reached the Djibouti coast, near where humans exited Africa for the rest of the world.
Ryan Morris, NGM Staff