He and Mungo-Park became firm friends, and it was here that the passion for flying was born.
Educated as a surgeon at the University of EdinburghPark Mungo park appointed a medical officer in on a vessel engaged in the East Indies trade.
His subsequent studies of the plant and animal life of Sumatra won for him the backing of the African Association to explore the true course of the Niger River. Beginning his exploration at the mouth of the Gambia River on June 21,Park ascended that river for miles to Pisania now Karantaba, The Gambiaa British trading station.
He was imprisoned by an Arab chief for four months but escaped on July 1,to continue his journey with little more than a horse and a compass. Finally forced to turn back for lack of supplies, Park, traveling on foot, took a more southerly route on his return.
After traversing mountainous country, he arrived at Kamalia in Mandingo country, where he lay dangerously ill with fever for seven months. With the assistance of a slave trader, he reached Pisania on June 10, He returned to Britain to write an account of his adventures, Travels in the Interior Districts of Africawhich became a popular success and made him famous.
Two years later Park married and practiced medicine in Peebles in Scotland until asked by the government to head a second expedition to the Niger. Commissioned a captain, he led a party of 40 Europeans to Pisania and, on Aug. Reports that the expedition had met with disaster soon reached the settlements on the Gambia.
In it was learned that when the explorers reached the rapids at Bussa, about 1, miles below Sansanding, they were attacked by local inhabitants, and Park was drowned. Learn More in these related Britannica articles:Mungo definition, a low-grade wool from felted rags or waste.
See more. The Mungo Park Medal is awarded by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society in recognition of outstanding contributions to geographical knowledge through exploration and/or research, and/or work of a practical nature of benefit to humanity in potentially hazardous physical and/or social environments.
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Mungo Park’s most popular book is Travels into the Interior of Africa. Mungo National Park Mungo National Park & Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area.
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In , a young Scottish man called Mungo Park (–) went to find the River Niger in West Africa.
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