- The Transafrican Hovercraft Expedition Alternative
The geographical and scientific hovercraft expedition across West Africa, from Senegal to Tchad (Chad). The hovercraft lands at Fort Lamy, capital of Tchad, to be met by the President Tombalbaye. In the meantime a side expedition through the old African kingdom of Dahomey discovers a king and his female warriors 'The Amazons of Abomey'. From Fort Lamy the hovercraft heads north along the Chari river to Lake Tchad. The expedition meets, the Somba 'the naked ones'; the Toffin who live in stilt villages near the southernmost tip of Dahomey; the plate-lipped women of the Sarokabou in Kyabe; the Budunna island dwellers living on rafts and fishing in papyrus boats. Also sees the flying doctor service that operates in Tchad.