• Kyodo


A 33-year-old Tottori man began walking across Africa on Sunday with a two-wheeled cart after completing a cart-pulling walk through three continents last year.

Masahito Yoshida left Alexandria to embark on an 11,000-km walk to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa pulling up to 100 kg of luggage, including water, food, cooking utensils and a tent in his cart.

“I am excited about meeting people and animals in places that will be passed by if you travel by train or bus,” Yoshida said.

He aims to walk through the desert regions of Egypt and Sudan, the highlands of Ethiopia and the savanna of Tanzania.

In 2013, Yoshida completed a 4½-year walk of 40,000 km that took him across Eurasia, North America and Australia. He is aiming to walk across all five continents.

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