Kazimierz Nowak (January 11, 1897 – October 13, 1937) was a Polish traveller, correspondent, and photographer.
Born in Stryj, Nowak lived in Poznań following World War I. From 1931 to 1936, he traveled alone, on foot, and by bicycle across Africa, covering a distance of 40,000 km from Libya to Cape Agulhas, South Africa and back to Algeria. His accounts of the travel were first published jointly as late as 2000, as a book entitled Rowerem i pieszo przez Czarny Ląd (By Bicycle and On Foot Across the Black Land). He died in Poznań from pneumonia as a consequence of emaciation of the body due to travel, malaria, and leg surgery.
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- Official website
- Reports of an on-going initiative of groups of young people cycling in turns along the route of his travel (in Polish)
- Story on Kazimierz Nowak with images
- By bicycle and on foot across the Dark Continent - 2007, 3rd extended edition (Polish)
- By bicycle and on foot across the Dark Continent - 2006, 2nd edition (Polish)
- The memorial to Kazimierz Nowak was unveiled in Poznań in November 2006 by Ryszard Kapuściński (Polish TVP3 footage)