In June 2016, our two-man team completed the first-ever source-to-mouth expedition along the Kwanza River in Angola. We used a 40-year-old foldable wooden kayak that we paddled and carried along the 1,300km journey. This trip retraced some of the steps of sixteenth-century English explorer Andrew Battel and recorded information on wildlife and human activity along the remote stretches of the river. So far we have raised over USD25,000 for The HALO Trust, an organization specializing in the removal of the debris of war, such as landmines. Our journey is currently being reviewed by Guinness World Records.

For more information on the trip, and how you can help make Angola landmine-free, check out our Facebook page, Twitter feed or blog using the links below. We also made a 50 minute documentary about our journey, which you can watch below: