After months of hard work, and thanks to the kind support of all these people, my book, Kayak The Kwanza: Source to Sea Along Angola’s Longest River, is now available for purchase. You can pick up a print or e-book version from the publisher Unbound or from Amazon. Remember that 25% of the profits will be donated to The HALO Trust, […]
16 places to find out more about our epic 1,300km Kayak The Kwanza expedition:
I thought it would be useful to collate these all in one place. Enjoy! My talk at the Royal Geographical Society on 22 March 2017 An interview with Landmines in Africa An interview with Bradt Travel Guides A report from The HALO Trust on how the $25,000 we raised was spent An interview with The […]
Our book live with crowdfunding publisher!
After months of rejections from traditional publishers, we finally received some good news just before Christmas: Unbound sent us an email. Unbound describe themselves as “a crowdfunding publisher that gives people the tools, support and freedom to bring their ideas to life.” After a few weeks of discussions, we now have a plan in place to get […]
Review of Canoeing The Congo by Phil Harwood
This is the story of the first source-to-sea descent of the Congo River, completed by former Royal Marine Phil Harwood. Here’s the blurb from the book: “Canoeing the Congo narrates the journey of Phil Harwood, who undertook an epic five-month solo attempt to canoe the Congo River in war-torn Central Africa. It was a historic […]
Kayak The Kwanza: June 2017 Updates
Film Festivals Below you can see our updated dashboard from Film Freeway, which is a great tool to submit to hundreds of film festivals and screenplay contests in one simple place. We were one of the 2017 Seven Summits Award Winners in the Mountain Film Festival (category: action sports), which is great publicity for The HALO Trust’s work […]
Talking at The Royal Geographical Society
On 22 March 2017 I had the honour of being invited to give a lecture at The Royal Geographical Society in London about the expedition that Alfy and I completed along the Kwanza River in Angola. I was one of six speakers, all talking about geographical journeys with purpose as part of RGS-IBG’s annual microlectures […]
Kayak The Kwanza in 2017
It’s been a while since the last update. Alfy is now settling into his new job in Hong Kong and I’m gearing up to relocate to Madagascar in August 2017! Here’s a quick update on our plans for the next few months: Translating Film into Portuguese Some people over at the Voz da América – […]
Full Report from The HALO Trust: what your donations were spent on!
In June and July 2016 we kayaked Angola’s River Kwanza, raising over $25,000 for The HALO Trust’s demining work in Angola. Below is a link to the newly released report detailing what the donations were spent on. It is a 17 page PDF, complete with photos. If you do not have time to read the […]
KTK update: links to stories about our trip plus Q&A with Oscar & Alfy
Hello All! It’s been a really long time since I posted an update (apart from the Portuguese translation of our photo essay). I thought this might be a good opportunity to highlight what we’ve been up to. Publications about our Kwanza expedition (so far) We are still in discussions with a number of companies about […]
Um mês na vida do “Kayak The Kwanza”: O que fizemos realmente?
Muito obrigado a Mario Pinho (https://twitter.com/maa_pinho) para a tradução! Desde a nossa volta à Luanda eu tenho vasculhado as filmagens da nossa viagem e pensei que gostariam de ver algumas imagens mostrando o que tramamos (e que estará no documentário). Tentei manter tudo em ordem cronológica. Dsculpem pela qualidade das imagens! No total navegamos 984,9Km. A […]