‘Paddling River Gambia: How the hell do you deal with 6,000+ hippos?!’ Africa Geographic Safari Interactive Magazine

Aug 6th 2012

‘Paddling River Gambia: How the hell do you deal with 6,000+ hippos?!’

Hippos © Jason Florio

‘Come early October we will be paddling the River Gambia from source to sea.

During our journey, we’ll be travelling through the homelands of several West Africa tribes – beginning at the Fouta Djallon highlands of Guinea, we’ll then cross over the border into Senegal, to canoe and trek through Niokolo Koba National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and finally into The Republic of the Gambia – following the same course as the early gold and slave traders had done century’s ago…’ ‘River Gambia 2012 Expedition – 1000km source-sea African odyssey’ – what, where and why exactly are we doing this expedition…you may well ask?


Simon Espley “Don’t get between hippos and their perceived safety (deep water). Enjoy, very envious. Boated the Zambezi source to mouth years ago (albeit in ducks) – hippos provided the most ‘fun’.”

Thanks to Africa Geographic Safari Interactive Mag for their support.

H & Flo (The Florios)

River Gambia Expedition 2012 Team Leaders

Please click on the image below to hear Jason Florio talk about how you can own one of his fine art photography prints from the River Gambia Expedition 2012 – from the images he will take whilst on the journey:

About River Gambia Expedition 2012

Jason Florio, FRGS: award-winning photojournalist. Helen Jones-Florio: expedition & photography producer. 2009: The couple co-led the West Africa expedition 'A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush - a 930km African odyssey' - the first circumnavigation of the small West African country, by foot, with two donkeys and a cart. Resulting in the award-winning series of portraits of Gambian village chiefs (Alkalo's) www.floriophoto.com (under 'Projects') http://930kmafricanodyssey.tumblr.com/ 2012-13: The couple co-led their second West Africa expedition - 'River Gambia Expedition - 1000km source-sea Africa odyssey' over-landing for 400km and canoeing the River Gambia for 720km https://rivergambiaexpedition2012.wordpress.com
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