Quick update from Tambacunda, Senegal – River Gambia Expedition


Florio, YellowBrick and Concern Universal – on route to Tambacunda, Senegal © Helen Jones-Florio

Just a very, very quick update as we’ve had a super long day – up since 4.30am and now in Tambacunda, Senegal, on route to Kedougou, and nearer to the source of the River Gambia. But, we just wanted to remind you that you can follow our trail on our YellowBrick blog – see where we are at, at all times, should you so desire. I know my mum has been following our progress today (thanks mum!) – and she can now go to bed because we have switched it off for the night! Huge thanks again to YellowBrick Tracking for the loan of the trusty device – the YB3.

And, last but not least, a BIG thank you to Concern Universal for the trade: Florio’s services as a photographer for a vehicle and driver – to bring us all the way down to Tambacunda, Senegal – and the smoothest border crossing yet, from Gambia, with all our gear too! Our CU driver, Nicolas Gomez is the king of speedy (but extremely safe) driving, over all kinds of terrain today.

Spot the Florio! Fleuve Gambie (River Gambia), Gouloumbou, Senegal, West Africa © Helen Jones-Florio – from this bridge (which we weren’t supposed to take photos of – it’s a military check point) we had a great view of the section of the river we’ll be coming back down. In a word (or two), its wide and moving pretty fast!

River Gambia Expedition is on the road – and soon to be in the Fouta Djallon Highlands of Guinea – at long bloody last!!

Much more to come soon – when the connection is faster and I can get some of Florio’s images up here.

Please drop by again

The Florios (H & Flo)

Follow our tracks – YB3 Blog

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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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2 Responses to Quick update from Tambacunda, Senegal – River Gambia Expedition

  1. SOOooo glad that you are on the road at last although we are missing you here. Good to hear that the journey this far has been smooth – about time that began to happen!

  2. Nice to see that you have reached Labe. I can imagine the look of relief on your faces after what must of been a not too comfortable journey. Not quite Greyhound standard of comfort!!! Look forward to following your next route. Love as always from all in Scarborough.xxxxxx

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