Monday 26th November – Kedougou, Senegal, West Africa
Apologies for yet another quick update but we are having power problems – “its all about the power” as Florio keeps reminding us: camera batteries, laptops, cell phones…Anyhoo, we are in Kedougou, ready to set off for the Fouta Djallon Highlands of Guinea, in the morning. We’ll head for Labé, the capital of the Fouta, and then on to exactly why we are starting the River Gambia Expedition in Guinea: the source of the River Gambia where our expedition truly begins. Although, it’s been quite an adventure so far, in one way or another. We’ll fill you in on more of that when we can charge our laptops fully.
Plans are changing too – daily, it seems. One of our major plan changes is that our ‘trusty’ Senegalese guide has not obtained the permit we need to pass through Niokolo Koba National Park with our canoes – despite assuring us that he had, some weeks ago now. So, we have to make some hasty phone calls to the Director of National Parks of Senegal, in Dakar, and the Director of Niokolo Koba National Park, in Tambacunda to see if we can persuade them to let us paddle through the park. All whilst trekking for 200kms in the Fouta Djallon Highlands!
Florio has been taking photos here there and everywhere and, again, once we can get fully powered up, we’ll be posting some on the blog.
We’ll keep you posted on our Niokolo Koba National Park situation as and when…keep your fingers crossed for that permit for us please.
Juice is running low! More soon
The Florios (H & Flo)
P.S. remember, you that you can follow our trail on our YellowBrick blog – see where we are at, at all times, should you so desire.