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More hippo sightings and more of the waiting game on the River Gambia, Senegal

Friday 21st December, 2012 – Paddling distance: 22.08km (total to-date: 105.73km) – River Gambia Expedition Before we headed back out on the River Gambia for the town of Mako – or next port of call – we paid a last … Continue reading

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Hippo alert – 11 o’clock! Fog horn at the ready, Jones! River Gambia, Senegal, West Africa

Tuesday 18th December 2012 – Djinji-Bantaco – paddling distance: 29km We set off from the village of Djinji around 10am this morning, paddling towards the next gold mining village of Bantaco – which we had heard was one of the … Continue reading

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National Geographic Weekend Radio: Interview incoming – March 10, 2013

March 10, 2013: Going Undercover for Elephant Ivory; Held Hostage by Hippos;  and more… We talk to host, Boyd Matson, about the River Gambia Expedition, on Nat Geo Weekend radio. Tune in here HOUR 2 ‘Hippos are known as the … Continue reading

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Podcast: Photographer, Jason Florio – and River Gambia Expedition co-leader – talks to the One Hour Photo Show

Florio talks to Anderson Smith and Jillian Hayes on the One Hour Photo Show, about the River Gambia Expedition – photography, planning and hippos! More press and news about the journey: Meet the Press

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Hippo stand-off: lessons in ‘hippo etiquette’ – on the River Gambia, Senegal, for the first time with ‘The Twins’/Ally 811 canoes

15th December, 2012 – Kedougou – Sila Kunda, Senegal: 21kms Today is the day – getting ‘The Twins’ (our two Ally 811 canoes) into the river, for the first time on the River Gambia Expedition. Over the last couple of … Continue reading

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Heard but not seen: The hippo beneath the canoe…our first hippo encounter on the River Gambia Expedition, Senegal, West Africa

December 15th 2012 – River Gambia, Senegal, West Africa Despite not having seen the hippo in this instance – a mere taster of what we would face, literally, whilst on the River Gambia Expedition– it was enough to shake us … Continue reading

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Travel Plans Update: The River Gambia Expedition 2012 – things are falling into place and our leaving date for West Africa is in sight. At last.

Just to keep you all updated on our progress…plans are falling onto place, ‘domading, domading’ (Mandinka for slowly, slowly), for our pending departure down to West Africa – and to begin the River Gambia Expedition 2012 proper. Once down there, … Continue reading

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