We will be travelling from source to sea: the Nile's source in Rwanda to where it meets the Mediterranean sea, 6,853km later.

The Nile has two primary tributaries: the Blue and White Nile.  This expedition is planning to follow the White Nile.

 
This is on the wall at home - a constant visual of what's ahead...

This is on the wall at home - a constant visual of what's ahead...

Where

  • We'll start in Rwanda, before dipping into Tanzania and then crossing Lake Victoria
  • From there we head up through Uganda to the massive rapids at Murchison Falls
  • There it crosses the border to South Sudan.  There's a possibility the situation in South Sudan will make it impossible to travel through, in which case we'll cross to Ethiopia and pick up the Blue Nile
  • As we go, depending on the intelligence reports we get, we might have to by-pass small sections
  • Assuming we're good to go through South Sudan, we then cross into Sudan and travel up to Khartoum where the White and Blue Nile meet
  • From there it's the home stretch through Egypt until we hit the Med
  • Sounds easy right?!

 

 

 

Who

  • There will be different paddlers and people involved throughout the expedition - this is a big team effort
  • Check out the 'Get Involved' page to find out more about joining as a paddler
  • When it comes to the kayaking sections, there will be a group of us at all times
  • We have a highly experienced rafting guide for Uganda and Rwanda - Pete - who has taken commercial rafting trips down sections of the Nile that no one else has
  • On top of that there will be additional security and protection as needed (based on the intell we get before setting off and as we go) 
  • Before we get going there's a big team helping out without which this expedition wouldn't be happening
  • Check out the team for details on a few of them

 

 
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How

  • The craft will vary depending on the section we go through
  • Through the rapids in Rwanda and Uganda we'll be rafting
  • The picture on the left is taken in Uganda by Nile River Explorers - FYI this by no means the toughest section we'll be hitting
  • For the remainder it will be in folding kayaks like the ones on the right here
  • We will be carrying all our gear: camping gear, food, water, medical and first aid supplies
  • At various points on route we'll be restocking as needed