Born under African skies from a missionary family Kingsley's adventures started at a young age. Countless hours spent on his father's lap, he was enthralled by stories of the great Victorian explorers.

This soon led to many missionary journeys with his parents far into the wilds of Africa and even the old Belgium Congo and was to plant the seed for Kingsley's own epic journeys of discovery.

No other group of adventurers have in a single journey traversed the entire outline of the African continent through 33 countries; completed a South to North journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Alexandria and the mouth of the Nile, followed an East to West crossing along the Zambezi and Congo Rivers in the footsteps of early explorers Livingstone and Stanley, and then a series of unique world first wild journeys that allowed the Kingsley Holgate Africa Foundation backed expedition team to embrace every country on the African continent to include her island states.

But after countless expeditions it was time to give something back to the people of Mama Africa. For the Kingsley and his team it was about finding a cause close to their hearts and truly making a difference to the lives of so many rural Africans. And so the Kingsley Holgate Foundation was formed with the humanitarian initiates of malaria prevention, water purification and Rite to Sight spectacles for the poor sighted.

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The Team

Kingsley Holgate

Expedition Leader, humanitarian, co-ordinator, researcher and author.

Ross Holgate

Operations leader, camera director, mapping and navigation.

Bruce Leslie

Logistics, supplies and equipment and security.

Mike Nixon

Humanitarian, logistics, mountain bike support, country-by-country government liaison.

Babu Cossa

Malaria co-ordinator, translator, community liaison.

Books By Kingsley

Cape to Cairo

One Family's Adventures Along the Waterways of Africa

The epic journey of Kingsley Holgate, his wife and son across the continent as they venture along South Africa's Wild Coast, up the magnificent Okavango Delta and beyond...


Dispatches from the Outside Edge

Driven by his passion for exploration and a deep love of Africa, intrepid adventurer Kingsley Holgate sets off yet again with his loyal team on a quest to circumnavigate the outside edge of Africa in an epic 64 327-kilometer odyssey...


In the Footsteps of the Great Explorers

Fans of Kingsley Holgate and his wild adventures with wife Gill and son Ross and a varying band of expedition members, will relish this new series of epic exploits.


Following the Invisible Line

The journal of adventurer Kingsley Holgate as he journeyed around the world along the Tropic of Capricorn.