EXPEDITIONS

AFRICA OUTSIDE EDGE

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Objectives

We were humbled. 33 countries, 449 days, 64,327Km, millions of tyre revolutions, tens of thousands of potholes and corrugations, hundreds of camp fires and river crossings, buckets of sweats, loads of laughs and thousands of lives saved in an adventure to track Africa’s outside edge.

Route

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Cameroon
  • Congo
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • DRC
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • Principe
  • Sao Tome
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somaliland
  • South Africa
  • Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Western Sahara

The Adventure

This expedition’s Scroll of Peace and Goodwill included the following messages from President Nelson Mandela and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu:

‘Ndlela ntle, Bon Voyage, Tsela tsweru, Safari Njema. Mag God u almal seen. What a fantastic project – thank you so very much for your commitment to fight the scourge of malaria. We can defeat malaria – One Net One Life. God bless you.’ – Nobel Peace Prize laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu

‘Good luck for your endeavours to save lives around the African continent. We wish you well in your worthy fight against malaria’ – Nelson Mandela

It was hailed as the most exciting expedition ever undertaken in support of malaria prevention and is documented in the book ‘Afrika – Dispatches from the Outside Edge’, which ends with these words:
‘We all place our hands on the much-travelled calabash of seawater taken from this point 449 days ago.  We removed the stopper and shiver with cold as it glugs slowly back in to the cold South Atlantic.  We hug, kiss and shake hands and we raise our mugs in a salute to Mama Afrika – WE’VE MADE IT!’