Over 5000km, 6 countries, 9 months and about 7 million steps.
This has been the biggest adventure of my life, bigger than I could ever have imagined. I’ve achieved a lifelong dream to discover modern Africa. There were times when I wondered what I had let myself in for but I have discovered so much about this incredible continent.
The people that live along the Nile are a true inspiration and I feel very privileged to have been able to undertake this expedition.
I’d like to take a moment to remember journalist Matt Power, who was accompanying on an assignment for Men's Journal Magazine when he tragically passed away. In my 3 days with Matt I knew him to be an enthusiastic and dedicated man, I am truly saddened by his passing. My thoughts remain with family, friends and loved ones.
Days on the road have often been very hard, so I would like thank my wise and invaluable guides – Boston, Moez and Mahmoud “Turbo”. I couldn’t have made it without your expertise and guidance; you're truly incredible people. I’d also like to thank all the porters – from Rwanda to South Sudan – who helped me carry my heavy gear, your company and strength during the difficult terrain was always appreciated.
I'd like to thank the production team at October Films – Adam, Jamie, Neil, Tom, Adam, Martin, Aidan, Didi and Maegan - who were integral to the success of the mission.
Lastly to the countless people who have given me support, advice, beer and brews along the way – thank you for your kindness and generosity.