Country: Egypt

Finally reached the Mediterranean Sea


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.

I’d also like to thank Tom at Secret Compass, my commercial sponsors and my chosen charities (who I urge you to donate to) The Ameca Trust, Tusk Trust, Space for Giants and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

Lastly to the countless people who have given me support, advice, beer and brews along the way – thank you for your kindness and generosity.

Now… Time to rest my weary feet! I’ll keep you posted on Facebook and Twitter (@WalkingtheNile) about the Channel 4 series, which will hopefully broadcast early next year.

Thanks everyone!