Kayak the Kwanza
“In June 2016, Oscar Scafidi and Alfy Weston set out to complete the first ever source-to-sea expedition along Angola’s longest river, the Kwanza. Paddling and carrying a forty-year-old collapsible wooden kayak, they embarked on a journey of 1,300km in support of The HALO Trust, the oldest and largest humanitarian landmine clearance organisation in the world.
Over thirty-two days the pair kayaked, hiked and waded towards the Atlantic Ocean, meeting a whole host of interesting people – from security forces, to diamond miners, to farmers and fishermen. Things didn’t always go smoothly. They were attacked by hippos and bitten by insects. They sank in rapids, picked up nasty injuries, and were arrested then threatened with deportation”, in Amazon.
“Working regularly for Angola in areas such as environment, mine clearance and mineral mining, I have often come across many of the issues portraited in this book. It was such a motivating reading and I completely admire Oscar and Alfy’s initiative of embarking on this expedition for such a good cause as mine clearance in Angola.”, Mónica Machado.
Monica Machado offers English to Portuguese Translation Services, for Portuguese-speaking African countries such as Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde and Sao Tome and Principe in the areas of Oil and Gas, Environment, Shipping, Mining, Hydro Power, HSE and Social Sciences and International Humanitarian Aid. Fully certified translation services based in the UK.
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