EXPEDITION PROFILE

500 sunsets- Solo on foot around the tip of Africa

  • Location: From the Namibian Boarder with South Africa around the coast to the Mozambican border with Tanzania
  • Total Distance: 5700km
  • Distance to Date: 0km
  • donation goal: R 180 000
  • donations to date: R 22 000
  • start date: Jan 12, 2018

Expeditionists:

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MISSION

To walk the entire 5700 km coast solo from the Namibian border with South Africa to Mozambican border with Tanzania

OBJECTIVES

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To raise awareness about the levels of pollution on our beaches, document and record the health of the wildlife and take plastic pellet samples to be sent off for analysis........To show the world what a fantastic privilege our marine environment is and how precious it is...........To undertake an epic journey.

ABOUT

There are a few people who have walked the South African coastline and none that I know of that have walked the Mozambican coastline, let alone both. The vast distance is not the challenge, for I have the time. The main challenges and possible barrier to success will be things like political stability in Mozambique, the medical risks involved with regard to physical injury and malaria. There is also the risk of crocodiles and treacherous water when crossing the many rivers that empty into the ocean. In order to mitigate the risks, I have undergone intensive survival training, wilderness first aid, rescue and navigation courses. I have also been doing extensive research, setting up emergency contingency plans, putting resources in place, and securing sponsors. I have met with scientists in order to understand what data is beneficial and who would best benefit. With only a few months to go, I am now in the final phases of preparation and starting the drive to raise funds, interest and awareness.

If you have a passion for the environment and would like to follow me on this journey or contribute in any way, if you wish to do something to help save our oceans or you have a thrill for adventure, then please feel free to contact me. When I set out on this adventure come and join me on the beach for a day, walk with me for a day or just come and have a chat. Let me share with you some of the things I will have experienced. Lets do something to make a difference and change our current behaviour towards the environment.
For more information go to the website www.500sunsets.co.za
or contact me on my cell +27 82 390 80 10

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