A 900KM ROW THROUGH THE ZAMBIAN WILDERNESS
A mixed nationality group of 18 coaches and rowers, including some of Leander’s GB athletes, will set off on the 28th July, along the Kafue River, through the Kafue National Park (one of the largest in Africa) and along the remote waters of the Kafue Flats – an area where natural habitats have been affected by both damming and water extraction.
Rowing is a noble sport of diversity, inclusion and unity and the Kafue expedition will include athletes from Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa and other African nations, so they, in turn, can inspire the people around them to take up the sport or even pursue their Olympic dreams.
The expedition will finish on the 15thAugust at the site of what will be the Kafue River & Rowing Centre, where WorldRowing and the WWF have already launched a project to take action on the global freshwater issues which threaten our planet.
The group will be supported by a professional team of medics, photographers, guides and drivers. By night they will camp by the riverbank.
It is anticipated that the Kafue adventure will be one of many which enables Leander’s athletes and coaches to mentor and support athletes and coaches in other parts of the world, adding support and friendship long after their shared experience.
For more information on sponsorship and the RowZambezi project, please call Philippa Bovey on 07887 510450.