Behind the scenes : Jason Florio’s portrait of ‘Samba Fishing’ – the River Gambia, West Africa

During our time canoeing down the River Gambia, on our exploration of the people whose livelihoods depend on the river, we spent each night wild camping on a different river bank – whether it be camping on a sand bank … Continue reading

Thanks to SOL Laptops for supporting our next West Africa photography adventure: ‘When you need to share your adventure, just “plug” into the sun!’

Sometimes there is a need to have a techie blog post – particularly when it comes to the SOL Laptop! Read on… On both our River Gambia Expedition and A Short Walk in the Gambian Bush expedition, powering our gear … Continue reading

Thanks to Peli Products UK for keeping our gear dry on the River Gambia!

As Florio and I shift through hundreds of images, to see what we want to put in our forthcoming book about the ‘River Gambia Expedition‘ (it’s a difficult task – every single image has it’s own story to tell), it’s … Continue reading

Tales from the River Gambia – reflecting on what’s gone by and what is to come…

The River Gambia Expedition Route Map: 1044km (649 miles) from source to sea – 23rd November, 2012-21st January 2013. Three West African countries. One river. We actually began our journey when we arrived in The Gambia, West Africa, on a … Continue reading

‘The Twins’ (Ally 811 canoes) become ‘The Ally Cat’ – River Gambia, Senegal, West Africa

‘The Twins’ become ‘The Ally Cat’ December 27th, 2012 – Njuen-Gulumbu-Genoto, Senegal – Distance paddled to-date: 245.41km The conversion of ‘The Twins’ begins – Gulumbu, Senegal And we’re off! Helen films the inaugural voyage of ‘The Ally Cat’ More river … Continue reading

Dead monkeys and Christmas night – sleeping on a rock by the River Gambia, Senegal

Carrying on from where we left off, on our River Gambia Expedition… Tuesday 25th December 2012 – Njuen, Senegal, West Africa. Total paddling distance to-date: 185.73km Over the last couple of days since we left Yousef in Mako – our … Continue reading

Photographer, Jason Florio, talks about his current New York exhibition ‘Silafando’ – portraits of Gambian chiefs and elders from our 2009 journey

In 2009 we walked 930km’s around The Republic of The Gambia, West Africa, completely by foot (‘bi tamala singalah’ – Mandinka language),  with three local Gambian friends, two donkeys, and a cart – to carry our camera gear and camping … Continue reading

Photographer, Jason Florio – hanging with the gold miners of Senegal, West Africa

Sunday December 16th – Sila Kounda, Senegal Starting from where we left in our last blog post about the River Gambia Expedition…we decided to spend a couple of days in the village, because there was a gold mine, Laminia, which … Continue reading

Today’s shout out goes to ©Kelly Kettle – thanks for your support on the River Gambia Expedition!

  ‘River Gambia Expedition 2012 – 1000km source to sea Africa odyssey’ team thanks all our product sponsors, backers and collaborators for all their unprecedented support and product donations. We are extremely grateful and thankful. Today’s shout out goes to … Continue reading

Camping on the roof of the village chief’s compound, Sila Kounda, Senegal, West Africa

Sunday December 16th – Sila Kounda, Senegal – 21.45km I’m going to skip back a day or two, from our first major hippo encounter, to when we arrived at the village of Sila Kounda, paddling the canoes from our initial … Continue reading