Canoeing the Congo: The First Source-to-sea Descent of the Congo River


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At 2,922 miles, the Congo is the eighth longest river and the deepest in the world, with a flow rate second only to the Amazon. Ex-Marine Phil Harwood embarked on an epic solo journey from the river's true source in the highlands of Zambia through war-torn Central Africa. With no outside help whatsoever he faced swamps, waterfalls, man-eating crocodiles, hippos, aggressive snakes and spiders' webs the size of houses. He collapsed from malaria, and was arrested, intimidated and chased. On one stretch, known as 'The Abattoir' ...

Canoeing the Congo: The First Source-to-Sea Descent of the Congo River 2013, Summersdale Publishers, Chichester

ISBN-13: 9781849534000