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