Nile by Mile

NZer Cam McLeay is co-leading an expedition aimed at accurately measuring the length of the River Nile. The six person team began their journey at Rosetta, Egypt, and will travel through Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and possibly Burundi to find the river’s starting point. “Our goal is to accurately measure the length of the Nile to its longest source,” says McLeay. “There’s been a lot of debate over the last several hundred years about the source of the Nile.” The British/NZ crew will travel in motorised inflatable boats, which will be air-lifted over difficult stretches by microlight hang-gliders. Possible hazards include crocodiles, hippos, and border security.

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