Adventures

Learn more about our journeys: past, present and future.

 
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From Jinja to Jordan,
By any Means

September 2018 - December 2018

In 2018 we headed from our, then, home in Jinja, Uganda across the horn of Africa, over the Sinai Peninsula and on through Israel and Palestine into Jordan and the Middle East. We journeyed through one of the world's most dangerous countries, hitchhiked across the Sahara desert and climbed a 2,500ft cliff to visit the most inaccessible place of worship on earth.
Our one rule was that we would use public or local transport for the whole trip. To this end: we rode camels to the Meroë Pyramids of Sudan, sailed in a Felucca down the Nile, were adopted by an Egyptian bus company and took a harrowing night drive through the Guban desert in Somaliland.
We were at all times touched by the incredible and seemingly boundless kindness of the people that we met along the way: Djiboutian border guards who went above and beyond to keep us safe and get us to our next destination, the most amazing hotelier owner in Wadi Halfa who not only let us stay for free but sorted out our onward transport and breakfast, Bedouin tribesmen who point blank refused to let us cook our own food and insisted we should share their dinner.
Though there were some moments which were terrifying, tragic and terrible it will be the kindness of those strangers that we remember best, who inspired us to look past our preconceptions and to explore those unexplored and maligned places. For it is there off the beaten track we find the most beauty.

 

Three Wheels, Two Legs, One Island

November 2022 - December 2022

In November 2022 we will be attempting to circumnavigate Sri Lanka, a journey of nearly 1000 miles in the worlds most brilliant feat of engineering. The mechanical marvel / cake tin with wheels, that is: the auto-rickshaw, also know as a tuk-tuk. 

We've given ourselves just one month to complete this journey that will take us through: national parks (home to a diverse range of wildlife from Elephants to Sloth Bears), tropical evergreen forests, hilly pastures, grasslands and thick stands of giant bamboo.

Sri Lanka with its teardrop shape is known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean and we can't wait to see what incredible experiences this remarkable and beautiful island it has to offer.

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The Legacy Project

November 2023 - ?

Back on three wheels but this time with the goal of Circumnavigating the UK on a mission to discover the legacy of Britain's most adventurous women. 

From Hester Stanhope to Isabella Bird, Gertrude Bell to Kate Marsden the UK has a vast history of women explorers and adventurers yet unlike their male counterparts they often fall under the radar. Not only that but a new generation of modern women are making waves in the outdoors. 

The goal of this project is to travel the length and breadth of the country to see how the legacy of women travellers survives and inspires and how a new brand of female explorers are pushing boundaries, changing perceptions and creating their own Legacy.