Adventures

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

 

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

July 2021 - August 2021

In July 2021 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.

 

The Rickshaw Run

11th - 26th September 2021

Starting in Kochi, Kerala a state on India's tropical Malabar coast, our journey will follow no set route over 3000km up to Jaisalmer, Rajastan's golden city in the heart of the Thar Desert. There will be no plan, no back-up, and a whole heap of the unexpected. This is old school adventure at its finest, and a genuinely dangerous undertaking, so we have decided to give it an old school theme and are going to be facing our Waterloo in full ABBA fashion complete with a themed Rickshaw, soundtrack and costumes.

Not only that but this challenge is all in the name of raising money for three incredible charities: Cool Earth, East African Playgrounds and The Wild Camel Protection Foundation. Every penny that is donated will go towards our charities as we are funding the trip costs ourselves as well as looking for sponsorship. If you would like to find out more, or to support our race as a sponsor or donor click the links below.

 

Pakistan to Paris,
By any Means

September 2021 - December 2021

Following on from the Success of our 'Jinja to Jordan, By any Means' trip we have been itching to try it again and we think we've found the perfect route. 

Starting in Pakistan we plan to travel down through Iran and into Europe, taking us through twenty countries on our way to Paris. As with our last 'By any Means trip' we intend to use only public and local transport for the duration of the trip, and to try and get off the tourist trail as much as possible.

Though we are provisionally planning this trip for September 2021, we are taking into account the changing global situation with regards to Covid-19 and how this may impact a journey with multiple planned border crossings in a short space of time, and will update our plans accordingly.

 

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