River Gambia Expedition - Safari254. Jason Florio and Helen Jones-Florio
River Gambia Expedition Jason Florio and Helen Jones-Florio featured in Safari254 - 1044km source-sea African odyssey, spanning 3 countries. The source is found in the Fouta Djallon Highlands of Guinea-Conakry, where it flows into Southern Senegal, and then into The Gambia. It runs the length of the Gambia, into the Atlantic Ocean. Paddling and over-landing, and camping all along the way, the entire journey was documented, through photographs and video, by award-winning photographer, Jason Florio, and Helen Jones-Florio.
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River Gambia Expedition – Safari254. Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

River Gambia Expedition 1044KM SOURCE-SEA AFRICAN ODYSSEY JASON FLORIO & HELEN JONES-FLORIO - featured in Safari254

River Gambia Expedition – Safari254. Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

River Gambia route map – spanning three West African countries ©Jason Florio / SAFARI254

River Gambia Expedition – Safari254

My wife, Helen Jones-Florio, and I co-led the first recorded source-to-sea expedition along the length of River Gambia, from its humble source in the remote highlands of Guinea, through Senegal and into The Gambia where it widens to nearly 14km and exits into the Atlantic Ocean. We teamed up with two old Gambian friends, Abdou Ndong a fisherman and Ebou Jarju a school teacher, as our river guide and translator… Jason Florio / Safari254.com

River Gambia Expedition team mate, Abdou Ndong, paddles at dawn in Southern Senegal ©Jason Florio / SAFARI254 
River Gambia Expedition team mate, Abdou Ndong, Senegal ©Jason Florio / SAFARI254 

The expedition took two months to cover the 1044km from source-to-sea… Safari254.com


Photography Prints available from the Gallery - 'Malian Fisher Woman', River Gambia Expedition, West Africa © Jason Florio
Photography Prints available from the Gallery – ‘Malian Fisher Woman’, River Gambia Expedition, West Africa © Jason Florio

River Gambia is one of the major arteries into West Africa from the Atlantic Ocean. First penetrated in 1455 by Portuguese explorers, fought over by the French and British, and traveled up by Scottish explorer Mungo Park on both his attempts to seek the course of the River Niger.


All of Jason Florio’s images from the River Gambia series are available to purchase, here on the gallery site. To see the full series, please visit Florio’s website. Contact the gallery for all print inquiries.

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