08 Apr River Gambia Expedition – Safari254. Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio
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
The expedition took two months to cover the 1044km from source-to-sea… Safari254.com
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.