paddling the Congo River

No, not me.

coverformer Royal Marine Commando Phil Harwood from England.

Canoeing the Congo: The First Source-to-Sea Descent of the Congo River (2014)

His book and an amateur film “Mazungu Canoeing the Congo” document his five month adventure.

It was harrowing. I’m surprised he made it. Surprised he lived to tell the tale.

How many times did he face possible death on this journey?

Dozens of times.


The Congo River … the world’s deepest … It is the second largest river in the world by discharge (after the Amazon). …

It looked pretty impressive from Brazzaville.






One of the very worst sections is just below the cities. Harwood put his canoe on the roof of a bus and drove around.


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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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