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The Birth of Joliba II

The Birth of Joliba II

(Joliba Fila – Joliba meaning ‘Great River’ and Fila meaning ’2′ in Manding) Travels down the Niger River – 350km, Faranah to Kouroussa (Guinea) 6th – 22nd February 2010 The Idea The idea of a boat trip came about during discussions with Lars, way back in the early days of cycling through the Western Sahara. [...]

Photos of Niger River Boat Trip – Views of the River

Some views of the Niger River; photos taken during the two week paddle from Faranah to Kouroussa in Guinea…

Photos of Niger River Boat Trip

We expected it to take 10-14 days to paddle down the Niger River from Faranah to Kouroussa in Guinea. It took 15 long days. It was hard work and tough at times but great fun too and an amazing experience. I will of course be writing a full update, but for now, here are some [...]

Photos of Niger River Boat Trip – Pre-Departure

Having spent nearly a week in the small but friendly town of Faranah in Guinea, we managed to get built a river-worthy wooden pirogue and buy suplies to keep us sustained for the two weeks it was expected to take to get to Kouroussa, the next place along the river…