Welcome To The RowZambezi Challenge 2018

In July and August 2018, 3 boat crews are taking part in the RowZambezi Challenge – a 900km, 14 day sculling expedition down the wilds of the Kafue River, the third largest tributary of the Zambezi and full of hippos and crocodiles – an epic trip that will push and test our limits to the extremes of human endurance.

Each of the three boats will be ‘competing’ against each other and working together in this endurance event; the Orange Boat is captained by Team GB Olympian Zoë de Toledo and includes English fashion model Jodie Kidd, the Red Boat comprises members of all four Boat Race boat clubs combining in the Boat Race challenge and the final boat, the Green Boat features some of Africa’s top rowers including RSA Olympic Gold Medallist Sizwe Ndlovu

Our journey will start in the Kafue National Park and on to row the wilderness of the ecologically important Kafue Flats, before finishing at the site of our partner, World Rowing’s Kafue River and Rowing Centre.

The expedition story

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RowZambezi 2018 will not only promote rowing but highlight safe water and sanitation issues in Africa raising funds to create wells and provide fresh water for those most at need.

Every day we will be aiming for our 3 boats to row 65km each (equivalent to 10 hours continuous rowing or 1.5 marathons per boat).If you would like to be part of our expedition you can help fund RowZambezi 2018 by sponsoring one (or more) of these kilometres. As well as helping us achieve our goals, you will become part of the Royal Zambezi Sculling Club PLUS you will be entered into a series of prize draws to win some great experiences and prizes including a rowing experience at OUBC and being hosted at the Henley Royal Regatta with the Expedition Leader.

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Start:Kafue National Park

Finish:Kafue River & Rowing Centre






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our squad

Zoe De Toledo
Zoë De Toledo

Olympic Silver Medallist
European Rowing Championships Gold Medallist

Mouse Thornycroft
Micheen (Mouse) Thorneycroft

2 time Zimbabwean Olympic Rower
Teacher/ Masters Student

Emma Spruce
Emma Spruce

Boat Race Winner (Oxford)
First Expedition

See the whole squad

Become a Partner

This is a fantastic opportunity for organisations to become a funding partner or goods and services partner with RowZambezi.

Expedition sponsors will engage with the sport in exciting ways, as we reach out to the rowing community, adventurers and the general public both in the UK and Southern Africa. Your brand will gain visibility through the months leading up to, and throughout the expedition, and will be associated with athletes, celebrities and a fantastic cause.

Get in touch now. We’d love to hear from you and have you as part of the RowZambezi Team.

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How a Namibian became a rower

Posted by Maike Diekmann | 20 Oct 2017

My interest in rowing only started in my third year of university at Rhodes University. I was asked

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Building schools in Zambia

Posted by Stevo | 20 Sep 2017

Being a teacher and a chaplain and unhinged we were asked to set up schools in North West Zambia.

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Kafue Sculling

RowZambezi partners with World Rowing

Posted by Tim Cook | 4 Oct 2017

RowZambezi are delighted to announce their partnership with The World Rowing Federation (FISA).

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