In July and August 2018, 3 boat crews are taking part in the RowZambezi Challenge – unique and never before attempted 900km, 18 day sculling exploration down the wilds of the Kafue River, the third largest tributary of the Zambezi full of hippos and crocodiles – an epic trip that will push and test our limits to the extremes of human endurance.
Three boats and 18 rowers, including Team GB Olympian Zoë de Toledo, members of Cambridge University Mens and Oxford University Womens Boat Race boat clubs as well as some of Africa’s top rowers including 2017 Filippi Spirit Award winner Micheen Thornycroft.
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.
Our 3 expedition boats will be equipped with Yellow Brick GPS trackers. Once we are underway, we will be broadcasting data on the our progress as we tackle 900km of the Kafue River. Please do come back to this page to see how we are doing.
Zoë De Toledo
Olympic Silver Medallist European Rowing Championships Gold Medallist
Micheen (Mouse) Thornycroft
2 time Zimbabwean Olympic Rower 2017 Filippi Spirit Award Winner
Top Single Male Sculler In Zambia Competed In 3 World Championship Events
RowZambezi 2018 will use rowing to highlight fresh water issues in Africa raising funds to create solutions now and for the future by supporting the Kafue River & Rowing Centre and Village Water.
Every day we will be aiming for our 3 boats to row on average 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 RowZambezi 2018 by sponsoring one (or more) of these kilometres, or sponsor the hippo chasing us down the Kafue for any amount you choose. Sponsorship can be made in GB pounds or US dollars, As well as helping us achieve our goals, if you sponsor the boat you will become part of the RowZambezi Sculling Club PLUS you will be entered into a series of prize draws to win some great experiences and prizes including.