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The latest from the RowZambezi squad as we prepare for the epic adventure and tackle 900km of the Kafue River, with crocs, hippos, elephants and the unpredictability of rowing on unchartered waters.

Sunset on the pond, by expedition photographer Anthony Benoit

From media centers to Zambian bush; drastic change in my work space and time

Posted by Anthony Benoit | 13 Jun 2018

Only seven weeks to go until our team starts sculling on the Kafue river;

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Alex Woods

An opportunity for meaningful research

Posted by Alex Woods | 1 Jun 2018

As the RowZambezi Expedition draws closer we’re all starting to get really excited

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Little Ndaba Dolls

Kafue Kids Part 2 - Boat Race 2018

Posted by Louise Cook | 24 May 2018

We went out on boat race day, all bundled up and cosy. It was a cold and rainy day.

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Kafue Kids Part 1 - “Hello” from Martha

Posted by Louise Cook | 15 May 2018

“Hello” from Martha, she’s the brave one. We arrived in England in an enormous box.

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Fun Racing at the SA Championships

Posted by Maike Diekmann | 10 May 2018

The annual national championships in South Africa were held at the end of April...

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The Kuomboka Ceremony

Posted by Tom Lungu | 5 May 2018

Zambia has over twenty traditional ceremonies that take place annually. All the traditions have one

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Coxswain to sculler

My transition from coxswain to sculler

Posted by Zoë de Toledo | 1 May 2018

Transition from coxswain to sculler was slightly derailed by the minor event of having brain surgery

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Micheen Thornycroft

Micheen Thornycroft wins Filippi Spirit Award

Posted by Darren Low | 12 Feb 2018

FISA and Filippi announce that Micheen Thornycroft is the winner of the 2017 Filippi Spirit Award.

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Clare Balding

Clare Balding becomes Patron of RowZambezi

Posted by Darren Low | 14 Dec 2017

RowZambezi is delighted to announce Clare Balding as a patron.

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Fairburn Cup Activity

The Red Boat's first outing

Posted by Fi Macklin | 5 Dec 2017

2nd Dec saw our Red Boat crew, composed of one member from each Boat Race club, row together...

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Exotix Charity Day

£56,000 at Exotix Capital annual Charity Day

Posted by Darren Low | 3 Dec 2017

RowZambezi boat captain Zoë de Toledo teamed up with staff at Exotix to raise money for 4 charities

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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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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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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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Micheen Thornycroft

Loving the change - back from retirement

Posted by Micheen Thornycroft | 29 May 2017

I am an Zimbabwean rower and I retired from full time training after racing in Rio in 2016.

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Zoe Training

Operation Waddle & Paddle

Posted by Zoë de Toledo | 15 May 2017

For you must remember that I am easily the least athletic Olympian that you could ever hope to meet

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Down by the river

Kafue River Recce

Posted by Louise Cook | 14 Mar 2017

"We can bring the boats in at this point" said Tim confidently pointing at a squiggle on Google Maps

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