English man travels the entire Congo River in his canoe

Phil Harwood from the UK has become the first person to canoe the entire Congo River from source to sea.
Starting from it’s source in Zambia and flowing through a country which has often been described as ‘hell on earth’ – the Democratic Republic of Congo – he braved machete wielding tribes, hippos and crocodiles to make it to the Atlantic.

‘I only had to get my machete out twice to prevent myself from being robbed,’ he said.

Read more here.

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