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Kingsley Holgate
Kingsley Holgate
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Speaker, Speaker
Location:
Zinkwazi - KZN South Africa
Preferred Language:
English
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Adventurer,Author,Conservationist,Inspiration,motivation,Personal story,Professional Speaker,South Africa,Storyteller,TV & Radio,Writer
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Guest Speaker Kingsley Holgate is considered one of Africa`s most colourful modern-day explorers. A humanitarian, adventurer, author, TV Personality and fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Kingsley has travelled to and embraced each and every country on the African continent to include her island states. What makes Kingsley and his team so incredibly unique is their constant theme of using adventure to improve and save lives through malaria prevention, water purification, Rite to Sight and community conservation education.
 
With his son Ross, Kingsley has successfully completed many world-first challenges, to include a Cape Town to Cairo crossing of Africa in open boats, the Zambezi and Congo Rivers, and a circumnavigation of Lake Turkana, the world’s largest desert lake. 
 
Kingsley sailed the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans in land yachts and in another expedition called ‘Extreme Latitude’ the Holgates circumnavigated the globe by land following the Tropic of Capricorn.
 
Their yearlong “African Rainbow” expedition took them in an Arab sailing dhow to the Somali border and back, followed by the “Outside Edge” expedition – a 449 day 33 country geographic and humanitarian expedition to track the outline of Africa that was hailed as the most successful expedition ever undertaken in support of Malaria Prevention.
 
Other expeditions have included a number of journeys in the footsteps of the famous Victorian Explorers, men like Livingstone, Stanley, Thomson, Count Teleki and Chuma & Susi, the two black unsung heroes of exploration. Kingsley and his family team have survived countless attacks of Malaria, the threat of bandits, rebels, wild animals and the danger of unexploded landmines.  
 
A Nile River adventure took them to Juba in time for the birth of the newest country in the world, South Sudan, then Kingsley and his team followed the entire Great African Rift Valley from Djibouti on the Horn of Africa to Mozambique – all part of his quest to embrace Mama Afrika. 
 
Having criss-crossed Mama Afrika from South to North, East to West and then circumnavigating the outline of the continent, embracing all 54 African countries through several journeys of discovery, it’s was only natural that the next challenge was to find her heart, Africa’s geographical centre, an epic odyssey that became one of Kingsley’s toughest challenges to date.
 
Kingsley has just returned from his latest expedition in which he journeyed through eight countries in eight weeks to the wild, nomadic region of southern Ethiopia to do what nobody has done before: land yacht the dust-devilled, barren and blistering Chew Bahir – a dry salt lake on the floor of Africa’s Great Rift Valley.
 
This expedition is part of a series of once-off journeys called Africa’s Living Traditions,’ to document, record, research, photograph and participate in Africa's richly colourful traditional cultural practices, many of which are fast disappearing.   Fascinating tribes were encountered including the Samburu, Somali, Turkana, Rendile, Dassenech, Gabra, Hamer, Mursi and Bana people.
Guest Speaker Kingsley Holgate is considered one of Africa`s most colourful modern-day explorers. A humanitarian, adventurer, author, TV Personality and fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Kingsley has travelled to and embraced each and every country on the African continent to include her island states. What makes Kingsley and his team so incredibly unique is their constant theme of using adventure to improve and save lives through malaria prevention, water purification, Rite to S
Synopsis:
EXPEDITIONS by Kingsley Holgate

JOURNEY TO JUBA
Jan 2011 - Oct 2011
 
GREAT AFRICAN RIFT VALLEY
Jan 2011 - Jan 2012
 
BOUNDLESS SOUTHERN AFRICA
Jan 2009 - Dec 2009
 
AFRICA OUTSIDE EDGE
Jan 2007 - Jan 2008
 
AFRICAN RAINBOW
Jan 2005 - Jan 2006
 
CAPRICORN - FOLLOWING THE INVISIBLE LINE
Sep 2000 - Sep 2000
 
GREAT EXPLORERS EXPEDITIONS
Jan 2000 - Jan 2010
 
LAKE TURKANA - JOURNEY TO THE JADE SEA
Jan 1998 - Dec 1998
 
AFRIKA ODYSSEY - CAPE TO CAIRO
Jan 1993 - Jan 1994
 
EXPEDITIONS by Kingsley Holgate

JOURNEY TO JUBA
Jan 2011 - Oct 2011
 
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