Africa’s Forgotten Frontiers - Senegal to Somalia

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 14:45 to 15:30
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Taking the audience on a breathtaking journey across the continent, explorer and filmmaker Reza Pakravan will share tales of his daring journey to the wild lands of tense frontiers, enduring traditions, and some of the most fascinating and diverse people on Earth. A belt of land stretching across the southern boundary of the Sahara desert, the Sahel spans the width of Africa, from Senegal to Somalia, and is home to some of the harshest conditions on the planet, where the effects of climate change are most felt and rebel uprisings are common. In his high-energy, adventure-packed talk, Reza reveals his fascination for the Sahelian cultures and his challenges of travelling as the locals do. From Senegal to Somalia – from the Dogon Hunters in Mali to the Wodaabe nomads in Chad. 

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Reza Pakravan
Explorer and Filmmaker


Reza will also touch on some of his other adventures, including setting the Guinness World Record for biking across the Sahara and cycling the length of the planet; the latter on which he wrote a popular book called Kapp to Cape. Reza will be selling signed copies of Kapp to Cape after the talk and will be available for questions at the Craghoppers stand AC110.

Take a sneak peak at this teaser of Reza's new TV series: World's Most Dangeous Borders....

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