Canoeing The Congo: First Source to Sea Descent of the Congo River (Audiobook) By Phil Harwood, read by Gareth Armstrong
Unabridged edition 2013 | 7 hours and 18 minutes | ISBN: n/a , ASIN: B00CMC65JO | MP3 107 kbps (vbr) | 358 MB
Canoeing the Congo narrates the journey of Phil Harwood, who undertook an epic five-month solo attempt to canoe the Congo River in war-torn Central Africa. It was a historic first descent from the true source in the highlands of Zambia. Just short of 3,000 miles long, the Congo River is the eighth longest in the world and the deepest river in the world, with a flow rate second only to the Amazon. Along the way, Phil encountered numerous waterfalls, huge rapids, man-eating crocodiles, hippos, aggressive snakes and spiders' webs the size of houses. He faced endemic corruption, was arrested, intimidated, bullied, chased and he received numerous death threats. He also collapsed from malaria.