From December 2012 to January 2013, Jason Florio and Helen Jones-Florio co-led the first recorded source-to-sea expedition by canoe along the 1130 km length of River Gambia. The two traced the river from its humble source in the remote highlands of Guinea through Senegal and into The Gambia, where it widens to nearly 14 km and exits into the Atlantic Ocean. 

Jason and Helen teamed up two old Gambian friends — Abdou Ndong, a fisherman, and Ebou Jarju, a school teacher — as river guides and translators. Their photography offers a rare insight into the unique journey... read/see more Resonate Magazine Words & images ©Jason Florio, with Helen Jones-Florio

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A woman checks her traps on the River Gambia, Senegal, in the early hours of the morning, West Africa. Image ©Jason Florio
A migrant fisherwoman checks her traps on the River Gambia, The Gambia, West Africa. Image ©Jason Florio

National Geographic – ‘The Gambia’

See more from our travels along River Gambia

River Gambia expedition team standing by their two canoes on the banks of the River Gambia, Denton Bridge on the background. Jan 22nd 2013
We made it! 1044km River Gambia Expedition team reach Denton Bridge, The Gambia – Jason Florio, Helen Jones-Florio, Ebou Jarju, Abdou Ndong. Tuesday 22nd January 2013

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