Welcome home, Kingsley!
Kingsley Holgate, his son Ross and their team of modernday explorers have returned from their first Living Traditions expedition. Over 66 days the legendary explorer and his support crew travelled through 12 countries before reaching the South Omo region in Ethiopia.
The focus of this, his 22nd expedition, was to document, record, research and photograph the continent’s rich collection of colourful cultural practices, starting with the nomadic tribes and cultures of northern Kenya. They then moved on to southern Ethiopia to document the tribes and cultures that are in danger of being forgotten by time.
The expedition was more than just a voyage of discovery and recording African cultures for future generations.
The Land Rovers were also packed with anti-malaria mosquito nets, LifeStraws and reading glasses – all part of Land Rover’s Hope Crosses Any Terrain programme, which intends to create opportunities for 10 million lives by 2020.
“Exploring and seeing the lesser-known parts and people of Africa is what every Land Rover owner dreams of, but these regions are often dangerous for outsiders to visit,” said Richard Gouverneur, managing director of Jaguar Land Rover South Africa and subSaharan Africa.
“Kingsley and his team bravely set out to visit these beautiful regions and chronicle the traditions of those inhabiting them. Not only that, they also set out to improve lives and provide aid.”