Wel­come home, Kings­ley!

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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.”

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