17000 km, 19 Countries, two Land Rover Discovery SUVs
Kingsley and Ross Holgate, two well-known world explorers have embarked on a 17,000km expedition which will traverse through 19 countries in two specially prepped Land Rover Discovery SUVs. The expedition was flagged off from Cape Town on Nelson Mandela’s birth centenary on July 18, 2018.
The Kingsley Holgate foundation is on a humanitarian and community conservation mission across two continents, that includes Malaria prevention, Mashozi’s Right to Sight, LifeStraw distribution, Community Conservation Education and Early Childhood Development (ECD). The expedition has traveled through Africa, Caucasus and large parts of Asia. The duo has now entered India through the Wagah border and is travelling through North India towards Nepal.
Speaking on their arrival in India, Kingsley Holgate said: “It is the first time that the Land Rover Discovery has undertaken a transcontinental journey from South Africa, through the Caucasus and into Asia. Our two specially kitted Land Rover Discovery vehicles have been truly versatile and their breadth of capability has absolutely shone through the most trying conditions we have encountered on our journey.”
The expedition has entered India and is currently in New Delhi and will now move to Agra after which they will head towards Lucknow and Varanasi and finally into Nepal on December 7, 2018. During their visit to India, they will be conducting community work at rural areas along the way.
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