AFRICA'S LAST WILD RIVER
The Ogooué Megatransect
In 2020, an international team of explorers, scientists, and storytellers will attempt a first descent of the Ogooué River in Gabon. Led by National Geographic Explorer Joe Cutler, our team will paddle 1,000 kilometers down the Ogooué River, traversing the entire country of Gabon in inflatable rafts. The team will survey biodiversity, ecosystem health and share stories from the river. One of the last remaining wild rivers, the Ogooué is home to endangered manatees, freshwater turtles, crocodiles, hippopotamus and hundreds of fish species – many of which are only found in the Ogooué drainage. Our goal is to explore, survey and document the Ogooué, one of earth’s last wild rivers.