Paddling the Nile – 7 months of hippos, deserts and danger: Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis is a risk-management expert who took on a seven-month journey full of peril: angry hippos, blazing heat, kidnapping threats, civil war and raging rapids. All to fulfill her dream of paddling the Nile River from its source to the sea. Despite being a seasoned and successful ocean paddler, nothing could prepare her for the adventure ahead. On this episode Sarah talks about her training and meticulous prep, and how her first encounter with a territorial hippo just days into the journey made her realise it was a far bigger challenge than imagined. You can find out more about Sarah here: This Episode of Talking Australia is hosted by Liz Ginis (Managing Editor Digital at Australian Geographic) and produced by Ben Kanthak ( You can also follow us on Instagram @australiangeographic
By AG STAFF December 17, 2019 Reading Time: < 1