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Exped Orange


In January 2018, a team made up of 2 Ex Royal Marines will be walking the length of the Orange River in Africa, from source to sea – raising funds or two awesome charities. Veterans for Wildlife (a KitPest favorite) & The Royal Marines Charity.

The two former Bootnecks will complete the 2200 km completely unaided and unsupported, as they pass through three countries, Lesotho, South Africa and Namibia. Starting in the highlands of Lesotho, the route will follow the river from source to when the river reaches the Atlantic Ocean.

The Orange River is the longest River in South Africa. Rising in the Drakensberg Mountains in Lesotho, the river flows westwards through South Africa to the Atlantic Ocean. The river also forms part of the international border between South Africa and Namibia, as well as South Africa and Lesotho.

The team have chosen their two charities to assist injured colleagues and raise funds for their rehabilitation process. Whilst raising funds to protect the world’s critically endangered species.

Expedition leader Glen Steyn is an Ex Royal Marine from Johannesburg, South Africa. He will be joined on the expedition by Director of Photography, Alex Davidson, an ex-Royal from Shropshire.

KitPest will be following their progress and sharing it with you via Glen’s Instagram page @glen.steyn.

They are also on Facebook @ExpedOrange.

You can donate via their Justgiving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/expedorange