His epic two-year journey covered uncharted terrain, 12 countries and a diverse range of environments, including deserts, jungles, and areas of civil unrest. Not only did he embark on this quest to share the beauty of Africa and its people to the world here is what else he had to say...
"I have completed my walk from Cape Town to Cairo entirely by foot/kayak. This rigorous 2 year and 11,500 km expedition proved to be the most challenging and yet rewarding things I have ever experienced. I have met tribes that date back thousands of years, I was welcomed into villages, nearly drowned twice along the South African coast, got shot at by rebel forces in Mozambique and decided to kayak across the 4th largest lake in Africa never having kayaked prior to it. These experiences have brought me exponential growth.
I love more, hate none and see all things from opposing views. Our world is ours because we are a part of it, as an infant cannot discern between itself and its environment. I feel like this infant, reconnected to our universe. Please stay tuned as I plan to undertake projects that directly impact the very impact destroying our relationship between earth and humanity, renewable and sustainable energy is something I'm working on. Thank you and much love for all the people who have stood by my side, supported me, believed in me and the people who don't even know that they have impacted my life in this direction.
The drive for curiosity and exploration is vanishing in today's fast-paced and digital world. I think unlike past generations, more people are hesitant to venture out and meet strangers. We are all filled with unimaginable potential - perhaps my adventure will inspire others to move away from their comfort zones and unleash theirs."
- Mario Rigby
These are wise and inspiring words Mario, you sure have reminded us ALL that anything is possible when you put your mind to it and have the strength to keep stepping out your comfort zone - we are thrilled to see you at the top of the leaderboard. These are wise and inspiring words Mario, you sure have reminded us ALL that anything is possible when you put your mind to it and have the strength to keep stepping out of your comfort zone - we are thrilled to see you at the top of the leaderboard. Keep following Mario's incredible journey here
Now the really BIG question, who's got it in them to catch him now?!