A BRITISH national, Chaz Powell, has partnered with a Livingstone based retired medical doctor,Teddy Mulenga, to walk from the source of Zambezi River in Western Province of Zambia and pass through Angola up to Mozambique.
The journey, which is aimed at raising money for wildlife conservation and anti poaching activities, is expected to start next week on August 10 up to January next year.
If this mission will be succesful, the two will be the first people in history to walk along the entire Zambezi River for a journey of about 2, 500 kilometres.
Speaking in an interview in Livingstone yesterday, Mr Powell said he decided to partner with a medical doctor who would carry a medical kit in case the two fell ill along the way.
Mr Mowell hopes that the duo would be in Livingstone by end of September 2016 or Ocyober this year where a photographer and other national from United Kingdom were expected to join in walking to Mozambique.
Powell has since described the planned expedition along Zambezi River as the biggest adventure to occur in his life.
“I am an expedition leader already in Zambia and Botswana. I am attempting to walk from the source of Zambezi River in Zambia’s North Western Province and finish at the beach of Indian Ocean in Mozambique.
“I am raising money for David Shepheard Wildlife Foundation which is also doing conservation and anti-poaching activities in Kafue National Park,” he said.
Powell says the other reason he would be walking on the Zambezi was that his son was a Zambian and lives in Livingstone.
And Dr Mulenga, who is an obstetrician, said he was excited to be part of the British national to walk along Zambezi River.
“I will be carrying a full medical kit and I will be attending to health challenges that may arise along the way such as malaria, injuries, snake or crocodile or lion bites and skin diseases among others.
“We will also be carrying equipment and a satellite phone to update the whole world on our movements,” Dr Mulenga said.
He also hopes to vote for the Referendum in some villages in North Western Province because he wanted the expanded Bill of Rights to go through.
The two are expected to interact with local people along the way and engage them on wildlife conservation issues.