I’ve had malaria well over 40 times – Kingsley Holgate

2e1ax_bubbles_entry_Kingsley2“One of the greatest joys of expedition life,” Kingsley Holgate recently told a group of adventure enthusiasts in Ballito, “is the characters you meet. The magic happens when you stray off course, give in to the pace of Africa, and mix with the characters.”

The author of Africa: In the Footsteps of the Great Explorers toured the country last year to raise awareness of his United Against Malaria campaign to provide mosquito nets for those in need in the rural parts of our continent. “”I know what it is like, I’ve had malaria well over 40 times and when you think these lives can be saved by a simple mosquito net.”

One could easily argue that Kingsley Holgate knows Africa better than any other person on the planet however he is not a safari tourist but rather a great adventurer with a purpose. This great adventurer travels by Land Rover, to the remotest places, among the people and expressed that he always has a seat open in his Land Rover for a local.

Kingsley started his world famous African expeditions out of a passion to see Africa, learn more about her, meet her people and travel her lands. It became obvious, after he and his family and other travellers were struck down by malaria so many times, that something had to be done about this stubborn female Anopheles mosquito.

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