Kariba Moon Row

A project by: Gabrielle Bourret-Sicotte


WE RAISED £1,065

from 16 donors

This project received pledges on Mon 15 Sep 2014
12 rowers, 3 boats, 1 supermoon ... Raising money for Village Water and CLZ

Hello and thanks for clicking on our profile! We really need your help to achieve our goal... We are aiming to raise £10000 to support two amazing charities; Village Water and Conservation of Lower Zambezi. We are doing this by rowing 500km down the Zambezi river in Zambia! More info below... read if you dare!


The Moon Row starts at Devils Gorge on the Zambezi River in Zambia and ends, 500km away, at the border with Mozambique. The Moon Row is an arduous rowing event across the world’s largest man made lake, Lake Kariba, and along one of the most beautiful and wild game reserves: The Lower Zambezi. 

Lake Kariba is up to 250 km long and 40km wide, and contains crocodiles and hippos with weather conditions on the lake reminiscent of the sea. The Moon Row will involve a team of 12 rowers from the UK and Zambia, rowing in three triple sculling boats. As they cross Lake Kariba, they will be rowing in 90 minute shifts through the day and night, when they will be lit by a "Supermoon". After the team completes the crossing of the lake; they will then row a further 250km along the Lower Zambezi. Support on Lake Kariba is being provided by Lake Kariba Inns and Kariba Bush Club. 

We are proud to have Andrew Triggs Hodge, a double Olympic Champion, as our patron and are honored by the kind words he has spoken of us!

“The team carry on their shoulders the weight of an adventure, to inspire and captivate others to follow. But the greater weight is their own expectation of the difference they can make. Making one’s own life better is a challenge, but helping make other lives better is the highest accomplishment. Each and every member is sacrificing something to make the project happen, following their passions."

We are supporting two charities: Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ) is leading the anti poaching, conservation and educational activities in the Lower Zambezi. For the past 9 years they have fought poachers and smugglers from further decreasing the now alarming numbers of elephants and other endagered animals in Zambia.

We are also supporting the activities of Village Water (VW), who are providing fresh water as well as health and education advice to remote villages. For the past 10 years they have enabled over 170,000 people gain access to clean water, enabling villagers to obtain a brighter future.

Donate to Village Water through the Moon Row today and the UK government will match all donations from UK individuals £1 for £1, enabling Village Water to change twice as many lives through safe water, sanitation and hygiene.