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Australian kayaker Sarah Davis wants to become the first woman to paddle the length of the Nile River Photo: Sarah Davis,

A quest to become the first woman to paddle the length of the Nile River from source to sea

Kayaker Sarah Davis has a dream to become the first woman to paddle the length of the Nile River. 

Paddle the Nile is a 6,853 kilometre expedition from the river's source in Rwanda to the Mediterranean Sea. 

"It's not just about me, travelling and getting down the Nile. It's also about raising money for organizations that help women," Davis said.

Davis' expedition hopes to raise money for CARE, a global humanitarian aid organization that places an emphasis on empowering women to lift them out of poverty.

"I feel incredibly fortunate to live in a country where I can make my own decisions on how I live my life. I get to vote, drive a car, own land, can go out wherever I like, with whoever I like. On top of that, unlike one in three women, I have not experienced gender based violence. There are many women out there who aren’t as fortunate and on top of that, they live in poverty.  They don’t have access to the same education and healthcare. They don’t have clean water and they don’t have adequate food. These are the people I want to try and help," Davis wrote. 


For more information and to follow along with the planning and execution of the journey, visit

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