Wanstead resident’s kayak mission takes a change of direction


Wanstead resident Ben Harris has provided an update on his attempt to become the first person to kayak solo across Lake Tanganyika, the longest freshwater lake in the world.

“I got shipwrecked in a storm and now I’m continuing my journey to the lake’s northernmost point on foot. I have 400km through the Tanzanian bush to cover. I have just completed 160km,” said Ben in mid-August.

Ben’s expedition in the heart of Africa has raised over £7,700 for the charity Centrepoint.


Author: Editor