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Rolex honors heritage of exploration with African 'Perpetual Planet' expedition
January 31, 2023
The Great Spine of Africa Expeditions: Lungwevungu River – Ep. 2 Traversing the highlands of Angola to the border of Zambia, the team is collecting measurements and data on their journey. With his Rolex watch and team in tow, he is floating in dug-out “mekoro” canoes and camping along the river, documenting the data. “It’s almost biblical,” said Dr. Boyes in a statement. “During the day you are constantly stung, and at night beetles, flying ants and moths fill the air,” he said. “It’s a very difficult place to do science, to live, to do anything.” Despite its importance, much of the Zambezi’s tributaries and life cycles is a mystery to scientists, making this expedition key in building local climate resilience. Being the birthplace of the Zambezi, the Lungwevungu is a key point in these conservation efforts. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="465"]