On 13 January 2017, Charles Butler set off on a 12,000km cycle from the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt to Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. The cycle would see Charles tackle 11 countries in 120 days as he wound his way through Africa’s incredibly diverse interior.
For Charles, the journey was twofold:
- To witness the chaotic energy of Africa on a bicycle, but also,
- To raise awareness and funding for rhino conservation and hopefully slow down the species’ march to extinction.
We caught up with Charles post completing the ride and he was able share a couple of his highlights of the trip.
Thanks to some very generous donations Charles was able to raise US$9,000 for Helping Rhinos which will going towards the Black Mamba anti-poaching service.
The money raised by Charles will help to fund essentional communication tools that will increase thesafety of the Mambas and also allow them to work effectively with colleagues across the Greater Kruger Park.