Article originally posted to Travel Noire. Click here to view.
Over the last two years, Toronto, Canada-based personal trainer Mario Rigby has traveled throughout the continent of Africa, and he did it all by foot or kayak.
Mario set out on his journey in November 2015, beginning a more than 7,000-mile trek in Cape Town, South Africa. From South Africa, he went to Malawi, where he continued on a kayak to Tanzania along Lake Malawi. Other stops on his odyssey included Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Northern Sudan, with the trip ending in Egypt.
“I really want to go there and experience my heritage,” he told to a Toronto news station before he set out on his solo journey two years ago. “And I think just walking first hand with Africans through villages, through cities, I’m going to meet poor and I’m going to meet rich.”
Mario took to Facebook to tell his followers about his monumental accomplishment on January 24.
He also documented the end of his quest with a picture in Egypt.
Congratulations, Mario! Visit Mario’s website here to learn more about his historic accomplishment.