I am Oscar Scafidi, in July 2016 I kayaked and hiked 1300km along Angola's longest river. Hippo attacks, arrested at gunpoint, sinking in rapids: AMA!
My short bio: I am a 33 year old travel writer, risk consultant and history teacher. In June 2016 my friend Alfy and I kayaked, hiked and waded 1,300km along Angola’s longest river (The Kwanza). We raised over USD25,000 for The HALO Trust’s landmine removal work in Angola. Our expedition is currently being considered by Guinness World Records.
My proof: Here is a Tweet I just sent out from our official Twitter account: https://twitter.com/kayakthekwanza/status/965160846358929413. You can also view a full gallery of our expedition here: http://kayakthekwanza.com/gallery/. Or, if you would prefer video evidence, here is a 52 minute documentary of the whole journey than we released last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIfnrQJVDVo&t= and here is me talking about the journey to The Royal Geographical Society in London: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4P0QOe-t_c&t=. We have also just released a book about the expedition which is being published by Unbound here: https://unbound.com/books/kayak-the-kwanza/. 25% of the profits from the book will be donated to The HALO Trust for them to continue their mine clearance work in Angola, which is one of the most landmine-affected countries in the world.
Keen to hear your questions!
EDIT [13:50 GMT Tuesday 20 February]: Thanks for all your questions and support for our efforts! If you want any more information, please get in touch via my Twitter handle: https://twitter.com/kayakthekwanza. Oh, and please buy our book (or e-book): https://unbound.com/books/kayak-the-kwanza/. Let's make Angola landmine free by 2025!