Cyclists cross Beit Bridge and are now in Zimbabwe

22 Feb

Alex Antrobus and Murray Beaumont making good progress to eventually get to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda, home to the elusive and threatened Shelley's crimson wing finch . One of Africa's rarest finches

On 7 Feb we announced that Alex Antrobus and Murray Beaumont were leaving Johannesburg to cycle all the way up to Uganda. The two of them plan to visit the Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation in Ruhija ,who are the valued ground partners to the Rare Finch Conservation Group, up at the magnificent Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the south-western part of Uganda.
Alex and Murray are both making great progress and have now left South Africa and cycling towards Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. The two of them will take about 10 to 20 days before they eventually reach the beautiful Victoria Falls and then cross their next border into Zambia
If you wish to find out more about their planned route through Africa simply log onto and it will give you some excellent blog and twitter updates on how things are progressing.  It really is a great example of modern day communication working in some very out of the way places .
 The RFCG is registered in South Africa as a non-profit organisation. For more information on this pioneering conservation group please contact or visit

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