The World’s Most Dangerous Borders: Maida Vale explorer’s trek across the Sahel featured in new documentary

Reza Pakravan during his epic trek across the Sahel region of Africa. Picture: Reza Pakravan

Reza Pakravan during his epic trek across the Sahel region of Africa. Picture: Reza Pakravan - Credit: Archant

A Maida Vale explorer’s danger-defying trek across the Sahel region of Africa is now subject to an Amazon documentary series.

Reza Pakravan during his epic trek across the Sahel region of Africa. Picture: Reza Pakravan

Reza Pakravan during his epic trek across the Sahel region of Africa. Picture: Reza Pakravan - Credit: Archant

Adventurer Reza Pakravan travelled from Senegal to Somalia in 2019, and his expedition is now being featured in a four-part series called The World’s Most Dangerous Borders.

Last year, he told this newspaper: “As we crossed through this region, we realised that to understand it, you have to understand the belief systems.

“Now climate change is becoming a huge agent of change. The Sahara desert is pushing people south. And when you are on the ground there, the story starts to make sense.”

Meanwhile, Reza is using another documentary – made about his dramatic attempt to cycle from the Arctic Circle to Cape Town and also streaming online – to fundraise for homelessness charity Crisis.

Reza Pakravan with a Malian hunter who is helping to defend his people from terrorism. Picture: Reza

Reza Pakravan with a Malian hunter who is helping to defend his people from terrorism. Picture: Reza Pakravan - Credit: Archant

All income from that show, also streaming online, will be donated to the charity’s Homelessness Emergency Fund.

Reza Pakravan at the end of his journey in the Red Sea in Somalia. Picture: Reza Pakravan

Reza Pakravan at the end of his journey in the Red Sea in Somalia. Picture: Reza Pakravan - Credit: Archant


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