Davis Completes First Woman-Led Expedition Down Nile
At the end of her journey, Davis said she felt extremely happy and relieved. She said the journey was a success and meaningful to her because it was a "search for fulfilment, a sense of achievement, adventure, challenge, personal development and seeing and experiencing these amazing countries". She also added that she met a lot of amazing people and made new friends along the way.
She admits she was not able to complete the portion of the Nile through South Sudan due to the unrest in the region. In total, she said that her source-to-sea Nile expedition was about 600 miles of rafting (the upper Nile had a lot of rapids to contend with), and about 1900 miles of kayaking, plus, she said, some boats, cars/buses and the plane over South Sudan. She adds that she intends to complete the South Sudan stretch another time.
Some of the most memorable events were that the team survived a hippo attack, they made it through some deadly rapids and had been arrested and detained in Burundi.
In the days leading up to her completion near Alexandria, Egypt she visited the ancient temples of Abydos on her way and paddled a few very long days including one 11-hour day.