Uniyaker is a well established biennial expedition in search of some of the finest white water on earth. Previous expeditions have explored; Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia & Siberia, Vietnam, Venezuela and Ethiopia.
In June 2015 this year’s team of paddlers from British universities will go and explore the rivers of Madagascar.

  • River 9: The Sahatandra

    With a few days left before we needed to be back in Tana for our flights we decided to head towards the popular Sahatandra. There is an in-use railway that

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  • River 8: Lower (Roadside) Ivondro

    Despite spending 8 days exploring the Ivondro at the point we took off we had not completed all we had set out to do on the Ivondro. Originally we had

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  • River 7: Maningory

    Following our epic 8 day Ivondro mission we went to see josh at the beach for a rest day and some surfing before the next river. With most of us

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  • River 6: Upper Ivondro Multi-day

    After paddling the Ikopa we decided to head East for some more exploratory paddling. We headed towards a 150 km section of the Ivondro. Being a first decent as well

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  • River 5: The Ikopa

    Following the by turns punishing and invigorating lessons taught by our previous endeavour on the Sakaleona, the team began the return journey to Tana in dire need of a pick-me-up.

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  • River 4: The Sakaleona

    We left Tana early on the 2nd of July to head back south to try and make the first kayak descent of the Sakaleona.  This river looks incredible on Google

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  • River 3: The Sandrananta

    Edit 17 Nov 2015: We were incorrect in thinking that this was a first descent. Read about the true first descent here: http://geraintanderson.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/into-unknown-first-descent-of.html The Sandrananta, our initial first descent began with a

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  • River 2: Faravory

    We picked up 4 day’s worth of food in town and headed east to the Faravory. It was a muddy road from ifanadiana, which required 4×4. Day one on the

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  • River 1: The Mania

    We finally did it… After eight days of traveling and sorting out boats we finally got on our first river, the Mania. This 2 day run was recommended to us

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  • Journey to Madagascar

    On Tuesday, the day before flying we headed to Josh’s house with kit realising we were way over our baggage allowance. After an evening of barbeque and deciding what stuff

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  • Selection Weekend Fairy Falls

    North Wales selection weekend

    The British Universities Kayaking Expedition is a biennial event that sees a small team of some of the UK’s finest white water paddlers organise and undertake an extended trip to

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