Oscar Scafidi

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Oscar Scafidi is originally from the UK and Italy and spent five years living and working in Luanda, Angola as a history teacher. Before this he was based in Khartoum, Sudan. When not teaching, Oscar also writes travel journalism focusing on difficult destinations, such as Somalia, Afghanistan, Liberia and East Timor. Some of his work can be found on Sean Rorison’s website Polo’s Bastards (www.polosbastards.com). In 2016 Oscar wrote the first English language guidebook to Equatorial Guinea, as well as completing the first ever source to sea navigation of Angola's River Kwanza. Details of the expedition, including a documentary film of the 32 day journey, can be found on his website www.kayakthekwanza.com. Oscar is currently based in London, but will be relocating to Madagascar in August 2017.

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Kwanza river expedition

We chat to Oscar Scafidi, author of our Equatorial Guinea guidebook, about his upcoming expedition along Angola's longest river.

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Interview with Oscar Scafidi

We chat to Oscar Scafidi, author of our Equatorial Guinea guidebook, about the challenges of travelling to the country and the delights that await visitors. 

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Eric the Eel

Equatorial Guinea's Olympic hero was unable to swim eight months before Sydney 2000, but he took to it like a duck (or eel) to water.

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