The British Universities Kayaking Expedition is a biennial event that sees a small had picked team of some of the UK’s finest white water paddlers organise and undertake an extended trip to a location of their choosing. Often very remote and undiscovered, there aim is to generally find new stretches of world class white water.

Previous expeditions have explored: Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia & Siberia, Vietnam, Venezuela and Ethiopia. In June 2015 a team of paddlers from British universities set off to explore the rivers of Madagascar. This is the first edit from that trip.

Mania and How We Got There

Blog post for the journey to Madagascar.

Blog post for River 1: The Mania.

Mania and How We Got There! from Kayak Madagascar on Vimeo.


Waka Kayaks –
Garmin –
Immersion Research –
Manchester Canoes and Kayaks –
Dewerstone –
University of Aberdeen –
University of Bath –
University of Strathclyde Engineering –
Bangor University –

Music (in order of appearance):

“Collapsing Time” by Dexter Britain
“Nearer My God To Thee” by Lowell Mason and Sarah F. Adams
“Hypnothis” by Kevin MacLeod
“Ghost Assassin” by Metastaz
“Over The Waterfall” by Shake That Little Foot
“Twisted” by Kevin MacLeod
Thank you for watching and we hope you will join us for Episode 2: Far Out On The Faravory, in two weeks’ time.