Kota Mama Expedition Base

The Scientific Exploration Society are making an expedition under the leadership of Col John Blashford-Snell which aims to show that traditional reed boats of ancient design could have been used to navigate the inland waterways of South America for purposes of trade and exploration; possibly crossing the Atlantic Ocean from west to east by a trade route under the Cape of Good Hope and via the Indian Ocean to the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea.

Phase 1 of the expedition successfully finished in 1998 followed by Phase 2 in 1999 and Phase 2A in July 2000. Phase 3 will start in May 2001. Phase 4 is planned for 2002 and Phase 5 for 2003. Follow the links below for more information.

Phase One Phase Two Phase Three

Further information:

Reed Boats

Follow the daily progress of the expedition:

Follow The Expedition

A word from our sponsors:

Sponsors Of The Kota Mama Expedition

Kota Mama Schools Program:

Kota Mama Schools Link

Email us for further information at base@ses-explore.org

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This expedition is approved by The Scientific Exploration Society (A British Registered Charity No 267410)