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British traveler becomes first to trek Nile length on foot

Levison Wood walked across six countries and completed five thousand kilometers

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A British adventurer was celebrated in Egypt on Saturday after he became the first person to travel the Nile River on foot, an Egyptian news website reported.

The adventure began last December, when Levison Wood, a former British army captain, decided to begin his journey from the Nile Basin in Rwanda, Ahram Online reported.

From there, Wood walked across six countries and completed five thousand kilometers until he reached the Egyptian village of Rosetta, located at the Nile Delta.

"Time to rest my weary feet," the British man said on his Facebook page “Walking the Nile".

Wood was celebrated upon his arrival to Egypt.

The governors of Alexandria and Beheira provinces granted him memorial trophies while a press conference was held to mark his success at the Library of Alexandria.

"This expedition will not only be a feat of endurance but also a means to raise awareness about some of the contemporary issues that face Africa in the twenty first century," Wood said.

"It also aims to inspire more people to set off on their own adventures and continue pushing human boundaries."