uhuru peak

Mission Accomplished!

All composition, recording, and filming for Expedition #K2K’s 13 songs and videos are complete, and we have successfully completed our sea to summit journey from Cape Town’s drying coast to Tanzania’s melting glacier. We are so grateful for all of the support we have received along the way, we could not have done this without you!

Here is a list of just a few things we have accomplished this year with your help:

    • 45,000+ photos taken
    • 20,000+ hours worked by 20+ volunteers
    • 400 days on the road
    • 260 hours of footage
    • 150+ supporting individuals and groups
    • 30 new artists/groups
    • 25 organizational partnerships
    • 22 Interviews
    • 20+ new volunteers from 13+ countries
    • 13 songs and 13 music videos
    • 12 terabytes of digital media
    • 9 countries impacted
    • 4 local chapters: Lesotho, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania
    • 4 international conferences – CGSS, EEASA, OYW, UNEA
    • 3 school visits
    • 2 community workshops
    • 1 hit song in Zambia, “Samalilani” comes on TV daily
    • 1 article on nationalgeographic.com
    • 1 article with Thomson Reuters Foundation, pending publication


We want to extend our deepest gratitude to all of the individuals and organizations on our route who have supported this long journey however they could. Please find a list of these incredible souls below. Friends and supporters abroad, you know who you are, and we love you!

Cape Town, South Africa
Africa Sun Studios
Amandla Development
Buck Rogers
Chuma Mgcoyi
Cuan Thomas
Devon Concar
Gershan Lombard
Jack Mantis
John Lucas
Misha Teasdale
Paulo Costa
Phil Pells
Rob Coutts
Susi Bayer
Yugesh Pillay

Conservation Music Lesotho
Lerato Lesoetsa
Mosa Theko
Professor Mokuku
Rebel Sol
Reekelitsoe Molapo
Village of Tlokoeng

Black Rhino
Buddy Masango
Bushfire Festival
Jiggs Thorne
Qibho Intalektual
Robert Grenoble
Smiles Makama
Toby Matoskah Allison

Gauteng, South Africa
Albert Craftsman
Gally Ngoveni
Hanneke Van Linge
Jake Taylor
Nosh Food Rescue
Thabiso Thabethe
Tribute “Birdie” Mboweni

David Sandenbergh
Gaone Ranthloiwa
Helene Forward
Leeroy Nyoni
Matthew Lee Merritt
National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project
Old Bridge Backpackers
Patrick John
Stanley Kaseke
Stiger Sola
Tomeletso Sereetsi

Livingstone, Zambia
Frank Tyrol
Heather Coltman
Uncle Ben Mibenge
Wayne Emmanuel
Yes Rasta!

Hwange, Zimbabwe
African Bush Camps Foundation
Fadzai Muungani
Main Camp Primary School
Mambanje Community
Ms. Rebecca
Polite Chipembere
Stanley Mutatisi

Harare, Zimbabwe
Dr. Oliver Mtukudzi (Rest In Peace)
Leroy Gora
Ngoma Nehosho
Tom Brickhill
Tuku Music
Walter Wanyanya

Lusaka, Zambia
African Education Program
Brian Mutale
Chanda ‘Chanx’ Musanya
Edwin ‘Nyno’ Kabeba
Elvie Njeka
James Sakala
Joy Mweemba
Julie-Anne Savarit-Cosenza
Maureen Lilanda
Mr. Champs
Shaps Mutambo
Students of Amos Academy
Theresa N’gambi
Time Lyne Entertainments

Faith Mussa
Farhai Masamba
Jeremiah Chigwenembe
Judah Mkandawire
Kelvin Before Gumbi
Kim of Diamonds
Lilongwe Wildlife Trust
Matthew Mphande
Ndaba Nyanda

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Beka Flavour
Lucky Stone
Minister January Makamba
Nana Paul
One The Incredible
Shubert Mwarabu
Students of TaSUBa
Tania and Hamish Hamilton
TaSUBa College of Arts
Darsh Pandit
Wanene Entertainment


Dhow Countries Music Academy
Dipesh Pabari
Finnegan Flint
Flipflopi Expedition
Lorenz Hermann
Sauti za Busara Festival
Siti and the Band
Stone Town Records
Yusuf Mahmoud

Arusha, Tanzania
CAC Fusion Band
Daz Naledge
Ellisha James
Michael Moshi
Mtingo Traditional Band
SUA Music Movement
Tumaini University
Makumira Cultural Arts Centre (CAC)

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This post was written by Charles Ross for Conservation Music

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After years of soul-searching and months in the African wilderness with the National Geographic Okavango Wilderness Project, musician and geographer Alex Paullin combined his foremost passions and founded Conservation Music, a non-profit aiming to foster a global culture of sustainability using music as the messenger. Throughout his life, he aims to expand the Conservation Music movement globally, in hopes that his lifetime will see and hear songs of conservation being sung throughout the world.