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It’s a nervous wait for BT: Red Nose Day Challenge: Hell and Highwater team before they face their final rapids at the base of Victoria Falls…

Last day of the Hell and High Water Comic Relief challenge!

And the team are taking on the tumultuous white water beneath Victoria Falls. So it’s Greg James, Mel C, Chelsee Healey, Phillips Idowu, Dara O’Briain and Jack Dee vs the rapids known as “gnashing jaws of death”, “Oblivion”, and the ‘Overland Truck Eater’! It’s going to be a long day…

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Red Noses at Victoria Falls! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far and made sure this trip wasn’t in vein! One more day to go…

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Dara’s Zambezi Diary: Day Four

Dara O’Briain learns the etiquette of approaching a hippo on his Comic Relief canoe trip down the Zambezi.

There’s an etiquette to approaching a hippo in the water. You slow down, of course, and you beat the side of your kayak gently with your paddle to send a vibration through the water as a polite alert of your presence. Then you slip your kayaks into a single-line formation, cross to the other side of the river and slip quietly past. That’s the theory anyway. When you have six first-time kayakers like us, it’s not as easy as it sounds…

Firstly, every second stroke of my paddle tends to batter the side of the kayak, so that animals who have never even been in a river in their lives are aware of us. Even the monkeys have cleared the banks for miles.

Secondly, we still haven’t mastered the steering issues that me flung me out of the boat and left me clinging to a tree. Our single-file line tends to veer randomly from side to side – so randomly that Mel C said the only music that would fit over footage of us being attacked by a hippo would be the Benny Hill theme tune.

Nature watching at the same time as learning to kayak is like taking a driving lesson in Longleat Safari Park.

“Now, Mr Smith, depress the clutch and…Look! A monkey!”

“What!? Where? The clutch? Which one is that? A monkey? What?”

Last night we slept on an island with suspiciously large piles of relatively fresh dung scattered around. Still, they can’t eat us all. You can sponsor the BT Hell and High Water team now at rednoseday.com/Zambezi

 Source – The Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/activityandadventure/9840124/Dara-OBriains-Zambezi-diary-day-four.html

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After conquering today’s rapids, the team are preparing to get up close and personal with the world’s largest waterfall! – Victoria Falls!

Chelsee Healey talks to Lorraine about how the team are getting on and why people should donate!

Hippos Ahoy!

Destination of Day 4 – Victoria Falls! Just a few Croc infested rapids to get through first…

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The ‘BT Red Nose Challenge: Hell and High Water’ Day 4

Day four sees the already shattered Hell and High water red nose team come up against their most extreme rapids so far, by far, on their way towards the world’s largest waterfall: Victoria Falls. Will this be the day that sends them over the edge?

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Greg James’ blog – Day 3, an incredible day!

Good evening. Night time on Day 3 and we’re all sitting around re-telling the horror stories from yesterday. Today was much calmer – although we’re all aching and itching horribly.

We must have seen 30 hippos today – and we got really close to them.  About 20 metres away.  They are dangerous big chaps and the guides are incredibly cautious around them because they can get aggresive.

We all had a life-changing morning at a local village and a local school.  We met some absolutely beautiful people who REALLY benefit from the money you’re donating.  It changes their lives.

It will help them pay for school, provide children with pens, books and uniforms.  If these wonderful children get an education – they will have the opportunity to better themselves.  And who can deprive them of that?

Please don’t deprive them of that.  Your donations will really make a difference.

Bedtime.

UK ONLY: Support Greg by donating £1. Text Greg to 70011 (texts cost £1 + std msg charge). For terms and conditions go to http://bbc.co.uk/comicrelief

Greg James radio 1 blog – http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/gregjames/

To keep up to date on all things Hell and High water, you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and subscribe to our Blog, YouTube account and mailing list. You can also find out all about the challenge and see the latest news here.

If you’ve been inspired and want to take on your own experience of a lifetime, then check out our amazing and global range of treks, bike rides and mountain climbs here. You can even take part in our exclusive Zambezi challenge. Click here to receive details once the challenge is complete.