DON’T GO THERE YOU WILL DIE.
THEY WILL KILL YOU. WHY DO
YOU WANT TO GO THERE?
— Panamanian taxi driver about the Darien
This wasn’t the first person who told us this, but my wife Jenna and I were set on heading to the Darien. In mid 2008 we decided to take a step into the uncertain. Sometimes described as entering the heart of darkness, the Rio Sambu is a little known and explored region of the Darien jungles of southwestern Panama,