So I Won An Island...!

Hello there! I’m British adventurer, writer, filmmaker, presenter and Guinness World Record™ holder Graham Hughes.

Yes, that one!

In 2013, after successfully completing my journey to every country in the world without flying, I took part in a Samsung-sponsored survival show called SOS Island.

To cut a long story short, I won!

The prize was my very own tropical island.

Which I named…

Wait, WHAT?!

I know what you’re thinking: how on Earth does somebody just “win” an island?

Well, it went down a little something like this:

Cast Away!

I lived on Jinja Island for the following three years.

It was a steep learning curve, but very soon I found myself feeling very much at home in my tropical paradise by the sea.

I invited hundreds of fellow backpackers, wayfarers and couchsurfers to come visit and blogged about my experiences along the way.

And Now...!

After neglecting the island for more than two and a half years (damn you Covid!), I’ll be returning to Jinja with my fellow YouTuber (and professional carpenter) Marcus Kett on September 10th 2021.

We’re going to have our work cut out!

We’ll be livestreaming our progress up to nine hours a day!

Find out when and where you can watch on the JINJA ISLAND LIVE page.