Day 148

We left Tanzania today and entered Burundi, home to over 30 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. Our walk took us 380.50 km and we arrived in Muyinga, Burundi. Muyinga is in northern Burundi and is the capital city of Muyinga province.

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Day 147

Today we continued our walk through Tanzania, wrapping up after 436.75 km together and arriving in Shinyanga, Tanzania. Shinyanga is a city in northern Tanzania located near the Williamson Diamond Mine – first established in 1940 by Dr. John Williamson (a Canadian geologist), it was the first well-established mine outside of South Africa and one of the longest continuously operating diamond mines in the world.

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Day 146

Today we wrapped up our walk through Malawi and entered Tanzania – home to over 16,600 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners! Our walk took us 512.50 km together and we arrived in Rungwa, Tanzania. Rungwa is the site of the Rungwa Game Reserve, which covers a large portion of Central and West Tanzania and is home to many forms of wildlife, including lions, zebras, crocodiles and more!

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Day 145

Today we continued our way through Malawi, heading along the western shore of Lake Malawi. We reached Mzuzu, Malawi after walking 436.25 km together. Mzuzu is north of the Viphya Plantation, which is the largest man-made forest in Africa!

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Day 144

Today we passed into Malawi from Mozambique – Malawi is home to over 20,300 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners! Our walk today took us 336.25 km and we arrived in Mangochi, Malawi. Mangochi is located on the southern coast of Lake Malawi, one of the largest lakes in Africa that borders Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. It’s also home to more species of fish than any other lake in the world!

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Day 143

From Seychelles we set off today on another virtual flight passing through Comoros and then returning to Mozambique, home to 4 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. Our walk took us 327.25 km together and we arrived in Marrupa, Mozambique. Marrupa is sparsely populated and is close to the Niassa National Reserve which covers 42,000 square km (4,200,000 hectares).

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Day 142

Today we wrapped up our walk through Madagascar arriving at the east coast, and then took a few virtual flights to Mauritius (home to over 2,600 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners), Maldives, and Seychelles (home to over 170 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners). We walked a total of 342.25 km today and arrived in Victoria, Seychelles. Victoria is the capital of Seychelles on the north-eastern coast of Mahé island, the largest of the Seychelles islands.

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Day 141

Today we continued on our walk through Madagascar, heading north through the island. Our walk today took us to Antananarivo, Madagascar after walking a total of 317.50 km. Antananarivo is the capital of Madagascar and is 1,280 m (4,199 ft) above sea level, making it the highest national capital city of all the island nations in the world.

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Day 140

Today we set off from Eswatini and briefly passed through Mozambique before taking a virtual ferry ride to Madagascar! Madagascar is home to over 460 Special Olympics athlete and Unified partners! Our walk today took us 525.50 km and arrived in Fianarantsoa, Madagascar. Fianarantsoa is located in south central Madagascar and means “good education” in Malagasy.

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Day 139

Today we wrapped up our walk through Lesotho, walked back through South Africa, and arrived in Eswatini! Eswatini is home to over 8,800 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. Our walk took us 531.25 km together and we arrived in Simuneye, Eswatini. Simuneye is located close to the border with South Africa and Mozambique, and is home to the Hlane Royal National Park, Eswatini’s largest protected area and park covering over 30,000 hectares.

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