Day 138

Today we entered the landlocked nation of Lesotho! Lesotho is home to over 130 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. Our walk today took us 359.50 km and we arrived in Letšeng-la-Terae, Lesotho. Letšeng-la-Terae is the location of the Letšeng Diamond Mine, having one of the highest percentage of large diamonds in the world. It is also the world’s highest diamond mine, located at an elevation of 3,100m (10,000ft) above sea level!

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Day 137

Continuing our trip through South Africa, we walked 475.75 km together today and arrived in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Bloemfontein is one of three capital cities of South Africa (it being the judicial capital, with Cape Town as the legislative capital and Pretoria being the administrative capital) and is known as the City of Roses for its abundance of roses and having an annual rose festival.

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Day 136

Today we left Zimbabwe and entered South Africa – South Africa is home to over 46,000 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. Our walk today stretched 568.50 km and we arrived in Bela-Bela, South Africa. Bela-Bela was first called Warmbaths up until 2002 from the hot springs around which the town is located, with Bela-Bela meaning “boiling boiling” (also for the hot springs).

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Day 135

Today we left Botswana behind us and entered Zimbabwe – Zimbabwe is home to over 5,400 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. Our walk today took us 431.75 km together and we arrived in Mbalabala, Zimbabwe. Mbalabala is in southern Zimbabwe and is home to the Zimbabwe School of Infantry and was called Balla Balla up until 1982.

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Day 134

Today we continued to trek through Botswana, and walked a total of 363.00 km together. We wrapped up today’s walk in Nata, Botswana which is along the Nata River which flows into Makgadikgadi Pans, a hypersaline lake (a landlocked salt-water lake with sodium levels higher than that of the ocean)!

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Day 133

Today we walked out of Namibia and entered Botswana! Botswana is home to over 5,800 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. Our walk today stretched 399.00 km and we arrived in Toteng, Botswana – Toteng is the location of the oldest directly dated evidence of cattle in southern Africa!

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Day 132

Today we wrapped up our walk through Zambia and entered Namibia, home to over 500 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners! Our walk today took us 749.75 km together and we arrived in the small village of Omega, Namibia. This village does have a former military airport that now services the village and the Kavango East Region!

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Day 131

Today we wrapped up our walk through the Democratic Republic of the Congo and arrived in Zambia! Zambia is home to over 7,400 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. Our walk took us 456.50 km together and we wrapped up our day’s walk in Kabompo, Zambia. Kabompo is a town in northwest Zambia and lies along the Kabompo River, which flows entirely through Zambia!

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Day 130

Today our walk took us further through the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with our walk stretching 912.75 km and putting us in Kasaji, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Kasaji is a city in southern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and is not far from the border with Angola and Zambia.

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Day 129

Today we set off back into the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Our walk today took us 399.50 km and we arrived in Kikwit, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Kikwit is the largest city in Kwilu Province along the Kwilu River.

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