Day 128

Today we crossed the Congo River and passed into the Republic of the Congo, home to more than 70 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. Our walk today stretched 649.25 km and we arrived in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo. Brazzaville is the capital and largest city in the Republic of the Congo, and is on the opposite side of the Congo River from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (the capital of that country).

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Day 127

Today our walk took us along the banks of the Congo River as we continued our walk through the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Congo River is the second longest river in Africa (after the Nile River) and the second largest river in the world by total water discharge volume (behind the Amazon) – but it is the world’s deepest recorded river, sometimes being as deep as 220m (720ft). Our walk ended in Mbandaka, Democratic Republic of the Congo after we walked 470.25 km together. Mbandaka was first founded in 1883 by a British explorer named Henry Morton Stanley – he named it Équateurville and placed an “equator stone” in the city to mark where he believe the equator passed through the city (and it remains there to this day)!

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Day 126

Today we continued our walk through  the Democratic Republic of the Congo, heading further west through the country. Our walk today took us 411.75 km together and we arrived in the city of Lisala, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Lisala lies along the Congo River and is the capital of the Mongala Province!

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Day 125

Today we continued our way through the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After walking 620.00 km together, we arrived in Buta, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Buta is a city in norhtern DRC, located along the Rubi River.

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Day 124

Today we wrapped up our walk through South Sudan and arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo! Today’s walk stretched 455.25 km and we arrived in Aba, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Aba is a city located not far from the South Sudan border!

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Day 123

Today we made our way  out of Sudan and into South Sudan, home of 4 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners! Our walk today took us 572.75 km and we arrived in the city of Yirol, South Sudan. Yirol is located in central South Sudan on the shore of Lake Yirol, which provides water for the city’s people and livestock!

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Day 122

Today we continued our walk through Sudan – after walking 474.50 km today, we arrived in Kadugli, Sudan! Kadugli is the capital city of South Kordofan State and is located at the northern edge of the White Nile plains!

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Day 121

Today we wrapped up our walk north through Nigeria and entered Chad, home to over 250 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. From there we entered Sudan, home to over 3,500 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. We wrapped our day after walking 1,694.75 km together in En Nahud, Sudan. En Nahud is a small town in the desert of central Sudan!

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Day 120

Today we headed to the south coast of Nigeria and took a virtual ferry ride over to Equatorial Guinea – home to over 50 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. We did a loop through the country before returning to another virtual ferry ride back to Nigeria. From there it was another walk north, where we wrapped up our 1,923.75 km day in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Maiduguri is the capital city of Borno State and was first founded as a military outpost in 1907!

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Day 119

Today we set of from Niger and entered Nigeria – home to over 26,500 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners! We walked south through the country and arrived in Makurdi, Nigeria after walking 1,449.75 km together. Makurdi is the capital of Benue state and features a Nigerian Air Force base!

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