Route History

Day 153

Today we continued through Ethiopia, walking a total of 505.75 km together. Our walk arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia which is the capital of Ethiopia. Addis Ababa is also the headquarters of the African Union and is sometimes referred to as the political capital of Africa.

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Day 152

Today we made it into Ethiopia, home to over 70 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners! Our walk took us 520.00 km and we arrived in Negele, Ethiopia. Negele is a town in southern Ethiopia and is considered to be the location of the start of the Ethiopian Revolution.

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Day 151

Today we continued to make our way through Kenya, heading north. We walked 366.25 km together today and arrived in Laisamis, Kenya. Laisamis is a settlement in central Kenya with a population of 2,643 people.

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Day 150

Today we made it through the rest of Uganda and arrived in Kenya, home to 57,400 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. Our walk took us 394.00 km and arrived in Nakuru, Kenya. Nakuru is the third-largest urban area in Kenya and is located on the shore of Lake Nakuru which attracts large numbers of flamingos each year (due to the high levels of algae)!

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Day 149

From Burundi, we set off and entered Rwanda – home to over 16,700 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners – as well as Uganda – home to over 12,300 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. Our walk took us 478.50 km together and we arrived in Kampala, Uganda – Kampala is the largest city and capital of Uganda!

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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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