Route History

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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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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