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Down South Safaris Kruger Trail 12 June 2020

This is a challenging unsupported nature trail owing to the terrain, climate and daily distances involved. Previous experience of multi-day backpacking is essential.

Distance: 100 km plus, Backpack a 100km+, 6-day length inside the Kruger National Park. This is the first stage of the grand trail, (divided into six 100km legs from Crooks corner in the Northeast to Crocodile River in the Southwest)
The bigger picture: this is the first leg of a 600-kilometre off-trail walk, with two legs completed per year; the trail is completed in three years. If you get onto the first leg you will be prioritised for the remaining legs should you so choose.
Beauty: 5/5

Wildlife: Unprecedented.
Difficulty (fitness): 8/10 (This is a challenging unsupported nature trail owing to the terrain, climate and daily distances involved. Previous experience of multi-day backpacking is essential)
Technical rating of trail: Walking is through the bush, off-trail, either on game trails or simply schlepping through the bush. It includes some river crossings and hills. But in isolation nothing that could be considered challenging compared to mountainous walking. The real challenge, however, is the continuity and lack of a defined path as we are moving through the bush off-trail without a straight path to walk along.

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“Africa – You can see a sunset and believe you have witnessed the Hand of God. You watch the slope lope of a lioness and forget to breathe. You marvel at the tripod of a giraffe bent to water. In Africa, there are iridescent blues on the wings of birds that you do not see anywhere else in nature. In Africa, in the midday heart, you can see blisters in the atmosphere. When you are in Africa, you feel primordial, rocked in the cradle of the world.”

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