World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 25.0 km (Accumulated: 17875.8 km)
Elapsed time: 02:27:18
Start 08:10am. at white citysign "Gorongosa" at the N. end of city, on the EN1-hwy to Maputo. 20c, clear and no wind. Finish11:34am. At woodsign "EPC de Mbulaua -> 9km" at small side road on the EN1-hwy to Maputo. 29c, few clouds and l. wind.
After 25km it was enough for my part ! I think it says much about the situation right now. Hope we can agree on a restday tomorrow.
We are staying inside the Gorongosa National Park tonight. A fantastic place especially due to the progress they have made to reserect the animal quota after war had almost emptied this large park of animals, a park wich once was one of Africas largest: an example - in 1970 the amount of hippos was estimated to 3000 individuals, after the Independence Warw. the Portuges and the civil war following the count was O !
By now they are getting near 200 individuals and this tendency goes for their many types antelopes and for elephants and lions in the park. The impression was a very determined & professional staff of international standard !
Tomorrow we hope to have a closer encounter w. the wildlife as we drive out on safari by sunset.