World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 0.0 km (Accumulated: 17875.8 km)
Elapsed time: 00:00:00
Restday, Gorongosa Nat. Park.
Previously on the run there has not been time to visit the nat. parks of East Africa.
(except when I in Tanzania accidently ran 100km through a safaripark as it was on the route; though avoiding any 'dramatic' animal encounters ;-)
Usually the sights & the safari parks etc. isnt so much on the agenda of eighter wr1 or wr2. The Highlights are the daily life around the globe and the nature or settings it goes on in - thats what the world runs is out to find as well as an inner sometimes philophical journey (though that part is mostly private thourghts; the bonus of the run :-) and obviously an experiment of what our physique as longdist. runners are capable of. The last part beeing a bit of a tough experiense, sometimes, yet also very inspiring.
.. But making the exception of visiting the Gorongosa' for a safari turned out to be an interesting experience & a good chance to rest the legs :-)
We drove into the vast expanse of the park in the early hours of the morning, after having spend the night in a safarihut inside the park.
Large amounts of various antelopes and many warthogs (wich also had come up to the hut) was easy to spot. On a narrow wheeltrack we drowe for about 5hours through the dense forrests and over open steppe 'hunting' for a view of an elephant or a couple of lions !
On this day they were probably taking a holiday' as I were ;-) In any case we didnt see them. But had a spectacular drive and allmost had the park for ourselves wich meant that we could get very near to the animals and birds; often within just a few meters.
But the biggest & most dramatic animal encounter, atleast for my part, was when a solid sized bat last night somehow got into the strawhut and several times tried to fly into my mosquitonet covering the bed. I had little clue' what to do while it hang catching its breath getting ready for a new charge' ;-))