The Record. Fastest journey from Cape Town to Cairo journey on foot.

The Record. Fastest journey from Cape Town to Cairo journey on foot.

The original record set 22 years ago, by Nicholas Bourne has yet to be broken. Having chatted directly with Nicholas on the phone, “I can’t believe no one has attempted to break this record yet!” he said. Being a true sportsman, Nicholas encouraged our efforts, and can’t wait to follow the journey. “Records are there to be broken!”

Who NICHOLAS BOURNE
What 318 DAY(S):HOUR(S)
Where EGYPT (-)
When 05 DECEMBER 1998

Nicholas Bourne (UK) ran from Cape Town, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt, in 318 days from 21 January to 5 December 1998, covering over 12,069 km (7,500 miles) and passing through Botswana, Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Sudan.

Bourne’s first attempt to run from the north to the south of Africa was cut short, but it was his second attempt a few weeks later in reverse, starting from Cape Town on 21 January which proved a success. During the run Bourne, a former international catwalk model went through 30 pairs of trainers; covered more than 67 km (42 miles) a day; reached altitudes of 3,657 m (12,000 ft); came face to face with a giant cobra, lions and herds of elephants; and raised one million pounds for the Born Free Foundation and Save The Children.

African Parks signs 20 year agreement for the management of Matusadonha National Park Zimbabwe!

African Parks signs 20 year agreement for the management of Matusadonha National Park Zimbabwe!

Just in case you missed it – on Friday we announced the exciting news that African Parks signed a 20-year agreement with the Government of Zimbabwe for the management of Matusadonha National Park! This spectacular park is the sixteenth park to fall under our management, and the first within Zimbabwe. Proclaimed a National Park in 1975, this vast 1,470 km2 landscape stretches from the Matusadonha hills down to the shores of Lake Kariba and was once a conservation stronghold for elephants, lions and black rhinos until rampant poaching decimated populations.

But the signing of the agreement on Friday was significant in realising a shared vision between African Parks and Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority to work together to restore Matusadonha as one of southern Africa’s leading protected areas.

We are deeply grateful to our new partners at Zimparks and we are so excited and optimistic about what this new partnership holds.
To read the full press release, click the link: https://bit.ly/2r4STNU.
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