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The annual Safari Challenge was enthusiastically greeted by the contestants on the Saturday of the Easter weekend. This year the challenge was made even more special, and difficult, because the Nhlaralumi was in full flow when contestants assembled at the start. There was tangible hype and excitement in the air, huge anticipation of events to come.
Ntsiri had kindly offered to host a portion of the route, but this leg was unfortunately cancelled before the start for logistical reasons. However, as water levels subsided during the day, contestants were invited by Ntsiri to sample this route after the event prize giving took place. Thank you Ntsiri, and especially to Mark Griffiths for his time spent with event organisers prior to the big day.
Studying the 2017 challenge sheet, the environmental and biological questions require some knowledge and thinking about, and this is hugely educational for those who love the bush and wish to learn more about Mother Nature.
Thank you to John and Des Fuller in Bungalow # 42 and all their course marshals for their tireless efforts, detailed planning and incredible organising to coordinate an enjoyable outing. Thank you to all the contestants and congratulations to Ingwelala Bungalow # 135 who took top honours!
The Safari Challenge article will appear in the June 2017 edition of the ‘Leisure Wheels’ magazine; it will be available in most shops from the third week of this month (May 2017).
Thank you so much to all the sponsors were incredibly generous and are listed as follows: