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Re: Napi trail advice?

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:08 am

Warm welcome to the forum Sofie! :clap:

Do have a read Napi Wilderness Trail for some stories and pics on this trail.

also lots of great info and advice Wilderness Trails FAQ

Most of the info for this type of thing and others will be found in the Index KNPActivities and Sightings

but do ask if there is anything further you need answers to. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Napi trail advice?

Unread post by Afriphile » Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:15 pm

Hi Sofie,
We did the Napi Trail last August and enjoyed it so much that we are booked again this November,you will love it.
Regarding what to take then essentials are;
Torch or headlamp
Neutral coloured clothing
Walking shoes or boots
Insect repellant
Sun cream
Favourite drinks (for evening around the fire)
Each day you will be given a small rucksack containing snacks and water bottle to carry.
Although it will be hot in October we found long trousers better than shorts due to the bushes scratching our legs.
The tents are great and spacious so take what you want as there is plenty of room and a large fridge for beers in the communal area!,
How you arrange your day is up to group consensus but usually takes the form of an early morning walk of about 4 hours,stopping for snacks and water,then back to camp for a cooked brunch.Rest and social time then out late afternoon for another shorter walk or drive or combination.
No night drives are allowed so you will be back in camp at sunset when you will have time for a shower before evening meal and early bed.
We were fortunate with sightings but anything can happen and as everyone says"right place,right time"

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Re: Napi trail advice?

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Wed Jul 15, 2015 6:25 am

Sophie, Afriphile has given you good and comprehensive advice.

I have been on trails in October and it has been really hot, sometimes hitting 40 degrees. It can, however, sometimes herald the start of the rainy season, so things can change in a moment. Take a rain jacket, just in case. You can wear shorts later when in camp and you are not walking through grass.

Don't be tempted to walk with bare legs. The grass can be very irritating to the skin and ruin a good walk.

The humidity can build up in the afternoon. In cases like this I would shower and wear a wet a T-shirt for the afternoon. The afternoon is usually left free for "me time".

If the temperature is going to be very high, try to freeze a bottle of water overnight if at all possible. It will be most welcome later in the walk. There is a communal gas fridge/freezer in most wilderness camps.

October is also a time for great game viewing, so there are compensations.
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Re: Napi trail advice?

Unread post by Sofie :) » Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:45 am

thank you for your very kind replies! Really helpfull!

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