The Elephant coast is located on the eastern seaboard of South Africa. It stretches along the Indian Ocean in the east, it borders with Mozambique in the north while the south-west lies on the Zululand. Extending inland across the Lubombo mountains and the famous Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, which is the oldest in Africa and home to the big 5.
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Kayaking in Rio Serrano River, Torres del Paine, Magallanes Chile
Waterfalls and rivers, Magellanic sub-polar forests, pampas, mountains covered with permanent ice, granite peaks, meadows and glacier fed lakes await the outdoor adventurers to discover the wild and unique nature of Patagonia. Kayaking in Torres del Paine is a unique way to visit some inaccessible and wild parts of the national park.
Lago Toro is the biggest lake in the national park and the Rio Serrano river flows out of it and connects Torres del Paine with Puerto Natales town. And this could be a perfect way to get to the town, without having to take a bus or a car. You will kayak down the icy, fast flowing waters of the Patagonian Ice Cap, see and touch the impressive hanging glacier Serrano, kayak through icebergs and return along the Ultima Esperanza Fjord.
The nature around you is overwhelming with outstanding ecosystems, different landscapes and rare flora and fauna, found nowhere else on the planet. In every step you take, the views of this dramatic land will take your breath away. You can kayak the river all year round, but the best time to visit Torres del Paine is between November and February.
Be very well prepared in regards with gear, food and clothing because the weather is changeable and unpredictable with high winds, rain showers, long hot days during summer, snow and everything else you may think of. Wind proof layers are the key.
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