Maasai Mara covers about 1500 km²/579.15 mi² and consists of gently rolling hills, acacia and woodland trees, watered by the Mara and Talek rivers. Landscape at the Mara is stunningly free and abundantly rich in wildlife, allowing for magnificent viewing while trekking primitive paths and trails in the middle of a pure African reality.
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Backpacking / Trekking in Greenstone-Caples Track, Glenorchy, Otago New Zealand
It is located at 44 km/27 mi from Queenstown (a breathtaking, scenic drive) and consists the gateway to Fiordland and Mount Aspiring National Parks. Glenorchy and the surrounding area was the setting for the legendary films Lord of the Rings and X-Men Origins.
The Greenstone-Caples Track is a 4-5 day circuit track (average 6-8 h walking per day) in the Fiordland National Park (World Heritage Area). It crosses Greenstone and Caples Valleys and offers a varied and magnificent scenery.
Grasp the unique opportunity to pass by rivers and lakes, cross ancient forests, enjoy the truly breathtaking view of mountains and experience the wild nature of the National Park. If you wish to complete the track, you should allow 4-5 days depending on fitness level.
Note: Camping is allowed except for the farmlands and areas between Upper Caples Hut and Lake McKellar. For hut and accommodation information check with the official DOC website. Bookings are essential.