Zapatistas, Mexico

Twaalfuurkop Peak Hike (Marloth Nature Reserve)

Twaalfuurkop Peak Hike

Hike:Twaalfuurkop Peak Hike
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The Hike

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    Environment type:forest, hill, lake, mountain, pine
    Location type:nature reserve, rural, village

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    How much will it cost us?

    Currency:South African Rand (ZAR)
     
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    adult (hiking)ZAR40
     
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    When should we go there, and for how long?

    Average time taken:6 hours, 15 minutes
     
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    High season:December, January
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      How can we get in contact?

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      Telephone:0285 141 410
       
      Language(s):Afrikaans, English, Xhosa, Zulu
      Timezone:UTC+02:00
      Country calling code:27

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        Geographical feature:Langeberg Mountain Range,
         
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        The Directions

        From the , head straight along the main road towards Doktersbos. After a short while you’ll see a junction with four different turnings. From left to right, take the third road (there should be a small sign pointing toward Doktersbos and Twaalfuurkop). Stick on this road for about 25 minutes more until you reach Doktersbos. You should see a sign pointing right up a trail toward Twaalfuurkop peak. Take this trail.
         
        Within 20 minutes you’ll come to a T-junction. Don’t continue on to Plaat East (you can return to the this way later, however) but take the left up to Twaalfuurkop. From this junction it’s between 2 to 2 and half steep hours to the very top. After about two hours you should reach the first peak with Twaalfuurkop’s main peak immediately to your left. It’s only about 20 minutes to the summit from here, so if you’re feeling tired don’t worry!
         
        Follow the trail over the peak to the backside of the mountain where the wind is stronger and the views are pretty spectacular. You’ll want to be heading left towards Twaalfuurkop’s main summit, but it’s easy to get a little lost here. Make sure you keep an eye out for the painted yellow footprints guiding your way. You’ll know when you’ve made it because you’ll reach a nondescript sign and the end of the up!
         
        To return, either head back exactly the way you came, or when you reach the T-junction you passed earlier you could head left onto Plaat East. It’s only a little longer to return this way. You’ll need to cross a small stream and then turn left off this trail fairly quickly towards the and parking. You’ll need to take two to three more turnings down this route, but all of them are signposted back to the office and the parking area and it’s difficult to get lost here. From the T-junction, expect this leg of the journey to take just over an hour.
         
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        What are the numbers and averages?

        Distance:12km
        Altitude:120 to 1,426m

        Top Descriptions

        Twaalfuurkop is one of the most accessible peaks in the , but that doesn’t make it an easy day hike by any means. Expect a fairly gruelling ascent to the top of the two peaks through woodland, scrub and streams and then rocky environments. Even at a quick pace you’ll still need 6 hours or so to complete the round trip, and if you’re looking to head deeper into the reserve then there’s plenty of opportunity for that. It’s windy at the top though, so come well prepared. – Daniel
         
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        Top Tips

        At 1,426m (and with a 1,200m ascent), Twaalfuurkop is no casual walk. Don’t forget to pick up a free map from the !
        Expect the trail to be steep, fairly strenuous, a little overgrown in places and completely empty. At one point, you’ll need to make use of a chain that’s been attached to the rocks, and there are a quite a few places where you’ll need to do a bit more gentle climbing than strenuous hiking ;).
        We were told that it’s quite possible to drink the stream water here. However, the water had a brown tinge when we were there and so we avoided doing so.
        Watch out for the small but nasty looking spiders that like to build their webs across the paths. A small stick might help out here.
         
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          Zapatistas, Mexico

          Chimpanzee Tracking

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          Animal tracking:Chimpanzee Tracking
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          The Animal Tracking

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            Animal type:chimpanzees
            Environment type:forest, tea field
            Location type:nature reserve, rural, village

            How much will it cost us?

            Currency:Ugandan Shilling (UGX)
             
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            adult (non-resident)UGX140,000 (USD40)
             
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            How long should it take us?

            Average time taken:1 hour
             
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            How can we get in contact?

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            Telephone:0704 933 408, 0750 827 667, 0703 444 188
             
            Language(s):English, Swahili
            Timezone:UTC+03:00
            Country calling code:256

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              Start location:Kalinzu visitor centre
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              Top Descriptions

              “This is a rare opportunity to see wild chimpanzees in their natural environment. While this may not be much of a tracking experience (the chimps are often in the forest beside the tea plantations), it is a humbling experience to be able to observe man’s closest relative. This reserve is also locally run, and in an interesting part of the country.”
               
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              Top Tips

              Reportedly, the likelihood of finding the chimpanzees currently stands at about 80%. Do ask the staff whether the chimps are nearby (and therefore viewable) because the guides keep in close touch with the trackers by phone. If you’re worried about hiking in to the forest, it is even possible that you will not have to walk more than 15 minutes to find the chimps ;).
              Before you go chimp tracking, establish that if you are unable to find the chimps you’d rather pay the UGX70,000 nature walk fee and not the UGX140,000 chimp-tracking fee. We did, and they seemed fine with this (probably owing to their confidence in locating the chimps).
              To contact the reserve, try Judith the manager (0704933408), Lucky the supervisor (0750827667) or Lawrence the guide (0703444188).
               
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                Zapatistas, Mexico

                Kalinzu Forest Reserve

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                Reserve:Kalinzu Forest Reserve
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                  Top Descriptions

                  Kalinzu Forest Reserve is a worthwhile stop off, especially if you’re heading between and . There are a multitude of conservancy activities here but easily the most popular is . It’s a worthwhile experience for sure, and far cheaper than doing the same in Kibale Forest National Park and reportedly much more successful than the same experience in the nearby Kyambura Gorge. – Daniel
                   
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                  Top Tips

                  To contact the reserve, try Judith the manager (0704933408), Lucky the supervisor (0750827667) or Lawrence the guide (0703444188).
                  Although camping here is only UGX10,000, if you’re thinking about exploring the reserve without a guide then be forewarned that this forest is quite thick and the trails quite overgrown.
                  Consider coming here to go . It’s a worthwhile experience.
                   
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                  The Location

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                    Also known as:Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve
                     
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                    Environment type:cloud forest, hill, jungle, mountain, tea fields
                    Location type:rural, village

                    What can we see or do there?

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                    Services:bathrooms, guides
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                    Animals:chimpanzee
                    Birds:great blue turaco

                    How much will it cost us?

                    Currency:Ugandan Shilling (UGX)
                    Average daily budget:UGX140,000
                     
                    Activity:Cost:
                    BirdingUGX70,000
                    Butterfly WalkingUGX35,000
                    Chimp HabituationUGX350,000
                    UGX140,000
                    Nature WalkUGX70,000

                    When should we go there, and for how long?

                    Average time taken:1/2 day
                    High season:
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                      How can we get in contact?

                      Language(s):English, Swahili
                      Timezone:UTC+03:00
                      Country calling code:256

                      How can we get there?

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