The Great Usutu River hosted two legs of Expedition Africa Swaziland 2015 – a canoeing leg – which was undertaken in sit-on-top plastic canoes and a white-water rafting section managed by Swazi Trails.
The river itself was running at a low level due to the onset of drought in Swaziland, with competitors being hard pressed to concentrate on finding the deepest channels as the stream meandered from side-to-side.
Top teams reached this section on Day 3 of the event, after enjoying a welcome “dark zone” sleep on the river bank upstream. The slower teams arrived here on day 4.
To see more images from the canoeing leg of Expedition Africa Swaziland, visit our Swazi Trails Flickr Gallery