Greetings from Guelph, Ontario, Canada! (1hr.west of Toronto.
My partner Andrea and I(Gerry) are eagerly anticipating joining your Wilderness Adventure in December. We have a few questions to help us prepare.
1)I have comfortable low-cut hikers, but noticed recommendations for hi-cut(for ankle support). Is the terrain, on hiking portions, rugged?..hi-cuts recommended?
2)Noticed a reference to "leech socks"...care to comment?
3)Is a "Therm-a-rest" or similar compact sleeping pad recommended for trek and Nat'l Park? Rentable?
4)Any concerns re:schistosomiasis? You mention taking a "dip" on the rafting portion...sharing water with elephants and buffalo? Upstream? Downstream? :-)
5)Is drinking water supply ample during trek portion. Do we carry day supply?.. re-fill spots available? Is a personal water filter a good idea?
Any other recommendations/tips/pointers would be helpful. Our first time to the Far East. Heading on to New Zealand and Cook Is. afterward.
Thanks in advance,