The arrival of Jackie and Chloe brought on a new round of luck with animals this week. Hanging onto the land cruiser for dear life as Red veered off-piste we followed a herd of mountain zebra, eland and a couple of gemsbok who were all grazing together. Our camera traps also proved fruitful with over… Read More


Week 2 has seen us hopping from Namibia to South Africa rafting down the Orange River. In between the rapids, we drifted down basking in the sun, our paddles unused, spotting pied kingfishers, darters and fish eagles (and for the lucky few a family of otters). The rapids became slightly more challenging as the days… Read More


From aardvarks to herds of 66 springbok, cold showers to Fred’s cooking, the first week at Oana has been a blast. Our mission for the three weeks is to try to capture the enigmatic leopard: so far we have set up 14 camera traps, James has butchered a donkey (its halves affectionately known as Denis… Read More


It’s been an amazing two weeks in the Sacred Valley. We’ve stayed in a community called Janac Chuquibamba with five wonderful families. My Dad’s parting advice to buy any clothes the community members were wearing on grounds of practicality proved useless: they gave us each a red poncho in a ceremony involving music, dancing, and… Read More


This week started very exciting for us, because we’ve got the chance to be part of a “game capture”. For that we had to drive to the “Oas Stables”, where a very lovely guy called Mantie and his wife Pennie welcomed us. The phrase “My friend”,which Mantie used a lot, is still stuck in our… Read More


As we all arrived to a sunny Uppington after long flights, we hooked up with Red and started our 4-hour drive, most of which consisted of catching up on sleep and checking our bags hadn’t fallen off! Once we got to Oana we were straight away welcomed with sights of animals and ridiculous views. Our… Read More


The first two weeks in Havana were amazing, we really enjoyed the Spanish classes and especially the dancing! We also had many cultural tours where we saw many of Havana’s special places, like the Jesus Statue, in Casa Blanca, Che Guevarra’s House and the Capitolio! Many of us also enjoyed going around Havana exploring in… Read More


We touched down in the Philippines excited to see a new country and were immediately greeted with smiles and enthusiasm. From Legazpi we drove to Bulusan to the house where we’d be staying with our lovely hosts who would be our family for the next two weeks! They gave us a little run down of… Read More