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


I’m currently writing this sitting in a cafe eating a croissant and having a coffee, feeling very European. Looking outside however, seeing the bright yellow tuc tucs zip around and the various stalls selling ‘maki maki’ t-shirts remind you that you’re in Madagascar. The past week has been great, with the lovely Alex arriving, more… Read More


  The biggest advantage of being a leaper in Madagascar is the scope of opportunity available to you. After 8 weeks here, I’m still trying new things and still furthering the adventure each day at a time.    At this point the only leapers that are left are the “10 weekers”. Everyone else has gone… Read More


My name is Laura, and I’m 19 years old . I’ve always possessed an insatiable desire to travel as widely and diversely as possible, and a gap year seemed the perfect opportunity to satisfy this urge. Tanzania is a place that seemed, to someone living a very privileged (yet also undoubtedly very sheltered) life to… Read More


I can’t believe it’s been 2 weeks since the last update! Time has flown by, and while it feels like just yesterday that I had my first lemur encounter in the park, so very much has happend in between. The stunning scenery here never gets old-despite now being here for three weeks, I still manage… Read More


Week two’s service was definitely a nice combination of physical work, creative outlets, and further immersion into the community.  The weekend began with a nice boat outing with a few of us Saturday morning.  On the boat we had the chance to see whales, turtles, fish, and even one small shark.  We were also able… Read More


Time seems to have flown by this week! After a very sad farewell to the majority of the gaps in the early hours on Saturday morning the 7 of us remaining set off on our trip to Kruger ready for a weekend of camping in the bush. The journey there consisted of several horror stories… Read More