02.06.2009 27 °C Hi everyone!! We had such a long journey to get here, the sanctuary is off the main road between Nairobi and Mombassa, took about 5 hours I think, but it was all a bit of a blur if I’m honest! We stopped off at a HUGE supermarket in Mombasa and went wild… Read More


21.05.2009 32 °C Ok yes, so I keep saying that this is the last time I can write a blog for ages, and then I reappear again, so I’m sorry but I will try to stay away now! We are all making the most of our last day at the beach for a while, so… Read More


A firm favourite here at Leap towers, the Indian Ocean Coast in Kenya arugably offers the best beaches in Africa. Most of Kenya beaches have an offshore coral reef protects the pristine, wide- white beaches and makes for excellent snorkelling. Kenya beaches are home to kite-surfer and dolphin (and even the odd whale) alike, Diani… Read More


Summer is now in full flow and we at Leap Towers (not helped by Leaper’s photos popping up on facebook!) are getting FULL-ON BEACH ENVY.  Over half Leap volunteer placements in Africa, Asia and South America are based on or near incredible tropical beaches, where Leapers can spend their sun-soaked weekends relaxing,  partying or even… Read More


Skiing or snowboarding in your gap year is a fantastic opportunity to do much much more than your typical weeks holiday. This is the perfect opportunity to spend 4-5 months skiing or snow boarding in your gap year every day. Imagine how good you will be after that! And what powder you will have mastered!… Read More


Gap Year travellers to Brazil can do no better than starting in Rio – what an amazingly vibrant city (samba, music, football, carnival and beach culture), incredible people, it is an assault on the senses with ultra modern juxtaposed against great poverty. If you’re a gap year traveller you will have so many choices –… Read More


Fancy a Gap Year to South Africa? What more could you want in a country when a gap year traveller or volunteer can experience some of the best wildlife conservation, such as on our Gap Year project in a private game reserve, where you can work with elephants and leopards, go on game drives both… Read More


Well here we are in the Amazon, the Ecuador Team has lost two of our 6 weekers Alison and Rupert (you will be missed guys!), but 10 of us remain and just as well because there is so much work to be done here.. Will the Quichua museum in the Ecuadorian Amazon ever be completed?!… Read More


01.05.2009 35 °C  (So Freaking Hot!) Yes I know I said that I wouldn’t be able to get on, but we changed our plans a little and so aren’t going to the Elephant Sanctuary till tomorrow cos we are helping to take relief to starving families on the Tanzanian border, so we were all like… Read More