Hi Guy Things out here are going great!!! The first couple of days at Tinangol were so much fun! We got really involved in the community and it was very emotional to leave there. We completed the brick work of a bio-gas collector for the camp and made bins out of bamboo. I loved the… Read More


Family Mini Leaps leap have evolved by our own basic needs.  As a young company we have young children and a dream to do more with them than the obvious all-inclusive or self-catering in Cornwall. We want a family travel adventure!! With the trappings of modern day it seems more and more difficult to give… Read More


If you are planning your gap year it is important you research the health risks in your chosen destination and prepare your body for travel. Firstly the good news, if you are travelling with The Leap we will give you a full briefing about gap year travel health risks at a training day prior to… Read More


Zanzibarrrrrrrrrrr! On Tuesday 17th I headed to Zanzibar Island with Harry, Sabrina and Georgia (three of the group of volunteers). It’s just off the coast of Tanzania and apparently an absolute paradise on earth so how could we miss out?! When we arrived at the ferry port in Dar we were told our ferry wasn’t… Read More


Family travel doesn’t have to mean dragging the kids to boring Benidorm or another week’s crabbing in Cornwall, there are now a range of holidays offered by the Leap which combine eye opening volunteer projects with some of the worlds most exotic and exciting destinations. Our ‘Mini Leaps’ open up a whole new world of… Read More


Think the Credit Crunch weakened pound an end to overseas adventures? Think again! A recent article in The Times argues that British travellers concerned by the falling value of the pound against the euro should take a South Africa holiday. “Sterling has slipped by 13% against the euro over the past year, making destinations such… Read More


When temperatures soar on the equator, a half hour downpour offers sweet release for sweaty bettys. This January’s Kenya team  made the most of unseasonal ‘tube rains’ by downing tools and having the mother of all mud fights! All blackboard painting and plastering of classroom walls was momentarily stopped while mud was slung across the… Read More


Last week we spent several days at the nearby Don Bosco Orphanage in Dar es Salaam where we repaired all of the windows in the orphanage. Sadly this was needed because as well as general wear and tear, they had also recently been targeted by vandals attempting to steal from the orphanage. Among other things… Read More


The Leap offers the perfect chance to take some much needed time out of the ‘rat race’, enabling you to experience adventure travel, relax, get fit and healthy, enjoy the company of friends and family whilst improving new skills. A career break is also the chance to re-assess your life plan and goals, possibly leading… Read More


We spent the first three days of the week at the Village Museum in the centre of Dar Es Salaam. Here there is a traditional house of each of Tanzania’s tribes and information about the region that they live in and their way of life. We had time on Monday morning to explore, I spent… Read More