Hey guys!   Our last week in Arusha began with us going to a new place. We went to Genolivolus orphanage where our project for the week was to plant a garden for them. This orphanage had a lovely homely feel to it and Mama Jane was very sweet and kind. Mama Jane told us… Read More


Hello everyone!   Camp just never gets less incredible. It’s been our last week in Turtle Cove so we’ve been trying to make the most of everything, but I never want to leave this paradise. Whilst it’s weird to think we won’t be staying much longer in camp, we’re all really looking forward to the… Read More


Hey guys!   I’ve now officially crossed the half way point and am closer to home than previously here in South Africa. It’s strange to think that soon I’ll no longer be waking up to African sunrises and elephants, I’m hoping the British summer will hold out until we get home (August 14th) but I’m not sure… Read More


Hi there! We’ve all had another incredible week at camp but we’re finding it very strange that we only have one more week here before we head off on the boat trip. This week Pete and Will switched to forest,  and Ed and Alex did some diving. There was the ‘church walk’ where you stay… Read More


  The Kruger park is bigger than Wales and contains an estimated count of only 120 cheetah’s who are often illusive due to their spotted fur and constant movement. Therefore the idea of seeing just one would be a strike of luck but seeing three now that’s just crazy… I left the last post on… Read More


Hello! Week three started off with a change of location. We moved to Lake Manyara where we stayed in tents then, later in the week, we were upgraded to huts (finally a warm shower!). The camp was lovely with a campfire where we met new people every night, a bar and we were able to… Read More


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


My name is Patrick Walker, and I’m 19. I’m on a gap year before I go to York to study Politics and International Relations. I’m trying to use this time to travel to places and do things that I’d never get to do in later life: an opportunity to try some really new experiences.  … Read More


Hi, my name is Isla Stenhouse and I’m 19 years old and am only days away from setting off on an adventure of a life time. I decided to take a gap year because I wanted to experience the world outside of education that has made up the majority of my life for 18 years… Read More