Hello all fellow and future Leapers! My name is Caroline Kenney, I am 24 years old, and I will be keeping you updated on all things Cuba the next 6 weeks.      To start off, I just wanted to answer a few basic questions some of you may have for me. The most important question you… Read More


Hola, This will be my last blog post on behalf of the group as the final members returned home last Sunday. Since I last updated you – during our last few days we continued with the volunteering at the children’s centre; hosting another cooking activity, leading English lessons and putting on a sports day during… Read More


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


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


Hola   Now that we have left Playa Girón and are in Trinidad, there is now some internet, so i can update you on the groups progress.    In Playa Girón we started our volunteering; marine conservation, building a baseball field and catching the predatory lion fish which were introduced into the area by human… 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


The second week started off similarly to the last week with a few of us still being ill. While the boys stayed home, the rest of us girls proved our strength by carrying buckets full of cement to finish off the foundation of the school building. Once that was done we were allowed to help… Read More