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Volunteering in Madagascar…

<p>This man carries wood into Sainte Luce and sells it as firewood to the locals. He earns approximately $1 USD per day. The weight of this log is probably around 40kg. Pete couldn

Volunteer Project 2 – Madagascar

THANK YOU!

Before we provide an overview of our experience volunteering in Sainte Luce, Madagascar, we wanted to firstly thank all those that donated to this cause. Madagascar is one on Africa’s poorest nations and endangered ecosystems. The life expectancy for men is 52 and women is 55. Roughly 12% of people die before the age of 5.

65% of the population in Madagascar fall below the recognised International poverty line of $1.25USD per day.

 

Cape Town, South Africa

Panoramic View of Table Mountain... You can trek up to the top or if you want an easier option, there is a cable car to get you up, down or both...

Cape Town is such a beautiful place nesting between the backdrop of Table Mountain and the stunning Waterfront, and for a tourist there is so much to see and do here. Having spent a week here back in 2007, we had already enjoyed so many beautiful sites so this time around we were fitting in a few new things.

Overland Safari 2 – South Africa

The South African Diary.... (is much shorter than the others) Day 27: Crossing the border into South Africa was pretty exciting for a couple of reasons. The first being that we were getting closer to our final destination - the very beautiful Cape Town. The 2nd being that we would be taking the road through the ...

Overland Safari 2 – Namibia

Considered the most European country of Africa... Certainly by the Germans.

The Namibian Diary….

Day 20: Today was another border crossing into Namibia so basically a long drive day…. The first part of the drive was in Botswana and provided some interesting viewing – there were donkeys lining the roads. A few breaks along the way and we arrived in the late afternoon at Rainbow Lodge Campsite. This campsite was situated on the banks of the Kavango River? Tents were set up well away from this though as signs alerted us to:….

Overland Safari 2 – Botswana

5.30am and this lovely creature crossed the road on our way to Chobe NP

The Botswana Diary …

Day 15: Waking at 5.30am, we jumped on a safari 4×4 and drove into Chobe National Park. The game drive however had started well before we entered the gates. Just as the sun was coming up we were lucky to see some beautiful elephants on the side of the main road. By 6am we had entered the gates and spent the next 3.5 hours in hope of seeing more cats. However it wasn’t to be. Not that we are complaining as there were plenty of hippos in Chobe River, so many impala and warthog, banded mongoose, chapma baboons, ground squirrels, giraffe, crocodiles, buffalo and plenty of different bird species. At this point everyone was probably too spoilt because although this is a huge amount of wildlife in one morning, we had really hoped to see Lions or Leopards (N.B there are no rhinos in Chobe NP).

Overland Safari 2 – Zimbabwe

The pool and bar in Vic Falls Rest Camp

The Zimbabwe Diary….

Day 11: Vic Falls Rest Camp, where we stayed for 4 nights, was a beautiful campsite located in the heart of Town in Victoria Falls. Our private room came with a double bed and refrigerator and a shared bathroom.It was a great change from a tent. The campsite was huge. There was a gorgeous pool and sunbaking area. Beside the pool was the bar and restaurant and we had a couple of really yummy meals here, one of which Pete tried ‘Pumba’ (warthog) Schnitzel.

Overland Safari 2 – Zambia

A rare sight of Pete sleeping on the truck and not taking in the amazing African Topography. Seriously I didn

The Zambian Diary…

Safari 2 Day 8: Today we left Kande Beach early with a full day of driving and a border crossing into Zambia. We helped time pass with numerous games of 500 – Pete and Rainer only just beat Elissa and Marlene (15-3). We arrived at Mama Rula Campsite around 5pm where it poured and poured. By 8pm our amazing cook had managed to prepare dinner and then it was very early to bed.

Overland Safari 2 – Malawi

If you are going to camp it might has well be on a beach like this....

The Malawi Diary...

Safari 2 Day 3: It was another long drive day. Aside from a few stops along the way which was either for fuel, snacks, toilets, lunch, or to cross the Tanzanian – Malawi border, we drove all day to get to Chitimba Camp in Malawi. Tents were pitched on the sand overlooking beautiful Lake Malawi (third largest lake in Africa).

Overland Safari 2 – Our last few days in Tanzania…

A small fishing boat making its way back to Dar es Salaam

The Tanzanian Diary cont…..

After such a beautiful break on Zanzibar Island, we made our way back on the ferry to Dar es Salaam to get ready for our 2nd Overland Tour with Africa Travel Company.

Hot Air Ballooning, Cappadocia

Tigers in India
MADAGASCAR VOLUNTEERING
GORILLA TREKKING
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