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Pete Ockleshaw – Webisode 15 – Overland Safari in Africa – www.ByTheShaw.com.au

Johannesburg, South Africa

Inside Fi

We returned from our island(s) adventures to mainland Africa and caught up with a great friend of our, Fi Royds, in Johannesburg. Johannesburg has come in leaps and bounds from the occasionally dangerous and not so pretty place we saw it as in September 2007. It seems a lot more safe and friendly and there are some really nice areas to visit. It is also the biggest Man-Made Forest in the world!!

 

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 – 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.

Volunteering at New Hope Children’s Home and Community School, Mombasa

New Hope Orphanage and Childrens School was located in busy little village about 30 minutes from the centre of town

Volunteering in Africa has been something we have felt strongly about for a long time. Elissa particularly wanted to help out with orphaned children and in a school and Pete wanted to help with wildlife.

The first of our two volunteering placements was with New Hope Children’s Home and Community School, Mombasa.

Mombasa, Kenya

Just because not many airlines allow photos to be taken of their aircraft...

We flew from Nairobi to Mombasa which was extremely cheap – only $50 USD pp return flight. The train, which is apparently ‘an experience’ in itself costs $10 less and takes 8-12 hours (most likely 12 hrs apparently), and only leaves on certain days so it was a no-brainer to fly.

Hot Air Ballooning, Cappadocia

Tigers in India
MADAGASCAR VOLUNTEERING
GORILLA TREKKING
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