Month: <span>July 2016</span>

Big 5 mural for the kids

Happy Independence Day ya’ll! We woke to a beautiful July 4th morning with not a cloud in the sky. Yeeehawww! A drastic comparison to yesterday morning’s rain. We got to the two crèche’s at around 9:00AM and began work straight away. At the New crèche, we had groups of volunteers painting a base coat on…



Meeting RAMBO!

Hello and happy 4th of July to all the Americans following this blog! So unfortunately I do not receive any service as we are quite removed and deep into the African bush. But today we are at the elephant encounter so ill be passing through an area where I can send this to Danielle in…



Sanibonani!

Today was a jam packed day of activities! We got to sleep in a little till 7:30, WOOHOO! We then got up for breakfast and headed out to a Traditional Zulu Village for a cultural experience. We learned all about different Zulu customs, got to try on some amazing hand beaded outfits, and even got…



Rain, rain, go away, come again never pls :)

Good morning from St. Lucia! Our first day on the worksite started with a stormy and wet ride, but that didn’t stop us from having a good time! This week we are working at two different Creche’s (primary schools) The ‘Old Creche’ and the ‘New Creche’. At the moment we have one group finishing up…



Time to Safari

Up and at it early for our adventure to the big five game park, it was also super exciting as it was CANADA DAYYYYY! We drove around the game park for about 6 hours seeing an array of different animals; White Rhino, African Elephants, Buffalo, Impala, Nyala, Monkey’s, Zebra, Giraffe, one group venture off to…



last day and we’re creched it.

Last day at the creche this week and absolutely slayed it! Splitting into groups again we continued with the bricks and finished up pouring the foundation at the old creche. At the new creche we finished floating half of the floor and put up 2 more rows of concrete blocks for the walls. When we…



Learning to Zulu dance!

Hey everyone! Today is our last full day at the game reserve. We had one group go out on a bush walk this morning, while the other did a game count at the watering hole. We’ve been seeing all sorts of different animals here like Impala, Nyala, Kudo, Daker, Giraffe, Zebra and plenty of Warthogs….



Braii, not BBQ!

Hi everyone! Today started off a little rough, as we got a flat tire on our way into town. Luckily our guides were quick to change it and get us back out on the road again. This morning we had the pleasure of meeting Rambo, Rachel and Jabulani, a family of elephants at a local…



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