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Makongeni Week 3

The End

sunny 30 °C

The past week has been our final week of project work.

Our first project was working in the mangroves a short walk from our camp. At first we had to dig trenches which was quite exhausting because the weather has been very hot this week and there is no shade then we had to go to pick mangrove seeds and plants and plant them to help protect the coast from tsunami’s etc.

The second project was laying the floor at the classroom. The classroom looks amazing now, it has been fully painted, has a roof, blackboard, floor and murals, the complete opposite to when we first started.

On Thursday we worked at the mangroves in the morning then in the afternoon some of the local people entertained us as a way of saying thank you for the work we have done. It was such a good experience, they were singing and dancing, they climbed palm trees and we drank palm wine which was not so great.

On Friday we travelled to Tsavo where we stayed in another camp for a night so we could get up at 4.30 am on Saturday in time to get to Tsavo East national Park in time for an early morning game drive. Getting up was very difficult but it was so beautiful to see the sunrise.

On the safari we saw giraffe, zebra, elephants, a lion eating a baby elephant, a cheetah, leopard, buffalo, ostrich, warthog as well as lots of other smaller animals so it was worth it but spending 13 hours in the same truck was not very comfortable.

Today we are spending the day at the beach before going to another beach for our leaving bbq. Tomorrow morning I am heading off to Tsavo again to join another group and this is the week that I will climb Mount Kenya!!!!!!! I can’t wait!!!

Here’s to my next adventure :-)


Posted by rachel.don 01:27 Archived in Kenya Tagged volunteer

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Sounds like you're having an amazing time Rach! Can't wait to see photos. Love you lots x

by Laura

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