Written on: 27/09/2011 by 636003
I spent the month of August 2011 in Tanzania on the savannah project. The research involved trekking out into the woodland to undertake vegetation surveys and mammal track recordings aswell as setting up small mammal traps closer to camp.
I also did a BTEC, which is definately worth it! You chose and complete your own project with the help of the staff and volunteers.
The food consists of rice, beans, bread and butter. You can buy fruit and veg. from local stalls near camp. Occasionally we walk to the nearest village (25mins) to have chipsi mayi (chip omlette). Would suggest bringing herbs e.g. sage to add to rice, and take vit. tablets!
For washing and cleaning you can go swimming in the river or take your washing down to the pump and scrub away! There is a shower (not running water) you use a bucket and small container to pour water over your self.. wile enjoying a view of blue sky and palm trees! Very refreshing!
Would suggest learning some swhaili!
Overall my experience was amazing! The way of life is basic but rewarding,and you'll meet great people and learn so much about the research and Tanzania.
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