Written on: 18/08/2012 by samwickham
As a Frontier London Headquarters staff member, I am normally stuck in an office all day. Needless to say I jumped at the chance to visit the “Tanzania Marine Conservation” and “Tanzania Teaching and Beaches” project camp for a couple of weeks to help out and take some pictures/videos etc of life on camp and the volunteers carrying out the work!
I have been here 24 hours and so far have been thoroughly enjoying myself. The camp is stunning, the volunteers and staff are friendly and the long-drop toilets nowhere near as difficult or awkward as I was expecting.
The “banda” huts are perfectly comfortable (definitely bring a roll-matt though!). Rozi, the camp’s full time cook is the master of making rice and beans taste good – again, not nearly as boring as I was expecting! There are plenty of spices and sauces to make things a little more interesting and there are one or two places in the village to eat if you fancy a change!
As it is a weekend, not a whole lot of teaching is happening, but I am looking forward to getting involved with things next week. A trip is planned for this afternoon to see the small population of hippos on the island and to develop a relationship with the local people in the area to better conserve this endangered population. This, combined with some snorkelling, a beach clean and a goodbye BBQ for the volunteers leaving soon should make for a good week!
Will report back in a few days!
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