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How to Prepare to Volunteer in Africa

TANZANIA | Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | Views [3129] | Comments [2]

Preparing to volunteer in Tanzania for two and a half months was a daunting task. I read an armful of travel guides but once I was living and working in the field, I began to realize that none of them really quite hit the mark for things I’d need.... Read more >

Tags: africa, gooverseas, responsible travel, travel, volunteer

Investing in Education in Tanzania

TANZANIA | Thursday, 2 Jun 2011 | Views [2824]

Education is something we take for granted.   Sure, some of our public schools aren't the best, but it is not only a given, it is a law that all children must go to school.   And, everyone has the opportunity to finish high school at little to ... Read more >

Tags: africa, children, education, responsible travel, safaris, tanzania, travel, university

Tanzania - Two Hills, One Goal

TANZANIA | Thursday, 14 Apr 2011 | Views [1706]

Tented camps are my favorite.   They offer a uniquely intimate interaction with your surroundings, while also providing the necessary amenities of any standard (and sometimes luxury) hotel.   Only a piece of canvas and screen separate you and ... Read more >

Tags: africa, camping, childrens school, co-initiatives, community development, responsible travel, tanzania, tourism, travel

Kilimanjaro Porters – Helping Them Help You Up The Mountain

TANZANIA | Monday, 4 Apr 2011 | Views [1920]

I've never had anybody carry my stuff for me before.   At least, not on a trekking trip.   And to be honest, I was a little bit uncomfortable about it.   See, I consider myself a fairly avid backcountry hiker, spending many weekends ... Read more >

Tags: adventure activities, africa, hiking, mountains, my kilimanjaro, nature, responsible travel, tanzania, travel, trekking

The Second Government of Botswana - Wilderness Safaris

BOTSWANA | Wednesday, 23 Mar 2011 | Views [1998]

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about how difficult it is to run a responsible safari camp in the remote Southern African bush, and the individual efforts of a few independent lodges.   Now, I want to show you how one large safari company ... Read more >

Tags: africa, botswana, community development, conservation, responsible travel, safaris, sustainability, tourism, travel, wildlife

Eco-Successes in the African Bush

SOUTH AFRICA | Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | Views [1592]

Running a safari camp can't be easy.   In fact, it may be just about the most difficult hospitality gig on the planet.   In addition to all of the nuances of running any old high-quality hotel, you have to do it off-the-grid, in a very remote ... Read more >

Tags: africa, camping, eco-tourism, responsible travel, safaris, south africa, sustainability, tourism, travel, wildlife

African Access – Too Limited to the Rich and Famous?

BOTSWANA | Tuesday, 1 Feb 2011 | Views [2410] | Comments [1]

Botswana is an Africa success story in many respects.   In a continent littered with political turmoil, corruption, famine, and disease, Botswana has emerged as a diamond in the ruff.   In fact, it is diamonds that have brought stability, infrastructure, ... Read more >

Tags: africa, botswana, conservation, diamonds, economy, luxury travel, responsible travel, safaris, tourism, travel

A Beneficial But Uncomfortable Community Visit

ZAMBIA | Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | Views [6715] | Comments [3]

Over the past five months, I've had the opportunity to visit a number of rural communities as part of my travels and cultural interests.   Some have been amazing experiences , others have been mediocre encounters .   But in all cases, ... Read more >

Tags: africa, community development, simonga viillage, tourism, travel, victoria falls, zambia

Volunteer Africa: What to Consider Before Choosing a Project

KENYA | Wednesday, 5 Jan 2011 | Views [2722] | Comments [2]

Are you thinking of volunteering in Africa?  Do you know what should you be looking for when selecting your volunteer project? The term ‘Voluntourism’ has swept into our dictionaries and travel bibles and times are changing – we are now looking ... Read more >

Tags: africa, ghana, kenya, south africa, uganda, volunteer projects, voluntourism

Fast Five Profile: Edge of Africa

SOUTH AFRICA | Friday, 20 Aug 2010 | Views [1604] | Comments [1]

1. Who are you?  Brief description of trips you offer Roger Wynne-Dyke, Co Founder EDGE of AFRICA | Volunteer in Africa EDGE of AFRICA is committed to ethical volunteering and responsible travelling- providing volunteer and internship placements ... Read more >

Tags: africa, edge of africa, fast five, volunteer in africa, voluntourism

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