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Monkey Proficient

SOUTH AFRICA | Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | Views [2331] | Comments [2]

Several days have elapsed since my last blog entry. The internet went down and was then intermittent but now seems to be working again. It’s amazing that even here, in the middle of the bush, it is possible to have internet. Tap water comes from ... Read more >

Tags: baboons, monkeys, south africa, volunteering, volunteers


Monkeys, Menus & Mealiepap

SOUTH AFRICA | Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | Views [1508] | Comments [1]

Today must be Sunday because we had bacon and eggs for breakfast. Mealtimes are unusual in several ways over here. Food is cooked in the kitchen in the Volunteer House and we then take out plates to the eating area which is a patio covered with a thatched ... Read more >

Tags: africa, bambelela, mealiepap, orphan monkeys, volunteering


Elephant Adventures

SOUTH AFRICA | Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | Views [612] | Comments [3]

By Bambelela standards it is now very late, at 10.45pm. Tonight I watched a movie with some of the other volunteers hence why I have not posted anything today and what a day it has been! I got up and did the usual clean out in the handicap cage and then ... Read more >

Tags: elephants, fruit, game drive, smoothies, spa, zebula


Life as a Volunteer

SOUTH AFRICA | Thursday, 31 Jan 2013 | Views [579] | Comments [1]

Today I learned some interesting facts about Vervet Monkeys by tagging along on part of a guided tour. For a start they have been around for about 65 million years, slightly longer than man! I mentioned previously that their DNA is around 92% similar ... Read more >

Tags: africa, bush walking, chores, dna, hyena, meerkats, safari, vervet monkeys, volunteer


First Day of Adventure

SOUTH AFRICA | Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | Views [708] | Comments [4]

Bambelela, a wildlife and vervet monkey rehabilitation centre is situated, well quite frankly, in the middle of nowhere! The “metropolis” of Bela Bela is about 40 mins of dirt track, past Leopard’s Rock and forever around the next corner ... Read more >

Tags: africa, bambelela, bush, monkeys, south africa, thunderstorms, volunteering, wildlife


On Board BA57

SOUTH AFRICA | Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | Views [946] | Comments [4]

Finally the string of tomorrows that have dictated my life over the last few weeks have become today! Goodbyes were hard, really hard. Suddenly its not just words - rattling off an itinerary that has become something of a mantra during the most difficult ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, career break, solo travel, south africa, turbulence


Photos: Bela Bela

SOUTH AFRICA | Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013 | Photo Gallery

Bambelela a wildlife and vervet monkey sanctuary
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