Welcome to the News section of African Adventures. Check in here for news stories, staff & volunteer blogs, project work updates and more!

If you’re a keen blogger and would like to see your account of your volunteer experience given a platform, or if you have some news that you think would be suitable for this page, please get in touch: info@african-adventures.co.uk.

Luke, Hayley, Harry and Oliver
A family trip with a difference

Derby County Community Trust have recently returned from their eighth volunteering trip to Kenya. This year, the Rams in Kenya group was joined by eight-year-old twins, Harry and Oliver, and their parents, Luke and Hayley. We spoke to them about their experience in Kenya, and why they chose a volunteering trip instead of a more...

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Youth Development Programme
Why get involved in African Adventures’ Youth Development Programme?

We are so excited to have recently launched the Youth Development Programme (YDP) for 16-19 year olds, and initial interest has been extremely positive! In this blog, we explore the benefits of the programme, and find out why you might like to book your place. From meeting new friends and learning about a new culture,...

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No Girls Left Behind
Tiverton High School leaves no girls behind in Kenya

In July, students from Tiverton High School will return to Kenya for their second trip, having previously volunteered at Cherish School in 2017. Two years ago, the group from Tiverton took a small donation of bras to Kenya, and saw first-hand the profound impact that this had on the female students at Cherish School. For...

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Tanzania bans plastic bags
Tanzania bans plastic bags

In a move that may affect anyone about to undertake volunteering in Zanzibar, the Tanzanian government have announced that, from 1st June 2019, all visitors entering the country will be banned from bringing in plastic bags.

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What does it mean to be a global citizen?

Daily life is busy, with friends, family, school, further education, or work to consider. So, when I was asked recently what being a global citizen means, I questioned how often I take the time to think about how people live their lives in other countries, or how my life choices might impact theirs. But this...

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Great Expectations for Young and Old on First Kenya Experience

This Saturday, Derby County Community Trust embark on their eighth trip to Kenya! There are some exciting additions to the group this year, most notably eight-year-old twins Harry and Oliver and 67-year-old, Dave Hadfield.

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10 facts about Zanzibar - Island Tour
10 things you maybe don’t know about Zanzibar

Ever wanted to visit Zanzibar? Here are 10 amazing facts that will make you want to grab your passport and go!

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Productive Easter Programme in Kenya

April was a productive month for many of our partner projects in Kenya, thanks to the work of the volunteers on our Easter programme.

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Volunteers make bricks
Ghana proved to be a popular destination with our Easter volunteers!

Find out what our volunteers got up to during the Easter Programme in Ghana.

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Opportunities for NCS graduates
10 reasons why an African Adventure is the perfect opportunity for your NCS graduates

Find out why a volunteering trip with African Adventures is the perfect NCS graduate opportunity, helping you to maintain engagement with your young people.

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The benefits of school trips abroad

School trips abroad are far more than just a learning experience outside the classroom. There is a demand for schools to provide experiences with real meaning and purpose, and that bring many educational benefits.

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10-Year Logo
Chance to win limited-edition t-shirt

As part of our 10-year celebrations, African Adventures is launching a competition to win a limited-edition t-shirt!

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10-year anniversary dinner
African Adventures’ 10-year anniversary dinner a great success!

Find out how much we raised for African Adventures Foundation at our recent anniversary dinner which celebrated a decade of African Adventures.

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The Alternate Big Five that you may see on your school expedition to Kenya

Click below to find out who made our 'Alternate Big Five'!

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Fundraising Focus- Bishop’s Stortford College

Fundraising is a massive part of the African Adventures experience. The skills gained through fundraising, such as money management, organisation, and teamwork, and the sense of achievement you will feel when you reach your fundraising target, are just a few of reasons why we think you should fundraise for your trip! It is important to...

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Survey competition
Complete your post-trip survey for a chance to win £50!

African Adventures is giving alumni volunteers the chance to win £50 in our latest competition. All you have to do is fill out this quick, five-minute survey (link below) upon your return from Africa to be entered into a cash prize draw. The competition will run until April 26th 2019, with the winner announced during...

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Five things to pack when travelling to Africa

You’ve booked on to a trip with African Adventures, had loads of fun fundraising for your trip, and your flight is just a couple of weeks away. But what do you need to pack?

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Derby College building
Groups enjoy packed February half term programme

What an incredible start to the year we have had here at African Adventures! Read all about the first six trips in 2019 here.

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Teacher with African school children
Five Reasons why teachers should go on school expeditions abroad!

Teachers often look at trips as a way to support their students’ learning, but what benefits do school expeditions abroad have for a teacher?

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Friends & Family Trip
Five Reasons Why a Trip to Kenya Could be Just The (gin and) Tonic That Parents Need.

Let’s face it, parenting is hard! It is the best job in the world but, in my humble opinion, it is also the most challenging. I think everyone deserves some time away to recharge, re-evaluate and re-enthuse.

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Drew’s First Trip to Ghana

"My bags were packed, jabs all done, visa and passport at the ready..." Read Drew's blog from Ghana here!

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Dan in Ghana with Noah
Dan in Ghana: January 2019

Our Ghana team are making the final preparations for our first groups of volunteers arriving shortly and it was a pleasure to spend some time with them in January to help.

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Looking back to move forward

A new year brings the return of our blog page with the updated name of ‘news’. So much has happened since our last post in the summer that we thought we should bring you up to speed with a little update.

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Volunteering in Kenya
Rams In Kenya – Seventh Successful Trip

The summer programme has kicked off to a fantastic start with Derby County Community Trust travelling to Kenya for their seventh annual trip, volunteering at our partner projects in Nakuru.

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