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Three best places to volunteer in Africa in 2018

Choosing a volunteer programme in Africa enables you to contribute to meaningful change whilst having a fun adventure. Have a look at our top three African destinations for some inspiration!

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The Big Bike Ride - Day Eleven
The Big Bike Ride – Day Eleven – Chalinze to Dar Es Salaam

Day Eleven - Despite probably needing a good sleep more than at any point in the ride so far, we only managed a few hours and got up at 5.30am,...

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The Big Bike Ride – Day Ten – Mgata to Chalinze

Our penultimate day arrived and, whilst we’d be guilty of massaging of our own self-importance for thinking it was real, it felt like news of The Big Bike Ride had...

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The Big Bike Ride – Day Nine – Mombo to Mgata

Day Nine - At 78 miles, today proved to be the most physically demanding yet. The first half was similar to yesterday – long, flat roads made worse by strong...

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The Big Bike Ride – Day Eight – Same to Mombo

Day Eight - If yesterday’s ride was green and hilly, today posed a different challenge. We left Same and headed further south with little around us but vast, open savannahs...

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The Big Bike Ride – Day Seven – Moshi to Same

Day Seven - Everyone was fresh and full of energy after a good night’s sleep and a relatively easy ride, so we got started slightly earlier and made excellent time...

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The Big Bike Ride – Day Six – Arusha to Moshi

Day Six - The supposed ‘easy’ ride of the event – 50 miles and an overall descent of around 1500ft – came at a welcome time, following yesterday’s long, windy...

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The Big Bike Ride – Day Five – Namanga to Arusha

Day Five - We kicked off early at 8am and made the short three-mile cycle to the border, where we had to pass through Kenya’s immigration to exit and separately...

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The Big Bike Ride – Day Four – Kajiado to Namanga

Day Four - Kajiado was new territory for me – most of my experience and knowledge of Kenya is in the Rift Valley, so the team and I were excited...

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The Big Bike Ride – Day Three – Nairobi to Kajiado

Day Three - Considering yesterday’s tough climb out of the Rift Valley, the gentle tail wind meant we reached average speeds of around 24mph, which is pretty good for amateurs...

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