Entries in #Volunteer (28)

Monday
Feb122018

5 Things You Should Know About Whale  Sharks

Whale shark season is in full swing here on Mafia Island, and I’ve loved learning about them during my time here. Here’s five facts that I think everyone should know about whale sharks!

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Monday
Feb122018

My Time on  Mafia

When I first arrived on Mafia I was struck by it’s simple beauty and how much of a stark contrast it was to Dar Es Salaam (my only previous experience of Tanzania). Instead of the sprawling, shabby and run down suburbs on the roads between the airport and central Dar, here there were palm trees, open expanses of grass and shrub-land with goats and cattle happily grazing at random intervals.

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Tuesday
Jan302018

Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming to  Tanzania

So, you’ve read your project brief, started studying your fish identification, and even learnt basic greetings in Swahili, you’re feeling prepared for your project, but, with anything, there’s still things you want to know. To help, I’ve put together a list of things that I wish I’d known before coming out. See you on Mafia!

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Tuesday
Jan232018

Five Things you didn't know about  Jellyfish

Did you know there are over 2,000 species of jellyfish in the world, with many of them living in the waters of the coast off Tanzania. I love jellyfish, and since being on Mafia Island, I’ve learnt more and more about them, which has only fuelled this fire! I share my favourite facts here...

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Thursday
Jan182018

The Importance of Mangroves to our  Eco-System

Here on Mafia, we’re lucky enough to have a range of marine environments a stone’s throw away from camp, which, if you’re on a marine conservation project, you’ll get to learn about and survey.

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Wednesday
Dec202017

End of the  Road

I’ve been on Mafia Island for almost three months now and I’m sad to say my time is almost up.

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