Thursday, January 19, 2017

Inka the new Volunteer!

My name is Inka and I just started my volunteering adventure around Africa. The plan is to spend the next four months volunteering in wildlife conservation in the Seychelles, Uganda and Namibia to gain valuable work experience and discover these amazing countries. First stop is with MCSS where I will be staying for one month.

Me (Inka) with Salome

On my first day we went out patrolling the southern beaches in search of turtles, tracks and nests. Unfortunately we didn’t encounter any turtles this time, they must have been chilling in the ocean, but it was great to drive around and explore the beautiful beaches and tropical vegetation. On one of the beaches, we discovered one of the existing nests had been dug up by dogs. Fourteen eggs were lost but fingers crossed the others are okay! In the afternoon we drove west to check on a few more beaches and stopped along the way to taste some local fruits. As we were looking up in search of ripe fruit, we didn’t notice the big hole on the side of the road. Turns out it was just the right size for the jeep’s front wheel.  But before we had time to panic, people were stopping by to give us a helping hand and it only took a couple of minutes before we were on the road again. A nice demonstration of the helpful and friendly nature of the Seychellois people.

That’s it for now, but I’m sure I will write another update later, hopefully after seeing some adorable hatchlings!



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