Famous African Explorer, Kingsley Holgate and his team are journeying to Cape Maclear for the third time to distribute mosquito nets.
(TRAVPR.COM) UNITED KINGDOM - October 3rd, 2012 -
Kingsley Holgate Giving “Something Back to Mama Africa!
”Famous African Explorer, Kingsley Holgate and his team are journeying to Cape Maclear for the third time to distribute mosquito nets. Considered as one of Africa’s most colourful explorers, Holgate decided it was time to “Give something back to Mama Africa” as part of his United Against Malaria programme.
This latest journey (called “The Great African Rift Valley Expedition”) will see the team organising a friendly soccer match and an art competition for school children on the subject of malaria prevention, and distributing mosquito nets. The nets will be given predominantly to pregnant women, as they are highest risk of infection.
Local School Children Visit Mumbo Island as reward for best results in exams
Twenty four students, the three highest achieves from each class, accompanied by six teachers from Cape Maclear Primary School enjoyed a day trip to Mumbo Island this month as reward for their excellent exam results.
The students were given a tour around the island, soft drinks, lunch and the opportunity to enjoy Mumbo’s beach by swimming, kayaking and snorkeling. The students were also given a special lesson on wildlife conservation from a park and wildlife assistant who accompanied on the trip.
This is the second year that Kayak Africa has offered these excursions and so far over a hundred local children have had the opportunity to visit the islands. Kayak Africa hope that these visits will foster an understanding of the value of ecotourism and conservation of unspoilt natural areas near the village.
Past Guests Make Wonderful Donation to Vision’s Orphans
The Chalker family, who recently stayed on Mumbo Island, recently put together a large donation of toys, clothes and equipment for Vision’s orphanage in Cape Maclear, which they had read about in Kayak Africa’sGuide to Mumbo.
Simon Chalker works in the courier business and organized to get the boxes flown to Lilongwe airport which were then delivered by Kayak Africato Vision in Cape Maclear. Vision runs an informal feeding scheme for vulnerable children in the village. His only sponsor is Kayak Africa who support him with monthly donations and by buying the vegetables which he and the children grow in their garden. The Chalker family’s donation of toys and clothes is a rare and wonderful opportunity for these children to receive new clothes and, for some of them, their first toy.
Juleta Hirner Puts Her Cooking Skills to the Test!
August saw a wonderful week of chef training on Mumbo by the talented Juleta Hirner, who has been training the Mumbo chefs on and off since 2004. It’s been a clattering, fragrant roller coaster ride full of unexpected joy and the odd maddening moment. The Mumbo chefs are pretty isolated: no glossy food magazines or recipe websites for inspiration but have the daily task of satisfying a myriad of tastes, from rarefied Swiss culture vultures to ravenous young honeymoon couples. This time around, Mumbo Island lodge has revamped the whole menu, line-by-line, cupful-by-cupful.
The talented Mumbo food team are now making Spicy carrot cake with Amarula cream, Tangy pineapple dessert with an apricot glaze, Light and crispy cheese pastry pinwheels with homemade tomato chutney, Beef fillet with mustard and pepper sauce, all contributing to wonderful and revamped menu at the Mumbo Island lodge in South Malawi.