Entries by aoa

Early Childhood Development – A Curriculum Story

This is the story of six Neighbourhood Care Points (NCPs) in the Ezulwini Valley in Swaziland. NCPs were first started by UNICEF to provide support and care for children whose families were struggling with poverty and the effects of the HIV/AIDs epidemic. Their over-riding aim is to provide vulnerable children and orphans with the care […]

Sharks aren’t scary. We are.

By and large, most people around the globe prefer whales to sharks. There’s a shared distaste, otherwise known as fear, of the shark as a prime apex predator and ocean killer. Comically, one of the most beloved whale and dolphin breeds, the killer whale, has the murderous adjective as part of its name, a blockbuster […]

Why Hike?

A question most people have grown to like is: “Why hike when I can just drive there?” My Name is Ayandza Bongani Mohale. I happen to be a hiking guide based is Swaziland (in the Highveld). Whiles hiking I fell in love with one place, in particular, a nature reserve called Malolotja also based in […]

Senior Solo Travel: Don’t Let a Number Hold You Back

We saw this guest blog on the Solo Travel Society page, and couldn’t resist reposting it! Volunteering has no age limit or requirement, so what’s holding you back?   “I want to continue to backpack travel on my own, but I’m somewhat scared as an older person.” So said 63-year-old Victoria, a reader who recently […]

Meet The Team – Menzi

At All Out Africa, there are many things that set us apart. One of them is our fantastic team! That’s why we decided it was time to sit down with our staff and have them answer a few fun questions about why they love what they do! Today we are chatting to Menzi, our Sports […]

2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards- We’ve been long listed!

All Out Africa is so excited to announce that we have been long listed again this year for the African Responsible Tourism Awards. In 2017 we were honoured to win a GOLD for best in species and habitat conservation. Last years award was a great milestone for our Savannah Conservation and Marine Conservation projects. This […]

Christmas Surgery – A guardian angel story

‘’Joy cometh in the morning’’ these words ring true for Nomthandazo a vulnerable child from one of our Neighborhood Care Points (NCP), who came home from the hospital this month, to rejoin her family of 8, living with her unemployed mother in her uncles two-roomed flat. Nomthandazo, which means prayer in SiSwati has been diagnosed […]

NEW Early Childhood Education Internship Available!

Over the years we have humbly received thanks from parents who watch their children excel in school. We have watched as our pint-sized graduates transform into life-size adults, wearing their caps and gowns proudly as they walk across the stage of their high school. We enjoy the drop in visits from our NCP kids who […]

What do fishermen, robot sharks and volunteers have in common off the coast of Tofo, Mozambique and how are they coming together to save the world’s biggest fish?

All Out Africa volunteer-collected data recently contributed to a paper our collaborating scientists and I authored looking at the importance of Mozambican coastal water to whale sharks and the potential threats to whale sharks in these waters. In this paper 15 whale sharks satellite-tagged off the coast of Tofo had their movement patterns analysed. This […]