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9 Tips for planning your Gap Year Travels

Each year, thousands of people from all walks of life in the UK plan their gap year. This can be a very daunting task, however with the right planning, it can be the most exciting and rewarding experience you ever have. For many years now Blue Lizard Adventures has been assisting volunteers to realise and […]

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Reserve Management and Endangered Species Research Volunteer Project South Africa

Volunteer Trip Report from our Reserve Management and Endangered Species Research Volunteer Project South Africa with Blue Lizard Adventures: Rhino at sunset – South Africa http://www.bluelizardadventures.com/volunteer/south_africa/reserve-management-and-endangered-species-research.html I visited the volunteer project as part of a module for my final year of university study. The reserve is situated approximately 3 hours outside Johannesburg.  Upon arrival I […]

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The King of the Savannah …… The African Lion

The African Lion (Panthera leo) African lion at sunset The biggest cat out there, the African Lion enjoys it’s place at the top of the food chain relaxing and sleeping during the day to avoid the extreme heat of the Kalahari desert. The Kalahari extends 900,000 square kilometres spreading over much of Botswana, Namibia and […]

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Essential Packing list for a Volunteer project or Safari

Try to keep things to the minimum and stick to the essentials! GENERAL Travel Documents & Money – Passport – Vaccinations Card – Insurance details – Emergency Contact details – Spending Money – Credit card – Money belt Day pack or small bag Sleeping bag/Sleeping bag liner (depending on season) Good torch (head-torch if camping), […]

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8 years of Africa – Through our Eyes

It has been over 8 years now that Blue Lizard Adventures first discovered the wonders of Africa. There is something so overwhelming and utterly incredible about the continent. From the vivid landscape to the wondrous wildlife, from the incredible food to the diverse culture and people. We feel in love hard and fast as many […]

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The African Elephant in 10 Pictures

The African elephant (Loxodonta africana) is the largest animal walking the Earth. Their herds wander through 37 countries in Africa. There are two subspecies of African elephants—the Savanna (or bush) elephant and the Forest elephant. Savanna eles are larger and have lighter skin pigment.  The presence of African elephants helps to maintain suitable habitats for […]

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