Twenty four students and six teachers from Cape Maclear Primary School enjoyed a day trip to Mumbo Island this month.
Schools in Malawi were re-opened after the long holiday on 3 September. From last semester’s examination results Cape Maclear Primary School chose the best three students from every class (1 to 8) to be rewarded for their excellent results with an excursion to Mumbo.
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. We hope that these visits will foster an understanding of the value of ecotourism and conservation of unspoilt natural areas near the village.