The Zulu 3 jungle warriors have arrived and settled into camp where we will be living in deep jungle for 19 days. Whilst here we are digging a trench and laying water pipes to supply water for a project that includes building a wheelchair access path and providing toilet facilities to visitors to the national park.
The work is very tough because of the rocky ground but we are all motivated by our PMs’ promise of a cake if we make 200m of pipe and our desire to beat the previous group!!!
In the middle of snakes, spiders, tropical birds, poisonous frogs and other wildlife we have set up an amazing jungle camp albeit with a few collapsing basher beds (belonging to Jesus, Friso and Annie).
We work hard in the morning but have time to play games and enjoy camp in the afternoon. We are midway through a weird and wonderful game of human cluedo and have a Ready, Steady, Cook competition, pub quiz and Raleigh prison break to come.
Out of our humble jungle kitchen, we have already been provided with tuna fish cakes, onion rings, brownies and an incredible fudge cake by Ken. We can’t wait for the next one!
The rangers are very friendly, the river is crystal clear and our beds are waterproof. We are all okking forward to the next two weeks in the jungle.
Bravo 1 will be visiting Zulu 3 next week so we will return with photos of their work and impressive sounding jungle camp.