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review 31 Aug 2022

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Wow! What a difficult question! The whole experience was memorable and exciting from beginning to end. It was such an eye-opener (especially for our kids) to see the lifestyle of the local people and the daily difficulties that they endure. Despite these difficulties, however, we found everyone so friendly and smiley and rejoicing in life. We loved Eagle Lodge and everyone we met there. Graham and Claire are amazing and we worked on such interesting projects each day.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Book it now!! We were a bit apprehensive about how our teenage girls would enjoy the experience but they loved it. As did we. The operator is run extremely efficiently by Graham and Claire and you really get the opportunity to get stuck in and help the local community. We also met so many wonderful people.....both from the community and other volunteers.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

We definitely felt that our holiday benefitted local people. While we were there, we got involved in a number of projects. There were a couple of times that we got the opportunity to spend time playing with the local kids and our children loved this. Other projects included building a house for a widow and her children, improving the services in a local maternity centre and viewing the tree growing scheme that is really going to improve the lives of the local people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Ten out of ten! We were made to feel welcome from the very start and felt that all the projects that we were involved in were so worthwhile. We were really impressed by the professionalism and dedication of Graham and Claire and, at the same time, their friendliness and warmth. They are 100% committed to the local community.

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