The Handshake and Oasis Overland staff on the first day of the expedition.

The Handshake and Oasis Overland staff on the first day of the expedition.

This post is being written from Mombasa, Kenya, where the Handshake staff and volunteers have spent the last few days completing orientation activities, getting used to life on the truck, and enjoying the beautiful surroundings.

The whole team met for the first time on the morning of the 17th of July, and quickly got to work putting up tents, learning about Handshake life, and throwing themselves in to team building games. With activities ranging from making a monkey out of recycled materials found around the camp site, to talks about primate conservation and lessons on the different types of technology used on the expedition, everyone has been busy, and we’re all enjoying learning from each other.

We set off for our first work location in Diani Beach early tomorrow morning, so will soon have lots of content to share with you from the field. We look forward to your questions and comments as the expedition progresses.

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  1. Our son Matt is on this Kenyan expedition so we are looking forward to hearing the news and reading your updates.  Good luck and best wishes to you all David, Celia & Dan.

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