We are very pleased to announce that Joseph Kamanje, the charming man who meets you on arrival at reception at Cape Maclear, and runs our office there, has achieved 96% in the Tourism and Travel Diploma correspondence course run by DD Phiri, director and owner of the Aggrey Memorial School. We are proud of you, Joe!

Two of our boatmen, Akim Mvula and Faston Nok have also attained their Emergency First Response certification through PADI international, bringing to six the number of our staff who are now qualified First Aid practitioners.

Also this month, Clive Bester, one of Kayak Africa’s directors, ran a Sea Kayak Guide refresher course for our boatmen and guides, some of whom had already completed the course two years ago – and also for some new recruits (after two of our previous guides were head hunted by former guests!) The participants had to learn a theory component, then paired up, a new recruit with a more experienced guide, and studied for the written test. The next day, the practical component comprised a swim test and kayak rescue techniques. All the staff passed with flying colours, so you can be assured that you are in safe hands when you kayak with us.