All you need for Christmas is a MidLife Leap

Written by Zoe on 03 / 12 / 2019

MidLife Mutterings

It’s been a busy year for the MidLife teams who have explored and contributed across Guatemala, Namibia, Costa Rica and Madagascar throughout 2019.

Together we have saved turtles, built classrooms, restored a clinic and even found ourselves making bricks for a new school in Madagascar. And that's all before we challenged ourselves to the worlds highest zip-wire, swimming with whale sharks, summiting a bubbling volcano, trekking through the primary rain forest and living on remote, and I mean remote tropical islands.

Everyone asks me – which one was the best, which would you do again? That will remain my secret but what I can tell you is each one had its bucket list moment and came with endless kindness and laughter. We laughed as we worked, as we negotiated the extreme and pondered at the absurdity of our new challenges. We honestly felt like we were 18 again and could conquer the world.

One thing I want to say about all the MidLifers of 2019 – you rock. We came together from all over the place, we bonding before the plane took off, you never complained, you worked hard and you played hard. Our project leaders loved your company, efforts, humour and friendship, as did I, so thank you.

So focusing onto 2020. I know there are lots of you who have considered taking the leap (love saying that), so come on... make 2020 your year and join us on this MildLife mission.


Explore remote tropical islands off the mainland of Madagascar. Swim with whale sharks, help build a school for a subsistant coastal community before trekking through primary rain forest to find lemurs and quad biking around sacred lakes.

Departs: 4 November 2020 for 8 days.

Cost: £2195 + flights

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We need MidLifers to help create a new national park to home the endangered rhino in the wilderness of southern Namibia. Track wild rhino, build animal hides, work at the village soup kitchen and reintroduce wildlife into the ecosystem. All intertwined with amazing treks and a cold sundowner.

Departs: 9th May, 15th September, 26th October

Cost: £2148 + flights

Yes please Namibia


This MidLifer is all about school development for a village tucked away on the pacific coast, cultural heritage and the challenge of climbing a 4000 metre volcano, which gives a birds eye view of the exploding Fuego volcano. Challenge and reward in this super cool country as described as Cuba on steroids.

Departs: April 20th

Cost: £2041 + flights

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Costa Rica

This combines the cloud forest and the Nicoya Penisular to track exotic wildlife, zip wire across gorges and contribute to turtle conservation in a private reserve before joining our team to help teach the community kids to surf.

Departs: 4 November 2020.

Cost: £1950 + flights

Costa Rica please

Midlife Volunteering Adventures 2020

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