This is a unique trip that gives you the opportunity to make a genuine difference for some African children. Working on the projects is far from compulsory on this trip but a willingness and attitude to muck in will be useful.
Apart from 4 nights in comfortable chalets in Lusaka all nights will be camping. Three of these nights will be wild camping but the rest will be in the complex of a lodge with showers and toilets nearby.
All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners included.
This is a unique trip that gives you the opportunity to make a genuine difference for some African children. Working on the projects is far from compulsory on this trip but a willingness to muck in is appreciated by the locals who find all our efforts useful. If you are not keen on painting or manual work it is always useful to interact with the kids and to teach English, sports etc.
Please note there is a minimum donation of GBP60 per person to be paid online via the project page for Zambia. This will go direct to our charity partner Baraka Community Partnerships and will be used to purchase materials needed for the project work (please remember to add gift aid if a UK tax payer). Thanks to the general laid back attitude in Africa, you should be prepared for a degree of flexibility and the odd last minute change of plan. Accommodation on the river is in tents but most nights we will be close to an ablutions block. Wild animals are present throughout this section of the trip so you need to be comfortable with that concept!
The canoe safari is far from strenuous as we work with the flow of the river but you will need to be able to paddle gently at least. No previous experience is necessary but you should have a reasonable level of fitness on what is an active trip. An ability to swim is recommended.
Our time in Lusaka is spent at comfortable lodges with en suite facilities.
Normal group size and age
Min 5, max 12, plus leader, driver and appropriate local staff. Minimum age 18.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
Designed for people who are in good health, enjoy the outdoors and want a relaxing trip packed with interest.
Wildlife: Trips may be wholly wildlife focused, or contain an element of wildlife viewing within a less specific itinerary.