Depart London for flight to Lusaka.
Arrive early morning and drive about 50 km to our lodge north of Lusaka. The Protea Safari Lodge with its thatched cottages is a located in a beautiful setting on a small private game reserve and is the perfect African location to start our trip. Depending on flight timings we aim to spend some of the day at Sangwani school helping out on some project work. Sangwani school is less than 2 years old but already has over 100 children attending. Baraka has recently built the school two classrooms and we aim to improve the compound further on this trip. There will also be ample time today to relax and recover after the long flight.
We return in the morning to our friends at Sangwani for some more project work and interaction with the kids. We return to the lodge for lunch before making our way back to Lusaka where we spend two nights at Eureka lodge located just to the south of the city. Again the lodge is located on a small private game reserve and it is not unusual to come face to face with giraffes and zebra whilst strolling round the grounds
We spend the day at Kampasa school in the very poor shanty town of John Laing where Baraka has a project supporting a local community school. The school has been recently converted from a nightclub and is in great need of a number of improvements of both an aesthetic and constructional nature. As the school has no funding from the state our support is vital for its survival and development.
We leave Lusaka and drive south for about 5 hours towards Lake Kariba. Lake Kariba is the largest man-made lake in the world and our comfortable lodge at Siansowa is located on its banks where encounters with wildlife are quite likely during our stay here.
Day 6 - 7
Our first day will be spent undertaking project work at Kariba South Basic school. It is only recently that the school has been adopted in conjunction with Baraka Community Partnerships as one of our Responsible Tourism projects. This is the first volunteer visit to the school and we will decide nearer the time the exact nature of the work to be undertaken.
The second day at Siansowa is allocated for free time and optional activities. You may wish to visit the local crocodile farm, take a sunset cruise, a walk ing safari or try fishing. Or you may wish to return to the school to help out or teach some English.
We depart after an early breakfast for Livingstone. Arriving in the afternoon, we head straight down to Victoria Falls to marvel at the magnitude and splendour of one of the world's greatest natural wonders. At over a mile wide and over 100 metres high, Victoria Falls is one of Africa's most iconic and spectacular sites.
Today is a free day where you may wish to relax at our lodge or partake in the variety of optional activities available in Livingstone. Walking with lions, white water rafting, elephant back safaris and sunset cruises are just some of the many activities on offer.
We transfer in the morning to the nearby border post where we cross the Zambezi river into Botswana. Soon after, we arrive at our lodge on the outskirts of Chobe National Park where there should be time if you wish to do an optional river cruise.
We spend the day game viewing in the park. Chobe is renowned for its abundant game and in particular its large elephant herds. There will be no shortage here of wildlife sightings!
We cross back over the border to Livingstone. Those on the group flights will take an early afternoon flight to London via Johannesburg. Those clients booked Land Only will finish in Livingstone.