A unique experience to get involved with one of our Responsible Tourism projects in Zambia
Zambia is an African gem filled with fantastic wildlife and beautiful scenery and this itinerary lets you experience all this fascinating country has to offer in as intimate a way as possible. Our first few days are spent on two of our school Responsible Tourism projects, most likely at Kampasa school situated in an inner city shanty town in Lusaka and Sangwani school located rurally outside the big city. The schools were both set up within the last two years and at this crucial stage of their development they need all the help they can get.
From Lusaka we head south to the banks of the Zambezi were we spend the next few days in a combination of project work and game viewing – and possibly even both at the same time!
The game viewing will include a 2 day canoe safari as we make our way down to Magurumeno Island, our base for our project work. This section of the Zambezi is renowned for its concentration of hippos and crocodiles, which you are guaranteed to see, and there is no better way to do so than drifting past in a canoe.
Our second project is Magurumeno school and orphanage where we have a variety of jobs in our two days here to help renovate the school and create a sustainable future.
From Lusaka we head south to the banks of Lake Kariba, the world’s largest man- made lake where we spend a couple of days helping at our next school as well as spending some free time.
The next stop on the itinerary is Livingstone where our water fronted lodge is situated just 4 kilometres from the mighty and imposing Victoria Falls universally considered to be one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.
Moving on from Livingstone we cross the nearby border into Botswana where we spend two nights in Chobe National Park enjoying its abundant wildlife.
What makes this trip responsible?
With a bias towards children, our projects in Zambia are all about supporting local communities and Schools that have little or no support from the State or other Charities. We have made significant progress in Chikumbi helping the community with a variety of programmes including installing bore holes, distributing malaria nets, instigating income generation schemes and developing the Village School at Kasalu to ensure it is strong enough to stand on its own two feet.
After 5 years, our efforts have extended to other poor rural communities in Zambia, where we have been involved in building and improving community schools, installing bore holes, income generation schemes and assisting in health care programmes alongside Baraka Community Partnerships. Rather than throw all our eggs into one basket we are keen to reach as many children as possible by helping more schools and villages in their battle against poverty, disease and lack of educational opportunities. We have two or three new communities that we hope to visit and support in 2013.
For more information on the project please go to our Zambia Project page for full details
Sept: Arrive Lusaka; afternoon project work at Sangwani school.
Sept: Continue with project work at Sangwani school.
Sept: Project work Kampasa school.
Sept: To Siansowa.
Sept: Project work at Kariba South Basic school
Sept: Sept: Free time for optional activities on Lake Kariba.
Sept: To Livingstone.
Sept: Free day for optional activities in Livingstone.
Sept: To Chobe National Park.
Sept: This departure is 2 days longer than the May trip and will be updated after the May departure has departed. Full details can be found in the Trip Notes for each respective departure.
Kampasa school, Zambia