- Unique and hands on experience working to improve Zambian schools
- Enjoy canoe safaris and game viewing on and around the mighty Zambezi River
- Be part of a genuine Responsible Tourism project
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 two days are spent on one of our school Responsible Tourism projects, most likely at Kampasa school situated in an inner city shanty town in Lusaka. The school was set up in 2012 by a local businessman who converted it from a nightclub! There is much work to be done and we will be helping the school in its crucial development stage. 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. This trip offers a genuine African experience allowing close encounters with the people, the wildlife and the natural beauty of Zambia.
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 2014.
For more information on the project please go to our Zambia Project page for full details
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Kampasa school, Zambia