Be part of our team and join Baraka for this volunteer trip to Zambia. Our first three days are spent at Baraka-supported schools in an impoverished rural area north of Kabwe. From Kabwe we travel to Lusaka, where we will visit another Baraka supported school for some more project work. Whilst in Lusaka we also spend some time with some of Baraka's sponsored kids on the annual day out. Our next part of the adventure is in Siansowa, on the shores of beautiful Lake Kariba where we spend three days assisting at various Baraka projects, before returning to Lusaka for our final day.
Day 0 - Depart for Zambia
Depart home for Zambia. Flights to be booked yourself.
Day 1 (Mon 17th September 2018) - Lusaka to Kabwe
Meet at Lusaka airport and transfer together to Luangwa Safari Lodge in Kabwe. Meals: None
Days 2-4 (Tuesday 18th - Thursday 20th September) - Project work Kabwe
Spend three days assisting at Baraka projects in the area. Each night we return to the Luangwa Safari Lodge. Meals: Breakfast
Day 5 (Friday 21st September) - Kabwe to Lusaka
Today we leave Kabwe and travel to Lusaka. Upon arrival in Lusaka we will check into our accommodation for the next two nights and spend the rest of the day relaxing. Eureka lodge is a pleasant base with thatched chalets and tame wildlife roaming around. It is not unusual to walk around the grounds and come face to face with a giraffe or zebra! Meals: Breakfast
Day 6 (Saturday 22nd September) - Project work
Today is our annual sponsored kid's day. This is an educational but fun day for all the kids and you will be asked to help out with games and lessons. For the children the day will be one of the highlights of their year and is a great opportunity for you to interact with these wonderful kids. Meals: None
Day 7 (Sunday 23rd September) - Lusaka to Siansowa
We head off early in a south westerly direction for the long drive down to Siansowa on the shore of Lake Kariba. We arrive at Kariba Bush Club and settle in for the next two nights.Meals: Dinner
Day 8 (Monday 24th September) - Siansowa
Baraka has many projects in this area and our time here will be spent working on one or two of the projects depending on the stage of infrastructure improvements we have reached by September. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 9 (Tuesday 25th September) - Siansowa to Lake Kariba
The morning will be spent on more project work at one of our schools. In the afternoon we will head back to the bush camp where we will catch a boat over to an island on Lake Kariba. Here we will spend the night camping and should be able to spot some wildlife.
Day 10 (Wednesday 26th September) - Siansowa to Lusaka
After breakfast we travel by road back to Lusaka. Meals: Breakfast
Day 11 (Thursday 27th September) - End Lusaka
We will have a final morning assisting at Jewel School today before a transfer to the airport this afternoon.
N.B. Occasionally it may not be possible to follow the itinerary as planned. This may be for a variety of reasons - climatic, political, physical or other. In these circumstances we will make the best possible alternative arrangements that maintain the integrity of the original itinerary. In all such circumstances your tour leader will have the final say in the interest of the health and safety of the group.
What is included
- Local transfers and transport in Zambia
- Accommodation in basic lodges throughout
- UK tour manager
- Meals as specified
What is not included
- International flights
- Vaccinations/anti-malaria medication
- Drinks and meals
- Optional excursions
- Project donation
- Travel insurance
- Zambia visa
17th - 27th September 2018
£1685 + £75 project donation
This trip is graded as Project-only challenge