LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA

LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA

Stay in the shadows of Victoria Falls in Zambia , go on safari in Botswana and contribute to award-winning projects, such as eco-bricking and gender equality. Support and encourage teenage girls, through our Girl Impact programme, to become empowered  young women within their communities.

Our projects are developed alongside local communities to ensure the work we do is ethical, responsible, and relevant to the needs of their communities.  Our teams live and work alongside these communities, which allows us to offer sustainable and transformative experiences that provide real value where it is most needed. 

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  • Location: Livingstone, Zambia 
  • Airport: Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport, Livingstone 
  • Available: Year round
  • Climate: Weather in Livingstone tends to be stable and sunny from August until late October when the “monsoon” rains start to hit. Either side of this time, the weather is very pleasant. The climate is tropical or sub-tropical depending on altitude, with a hot, humid, and rainy season from mid-November to March and a dry season from April to mid-November. October is typically the hottest month of the year.

Victoria Falls Backpackers

You will be staying in a comfortable, private house located within the vibrant Victoria Falls Backpackers. You will have access to all the facilities, including a dining area, swimming pool, and even a rock-climbing wall. The Backpackers is conveniently located a short 5-minute walk away from the town center of Livingstone. The house has 24-hour security and individual lockers to store your valuables. Bedrooms sleep 4-8 people, with bunk beds in each room and there are bathrooms with hot water showers

Programme Focus

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Work alongside local teachers in rural primary schools that are overwhelmed with children wanting to learn. This is an opportunity to give individual attention to children and support overworked teachers. 

GENDER EQUALITY

Through African Impact’s initiative, The Girl Impact, you will support, educate, and encourage adolescent girls as they become empowered young women in their community. Bring local boys and men to the forefront of the conversation as you encourage the gender equality movement and overcome male/ female stereotypes.  

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

This project is a world-first that has won awards for innovation and excellence. Teams contribute to the environmental conservation movement through sustainable building using Eco Bricks, upcycling initiatives, direct clean-up action, and awareness workshops in Livingstone, a small town in Zambia. You will work closely with the local community to find sustainable and practical solutions for plastic waste.  

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Put your passion for sports, fitness, wellness, and nutrition to great use as you educate and train school students in the rural villages of Livingstone. Physical education does not form part of the school curriculum in Zambia, and with limited resources, and a lack of skilled coaches, your input is vital to ensure these children stay active and learn to enjoy exercise. Physical education improves self-confidence, teamwork, mental and physical health, as well as helps develop life skills, that would otherwise be lacking. 

Sample Zambia and Botswana Itinerary

All our itineraries are tailor made for every school. 

7, 10, 21 and 28 day itineraries available on request.  21 and 28 day itineraries can be combined
with South Africa and Zimbabwe trips.

This itinerary is a sample and is subject to change

Day

Activity

Morning

Afternoon

Evening

Day 1

Depart UK

Depart UK

Travel

Overnight Flight

Day 2

Arrive into Livingstone International Airport

You will be met on arrival and transferred to your accommodation

Settle in, orientation and welcome

Welcome dinner and history of Zambia

Day 3

On project

Orientation and overview of project sites 

Visit local community for lunch, followed by african drumming session!

Planning session

Day 4

On project

Community development work, focusing on supporting our gender equality programme.

Community development work, focusing on our gender equality programme

Cultural night

Day 5

On project

Community development work, focusing on our gender equality programme

Community development work, focusing on our gender equality programme

Movie night

Day 6

Excursion

Morning game drive to Mosi oa Tunya National Park

 

Afternoon visit to Victoria Falls

Dinner

Day 7

On project

Community development work, focusing on eco bricking

Community development work, focusing on eco bricking

Local dinner 

Day 8

On project

Community development work, focusing on eco bricking

Community development work, focusing on environmental sustainability programmes

Dinner

Day 9

On project

Community development work, focusing on working with local primary schools

Community development work, focusing on working with local primary schools

Planning session

Day 10

On project

Community development work, focusing on supporting our sports programmes

Community development work, focusing on supporting our sports programmes

Review and Learnings

Day 11

Excursion

Transfer to Chobe National Park, Botswana

Game drive

Overnight camping in Chobe National Park

Day 12

Excursion

Game Drive

Return to Livingstone

Farewell dinner, reflection and awards

Day 13

Travel

Time at leisure before transferring to the airport

Depart for UK

Overnight Flight

Day 14

Arrive home

Arrive back in UK

Price Inclusions

Exclusions

  • Return airport Transfers
  • Private transport throughout
  • All Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Experienced dedicated group leader throughout
  • Project management
  • Project materials
  • All activities and excursions as outlined in the itinerary
  • 24/7 Security guards at accommodation
  • Pre departure information
  • 24/7 Emergency support available throughout
  • Single supplements for staff
  • Additional excursions
  • Visas
  • Covid testing (where necessary)