Play a Role in Conserving Zambia's Epic Wildlife and Local Communities

Play a Role in Conserving Zambia's Epic Wildlife and Local Communities

8,965.00

ZAMBIA AND ZIMBABWE

Zambia is home to several powerful conservation projects that we support here at Outside GO, including anti-poaching efforts, community involvement and education, and the preservation of critical species that call this area home.

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PLAY A ROLE IN CONSERVING ZAMBIA'S EPIC WILDLIFE AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES

BUSANGA PLAINS | MOSI-OA-TUNYA NATIONAL PARK |  HWANGE NATIONAL PARK

Zambia is home to several powerful conservation projects that we support here at Outside GO, including anti-poaching efforts, community involvement and education, and the preservation of critical species that call this area home.

 

Partnered with Wilderness Trust, this 10-day safari allows you to experience these efforts up close and personal in addition to enjoying the best of a classic African safari. You’ll go deep into the wild abundance of Northern Kafue and the serene setting of the mighty Zambezi. Here you’ll interact with the lead researcher of the Zambian Carnivore Program, experience conservation education in action at Sinde Village and Twabuka School, and walk amongst one of Southern Africa’s most endangered mammals—the rhino. 

All the while, you’ll be based out of some of our favorite tented camps in Zambia (and Zimbabwe too, if you choose to extend the stay at Davison’s Camp). When you’re not taking part in these game-changing conservation efforts, you’ll kick back in classic safari fun. Go on game drives and walks with expert guides, indulge in five-star dining and accommodations with your traveling companions, and see it all from above by hot air balloon. 

Please note that this is a set departure trip leaving October 28, 2017 and returning November 3, 2017. As such you’ll be traveling with other like-minded individuals who care about conserving Africa’s wildlife, places, and people just as much as you do. In addition, the additional three nights at Davison's Camp is an added price.

Spaces are limited so don’t hesitate to let us know if this sounds like the safari for you!

 
 
 

Days 1, 2

ARRIVAL AND INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN SAFARI STYLE

SHUMBA CAMP

 
 

Set right in the center of the Busanga Plains, Shumba (meaning "lion") has been appropriately named after the lions seen in the area. With easy access to permanent water and views stretching 360 degrees across the plains, Shumba Camp offers you the ultimate experience combining wildlife and luxury. From here, hundreds of red lechwe, puku and roan gather to feast on the golden grasses. Your activities will include game drives, guided walks, and seasonal boating. In August, September, and October you are treated to an exhilarating hot air ballooning excursion concluding with a sumptuous champagne breakfast. This will be your home for the next four nights as you get settled into the pace of life in the bush. 

 
 
 

Days 3, 4

WORK WITH ZAMBIAN CARNIVORE PROGRAM AND GAME RANGERS INTERNATIONAL

SHUMBA CAMP

 
 

During your stay at Shumba Camp, you’ll get to interact with the Zambian Carnivore Program. Dedicated to preserving the nearby lion, leopard, and cheetah populations, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with these big cats to help track and protect their livelihoods in the wild. You’ll also take part in a full-on day with Game Rangers International, an organization that trains local work forces to help elephants and primates in Zambia.

 
 
 

Days 5, 6, 7

RHINO CONSERVATION AND NEARBY VILLAGE INTRODUCTION

TOKA LEYA

 
 

Set in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Toka Leya perches on the banks of the Zambezi River, where it's normal to see rambling elephants, grunting pods of hippo, and idle crocodiles. Only seven miles upstream from the world-renowned Victoria Falls, the camp is a perfectly placed base-camp from which to explore from. Game drives, fishing, rhino tracking, and adrenaline-pumping adventures are just a few of the awesome activities on offer; or you can choose to simply relax in the comfort of camp and take in the stunning surrounds and comings and goings of wildlife.

You'll be at Toka Leya for the next two nights of your conservation safari. Here, you'll discuss rhino conservation efforts in Zambia with the people on the front lines and get to track and view Zambia's protected rhinos on foot. You'll also visit the nearby Sinde Village and Twabuka School, accompanied by Children in the Wilderness’ Zambezi Program Coordinator and local CITW Program Coordinator James Mwanza, to appreciate the impact of conservation education.

 
 
 

Days 8, 9, 10

ELEPHANT TRACKING AND NGAMO VILLAGE IN HWANGE NATIONAL PARK

DAVISON'S CAMP

 
 

The final three nights of your safari are optional. If you choose to add them on, you’ll be staying at Davison’s Camp in Zimbabwe. Located in Hwange National Park in the private Linkwasha Concession, this is one of the most prolific wildlife areas in the entire country. Hidden within the shade of native trees, this tented safari camp is small but mighty. Eight private tents overlook a watering hole that acts as a magnet for animals of all shapes and sizes (in fact, over 100 mammal species call this area home). You’ll explore the area by 4WD vehicles looking for huge herds of buffalo and elephant, all the while keeping an eye out for the more solitary roan and sable antelope and bird species that are often spotted here.

During your stay, you’ll also have the opportunity to track elephants and get to know the local anti-poaching unit. Visit nearby Ngamo village to understand how grassroots education is crucial to conservation before all too soon, you depart for home or your next destination in Africa. 

Please note this portion of the trip adds an additional $2,251 per person.

  

 
 

WHY GO ON THIS TRIP

 
  • Interact with the Zambian Carnivore Program (an organization that helps protect lions, leopards, and cheetah in Zambia)
  • Get to know Game Rangers International and understand their important work
  • Go on a hot air balloon flight over the plains of Zambia
  • Discuss and learn more about rhino conservation in Zambia, as well as having the chance to track them by foot
  • Visit the local Sinde Village and Twabuka School 
  • Track elephants in Hwange National Park with an expert guide and meet the local anti-poaching unit
  • Visit Ngamo Village in Zimbabwe
 
 

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