Zambia | One of Africa’s Most Welcoming Countries


Principal Trip: August 2-14, 2016

  • Victoria Falls: Special early morning visit to one of “the seven natural wonders of the world.”
  • Chobe National Park, Botswana: Famous for tremendous herds of buffalo and elephant, opportunities to see rare antelope species, and get close to lions and other predators.  Watch the sun set over herds of elephant and a chorus of wild birds on boat cruise down the Chobe River.  Spend two nights at comfortable lodge in the bush, and one night in town.
  • Lusaka: Rare opportunity to visit urban slum, meet residents, learn about their struggles and celebrate their victories, meet inspiring activists.
  • Kawaza Village: Spend a day and night in a rural village, eating local food, sleeping in local huts, meeting residents, meet traditional healer, visit school, dance….
  • South Luangwa National Park: 4 days in “one of Africa’s best [parks] in terms of wildlife abundance” (Audubon Field Guide to African Wildlife) but without the crowds of tourists encountered elsewhere. Highlights include some of the best wildlife guides in Africa, opportunities for ‘walking safari,’ night drives–where leopards and other night predators are often seen in action, and elephants, hippos, monkeys, and other animals wandering through the lodge.

Trip begins in Victoria Falls, ends in Lusaka.

Optional Northern Extension: August 14-22, 2016

  • North Luangwa National Park: 3 days in remote bush camp, specializing in walking safaris—no other people around–a taste of the African bush as it once was.
  • Mukungule Nature Conservancy: 4 days volunteering at a national planning summit to establish a community-led nature conservancy outside North Luangwa Park.

Trip ends in Lusaka.