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Tribal person in Zambia
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Culture Week in Zambia

Learn more about Zambia, bond with fellow participants, and immerse yourself in the local culture
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    Overview

    This program is an essential way for you to understand Zambian culture and give you an opportunity to learn about its rich history. Not only will it make your trip more enjoyable, it will also help you to understand its way of life better and become familiar with the location, making your stay more comfortable.

    The Culture Week is the perfect way to learn more about the local people, culture, customs, language and so much more. During this week, you will visit highlights of the amazing town of Livingstone, a small town in the southern province of Zambia.

    The Culture Week will kick off with an introduction to Zambian customs, do’s and don’ts and language classes. Later on, you can expect to visit Livingstone the touristic capital of Zambia where the most touristic activities, national parks, waterfalls and museums are all within Livingstone. You will also have the opportunity to visit a shrine/ceremonial site where the Toka Leya speaking people in Zambia used to pray for rain and protection from any calamities which endangered the people’s lives before missionaries arrived.

    Throughout the week you will also have the opportunity to participate in Zambian cooking classes, walks around the town, picnics and sightseeing in the outdoors, and more!

    Objectives

    • Learn more about Zambian culture and history
    • Contribute to the local economy through this experience
    • Learn key words in the language
    • Learn how to cook local dishes

    Impact

    Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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    Location

    Livingstone, Zambia
    Livingstone is a town in southwestern Zambia, a few kilometers from the Zambezi River and the border with Zimbabwe. It’s a hub for visitors to the Victoria Falls. The adjoining Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park surrounds the Zambian side of the falls.
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    Itinerary

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      Saturday/Sunday - Arrival

      Arrive on Saturday or Sunday well before a meeting point time. Saturday arrivals need to book one extra night at our accommodation.

      Meet at LUN (Kenneth Kaunda International Airport) at one of our pickup times:

      • Option A - Saturday: 11:00
      • Option B - Saturday: 15:00
      • Option C - Sunday: 11:00
      • Option D - Sunday: 15:00
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      Monday
      • Breakfast
      • Culture and language class
      • Lunch
      • Walk and sightseeing around the village and Livingstone town.
      • Welcome dinner
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      Tuesday
      • Breakfast
      • Visit Bene Mukuni Cultural Village
      • Lunch
      • Handicraft making class
      • Cooking class
      • Dinner (cooking class)
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      Wednesday
      • Breakfast
      • Depart for Victoria Falls visit.
      • Lunch outside
      • Sightseeing in Livingstone down town area
      • Dinner
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      Thursday
      • Breakfast
      • Depart for Musi-oa-Tunya National Park
      • Lunch outside
      • Continue sightseeing in the park and visit hot spring
      • Dinner
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      Friday
      • Breakfast
      • Visit holy shrine/Lwiindi ceremony site
      • Lunch
      • Project discussion and visit placement.
      • Dinner
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      Saturday - Departure
      Leave the accommodation Saturday morning. Buses to Lusaka departs close by every 1-2 hours. Change to taxi to arrive at airport (3.5 hours) for earliest flights on Saturday Evening
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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Free beverages
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum age16
    • minimum english levelBasic
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredOn signup
    • resume copy requiredYes
    Other Requirements
    • Modest clothing for the school visit, i.e. covering the knees and shoulders.

    Food

    The staple food is Nhima (corn flour) but you will find rice for example in some restaurants that offer international foods. For this program, you will find yourself dining on healthy local Zambian foods like nhima, potato, bread, meat, fish, lots of vegetables, nuts and eggs and sometimes rice and spaghetti.

    Accommodation

    Our center is located in Livingstone, the southern province of Zambia, which is about 8 hours from the capital, Lusaka. You will stay in a dorm-style center with other participants. Each house accommodates 12 people with rooms shared between 4-8 people (separate genders) and western-style toilets.

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Culture Week

CategoryLearning
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$415/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

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