Exploring Zambia & Hospitality Studies
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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?1 of 1
Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.1 of 1
Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.1 of 1
A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?1 of 1
Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!1 of 1
Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.1 of 1
Your overseas adventure has officially begun as your flight lands in Livingstone International Airport. As you descend, be sure to take in the views of the country’s rugged terrain. A local guide will be waiting to transfer you to your safari lodge.
After settling into your new home for the week, you have the afternoon to explore. Sit by the fire pit, look out for wildlife from the observation deck, take a dip in the pool, or embark on a nature path walk. In the evening, you will regroup and enjoy authentic Zambian cuisine for dinner, which is an excellent opportunity to get to know your guides and ask lots of questions!
Start your trip with a bang by visiting one of the seven wonders of the world. Today, you will be transferred to Victoria Falls to witness the Zambezi River’s raging waters crash down into the Batoka Gorge. You will walk through the Victoria Falls rainforest to arrive at the cliffs overlooking the cascade. Following this, you’ll enjoy lunch at the Lookout Cafe. You will then travel to a local craft market. From wooden articles to painted aprons to sculpted animals, this is an ideal location for souvenir shopping. After exploring, you’ll head back to the lodge for dinner.
Today, you are off to meet Africa’s rhinos. You will begin with a van drive into a national park where you’ll transfer into a safari jeep and meet the trackers. They will take you into the bush to get an up-close and personal experience with the spectacular but, unfortunately, extremely endangered white rhino. Walk alongside these gentle giants in their natural environment. Be sure to ask questions regarding the Rangers’ conservation efforts to protect the white rhino species.
It’s time for you to gain a deeper cultural understanding of Zambia. So, today you will arrive at Mukuni Village, which is home to approximately 7,000 of Zambia’s citizens. Get a glimpse of how these individuals have lived together for generations and learn about their beliefs and customs, taking a moment to appreciate how they compare to your own. You will have the opportunity to enter the village people’s huts, where the residents will be happy to describe how they are built and decorated. The Mukini people will also introduce you to their traditional food and drinks. It is a privilege to be welcomed into this working village’s lifestyle.
Why go to Africa if you don’t go on a photo safari? Today you will drive to Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Experience Africa’s wildlife and landscape on a safari drive. Your ranger will bring you to the park’s wildlife hotspots for an opportunity to see a diverse array of animals. This land is home to giraffes, hippos, elephants, rhinos, zebras, and cheetahs. Following lunch on the vehicle, you will enjoy an exciting walking safari to get a closer and more personal look at Africa’s majestic animals who must be protected.
Attention all thrill seekers, today is for you! You’ll have the opportunity to engage in multiple extreme outdoor activities on this high-energy day. Zip-line through treetops, rappel down waterfalls and fly into the sky on a gorge swing all while absorbing the world-renowned views of Africa. After a well-deserved lunch, you’ll head down to the Batoka Gorge for a swim and refreshments.
It’s hard to believe how quickly a week can fly by! Take your last morning in Africa to enjoy a buffet breakfast with your guides and friends. Reflect on your favorite memories of the trip – they will last a lifetime. After eating, you will head to the local airport for your flight home.
Zambia is known for its remote and spectacular wilderness, which is full of a diverse and awe-inspiring array of wildlife. It is a rare location where animals wander through unfenced lodges, and nighttime consists of telling adventurous stories around the fire. The experiences had here will forever leave an impact on your heart and mind.
During your overseas adventure to Zambia, you can enjoy a variety of cultural, adventurous, and educational experiences. The trip highlights include experiencing an on-foot photo safari, zip-lining along Victoria Falls, and visiting Mikuni village as honored guests. Start planning your African tour today!
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