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PLANNED ZAMBIA EXPEDITION ROUTE
Zambia PLANNED EXPEDITION ROUTE SUMMARY
From Dec 30th 2006 - Jan 5th 2007
Dec 31st Arrive in Zambia via Tunduma
To Lusaka for Jan 1st
Jan 1st Arrive in Lusaka
Jan 2nd

In Lubompo; south of Lusaka
- Meeting the foster child of
William Berczy Public School

Jan 3rd - 5th Visiting Zambia’s Attractions
- Zambezi River
- Victoria Falls
- Livingstone

Learn more about the places to be visited by the Expedition Team:

Tunduma, Zambia
Tunduma is located on the border of Tanzania and Zambia. This small border-town is our entry point into Zambia as we make our way to the capital city, Lusaka.
Lusaka, Zambia
Lusaka is Zambia’s capital city, located in the central province of Zambia. This region is the most densely populated and naturally most tribally diverse region of the country. Lusaka is a developing city, with parts of the country receiving some major facelifts. Some of Lusaka’s attractions include the Kabwata Cultural Village, which preserves indigenous arts, crafts and displays of traditional dancing, the Munda Wanga Botanical Gardens and some museums.

In Lusaka, you will get an opportunity to learn about the city, its people, history and different cultures. At the same time, we will give you an insight of some organizations that are making a difference and improving the lives of many. The Community Based Tuberculosis Organization (CBTO) is the main organization we are visiting.

The CBTO is a non-governmental organization created in 1995. This community based initiative, based in Lusaka, is involved in the care prevention and treatment of Tuberculosis (TB) patients with the help of TB treatment supporters.  If time permits, we will also visit some HIV/AIDS organizations.

For more information about Zambia, please visit:
http://www.zambiatourism.com/travel/cities/lusaka.htm

Lubompo, Zambia
Lubompo is a village located south of Lusaka, in Zambia. We are visiting this village for a variety of reasons. We want to learn about life in this village and what kinds of problems the young and old are faced with. Maybe even hear some stories about the history of the village. But most importantly, we are visiting Lubombo to meet the foster child of William Berczy Public School; Harriet Hamanyuko. We will interview Harriet and her mother, Beauty, and if time permits, we may interview a Foster Plan site worker. How do you think the life of Harriet has changed since she became a foster child? Join us as we meet Harriet and hear her story.
Zambezi River, Zambia
The Zambezi River is located in south-central Africa. It is the fourth largest river system on the African continent. This river runs through six countries on its journey from central Africa to the Indian Ocean; Angola, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. As it passes through all these countries, the use of its waters has called for a number of international agreements. Zambezi River is different from other rivers. There is less human settlement on the banks of the rivers and this area continues to enjoy a protected status. Zambezi is home to the Victoria Falls as well as two of Africa’s largest hydroelectric projects; Kariba and Cahora Bassa dams.

 

This River is widely used by humans and wildlife alike. It is fairly common to find hippos and crocodiles, along with other animals along the Zambezi. Humans use this river for transportation, irrigation, tourism as well as hydropower, as seen with the few dams located on the river.

Did you know that the Zambezi River has been host to some World Whitewater Rafting Championships? As we visit this river, we will tell you about the wonders of the Zambezi and what this river means to the people of Zambia.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.zambiatourism.com/travel/places/zambezir.htm

Victoria Falls, Zambezi River
In the 1800s, the people of Kololo tribe living in the Victoria Falls area called these falls Mosi-oa-Tunya; ‘the smoke that thunders.’ Nowadays, these falls are considered ‘the greatest curtain of falling water.’ Victoria Falls was named by David Livingstone in 1885, when he first ‘discovered’ them. The falls can be seen from both Zambia and Zimbabwe but many say that the view from Zambia is the best. We will tell you all about the view once we get there!

The bridge that connects Zambia and Zambia in this region is the Victoria Falls Bridge, which was commissioned by Cecil John Rhodes. Unfortunately, he never saw the bridge as he died before the construction began. The view of the falls from the bridge is amazing; you can see everything from the black basalt rocks to the lush rainforest.

We will be at Victoria Falls to capture some of Zambia’s beauty and tell you the stories surrounding the Falls!

For more information, please visit:
http://www.zambiatourism.com/travel/places/victoria.htm

Livingstone, Zambia
To many travelers, Livingstone is one of Zambia’s best known towns. Only 10 kilometres from the Victoria Falls, this town is named after the missionary explorer David Livingstone; the man who trekked across most of Southern Africa in search of the source of the River Nile many years ago. Livingstone was the capital of Northern Rhodesia (present Zambia) from 1911 before it was moved to Lusaka in 1935. It is filled with classic colonial buildings, which at one point, enjoyed exceptional facilities far superior to any other part of the country. Join us as we explore Livingstone and its history. If you want to know all about the quiet town of Livingstone, stay tuned!

For more information, please visit:
http://www.zambiatourism.com/welcome.htm