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N I S T H G I N 28 ZAMBIA & A N A W S T O B ZAMBIA AND BOTSWANA 28 NIGHT ITINERARY

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ZAMBIA

ANGOLA

SEE THE WORLD Y! DIFFERENTL

MWANDI

LIVINGSTONE

ZIMBABWE OKAVANGO DELTA

NAMIBIA

CHOBE

BOTSWANA GABORONE

MOZAMBIQUE RANAKA

SOUTH AFRICA

We believe in the power of extraordinary experiences. They allow us to see ourselves, others and the world differently, and develop our confidence, independence and resilience.

28 NIGHT EXPEDITION ZAMBIA AND BOTSWANA SAMPLE ONLY Trek through the savannah, experience tribal culture and hear the roar of Victoria Falls. With you and your team in charge of the budget and planning, this once-in-a-lifetime experience proves just how much you’re capable of. It could change the way you see yourself and the world, forever.

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DAYS 1-2 ARRIVE IN GABORONE Sleep: Camping

Touch down in Botswana’s international airport and head to the capital city of Gaborone – your Africa adventure has begun! Gabs, as the city is known, is more laidback than most African capitals. Gather the group and head out to explore the colourful markets, meet the friendly locals and get your first taste of ‘seswaa’ stew – Botswana’s national dish.

TRAVELLING RESPONSIBLY

DAYS 3-7 RANAKA VILLAGE TREKKING Sleep: Camping Travel: Transfer 2hrs to villages Trek: 4 days

Travel south to Ranaka village in the rural Southern District. For the next few days, you’ll trek from village to village, experiencing vast Botswana landscapes and ancient tribal life. Volunteer as team leader and set off through the savannah with your local guides. Ask lots of questions and stay open-minded as you learn first hand about farming, water resources and the realities of village life. Continue through the valley to reach a plateau where the rolling terrain leads through lush grazing land.

Once you’ve got your bearings, it’s time for some expedition admin. Contact the Botswana ground team and confirm any accommodation bookings for the weeks ahead. You’ll also need to change some money into Botswana pula, nominate a team accountant and buy a SIM card for your phone.

IN THESE FIRST FEW DAYS, YOU’LL TAKE PART IN A RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL WORKSHOP THAT HELPS YOU TO TRAVEL AND INTERACT IN AN ETHICAL WAY. APPLY WHAT YOU LEARN AND YOU’LL DEVELOP A RESPONSIBLE MINDSET THAT YOU CAN CARRY THROUGH LIFE.

people also speak English but you’ll make a better connect with the locals if you make an effort to learn some Tswana. As temporary guests, it’s important to respect the local culture – this includes covering your shoulders and wearing trousers or sarongs rather than shorts.

At night, you’ll set up camp, near the village communities. Greet the local dignitaries with a few words in Botswana’s Tswana language – most

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DAYS 8-10 OKAVANGO DELTA TREK Sleep: Camping Travel: Transfer 6-8hrs to Okavango Delta Trek: 2 days

DAYS 11-13 CHOBE SAFARI Sleep: Camping Travel: Transfer 8-10hrs to Chobe

One of the longest rivers in Africa, the Okavango River flows through Angola, Namibia and Botswana, where it spreads across the Kalahari sands. Here, it becomes the Okavango Delta – a wildlife-rich expanse of islands and channels, which you’re about to discover on foot and canoe. Travel to Maun and take a vehicle to your base camp near the edge of the Delta. Strip back your gear then set off to meet your local guides and ‘polers.’

After a week of trekking and canoeing, you’ve earned some timeout. Get ready for a safari one of the world’s greatest wildlife hotspots – Chobe National Park. Known as the Land of the Giants, Chobe boasts the largest population of elephants in Africa. It’s also home to lions, cheetahs, giraffe, buffalo and the elusive wild dog. Spend two days discovering all this and more as you explore the plains, woodlands and legendary Chobe River.

Load up the canoes and journey along a river channel to a camping spot in the bush, where you’ll sleep beneath the stars. Wild and remote, this is a real off-thebeaten-track adventure. You’ll need to dig deep and support each other as you journey into the wilderness with none of the comforts you’re used to back home.

At night, you’ll camp in a safe area of the reserve, listening to the sounds of the savannah. After your safari, you’ll float across the Zambezi River on a pontoon boat, crossing the border into Zambia. Later, you’ll arrive at your campsite in the laidback town of Livingstone. Change some of the budget into Zambian kwacha, organise a team meal, then crawl into your tent for a well-deserved rest – you’ll sleep like a log tonight.

Be prepared for early morning and evening game drives, when the animals are at their most active.

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DAYS 14-24 MWANDI PROJECT AND TREKS Sleep: Camping Travel: Transfer 2-3hrs to Mwandi

It’s a two-hour journey from Livingstone to the Mwandi district, where you’ll camp at the Mwandi compound and contribute to a community-led initiative that supports local development needs – you’ll find out exactly what your project involves nearer the time, as it will depend on what’s needed most when you visit. This is also an opportunity to immerse yourself in Zambian culture, make new friends and learn new skills. Mid-way through your project, you’ll take a break with an overnight trek. You’ll walk to Mwandi village market,

DAYS 25-28 CHILL TIME IN LIVINGSTONE

Victoria Falls should be top of your list. The largest waterfall in the world, more than five hundred million cubic meters of water plummet over

Sleep: Camping Travel: Transfer 2-3hrs to Livingstone

DAY 29 TRAVEL HOME FROM LIVINGSTONE

Back in Livingstone, you’ve got a few days to explore the town and its epic surroundings. There’s lots to see and do here, so get together as a team and make a plan.

through the mission grounds and onwards to Sooka village. You’ll set up camp in the village and make a shelter for your kitchen before learning how to milk a cow, round up the goats, dry some fish, and wash your clothes to local way. To make deeper connections with the people you meet, try sharing your own culture through photos and games. When you leave, you’ll have a rare insight into another culture, and a better understanding of the impact you could make in the world.

the edge every minute. You’ll see and feel the spray from miles away. Eager for more adventure? Dip into your personal expedition budget and book onto a white water rafting trip on the Zambezi River and test your teamwork as you ride the Devil’s Toilet Bowl, Morning Glory and Oblivion rapids.

The Smoke that Thunders

AN AWE-INSPIRING SITE, VICTORIA FALLS HAS

After an incredible three weeks, it’s time to travel home. Head to the airport, say farewell to Zambia, and take stock of everything you’ve just experienced.

African savannah. And you’ve slept in bush camps, safari tents and mud hut villages. From now on, these experiences will shape who you are and give you a whole new outlook on life.It doesn’t stop here. Share your story with challengers from around the globe and continue the story at @weworldchallenge

You’ve travelled, trekked and canoed your way through Africa. You’ve lead your team through city streets and

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BEEN A SITE OF WONDER FOR CENTURIES. IN THE 1800S, IT WAS DESCRIBED BY THE LOCAL KOLOLO TRIBE AS ‘MOSI-OA-TUNYA’ – THE SMOKE THAT THUNDERS.

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RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL. We base our responsible travel initiatives upon the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We’re driven to create positive contributions in the world, but also humble enough to know the types of community initiatives our young travelers should and shouldn’t be involved with. We carefully select all community engagements to be appropriate for young people and after more than 30 years of overseas student travel we’ve established strong and long standing relationships

with our overseas community partners that are evaluated each year to ensure we’re truly serving both people and planet. This holistic approach means our young travelers work towards a community initiative while also coming home with greater humility and sense of place in their world. Below are a list of the UN Sustainable Development Goals we’re positively contributing towards.

THE RESULTS FROM CHALLENGERS Their KNOWLEDGE on issues around responsible travel Before travel After travel

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Their CONFIDENCE talking about issues around responsible travel Before travel After travel

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